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Leading North Carolina Firm Chooses Trakware To Examine Ongoing Manufacturing And Fabrication Costs In Real-Time, To Ensure Profitable Completion Of Every Project

Other key goals we envision accomplishing with TRAKware are, increasing revenue - while reducing operating costs, and significant improvement in our capacity utilization and efficiency. We expect to see our ROI in the first year.

Trakware Systems Inc., a leading software company focused on business management solutions for custom / project-based manufacturers, announced today that Watson Wood Works has chosen TRAKware to take full advantage of the following key benefits:

  • Value Creation / Maximization of profit margins: Identify which products/departments create value and which drag on profitability.
  • Coordination of front and back office processes, communication and critical project oriented data.
  • Enable accurate estimating on all projects (vs "guesstimate").
  • Materials Management: Automate material changes between purchasing, estimating, and project management.
  • Elimination of redundant data entry for all project work orders.
  • Full automation of shop floor data collection in real-time (per project and per employee).

Established in 1984, Watson Wood Works has become a dominant participant in the architectural woodworking industry. Located in the central region of North Carolina, Watson Wood Works is readily accessible to the state's major commercial markets. A modern 42,000 square foot manufacturing facility equipped with precision CNC capabilities enables Watson to meet the ever changing and technically challenging demands of their custom manufacturing environment. Watson Wood Works began the search for a solution to integrate data collection and key performance metrics reporting into a powerful decision support system in order to more efficiently accommodate the rapid project evolvement inherent to construction projects. This needed to be accomplished through tight integration of estimating, engineering, project management, and production within the company.

"TRAKware is the infrastructure that will allow Watson Wood Works to be agile and powerful as we respond to market conditions and strive to deliver incomparable customer service. We believe that TRAKware will quickly meet our top priority: giving management clear visibility into each project through our architectural woodworking operation," said Jesse Watson, 3rd generation employee at Watson Wood Works. "Other key goals we envision accomplishing with TRAKware are, increasing revenue - while reducing operating costs, and significant improvement in our capacity utilization and efficiency. We expect to see our ROI in the first year."

TRAKware software empowers business-critical functions for the custom manufacturer such as estimating, advanced scheduling, job costing, production management, inventory, capacity management and planning, labor-material shop floor and field installation data collection. TRAKware integrates with existing ERP and MRP systems, and leading software providers for financial accounting (Intuit QuickBooks, Sage Timberline, JD Edwards, Microsoft Dynamics GP), engineering design, optimization, payroll and wireless. TRAKware's innovative and proven parametric configuration engine is critical to the business success of the custom manufacturer, with key benefits to engineering, estimating and manufacturing. The advanced data exchange interface enables import/export of text files to Excel spreadsheets to other ODBC compliant databases, and comprehensive XML open standard capability. TRAKware is available for market leading Microsoft Windows operating systems and the Oracle Database 11g.

"More and more companies today are realizing that proven experience matters, and systems must be highly leveraged, configurable and scalable to fit the demands of an increasingly competitive marketplace." said Norman Fink, VP of Sales at Trakware. "With 15 years of specialization tools for architectural woodworkers that Trakware Systems brings to the table, we were the only solution able to fit the dynamic and demanding needs of an industry leader like Watson."

About Trakware Systems Inc.

Founded in 1995, Trakware Systems specializes in business management solutions for custom (engineer to order, ETO) manufacturing environments and helps these companies work much more effectively, efficiently and profitably. TRAKware benefits the custom manufacturing environment, and thus a wide range of sectors including Architectural Woodworking, Cabinets & Casegoods, Store Fixtures, Doors & Windows, Furniture, Specialized Structures used within the Oil and Gas Industry, Solid Surface, Metal, Yachts, Plastic Injection Molding and Electronics. Learn more about TRAKware! Phone 800.370.1849 x600, or visit today.


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