Tier 1 Automotive Supplier, Autotube, Streamlines Business with Solarsoft

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Solarsoft Business Systems, a leading provider of enterprise software and IT services to manufacturers, distributors and wholesale businesses worldwide, announced today that Autotube Limited, a tier-1 supplier of tubes and fluid-level indicator products to the automotive industry, has chosen to modernize its two manufacturing facilities with Solarsoft’s iVP enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for discrete manufacturers.

Solarsoft Business Systems, a leading provider of enterprise software and IT services to manufacturers, distributors and wholesale businesses worldwide, announced today that Autotube Limited, a tier-1 supplier of tubes and fluid-level indicator products to the automotive industry, has chosen to modernize its two manufacturing facilities with Solarsoft’s iVP enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for discrete manufacturers.

“With our legacy system, support wasn’t readily available. There was usually a delayed response from the vendor,” explains Mike Evans, Controller at Autotube. “And when your customers include GM, Chrysler and Toyota, you can’t afford to be waiting around.”

In addition, the lack of integration between Autotube’s legacy enterprise system and the labeling system required a lot of manual intervention. Autotube had reached a point where it could either continue spending money to upgrade the legacy system or invest in a new, modern system.

Before selecting Solarsoft, Autotube spent a year evaluating offerings, including those from QAD, Infor and Plex.

“As a small business, Solarsoft was the competitively priced, fully integrated option we were looking for,” adds Evans. “And because we don’t have an internal IT department, we’ll benefit from the ability to have the Solarsoft server managed for us off-site.”

But according to Evans, the most important aspect for Autotube was that Solarsoft iVP was an automotive-focused solution, combining more than 25 years of experience working with more than 2000 automotive plants.

About Autotube Limited
Founded in 1975, Autotube has two manufacturing facilities near Strathroy, Ontario. Autotube employs approximately 100 professionals and offers a full range of services from design and prototyping to tooling and full production. Autotube’s products include oil and transmission indicator guide tubes, coolant tubes, water inlet and outlet tubes, and oil and transmission fluid-level indicators.

About Solarsoft Business Systems
Solarsoft provides modern enterprise software and IT services to manufacturers, distributors and wholesale businesses in North America, Europe and Asia. The company has grown organically and through acquisition since 1986 and has worldwide revenues of US$100 million. Solarsoft employs more than 400 professionals providing local support across 16 time zones. More than 2,000 companies rely on Solarsoft to bring clarity and efficiency to their daily operations. For more information, please visit http://www.solarsoft.com.

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