Solarsoft Provides State-of-the-Art Functionality to Ryobi Die Casting

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Ryobi Die Casting, a manufacturer of high-pressure aluminum die castings and tier-one supplier to the automotive industry, will implement Solarsoft's ERP system for discrete manufacturing operations, iVP, across its three plants in Shelbyville, Indiana, and their plant in Irapuato, Mexico.

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We chose Solarsoft’s iVP system because of its state-of-the-art functionality. It has everything we need so we don’t have to build our own features.

Solarsoft Business Systems, a leading provider of enterprise software and IT services to manufacturers worldwide, announced today that Solarsoft’s enterprise resource planning software for discrete manufacturing operations, iVP, will replace an existing system at Ryobi Die Casting, a manufacturer of high-pressure aluminum die castings and tier-one supplier to the automotive industry. Solarsoft will be implemented across Ryobi’s three plants in Shelbyville, Indiana, and their plant in Irapuato, Mexico.

“I had used Solarsoft at a previous job and was familiar with the system, the company, and its people,” says Randy Burket, IT Manager at Ryobi. “So when we were looking for packages at Ryobi we targeted Solarsoft as an option. We chose Solarsoft’s iVP system because of its state-of-the-art functionality. It has everything we need so we don’t have to build our own features. Having previously dealt with other ERP packages and larger, more expensive pieces from SAP and JD Edwards, Solarsoft’s cost and value was the right fit for us.”

“With Solarsoft, we can move away from time-consuming manual data entry and reporting,” says Burket. “We look forward to Solarsoft’s EDI and Shop Floor Reporting capabilities. The ability to see what our machines are doing in real-time is another huge benefit.”

“We’re happy to be on board,” says Burket. “Solarsoft will play a big part in our future. The Solarsoft system is one that we can grow with.”

About Ryobi Die Casting
Ryobi Die Casting Inc. (USA) is located in Shelbyville, Indiana. Ryobi Die Casting products include transmission cases and housings, cast engine blocks and other engine components, steering housings and most recently, structural parts for vehicles. Ryobi facilities in North America include two die casting plants and a machining facility in Shelbyville, Indiana (USA) and a die casting plant and machining facility in Irapuato, Guanajuato (Mexico). Ryobi Die Casting employs approximately 950 associates in North America and expects sales of nearly $350 million for the 2011 fiscal year. The company was established in 1985 as a subsidiary of Ryobi Limited (Japan), which has die casting facilities in Japan, China, Northern Ireland, and the United States and Mexico.

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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