Microsoft Dynamics GP Integrated With CMMS EAM TabWare Solution at NuGen Energy

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AssetPoint announced ethanol producer NuGen Energy, LLC has implemented TabWare CMMS/EAM software solution for maintenance management and successfully integrated it with their Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Microsoft Great Plains) system.

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Integrating our CMMS solution with our existing Microsoft Dynamics GP financial system was extremely important to us, and TabWare provided the easiest and most cost effective integration to our existing Dynamics GP solution.

AssetPoint, a leading provider of (CMMS) Computerized Maintenance Management Software and (EAM) Enterprise Asset Management solutions, announced ethanol producer NuGen Energy, LLC has implemented TabWare CMMS/EAM software solution for maintenance management and successfully integrated it with their Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Microsoft Great Plains) system.

NuGen Energy, LLC operates a 110 million gallon per year ethanol plant in Marion, South Dakota. Its mission: to anticipate, meet, or exceed patrons’ expectations while providing local profitability. The company, founded in 2005, was formerly known as US Bio Marion, LLC and currently operates as a subsidiary of REX American Resources Corporation. The facility has a design capacity of 100 million gallons of ethanol and 320,000 tons of dried distiller grains per year.

NuGen decided, in order to become more efficient, to integrate their maintenance management solution with their financial solution, Microsoft Dynamics GP. As they researched their options, it quickly became apparent that the time, complexity, and cost to integrate their current maintenance management solution, Maximo would be overwhelming. After extensive research, NuGen selected TabWare CMMS solution as the best option for a robust and easy-to-use maintenance management solution and an easy, seamless integration to their Dynamics GP solution.

AssetPoint worked with the NuGen implementation team in identifying the integration points that would address their business requirements. The integrations were implemented using the TabWare CrossRoads solution, and NuGen is now provided real-time updates between TabWare CMMS solution and Microsoft Dynamics GP.

James Axelson, IT Manager for NuGen Energy, said, “Compared to Maximo, TabWare is robust, easier to use, and more reliable. Integrating our CMMS solution with our existing Microsoft Dynamics GP financial system was extremely important to us, and TabWare provided the easiest and most cost effective integration to our existing Dynamics GP solution. We’re now able to enter Work Order, Inventory and Purchasing data just once and it automatically updates both TabWare and GP. This saves time and reduces the chances of keystroke errors.”

Axelson continued, “The TabWare user interface is the best we saw, causing a higher acceptance by the maintenance group which means we got up and running even faster. In our industry, capturing bearing temperature readings is very important. Other CMMS solutions couldn’t record these, but with TabWare, it’s extremely simple. We also love the fact that training was offered remotely via the internet. It was the fastest and easiest way to get our staff up and running.”

AssetPoint (http://www.AssetPoint.com) has been a leader in CMMS/EAM solutions for over 30 years, and its TabWare CMMS/EAM solution is designed by maintenance professionals for maintenance professionals. TabWare is easy to learn, easy to use, and easy to own, so companies are able to get up and running in days, not months leading to rapid user adoption, maximized wrench-time and minimized keyboard-time. AssetPoint offers flexible deployment options including a Cloud solution (SaaS) or an on-site solution for companies who want the flexibility of having TabWare on their own servers. TabWare is the leading CMMS solution for companies who want robust functionality to maximize asset performance, resulting in reduced operating costs and higher profit margins.

TabWare CrossRoads is an industry-proven and accepted solution providing seamless and flexible integration management across multiple enterprise applications. TabWare CrossRoads supports process-based integrations that use TabWare standard business rules and scenarios. Bi-directional integrations allow for data transfer between TabWare and existing ERP, SCADA,Predictive Maintenance (PdM) and other software systems. Leveraging many years of industry experience, AssetPoint has developed Best Practices integration scenarios which address the relevant information exchange to automate key business operations. TabWare CrossRoads is designed to be extensible and, as such, supports the integration of TabWare to many enterprise systems through a variety of file formats including Web Services.

AssetPoint Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Paul Crist said, “TabWare is the perfect maintenance management solution for companies like NuGen Energy. AssetPoint’s TabWare CrossRoads has made integrating TabWare CMMS solution with existing financial ERP software like Microsoft Dynamics GP easier and more cost effective than any other maintenance management solution. TabWare is also scalable, so as NuGen Energy grows, TabWare can handle all their maintenance management needs into the future."

About AssetPoint:

AssetPoint, makers of TabWare, is the leading provider of EAM solutions for companies whose success depends on the performance of their assets. For over 30 years, AssetPoint has led the market in helping customers control their maintenance costs, optimize spare parts inventory, streamline procurement and improve management, command and control.

Designed by maintenance professionals for maintenance professionals, TabWare is easy to learn, easy to use and proven over time to be the most effective product in the market. That’s why tens of thousands of users trust their critical assets to TabWare each and every day. To view online demos and case studies, visit http://www.AssetPoint.com.

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