Energy Alloys UK successfully implements STRATIX ON-DEMAND Metal Industry ERP Software from Invera

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Energy Alloys, a high quality special steels and nickel alloys service center, has implemented STRATIX ON-DEMAND metal service center software from Invera, at their UK and Dubai locations.

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Energy Alloys, a high quality special steels and nickel alloys service, has implemented STRATIX ON-DEMAND, the metal service center software from Invera, a metal industry software specialist, at their UK and Dubai locations.

STRATIX ON-DEMAND is the SaaS – Software-as-a-Service option provided by Invera. STRATIX ON-DEMAND is a software hosting service that allows companies to connect to STRATIX at the Invera Technology Center using the Internet.

Prior to implementing the STRATIX ON-DEMAND option, Energy Alloys has been live and operational on the STRATIX metal industry ERP since 2006, at their UK and Dubai locations, hosting and managing their own servers.

Energy Alloys, at their UK and Dubai locations use a full complement of STRATIX features such as production recording and on-line shipment planning. The company is also making full use of the multi-step processing features within STRATIX that integrate with outside processing.

The sales department benefit from the on-line Order Status Inquiry, which allows their sales staff to provide the status of the customer’s Sales Order at a single glance no matter where the order is. This includes processing, shipping, and invoicing status as well as other information.
Energy Alloys also makes full use of the multi-step processing functionality in STRATIX. Some of the more complex orders have as many as seven or eight (or more) production processes that are performed internally or at an outside processor with multiple transfer steps. STRATIX creates a production route of all the processes so that work-in-process material can flow smoothly from one process to the next.

Energy Alloys also uses the on-line shipment planning function that provides a comprehensive multi-layer inquiry of sales orders and inter-warehouse transfers to be shipped. The inquiry can organize and summarize orders by delivery route or shipping zone for better load consolidation.

For their UK and Dubai locations, Energy Alloys chose the STRATIX ON-DEMAND hosting service to allow them to focus on their core metal operations and outsource their ERP technology operational requirements to Invera. With this service, all software applications and data are hosted at the Invera Technology Center.

This hosting option eliminates the capital and expense of acquiring, maintaining, and upgrading the hardware and operating system to run STRATIX. The service offered by Invera also includes disaster recovery, where all data is replicated from the primary server to a secondary one.

Some of the benefits to Energy Alloys include that it eliminates the need for capital investment on hardware and minimizes the requirement for a computer room. In addition, the installation of STRATIX is done by Invera, as well as operating system and 3rd party software upgrades. Also, as their business grows, Invera is responsible for the hardware sizing and any required hardware.

John Danford, responsible for Application Development at Energy Alloys UK, commented, ‘Moving to the “Stratix on Demand” product provided by Invera allows Energy Alloys UK and Dubai to create a core platform of IT stability. This allows the IT team to focus on development whilst maintaining full 24/7 support, and reducing the capital expense of new Equipment.’

About Energy Alloys
Based in Houston, TX, Energy Alloys is a international supply chain solution provider of metals to the oilfield industry. Their UK and Dubai companies are a division of Energy Alloys.

Energy Alloys in the UK operates through three sales and service facilities in England and two sales and service centers in Scotland, selling to the UK and international markets. The group provides a variety of products to the energy, stainless, general engineering, and mill representation, with the majority of the combined revenues coming from the oilfield industry.

A comprehensive range of processing facilities is readily available to provide semi-finished material ready for second stage machining. The company operates a fully equipped machine shop, primarily for the oil and gas industry, including the UK's largest capacity, by size, for deep-hole boring.

The corrosion resistant products carried by Energy Alloys include solid bar, hollow bar, flat and hexagonal bar, tube and pipe, and fittings. The stainless steel products include mainly round bar, while the general engineering steels include carbon and alloy steels in round bar (rolled or forged), select grey cast iron grades, and a range of tool steel.

About Invera
Invera has been providing steel and metal service center enterprise software (ERP) and Internet systems for over 30 years. Their enterprise software products are used by metal service centers, steel service centers, plate processors, metal distributors, steel stockholders, metal processors, toll processors, building products distributors, and tube mills.

Invera's metal industry software products, including their STRATIX metal ERP, are used by more than 14,000 users at over 600 sites in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Mexico, Canada, Dubai, and the Far East.

For more information, contact Invera at (514)-925-8558 for North America, or +44 (0)7740-664007 for the UK and Europe, or visit

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