Godlan Upgrades Forkardt To Newest Version Of Infor SyteLine ERP After Two Decades Of Successful Use

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Godlan, an ERP manufacturing software specialist and Infor Gold Channel Partner representing the Midwest and the Southeast, announced today that Forkardt has upgraded to the latest version of Infor SyteLine ERP. Forkardt, an ITW Workholding Company, supplies a wide-range of workholding solutions to a diversified manufacturing market.

Forkardt Upgrades To Newest Version Of Infor SyteLine ERP After Two Decades Of Successful Use

Forkardt relies on SyteLine ERP

...a very smooth upgrade process...

Godlan, an ERP manufacturing software specialist and Infor Gold Channel Partner representing the Midwest and the Southeast, announced today that Forkardt has upgraded to the latest version of Infor SyteLine ERP. Forkardt, an ITW Workholding Company, supplies a wide-range of workholding solutions to a diversified manufacturing market. Utilizing the combined strengths of Forkardt, N.A. Woodworth, Logansport, SP, and Sheffer Collet, Forkardt has the product and experience necessary to meet the needs of today’s intricate designs and stringent quality requirements.

In 1995, Forkardt purchased SP Sheffer, in Traverse City, Michigan. SP Sheffer was using an early version of Syteline. Forkardt, at that time, was using 3 independent customized databases, to run its business. Forkardt reviewed the capabilities of Syteline and decided to upgrade to the latest version, and integrate that solution across the entire organization. “Our adoption of SyteLine actually came through the acquisition of SP Sheffer” explained Chris Brown, business unit manager at Forkardt. “We were using an unnamed custom system with no support, so it made sense for us to transition to SyteLine across our facilities,” said Brown. As a world leader in engineered workholding solutions, Forkardt has facilities in Europe, North America, and China, as well as representation in South America, India and Japan. Forkardt, a design-and-build business with small lot sizes, takes pride in working closely with its customers in providing quality products and ongoing satisfaction.

Forkardt completed its upgrade to a current version of SyteLine ERP in November 2012, and the company is pleased that the transition happened seamlessly. “We experienced a very smooth upgrade process and are extremely happy with our add-ons,” said Brown. “Having a SQL-based (Windows-based) ERP system is critically important for our business. It allows us to integrate with essential data analyzing software, Cognos® Business Intelligence, to better examine our numbers. Plus, it allows us to extract information from SyteLine ERP and drop it into our Excel database easily,” continued Brown. Forkardt relies on SyteLine ERP to manage every aspect of its business - quoting, order entry, manufacturing, invoicing, and closing business. The company looks forward to utilizing the new features and add-ons gained from the upgrade. “We are already using Doc-Trak to find important documents associated with orders; we can get to those documents quickly now. We are already talking about adding Mobile functionality with our next upgrade!” said Brown.

Godlan was awarded North America SyteLine ERP Partner of the Year in 2011 and is an approved Infor Gold Channel Partner serving customers for twenty-eight years. For more information, visit http://www.godlan.com or call 586-464-4400.

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About Godlan, Inc.
Godlan is a leading manufacturing performance specialist that has been implementing integrated technology solutions since 1984. As an approved Infor Gold Channel Partner with a focus on Infor SyteLine ERP, Godlan supports the implementation of world-class processes and best practices throughout discrete manufacturing organizations. For more information about Godlan, its mobile application InSync Anywhere, or Infor SyteLine ERP manufacturing software demos, call 586-464-4400 or visit godlan.com.

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