Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) June 19, 2012
Solarsoft Business Systems, a leading provider of enterprise software and IT services to manufacturers worldwide, is pleased to announce that Solarsoft’s business system for retail packaging operations, Solarsoft aVP, has been selected by pressure sensitive product label and tag manufacturer Sunwest Print Corporation.
Headquartered in Port Coquitlam, BC, Sunwest Print Corporation provides turn-key labeling services to a variety of markets. To support the growth of its business, Sunwest sought to replace its manual spreadsheet-based systems with one integrated real-time business system that could help streamline day-to-day operations.
“Manually scheduling jobs using paper dockets is very time-consuming,” says Jennette Cooper, Controller at Sunwest. “With Solarsoft, we’ll be able to create and modify the schedule in real-time, with the effects of any changes automatically cascading down.”
Sunwest also uses a manual job quotation system. “Because we currently have no easy way of back-calculating costs without manually going back and doing it, we see the costing and quoting modules of Solarsoft saving us significant time and energy,” says Alex Hansen, VP of Sales & Marketing at Sunwest.
Sunwest’s inventory challenge is to improve end-to-end raw material traceability. “We wanted a better way to track raw material components, including the silicone, adhesive, liner and sheet, that go into the coater and emerge as finished laminated rolls,” says Hansen. “We can currently track finished goods from the press onwards, but Solarsoft’s shop floor software offers superior raw material tracking.”
With Solarsoft’s management dashboards, Sunwest will have up-to-date information about their business performance. “Solarsoft’s dashboards will give us the ability to analyze our business performance at a level we just don’t have now,” says Jim Dunlop, President of Sunwest. “We’ll have a clear real-time presentation of the key indicators affecting our performance so we can make decisions and take action immediately.”
“The availability of local support and the management dashboards were important factors in our decision to partner with Solarsoft,” says Hansen. “We ultimately chose Solarsoft because we found that their software, which is geared for our industry, offers us a significant improvement in cost, inventory and traceability management capabilities we couldn’t get anywhere else.”
“We are delighted that Sunwest Print, a leading label converter to the food and grocery industry, has selected Solarsoft for its long term business systems needs,” comments Andy Armitage, Senior Vice President at Solarsoft. “The ability to combine both conventional and digital production processes within one system will also provide Sunwest with the technology solution to match their long term business objectives.”
About Sunwest Print Corporation
Sunwest Print Corporation is a vertically integrated pressure sensitive label and tag manufacturer with multiple locations throughout Western Canada and the Western United States. Sunwest provides turn-key labeling services to the grocery, lumber, petro chemical and automotive, warehouse distribution, meat and poultry processing, dairy and produce packaging markets. For more information please visit http://www.sunwest-print.com.
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.