DEACOM ERP Software to Integrate Building Component, Lumber and Hardware Business

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Deacom, Inc. today announced Allensville Planing Mill, Inc. will implement the DEACOM Integrated Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software System to manage its truss and wall panel manufacturing business and lumber and hardware stores.

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We couldn't pay invoices with the same part number in the same batch. It took 10 transactions just to do one intercompany transfer. And we had to go through about 20 screens to add a new item

Deacom, Inc. (http://www.deacom.net)] today announced Allensville Planing Mill, Inc. will implement the DEACOM Integrated Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software System to manage its truss and wall panel manufacturing business and lumber and hardware stores.

After reviewing two other systems during a year-long software search process, Allensville Planing Mill selected the DEACOM Integrated Accounting and ERP Software System to replace its business software programs.

"DEACOM is designed for exactly what we do. It was a clear fit," stated Allensville Planing President Rob Morris. "We couldn't pay invoices with the same part number in the same batch. It took 10 transactions just to do one intercompany transfer. And we had to go through about 20 screens to add a new item," he said.

Previously, Allensville Planing used several disjoined software systems: Alpine's HomeBASE, Sage Software's MAS 500 and Abra, and a homegrown Point-of-Sale (POS) system. The non-integrated software setup complicated Allensville Planing's business, which comprises 30 percent manufactured components, 60 percent retail lumberyard sales, and 10 percent installed sales.

The disconnection made it hard to manage and track the components, scheduling, labor, and costs for installed sales. Special order items, which make almost a third of the company's business, were a "big hassle" because the high volume of part numbers slowed MAS to a crawl. The company performed manual data entry and had to process data in batches with MAS.

The DEACOM Integrated Accounting and ERP System will link to Allensville Planing's Marvin Design System and Alpine design program to integrate engineering data with the company's purchasing, sales, production, inventory, and accounting processes in a single system. Additionally, Allensville Planing will use bar code technology through DEACOM's Shop Floor Data Collection System to collect payroll and job costing data in real time. The DEACOM Point-Of-Sale (POS) System, to be used in the company's retail hardware and lumber locations, will tie its store data to the main DEACOM ERP System.

"I am impressed by DEACOM overall," Morris said. "The system was obviously well thought-out in design, flow, and speed."

To learn more about the DEACOM Integrated Accounting and ERP Software System or to schedule an online demonstration, call 610-971-2278 ext. 15 or visit http://www.deacom.net.

About Deacom, Inc.:
Headquartered in Wayne, PA, Deacom, Inc. is the producer of DEACOM, a complete accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for building component and process manufacturers with difficult-to-handle requirements. The DEACOM System seamlessly links all departments within a manufacturing company, providing a comprehensive view of the entire operation. By making complex issues simple, Deacom helps streamline manufacturing business processes to maximize productivity and profitability.

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