Houston Blow Pipe Successfully Implements STRATIX Metal Industry ERP Software from Invera

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Houston Blow Pipe, a carbon plate rolling and forming service center located in Houston, TX, has implemented STRATIX metal service center software from Invera, a metal industry software specialist.

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Houston Blow Pipe, part of the AGI family of companies, a carbon plate rolling and forming service center located in Houston, TX, has implemented the metal service center software STRATIX from the metal industry software specialist Invera. STRATIX was implemented using the ON-DEMAND hosting service.

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Houston Blow Pipe implemented a full complement of STRATIX features such as on-line sales order entry, purchase and receiving functions, multi-step processing functions, welded assemblies, and multi-company function. They also use integrated financials functions for Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and General Ledger.

Houston Blow Pipe & AGI implemented STRATIX/MULTICO, a STRATIX multi-company option used by enterprises that include a group of companies operating with STRATIX. With MULTICO, each company can be set up as a separate legal entity and operate on the same or different servers. MULTICO enables Houston Blow Pipe and AGI to be "connected" for additional synergies.

The multi-company function includes a ‘consolidated stock inquiry’ that allows users in any company to view the stock across the enterprise in a single view. This avoids having to login to each company separately in order to view stock. The second function automates arms length transactions between the two legal entities, including purchasing/sales and shipment/receipt of material.

The sales department benefited 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. This includes processing, shipping, and invoicing status and other information.

The Houston Blow Pipe production department is making full use of the on-line Production Planning functions to plan the production of cans, cones, and assemblies. Production of the cans and cones includes the creation of a multi-step production job in STRATIX to flame cut the plate, a layout function to mark for the bends, pre-bend steps, bevelling, press break and/or rolling, tack weld, full sub-arc weld, and inspection steps that include x-ray inspections.

STRATIX ON-DEMAND Hosting Service
Houston Blow Pipe chose the STRATIX ON-DEMAND hosting service to allow them to focus on their core metal operations and outsource their technology operational requirements to Invera. With this service, all software applications and data are hosted at the Invera Technology Center.

About Houston Blow Pipe
Houston Blow Pipe (HBP) is a carbon plate rolling and forming service center for on-shore and off-shore oil and gas industries, located in Houston, TX. HBP can supply cones and cylinders as ASME codewell columns, separators, steel drums, and towers up to 6” thick. Their extensive range of processing services includes plate flame cutting, beveling, roll forming, press break, code certified welding, full seam welding, and tack welding.

Houston Blow Pipe can form plates in thicknesses up to 6” thick using their 3,000 Ton Press Brake, and can roll plates up to 3.5” thick, in diameters from 16” to 144”.

About Invera
Invera has been providing steel and metal service center software (ERP) and Internet metal systems for over 30 years. Invera is the largest software company dedicated exclusively to the steel and metal service center, metal distribution, steel stockholder, and metal processing industry. Their metal industry software products STRATIX and eSTELPLAN are used by more than 13,000 users at over 600 sites in the United States, Europe, Mexico, Canada, Dubai, South Africa and the Far East.

For more information, contact Invera at (514)-925-8558 or visit http://www.invera.com.

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