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DEACOM ERP cuts costs at inks and coatings manufacturer

July 30, 2008 - American Inks and Coatings, based in Sheridan, AR, implemented DEACOM Integrated Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software System to simplify its software and hardware environment by integrating its business processes in a single system.

Prior to the selection of DEACOM, the producer of high-quality inks and coatings for the commercial packaging industry used three customized software systems and more than 20 servers to manage its six manufacturing facilities, IT office, and home office.

"We had interfaces which let our three custom-written systems work together. The problem was they didn't always work," explains Rob Raeke, Controller of American Inks and Coatings. "It took a full-time project manager and a programmer to keep daily tasks running and the system data linked. With DEACOM, our daily suspended batches are gone, we closed our offsite IT office, and our IT staff has gone from four to one."

Since going live on the DEACOM System in May of 2008, American Inks and Coatings now handles formulation and lab management, sales order entry, accounting/financials, purchasing, regulatory reporting, inventory control and lot tracking, and production processes in one software system, which runs on two servers.

Raeke says, "With fewer servers and only one software system to manage, DEACOM has allowed us to run our department less like an IT software project and more like a business."

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, process, and mixed-mode 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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