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Selecting and implementing an ERP system is not for the faint hearted. It takes time and effort and you want to do it properly to avoid the risk of a costly failure. Use our ERP Selection & Implementation Guide to help you take the right steps to success.
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Why Use Aquilon ERP?
Aquilon ERP adds value to your business, with what you need in one fully integrated package.
Working with different software packages means that you have enter data more than once, and it’s tough to keep the various packages in sync. Working with Aquilon, you get all of the functionality your business requires in one fully integrated software solution. Save time and effort, increase your data accuracy, and make informed decisions using real-time data. We currently service Canada and the United States of America.
How We Can Help Your Business
Changing your existing ERP or implementing an ERP for the first time can be risky. Aquilon reduces this risk by ensuring we are a good "fit" with a prospective client. This "fit" includes ticking almost all their functionality requirement boxes and ensuring a suitable match of company cultures. We view this evaluation process as the potential beginning of a long-term "partnership" and "relationship."
Next, we regularly present Aquilon ERP "live on-line" so that prospective clients can see the software in action. We encourage prospects to challenge us to make sure we meet or exceed their needs. Taking the time to ensure this "fit" dramatically reduces the risk for both the prospective client and Aquilon Software.
Our "Fast Implementation Methodology" and "phased" implementation approach further reduces the risk that can be associated with the implementation of a new ERP system.
Our "data conversion" system tools have seen customers "go live" in as little as two weeks (these scenarios were emergencies!). Let's face it, a shortened yet smooth implementation project saves time, money and keeps your employees engaged.
A phased implementation is always recommended. Start with the core of the system which consists of the features you have to have from day one. Once these are implemented and you are live, then do phased projects to implement the other functionality to improve your systems. From our experience we have found that clients that try to do to much in the initial phase often slow down the process and blow past their budgets.
Its generally recognized that a well-implemented ERP system would cut your operational costs anywhere between 15% and 20%. This is only the start to your savings and operational improvements, and, remember, these savings happen year after year, so when evaluating the return on your investment take this fact into account.
Optimizing your working capital is one of the best ways to improve cash flow. Aquilon's inventory optimization tools and real time visibility of all other data, will help you free up working capital and will allow you to redeploy it and resources into projects with a higher ROI.
Real-time data and optimized working capital lead to improved visibility, fewer stock-outs, improved on-time delivery. Improved customer service, happier customers, increased sales, optimized inventory planning, and higher gross margins combined lead to a healthy boost to your bottom line. Only a fully integrated ERP system can do this for you!
When evaluating a software solution, make sure it meets or exceeds your current and future business requirements, consider all the costs involved and ensure you feel comfortable with the potential vendor. You should always factor the following three significant costs into your evaluation decision: software user licensing, implementation/user training, and ongoing support. With Aquilon ERP, your total cost of ownership (TCO) will be one of the lowest in the marketplace
Aquilon Software has a demonstrated history of achieving one of the lowest TCO's for growing and dynamic, small and medium-sized companies. When combined with the software's longevity, Aquilon clients consistently report:
- Improved operational productivity.
- Savings of operation costs.
- Ongoing process improvement.
- Improved decision due to real time visibility and data analysis.
Harnessing your data gives you knowledge which powers insightful decision making. A sound ERP system will generate a good deal of data for you. But how is this data used to give you insight, to make the right decisions promptly? Data must be harnessed quickly into powerful analytics and reporting to provide you with the knowledge to make insightful decisions. Aquilon gives you many tools to analyze your data and improve your business decision-making, including our Management Dashboard which gives you a 360° view of your business operations, providing efficient use of your time.
Frustrated employees are unproductive. Give them the tools to make their life easier and day-to-day tasks more straightforward, and you notice an increase in productivity. Aquilon's single integrated business software will save time effort by eliminating redundant business processes. It will produce a single set of real-time and accurate data and cut out waste by removing duplicate processes. Happy employees are productive employees!
Growth calls for change, be ready for complexities such as managing multiple locations, dealing with increased staff communications, sharing information across departments, and executing better processes arise that basic systems cannot handle. A successful ERP implementation will allow you to grow without increasing associated costs, and you will leverage your investment for the future and beyond
While Aquilon ERP is a feature-rich software solution; many small and mid-sized businesses will not use the complete suite of the features to start. However, they will begin to "switch on" complete modules and specific features within modules, as they grow. Aquilon's flexibility provides clients a software solution and business partner that will grow with them. Aquilon is continuously listening to suggestions for improvement and specific feature requests from clients. Customer feedback is a substantial driver for our development team.
Using the Aquilon SAAS model, our clients appreciate the advantage of starting small in the Cloud and adding users and Cloud resources as they grow. You don't pay for resources that you don't need today, and you do not have to face the cost of changing server hardware as the requirements evolve and the business expands.
ERP is no longer just for big companies. Fully integrated systems have become a 'must have' for any size company looking to remain competitive. Increasingly organizations look to technology to gain competitive advantages. Get a jump start on your competitors and contact Aquilon Software today.
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Why Our Clients Use Our Software
Nautilus Intl Control & Engineering
With our existing system about to implode, getting up and running in less than four weeks with Aquilon saved the day. I was told straight up that conversion and implementation would take a month, giving me a realistic sense of what to expect. Initially the plan was to keep both the old and new systems running for a month to catch any discrepancies. But things went so smoothly we were able to reduce the period of overlap to a few weeks. In the end everything was on schedule. I was really impressed.
Like any new system, it takes time to get used to how it works, but with training and direction from Aquilon’s support staff, we went live quickly and now rely on the software on a real-time basis. As we learn more and more about the software, we keep improving our processes and efficiencies. There is so much more to this software than meets the eye.
GM, Loss Prevention Fasteners Ltd.
Our manufacturing efficiencies have improved, and our inventory management is on track. We have gained at least a 15% increase in productivity, enabling us to do more with the same resources. We have also streamlined our inventory systems and have complete control and visibility into inventory on hand, in the QA warehouse, and inbound from our suppliers and customers. We use the replenishment planning system extensively.
While there have been some occasions where we reported issues with the software, the software as a whole is error-free, fast, and robust. The implementation went smoothly and came in on budget. Aquilon is responsive to our support calls and always willing to work with us when we make suggestions for improvements.
President, ProLab Health & Beauty Ltd.
We have been using the software for close to six years in our US and Canadian businesses, and it has been stable and robust. It may not have the beautiful interface of some of the competitors, but it is intuitive, easy to use, and works well. It has all the functioning modules that a wholesale/distribution business needs and works quite smoothly. We have zero cases of the software being down or data corruption.
On many occasions, we have suggested improvements to the software that would help our company and others. In each case, Aquilon has been willing to listen and get the changes done quickly.
The other thing we are very satisfied with is the technical support, says Victor. “The technical support team is very accessible and very knowledgeable, compare to the large software vendor, with whom the requests are usually handled by different tiers of technical support, and it usually takes quite long to get a solution. With Aquilon, our requests are always answered promptly, and the issues are solved quite quickly. The technical support staff we have dealt with are very knowledgeable with the software, which is a huge relief for our users, especially in the first few years”.
Twelve Oaks Forest Products, Inc.
Many of the packages we looked at had good support for either manufacturing or distribution, but not both. “Plus, they were complicated,” says Jim, adding, “with Aquilon, the software is easy to use, and we have what we need across the board.”
“Aquilon got it right the first time. The software is easy to use, and we have what we need across the board.
Oakmont Industries Ltd.
Another pleasant surprise with the system is Excel-based reporting. While our prior system had useful standard reports, it was time-consuming to do anything custom. With the Excel and PDF export capabilities, it’s easy to generate the required data to satisfy our ad hoc information needs. In addition, Excel can be used to add or modify data that is then re-imported back into the system. Overall, we are very pleased with our decision, saying “Aquilon is affordable, stable, and reliable business software, offering features normally seen only in more expensive ERP systems.”
President, Ontario Building Supply, Rochester NY
We are very satisfied with the system, in that we have the same functionality as much more expensive systems without the cost or hassle, commenting “We never do maintenance on the system, it just works,” says Randall, adding “Aquilon is an extremely well-proven system, and I cannot imagine any other that is as stable -- not even my smartphone is this reliable”.
CEO, Ultra Fasteners, Inc. Vancouver, BC Canada
Aquilon is Awesome!!! “I have used several other ERP systems over the years, but Aquilon is by far the most intuitive and easy to use. The set up is painless and the customer service is unparalleled.”
Co -Founder, Darling Body Jewelry, Colorado, USA
Get your free ERP Selection & Implementation Guide
Selecting and implementing an ERP system is not for the faint hearted. Takes time and effort and you want to do it properly to
avoid the risk of a costly failure. Use our free ERP selection guide to help you take the right steps to success.