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PSGi Summer, 2012 News for IBM i Platform to Maximize ERP Investment

Posted by Dave Kravitt

  • New PSGi Customers Look to Extract More Value from their PRISM and PRMS Applications
  • New PRISM Customer Rapid Implementation
  • PSGi Supports additional IBM i enterprise applications
  • 2012 PRISM User Group Meeting just around the corner 

Precision Solutions Group is pleased to announce several companies have joined our community of IBM i enterprise application users seeking to get more value from their ERP applications.  We welcome Heyco Products, Nacco Material Handling Group, H.B. Fuller and a leading, global pharmaceuticals company to our growing list of satisfied customers.

H.B. FullerH.B. Fuller, a global industrial adhesives manufacturer, has engaged PSGi to provide technical and business PRISM application consulting services on several projects.  After a significant acquisition earlier this year, H.B. Fuller continues to invest in their PRISM and SAP (came with the acquisition) infrastructure to ensure it meets their ever-changing business requirements.  We are very pleased that H.B. Fuller will be hosting the PRISM User Group Meeting on October 15 & 16 and look forward to seeing you there.

Heyco ProductsHeyco Products was looking for a competitive, flexible provider to support their PRMS implementation.  They selected PSGi to support their modified PRMS environment.

 

NMHGNacco Material Handling Group (NMHG) has several near term and future projects planned to enhance the efficiency of their manufacturing operations and address changing business requirements.  They have engaged PSGi and our team of experts to provide business and technical PRMS application consulting.
 
Rx ImageOne of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies is the latest to employ PSGi's PRISM Customer Support.  Having used our professional services in the past for a schedule issue, a data migration project and shop floor process improvement, they know the depth of PSGi's PRISM capabilities.  While the new relationship is less than two weeks old, a discussion about adding production models elicited this comment from their Service Level Manager, "We got more support in the past hour from you that we have gotten in the past 6 years.  It is really nice to have somebody on the other end of the line who can provide feedback and understands what we are trying to do."  She is also eager to use the Flex Consulting Days provided with support for several near term projects that have been in the queue for too long.

QuatredNew PRISM Customer Rapid Implementation.  PSGi's mobile computing partner, Quatred, requested assistance earlier this year implementing a new PRISM site at large fabricator of offshore oil platforms.  Per Quatred's CEO Marc Doyon, "We were challenged to implement an international, multi-site ERP solution with mobile computing & barcoding capability in an extremely short timeframe.  It was clear that the only recipe for success was to deploy PRISM integrated with our QUICK® Mobile Computing & Barcoding solution and employing PSGi's PRISM expertise!"  Thus far the Resource Management and Purchasing modules have been implemented at 2 of 5 planned sites.  In less than 3 months they are already receiving and tracking materials with mobile computers and tablets.  Eventually they will track materials from PO Receipt, through fabrication, delivery and integration into the offshore platform.   Not bad for a company that had never used a formal inventory management system before!

IBM Business PartnerSupport for all IBM-i Enterprise Business Applications.  Last year PSGi announced support of all IBM i enterprise business applications and several customers have asked us to expand our support services beyond PRISM and PRMS.  PSGi is now supporting GENTRAN EDI and IMREX  distribution software at these customer sites.  The technical knowledge of RPG and IBM i-based applications and experience working with manufacturing software enables us to provide these services.  Our customers are pleased that they have a single line for IBM i application support and assured that they will get the high quality support they require to maintain the business continuity of their mission critical applications.

PRISM User Meeting2012 PRISM User Group Meeting.  Opening reception for the 2012 PRISM User Group Meeting will open at Sunday, October 14th at the Best Western plus White Bear Country Inn. Beginning on Monday, October 15th and running through Tuesday, October 16th, the meeting is being hosted by H.B. Fuller at their St. Paul, MN corporate offices. Register today to attend this highly rated and valuable conference where attendees present and discuss PRISM Best Practices and PRISM Enhancements and enjoy the camaraderie!
 
For additional information and to register, visit 2012 PRISM User Meeting.

About H.B. Fuller Company: For 125 years, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. Recognized for unmatched technical support and innovation, H.B. Fuller brings knowledge and strength to help its customers find precisely the right formulation for the right performance. With fiscal 2011 net revenue of $1.6 billion, H.B. Fuller serves customers in packaging, hygiene, paper converting, general assembly, woodworking, construction, and consumer businesses. For more information, visit visit us at www.hbfuller.com, read our blog, follow GlueTalk on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

About Heyco Products, Inc: Founded in 1926 and still family owned. Heyco Products Inc. offers decades of experience in the design and manufacture of molded wire protection products and stamped electrical components to meet demanding customer application requirements. Our unique, in-house ability to offer customers the latest design and prototyping technology along with years of high volume manufacturing experience is our way of turning challenging "just-in-time" manufacturing deadlines into production realities. For more information, visit Heyco Products, Inc.

About NACCO Materials Handling Group: NMHG designs, engineers, manufactures, sells and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally under the Hyster and Yale brand names.  We have been building relationships and partnering with our customers, suppliers, dealers and employees for over 80 years.  We strive for innovation in our products and services, quality and efficiency, sales and service excellence, global coverage with local tailoring of products and services, and organizational excellence.  For more information visit www.nmhg.com.
 
About Quatred: Quatred LLC is a systems integrator and solution provider assisting clients in the implementation of advanced "Touchless Technologies"©.  They are committed to being a leader in deploying touchless technologies and integrating them with applications and business processes that make use of them, across all industries.  For more information please visit: www.quatred.com/.

About Precision Solutions Group: Precision Solutions Group, Inc. is driven to enhance the productive use of IBM i-based enterprise business systems through training, customer support, consulting, and software solutions. We strive for greater employee efficiency and the significant cost savings and higher ROI derived by getting more out of your existing investment in enterprise business systems. Companies like Motorsports Authentics, Ace Hardware Paint Division, and Ruiz Foods depend on PSGI for software services and software support. PSGI personnel average more than 25 years of experience with IBM i applications such as PRISM®, World JDE®, Protean®, PRMS® and BOSS® products. For more information, see www.PrecisionSG.com.

 

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