Aptean Launches Integrated CRM and Industrial Manufacturing ERP

Aptean | October 04, 2021

Aptean, a global provider of mission-critical enterprise software solutions, announced the launch of a new integrated offering joining its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software and Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP Made2Manage Edition. The integration of the CRM and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) will enable customers to centralize data and decrease the likelihood of errors that can result from switching between platforms.

In the industrial manufacturing industry, buyer journeys can be complex. To effectively nurture relationships, industrial manufacturers need a CRM that can store customer interactions at every touchpoint, over time, in one central location. Aptean’s integrated CRM and Industrial Manufacturing ERP helps manufacturers improve their customer service by creating an easier way to access customer data as well as orders, timelines, complaints and follow-ups.

The integrated CRM and ERP solution is cloud-based and delivers benefits, including:
  • Ability to monitor and store all customer interactions in one central location accessible to all internal stakeholders regardless of device or location.
  • Access to rich marketing campaign performance and sales lead data that can help production anticipate demand to forecast schedules and maintain optimized inventory levels.
  • Improved customer experience and relationships, streamlined internal processes and enhanced productivity.

Growing and serving a manufacturing business requires unique processes and data,With this new integration between Aptean CRM and Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP Made2Manage Edition, we’ve delivered a much more efficient and effective way to help our customers in this important sector maximize efficiencies, gain holistic views of data and improve customer experience and service levels.

Marianne Chikos, Senior Vice President of Customer Operations at Aptean

About Aptean
Aptean is one of the world’s leading providers of purpose-built, industry-specific software that helps manufacturers and distributors effectively run and grow their businesses. With both cloud and on-premise deployment options, Aptean’s products, services and unmatched expertise help businesses of all sizes to be Ready for What’s Next, Now®. Aptean is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.


This video clip highlights production of the pylon and aft pylon fairing for Airbus’ next-generation A350 XWB, which is performed at the company’s Saint Eloi site in Toulouse, France.

Other News

DuPont collaborates with Home Depot to donate Tyvek® material to Kaiser Permanente for isolation gowns

DuPont | August 05, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis began earlier this year, Kaiser Permanente® was very concerned about the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE). Headquartered in Oakland, Calif., Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation's largest not-for-profit health plans, serving 12.4 million members. Kaiser needed to ensure it would be able to meet the increasing needs for PPE at its large network of hospitals and healthcare facilities as the COVID-19 cases increased dramatically.

Read More


Caterpillar Inc | August 03, 2020

Our Progress Rail team recently announced the development of a new battery-powered switcher locomotive to be available globally, working in collaboration with its South American customer, Vale. The zero-emission, zero-idle and low noise EMD® Joule locomotive broadens Progress Rail’s rolling stock portfolio with the latest smart lithium-ion battery technology and reliable performance for instant start within yard applications.

Read More


MHS exhibits fully automated order fulfillment solution in collaboration with HAI ROBOTICS and Mujin

MHS | March 29, 2022

At MODEX 2022 in Atlanta this week, MHS a single-source provider of material handling automation and software solutions, unveils a robotic order fulfillment solution developed in tandem with Mujin and HAI ROBOTICS. At MODEX booth #B7255, the demonstration models automation strategies that can be applied to many common storage, picking and order kitting workflows in e-commerce fulfillment and other distribution settings. The goods-to-robot solution on display offers rapid deployment, low total cost of operation, operational efficiency gains of up to 400% and increased product storage density by picking product out of double-deep storage. The project leverages the combined strengths of MHS as an integrator and the specialized robotic technology of HAI ROBOTICS and Mujin. In addition to design, installation and validation by MHS, the solution is powered by MHS Helix, a warehouse execution system (WES) that integrates the various automated components and robotics technology together to work as a smart, efficient system. A zero-pressure accumulation conveyor from MHS feeds totes to and from the order fill station. HAI autonomous case-handling robots (ACRs) transport totes between storage and a Mujin piece-picking robot. The Mujin robot picks each item for the order from a source tote, packs it and signals to Helix that the conveyor can move the completed order to the outbound location. The robotic arm uses product dimensions, weight and grasping data to autonomously pick items cleanly and consistently – no colliding with the tote or inability to pick all items in the tote. “While goods-to-person workflows can help warehouses make more efficient use of workers, goods-to-robot solutions go a step further to alleviate the intense labor challenges facing warehouses, By bringing together these different automation technologies to work together as a cohesive system, we can help customers not only address labor challenges in workflows like order picking, but improve overall efficiency and consistency, too.” Rob Schmit, senior vice president, distribution and fulfillment, MHS. Visit MHS at booth #B7255 of the Georgia World Congress Center from March 28-31 for a live demonstration of the solution and to learn more about the company’s global reach, broad lineup of automation and software technologies, and robust lifecycle performance services. About MHS MHS Global is a full-service provider of innovative material handling systems that solve the challenges of distribution and fulfillment operations. We take a comprehensive, customer-centric approach that includes custom engineering, design, manufacturing and turnkey integration services. Our quality solutions leverage a broad range of controls and automated equipment, including but not limited to sorters, conveyors, extendable loading and unloading systems. We provide complete, responsive support to maintain systems for peak performance, with predictive analytics and local technicians to maximize long-term value and return on investment. MHS has a global installed base of over $6.5 billion for small to large distribution and fulfillment projects in a variety of industries, including e-commerce, parcel, third party logistics and outside integrators.

Read More


Liquidmetal Enters into Supply Agreement With Yihao Metal Technology

Liquidmetal Technologies | January 21, 2022

Liquidmetal® Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: LQMT), the foremost supplier of applications for zirconium-based bulk metallic glasses (BMGs), has entered into a manufacturing supply agreement with Dongguan Yihao Metal Technology Co., Ltd. (“Yihao”), the world’s largest manufacturer of BMG products.While Liquidmetal has already been working with Yihao as its contract manufacturer over the years, this supply agreement now solidifies our long-term relationship. I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to have the right partners in place to bring about new technology into the forefront of success, and our partnership with Yihao completes our evolution of advancing the technology and bringing Liquidmetal applications and services to the global supply chain like no other,”said Tony Chung, CEO of Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. “Our manufacturing capabilities coupled with Liquidmetal’s brand, knowledge and expertise in the amorphous alloy space creates a powerful, integrated vertical supply chain that can’t be matched. We are committed to the vision of bringing Liquidmetal technology to the masses and look forward to a long and prosperous business relationship,” -Peter Gao, CEO of Dongguan Yihao Metal Technology Co., Ltd. For more information, refer to the Company’s 8-K filing with the SEC on January 19, 2022. About Liquidmetal Technologies Lake Forest, California-based Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. is the leading developer of parts made with bulk amorphous alloys, also known scientifically as bulk metallic glasses or BMGs. The non-crystalline atomic structure of these materials imparts unique performance properties, including the ability to injection-mold with micron-level precision, lustrous finishes, high strength, hardness and corrosion resistance, and remarkable elasticity. Liquidmetal Technologies is the first company to develop amorphous alloy parts commercially, enabling significant improvements in products across a wide array of industries. For more information, go to www.liquidmetal.com. About Dongguan Yihao Metal Technology China-based Dongguan Yihao Metal Technology Co., Ltd. was founded in November 2014 and has developed BMG technology for more than a decade to provide expertise in all aspects of BMG manufacturing. The Company operates out of a 200,000 square foot facility in the province of Guangdong and maintains more than 90 BMG manufacturing machines to service its customers. For more information, go to www.yihaometal.com.

Read More