End to end
There’s no shortage of choice when it comes to ERP/MRP software in the marketplace so it’s only right to look at MIETrak Pro in more detail. This is an end to end ERP/MRP platform and unlike some of its competitors, users get the whole software package rather than selective modules.
Actually, there’s one exception that is a ‘bolt-on’ chargeable module and that’s shop floor data capture which doesn’t come as a core module. HSM Aero use this module extensively on the shopfloor in its machining cells, hooked up to barcode scanners and MIE’s Kiosk Windows-based software interface.
With MIETrak Pro, end to end really does mean that – and it’s designed from the ground up for manufacturing companies. The software takes care of everything from the receipt of an enquiry through to producing a quotation, raising a sales order, producing purchase orders for bills of materials, inventory management, scheduling, despatch and invoicing. Good news for users is that the software is updated regularly with most enhancements being a result of direct feedback from customers.
In addition, there are even modules for accounting, quality assurance (AS 9100, ISO 9001 etc) and organising preventative maintenance schedules for capital equipment. Tom Trow-Poole says that some customers use this for a multitude of things like managing company cars.