Our A&D expertise and the fact that we own the relationships with our customers were two messages that resonated at the ERP Vendor Shootout last week in San Diego. Thanks for everyone who spoke with us.
For those of you not familiar with the ERP Vendor Shootout, Cincom participated in a side-by-side comparison of its soon-to-be released Cincom Control:2010 ERP solution with its competitors in the 7th ERP Vendor Shootout™. Geared toward ERP selection teams and decision-makers for companies with manufacturing, distribution or project-oriented requirements, the ERP Vendor Shootout™ is ideal for businesses that are budgeting for or are currently evaluating Enterprise Resource Planning software.
Our ownership of the relationship
When it comes to Cincom ERP you deal with us not a VAR. We have the authority to make updates to the product and provide immediate service. “Some companies don’t like being supported by a VAR, and some others do,” says Carl Wurster, industry consultant for Cincom Control ERP. “For those that don’t, the fact that Cincom handles our own implementation and service can be very appealing.”
Plus, if you’re looking for a fast start-up to an implementation, a vendor-controlled relationship can be just as appealing. “We do [our implementation] in-house because we know our product and we know our customers want to get up and running. We’re not there to make a very long implementation. We’re a software firm. We want you up and running on our software and the fastest way to do that is to help you do it ourselves,” says Mark Butler, Manager of Cincom’s Control Services.
Our A&D expertise
Many were impressed by our client list of A&D customers. No other industry epitomizes the custom manufacturer more than the aerospace and defense manufacturer. Cincom’s manufacturing software solutions (ERP and Acquire) are both geared toward highly engineered manufacturing. Plus Cincom Control is designed to handle program/project manufacturing, which is common in such environments.
Thanks again to everyone who met us. It’s great to receive such feedback.