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Software as a Service Catching on
Among Manufacturers for ERP

Friday, October 29, 2010
The blog Enterprise System Spectator, published by business-consulting firm Strativa, posted an interesting entry a couple of weeks ago titled, “Key success factor for SaaS (software as a service): functional parity. It highlights a few key providers of the software, noting that “the landscape is changing quickly…until recently, those (SaaS providers) that had ambitions to be full-suite providers lacked basic functionality needed for manufacturing, especially vertical-specific requirements. But we now find that SaaS providers at least deserve a look.” Read the lengthy and very useful blog post at

New Website a Focal Point
for Dust-Collection Info

Thursday, October 28, 2010
Donaldson Torit, Minneapolis, MN, has launched a new website dedicated to its PowerCore CP- and TG-Series dust collectors. Current and prospective customers can learn how the units work, read case studies, contact sales and service and view answers to frequently-asked questions. Take a minute to look around the new site.

Fastener Manufacturer Earns
Aerospace-Industry Quality Certification

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The PennEngineering operations in Danboro, PA, and Kunshan, China, have received Aerospace Standard AS9100 approval, joining the firm’s other operations in Corona, CA (3V Fastners Co.) and Leland, NC (QRP, Inc.) AS9100 builds on ISO 9000, adding specific requirements for the aerospace industry to further ensure safety, reliability and quality of aerospace products. The scope of the company’s certification covers design and manufacture of self-clinching fasteners, threaded inserts and other fasteners. More at


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