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ERP/CRM Software Suppliers Merge

Wednesday, August 08, 2012
CDC Software, Atlanta, GA, and Consona Corp., Indianapolis, IN, have merged and formed a new company called Aptean. Learn more about CDC’s enterprise software for on-premise and cloud deployment of enterprise-resource planning (ERP), customer-relationship management (CRM), supply-chain management (SCM) and other functions at Consona, which also provides ERP and CRM software, is online at Aptean, which now employs more than 1500 people via a worldwide network of sales and support operations, is online at

New Website for Control-System Integrators

Wednesday, August 08, 2012
The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA), Madison, WI, has launched a new website to support companies in their search for control-system integration services. The revamped website,, is loaded with information useful to production supervisors, directors of manufacturing and others as they consider potential projects or are in need of expertise.

Accuride Corp. to Deploy Cloud-Based ERP Solution

Tuesday, August 07, 2012
The business units of commercial-vehicle-industry supplier Accuride Corp., Auburn Hills, MI, which includes Accuride Wheels (steel and forged-aluminum wheels), Gunite (brake drums, disc-wheel hubs, etc.) and Imperial Group (truck body and chassis components), will soon deploy Plex Systems’ software-as-a-service ERP system. Accuride’s new ERP solution will allow it to consolidate information currently coming from seven separate systems running more than 200 applications. As a result, the firm expects to be able to improve financial performance thanks to more timely and accurate financial reporting; improve quality and inventory control; and implement common standards across all of its plants and business units. The firm is online at Learn more about Plex at


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