ECI Software Solutions Announces Strategic Alliance with Paperless PartsJuly 25, 2022
The recently announced integration of ECI’s cloud-based manufacturing business-management solutions and Paperless Parts’ estimating and quoting platform promises to further streamlines operations for job shops and contract manufacturers. Through this alliance, the two companies will offer customers seamless integration between ECI’s ERP solution and Paperless Parts’ quoting platform, helping customers reduce manual data entry in multiple systems and turn around accurate quotes quickly and efficiently. Immediately available under the terms of the partnership is support for the JobBoss/Paperless Parts integration. A supported integration between Paperless Parts and JobBoss, both cloud and on-premise, is scheduled to be available before the end of the year, with other ERP products to follow.
By integrating Paperless Parts, a secure, ITAR-registered cloud-native software platform, into a full suite of functionalities, manufacturers will be able to replace hours of manual steps in the estimating and quoting process, say company officials. Paperless Parts supports milling and production processes, sheet metal fabrication and additive manufacturing. With automatic geometric analysis, each part file is analyzed to show part features and inspected for potential manufacturability warnings, saving shops from missing costly errors.
“We are seeing small- to medium-sized manufacturers strained for resources due to the flurry of economic challenges,” says Matt Heerey, president of the manufacturing division at ECI. “By optimizing their business-management solutions to be even more all-encompassing, we are setting these job shops up for optimal success.”
Adds Jason Ray, CEO and co-founder of Paperless Parts: “As we look at how the manufacturing industry is continuing to evolve, embracing new technologies to improve profitability and streamline operations, we know that this partnership will be a big part of driving value for existing and future ECI and Paperless Parts customers.”
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