Exel is pleased to announce the addition of another well-established company to its ever-expanding list of clients. The following company not only made the decision to partner with Exel, they were also able to obtain funding for their project via the Made Smarter Programme.

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The Made Smarter Programme, is designed to help you understand new industrial technologies, and help you to develop a strategy for implementation of those technologies, that fit in with your core business needs.

In addition to providing insight around your teams’ changing needs, through a dedicated leadership programme and access to a technology intern, the scheme can offer up to 50% match-funding for its implementation. This may include new business software or hardware to assist businesses in achieving their goal.

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Fellow ‘Made in Britain’ member – United Automation Ltd – a leading UK designer & manufacturer of industrial power control products. This impressive company, established in 1964, had long realised the potential on offer when moving to a modern, comprehensive ERP solution.

After reviewing the market for over 6 years, the impetus to move was brought home by the fact that their Sage system had come to the end of its life and support would soon come to an end.

Having been aware of EFACS E/8 for quite a while, though their comprehensive research of the market, the Managing Director at United Automation, Dean Fashoni, finally decided the EFACS E/8 software, and Exel as a company, would be a great fit for their needs moving forward.

Of most benefit from the outset would be much more efficient, automated processes; not only saving time but also vastly reducing error – especially where their web sales are concerned.

Improvements in the accounts and production scheduling areas of the business – especially with the recent addition of the MRP Workbench to EFACS E/8 – were of great interest; as were the powerful reporting functionalities, such as Menu Dashboards.

It was at the Smart Factory Expo, where, as an exhibitor, we introduced Dean to the team at Made Smarter, who were raising awareness of the technology adoption pilot to manufacturers in the North West – from there, United Automation made their case in an application for grant funding and were accepted. As EFACS E/8 was already registered on the technology supplier list with Made Smarter, this made the process just that little bit simpler.


About Made Smarter:
Made Smarter is a national programme to help businesses who make things capitalise on new digital technologies. Made Smarter’s North West pilot connects makers to the digital tools that will make an everyday difference to their business. The £20 million partnership between government and industry will provide match-funding, specialist advice, digital internships and leadership training. Helping up to 3,000 small and medium-sized businesses – and the people in them – keep their competitive edge. And adding up to £115 million to the region’s economy. For more information visit madesmarter.uk

Should you be considering a project to modernise your business, ask our sales team about potential government grants to aid you in your progress.

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