AX 2012 Proves Best for ETO Manufacturers Changing ERP Solutions

Feb 9 10:19 2012 Thomas R. Cutler Print This Article

ETO Manufacturers Changing ERP Solutions use AX 2012

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is built on the solid foundation of Microsoft business systems.  The same people who deliver exceptional office applications like MS Excel and Word,Guest Posting design the role-tailored user experience of AX 2012.  Streamline Systems found that AX 2012 enables ETO manufacturers’ IT team to leverage existing investments in Microsoft infrastructure, database and application technologies.  AX 2012 is the most agile and flexible ERP system on the market today.

Streamline Systems recently announced that a significant number of ETO (engineer-to-order) manufacturers have concluded that it is time to change their ERP solution.  These one-of-a-kind manufacturers have outgrown their old ERP system or it no longer keeps pace with the changes of the business.  Older ERP systems are not designed to stretch and fit forever.  ERP systems built on older or proprietary databases make it difficult to adapt to change or get good information out on a timely basis.   ERP systems designed for a unique niche industry, like ETO, can limit the ability to adapt to changes in the market or business.  It is possible that one-size-fits-all no longer fits ETO companies.

 New technologies provide more options for the ETO organization.  The ability to tailor or mold the system to the business can provide significant value.  Streamlining business processes or implementing a unique process that better serves the market can mean lower operating costs or increased customer service.  Older systems may not allow the flexibility needed.

Over the past five years more manufacturers are combining repetitive product manufacturing with custom unique manufacturing.  Whether ETO, engineer-to-order, BTO, build-to-order, ATO, assemble-to-order, there is a need for higher margin products and processes.  From blogs to industry analysis whitepapers to the leading ETO Twitter conversation, Streamline Systems is leading the conversation.

The Streamline Systems’ ETO blog has quickly become the leading source of information about how              AX 2012 serves engineer-to-order manufacturers.  This content rich conversation is found at

Additionally Streamline Systems just published a vital tool for Engineer-to-Order manufacturers; the white paper is objective and looks at the history, trends, and future of ETO manufacturing.  Larry Cohn and the ETO experts at Streamline Systems work with industrial manufacturers to manage and grow their businesses through the effective use of software designed for engineer to order manufacturing companies. “We focus exclusively on ETO manufacturers, who benefit from the knowledge and experience of ETO experts,” commented Cohn.  More in-depth than the blog, the paper discusses the development of ETO ERP Solutions, including AX2012 ETO ERP. The Streamline Systems ETO ERP white paper may be requested at:

The most important interactive resource being offered currently is the engaging daily conversation about the unique characteristics and challenges of ETO manufacturers via Twitter.  Tweets reveal how Dynamics AX 2012 is the most powerful, agile and simple ERP available.  Followers of ETO Tweets go to Twitter @StreamlineSysAX.

Streamline Systems, LLC

Larry Cohn


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Thomas R. Cutler
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TR Cutler, Inc. was founded by Thomas R. Cutler more than a dozen years ago. Cutler maintains extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide and has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector.

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