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CMC Rescue Selects Aptean's New Discrete Manufacturing Suite to Improve Operations

ATLANTA, Dec. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today Aptean announced that CMC Rescue, a leading manufacturer of specialized emergency equipment for rescue professionals, has selected the recently launched Aptean Discrete Manufacturing solution suite, designed to integrate sales, operations, inventory and financial processes for discrete manufacturers.

The Aptean Discrete Manufacturing suite seamlessly connects Aptean's Made2Manage ERP solution with Aptean's new Sales for Discrete Manufacturing CRM solution, both of which were selected by CMC Rescue to anchor their manufacturing process while sharing customer data, real-time operations and financial insight throughout the company.

"Aptean's Discrete Manufacturing suite is designed to provide us with visibility into operations, inventory and financial data at all times," said Joel Rayden, director of marketing for CMC Rescue. "Having that insight available to us when operations decisions are being made was a major factor in finalizing our partnership with Aptean."

The Aptean Discrete Manufacturing suite also features Aptean Analytics for Discrete Manufacturing, business intelligence designed to provide interactive, discrete manufacturing-focused dashboards highlighting trends in sales, opportunities, marketing, production, quality, inventory, finance, purchasing and shipping. These dashboards can be accessed via mobile devices and personalized to display role-specific metrics, all of which are easily shared with colleagues.

Enterprise applications expert Cindy Jutras outlined the opportunity that an integrated ERP gives discrete manufacturers in an August 2014 report:

"Discrete manufacturers mistakenly undervalue being able to make sound data-driven decisions based on real-time intelligence. The fact that few discrete manufacturers have these capabilities, and even fewer intend to invest in them only fuels this misconception. The correlation between having these capabilities and also having a World Class ERP implementation is clear. Gaining the insights possible from using these types of decision-enabling tools could very well provide the opportunity for a significant competitive advantage," wrote Cindy Jutras of Mint Jutras in "Can ERP Drive Decisions in Discrete Manufacturing?"

The Aptean Discrete Manufacturing suite was developed specifically to connect customer and production data throughout the opportunity-to-cash-process and ensure accurate customer and production information throughout the customer order lifecycle. This combination provides discrete manufacturers with complete sales force automation and data sharing between the customer profile and ERP, ensuring a smooth proposal, sales order and production process.

About CMC Rescue

Today, CMC Rescue, Inc. is an employee-owned company that's garnered a strong and loyal following among its users. Globally recognized as a leading manufacturer of rescue and work-at-height equipment, its employee-owners are loyal believers too. Company founder Jim Frank remains active with standards development, product design and training, while nearly 10 percent of the company's 75+ staff actively serve as rescue team volunteers in their local communities. CMC Rescue employee-owners share a pride in product quality, value and workmanship, but above all, service to rescue workers striving to save a life.

About Aptean

Aptean helps businesses profit, innovate and grow where the work gets done—in the call center, on the floor of the factory, at the end of the assembly line. That's where Aptean's CRM, Complaint Management, ERP and Supply Chain software applications enable nearly 5,000 customers to satisfy their customers, operate more efficiently and stay at the forefront of their industry. Aptean is where software WORKS. For more information, visit www.aptean.com.

CONTACT: Media Relations Will Haraway, Aptean +1.770.351.9600 william.haraway@aptean.comSource: Aptean