As we look back on another year, it’s a chance to reflect on some of the highlights for us here at Abel Software.
We continue to reach out to our existing customers, to help their expansion into new markets. China and the United States were the stars this year, with two of our New Zealand customers extending their manufacturing operations – one into China and another into the United States to be closer to their major markets. It’s great to be a part of our customers success stories.
Our distributor, Abel Solutions, has been busy on both sides of the Tasman with several new implementations. Their Melbourne team installed Abel for the Australian Wool Testing Authority who went live in September. The Australian Wool Testing Authority is the largest wool testing organization in the world.
In Sydney the team has been busy with existing customer upgrades and implementing Abel for Disk Brakes Australia. DBA is an Australian owned manufacturer, designer and global marketer of automotive disc brake rotors.
In June the New Zealand team completed the implementation of Abel for Talus Industries’ Brushworks brand, which is part of the Innova Products Group. Innova is a global company that designs and produces household brands such as Click Clack kitchenware, Dixbro, Brushworks brushware and Strahl beverageware products.
Our good friends at Alsco have also been busy installing Abel into three branches in Italy, Merlino, Padova and Sovicille.
Abel Software’s Research & Development Center released some cool new features including several significant enhancements to our Manufacturing functionality, some new cross database functions for those of you with multiple databases, as well a number of small enhancements requested by our customers.
Abel’s Material Requirements Planning (MRP), which continued to develop this year, has been a big hit with customers. MRP is a technique which uses budgets to drive Production Planning and Inventory Control. MRP can be used to plan manufacturing, purchasing and delivery activities. It recommends re-order quantities and timing for materials, ensuring your supply and demand is efficiently managed while maintaining low inventory levels.
To all our customers around the world, we are always striving to help you, whether it is by way of a major development to align with a new business process, assisting you to expand into new markets or providing a small tweak that makes your job a little bit easier.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous 2014.
Jane and the Team at Abel