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Case Study: Brookside Flavors

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NexTec and Sage X3 are key ingredients to success for Brookside Flavors

NexTec implemented Sage X3, giving the company a firm grip on inventory, access to data in real time, and set them up for a full transformation of their business.

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About Brookside Flavors & Ingredients

Brookside Flavors & Ingredients is a company with exceptional taste — manufacturing sweet and savory ingredient blends and enhancers utilized by some of the biggest names in the food industry. Brookside is an industry leader using natural, organic and non-GMO flavors and ingredients.

Industry - Food and Beverage Manufacturing
Industry
Food and Beverage
location
Location
Branchburg, NJ
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System selected
Sage X3

“NexTec brings an abundance of expertise and knowledge of best business practices to our projects that is helping us get the most from Sage X3 and preparing us for our continuing growth and success.”

Dean Karkazis, Director of Operational Analytics, Brookside Flavors

Main functionalities

Here’s how NexTec Group and Sage X3 helped solve Brookside Flavor’s challenges:

Improves efficiency

The company has seen significant improvements in inventory accuracy, order allocation, production tracking, and general efficiency. Employees can now enter data in multiple areas of the facility rather than waiting on one person to enter data into the software.

“NexTec shares our approach to doing business. We both insist on doing things right.”

Dean Karkazis, Director of Operational Analytics, Brookside Flavors

End-to-end solution

NexTec implemented a full suite of tightly integrated business management solutions, including: Sage X3 financial, distribution, and manufacturing suites; Sage HRMS; Sage Payment Solutions; True Commerce EDI; Solver BI360; and a complete RFID system.

Key Results

Single, robust solution provides visibility and functionality across multiple locations and departments
A skilled and well-planned implementation kept the project on time and in budget
Previously manual processes have been automated, saving time and money
The company can now collect a vast amount of quality-related data on its thousands of products

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Case Study: Benoit Inc

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Amidst a pandemic, Benoit goes live with Acumatica without delays or downtime

NexTec implemented Acumatica remotely and connected their operations. Data is shared in real-time, resulting in better insights, and time and money saved. Remote work is not an issue because Acumatica is easily accessible from anywhere and on any device. Benoit is secure in the event of future crisis situations.

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challenges oilfield services ERP software

About Benoit

Benoit is a top provider of premium threading, completion products, and engineered services to the oil and gas industry. The company was founded 80 years ago and has become a trusted manufacturer of threaded connectors and flow-control tools. Benoit has multiple locations and 500,000 square feet of manufacturing space.

oilfield
Industry
Oil Field Service
location
Location
Houma, LA
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System selected
Acumatica

“Acumatica and NexTec are making a positive impact in our operation, giving us the information and support we need to run the business efficiently, and providing the security of knowing our business data is stored offsite and backed up automatically.”

Mike Stevens, Director of Production & Process Strategy, Benoit

Main functionalities

Here’s how NexTec Group and Acumatica helped solve Benoit’s challenges:

Manufacturing Insight

At any given time, Benoit has over one hundred active production orders. Acumatica gives the company visibility into where each order is in the manufacturing process and captures labor costs associated with each step to ensure accurate costing data.

“NexTec is extremely responsive when we have questions or need help
troubleshooting something. They are knowledgeable, friendly, straightforward and helpful.”

Kevin Dupre, Manager of Production & Process Strategy, Benoit

Unified operations

Before implementing Acumatica, Benoit was using four different, unconnected systems to run its business. Acumatica’s ease of use, hosted deployment model, and broad-based functionality made it a good fit to bring the disparate systems into one where data can be shared across teams in real-time.

Key Results

Four previously disparate systems are now integrated in Acumatica
Implementation was accomplished entirely remotely, with no delays or downtime
Employees have the ability to work anywhere, any time, on any device
Benoit now has real-time visibility into the status of every order and where it is in the manufacturing process

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Case Study: Elmer Candy

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NexTec and Sage X3 make life sweeter for Elmer Candy

NexTec implemented Sage X3, giving the company a firm grip on inventory, access to data in real-time, and set them up for a full transformation of their business.

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About Elmer Candy

Elmer Candy Corporation, established in 1855, is one of the most successful chocolatiers in the United States. Its sweet confections, primarily boxed chocolates, are sold at retailers across the country, including Walmart, Costco, Kroger, and Target. If you’ve purchased chocolates for Valentine’s Day, Christmas or another holiday, you’ve most likely picked up a box from Elmer Candy. To meet the high holiday demand, Elmer Candy must accurately forecast sales, ensure its supplies of raw ingredients, and efficiently craft, package, and distribute its goods.

Industry - Food and Beverage Manufacturing
Industry
Food and Beverage
location
Location
Ponchatoula, LA
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System selected
Sage X3

“In the end, NexTec offered the single best combination of partner experience, end-to-end functionality, and competitive pricing. We felt confident in our decision from the start, and that confidence hasn’t wavered.”

Joseph Wiley, MIS Director, Elmer Candy

Main functionalities

Here’s how NexTec Group and Sage X3 helped solve Elmer Candy’s challenges:

Improves efficiency

The company has seen significant improvements in inventory accuracy, order allocation, production tracking, and general efficiency. Employees can now enter data in multiple areas of the facility rather than waiting on one person to enter data into the software.

“We are positioned to fully transform our business, and NexTec is leading the way.”

Joseph Wiley, MIS Director, Elmer Candy

End-to-end solution

NexTec implemented a full suite of tightly integrated business management solutions, including: Sage X3 financial, distribution, and manufacturing suites; Sage HRMS; Sage Payment Solutions; True Commerce EDI; Solver BI360; and a complete RFID system.

Key Results

Elmer Candy saw a full return on investment in just one season
Real-time data has facilitated rapid and informed decision-making
Sage X3 has made it possible to complete lot traceability reports in a matter of seconds
The company is positioned to grow 10-15% thanks to improved accuracy and streamlined processes

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Case Study: Omni Cart Services

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Omni Cart’s Field Services Team gets to work with Acumatica and NexTec

Omni Cart chose NexTec to implement Acumatica Cloud ERP – bringing all business processes into a single system. Field service operations are streamlined with accurate, up-to-date dispatch capabilities and project information – saving the company valuable time and money.

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About Omni Cart Services

When you visit your local grocery store, you likely don’t give a second thought to the shopping cart… but one company does. Omni Cart Services cleans and repairs shopping carts, backroom equipment, condenser, and HVAC units for grocery stores, hardware stores, big box stores, and distribution centers. They have customers across 48 US states.

field services
Industry
Field Services
location
Location
Mentor, OH
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System selected
Acumatica

“By bringing all of our business processes into a single system of record we can eliminate duplicate data entry tasks and ensure that all our teams are working with the most accurate, current information.”

Keith Wolf, President, Omni Cart Services

Here’s how NexTec Group and Acumatica helped Omni Cart

A system built for field services

Omni Cart streamlined its scheduling and dispatch tasks with Acumatica. They can quickly generate reports to get an accurate picture of current and future workloads. The field services team now has real-time access to inventory stocking levels which ensures they have the tools and supplies needed for each job.

“We found NexTec Group, and they’ve successfully guided the implementation to fit our business needs.”

Keith Wolfe, President, Omni Cart Services

United operations

Through Acumatica, NexTec connected finance and accounting, customer relationship management (CRM), and field services management which streamlines operations, provides visibility across locations and business functions, and allows Omni Cart to keep up their fast pace even as the business grows.

Key Results

Acumatica has increased visibility across all facets of the operation facilitates, leading to better decision making
Connected accounting, supply chain, and field services has eliminated duplicate data entry and everyone works with the most accurate, current information
Field service operations are streamlined with accurate, up-to-date dispatch capabilities
Omni Cart is confident they’ve found the right ERP solution and partner to guide them forward

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Case Study: TissueTech

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NexTec and Sage X3 support TissueTech’s ongoing innovation

NexTec implemented Sage X3, providing guidance and direction enabling the company to maximize value from the latest version of the software.

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About TissueTech

TissueTech, Inc. is a leader in innovative technologies. The company relies on a proprietary cryopreservation technology called CryoTek® to preserve the natural properties of umbilical cord and amniotic membrane human birth tissue products. Following the introduction of this proprietary cryopreserved amniotic membrane to the ophthalmic industry in 1997, TissueTech has pioneered the clinical application of human birth tissue-based products.

Industry - Pharmaceuticals
Industry
Life Sciences
location
Location
Miami, FL
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System selected
Sage X3

“When we learned about their approach, project management, product and industry knowledge, and commitment to their customers, we were convinced NexTec was the right partner for us.”

Carlos Jofre Jr., Executive Director of IT, TissueTech

Main functionalities

Here’s how NexTec Group and Sage X3 helped TissueTech’s challenges:

Provides robust compliance tools

Sage X3 provides functionality to support the multi-step quality assurace program used by many life sciences companies. It allows for extensive tracking of samples and maintains traceability from receipt to production to shipment.

“We’ve got tremendous confidence in NexTec. As an IT director, I sleep better at night knowing they’ve got our back.”

Carlos Jofre Jr, Executive Director of IT, TissueTech

Access to integrated solutions

Sage X3 has the ability to integrate with many solutions that extend its functionality. TissueTech incorporated a few different solutions to enhance and strengthen its capabilities with the software.

Key Results

NexTec’s life sciences consulting team provided guidance and direction, enabling TissueTech to maximize the value of Sage X3
Sage X3 has made it easier to meet compliance and quality mandates
Inter-site transfers are created in a more efficient way, saving eight hours per transaction
Two separate lines of business can now be managed in one single platform

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ARA Food Corp

Case Study: ARA Food Corp

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NexTec and Sage X3 help ARA Food Corp keep a hungry market satisfied

After NexTec implemented Sage X3, manufacturing data is captured in real time and linked to accounting. Reports are fully visible with detailed cost tracking, and there is improved traceability, quality control, and recall management.

About ARA Food Corp

Plantains are a food staple throughout the world’s tropical regions—in fact these cousins of the banana rank as the tenth most important staple food in the world. Plantains are also a staple at ARA Food Corp. This 40-year-old, family-owned company proudly calls itself “The Home of the Plantain Chip” and is the only US manufacturer of the extraordinarily popular snack food. Operating out of its headquarters in Miami, ARA Food Corp ships its savory snacks throughout the country, both under its own brand and private labeled for other companies.

Industry - Food and Beverage Manufacturing
Industry
Food and Beverage
location
Location
Miami, FL
NexTec ERP icon
System selected
Sage X3

“NexTec does an amazing job for us. We have nothing but good things to say about their skills, professionalism, responsiveness and level of support.”

Marta De Varona, VP Finance and Administration, ARA Food Corp

Main functionalities

Here’s how NexTec Group and Sage X3 helped ARA Food Corp’s challenges:

Bring together disparate systems

Sage X3 is being used across the board for purchasing, receiving, manufacturing processes, accounts receivables and payables, and finance. Real-time data saves time, improves accuracy, and enhances customer service – leading to more sales.

Better traceability

Everyone is in one system, making it easier to track data for day to day use as well as for product recalls. ARA is also now able to control food scraps by 1.5%, which used to be a big problem for the company.

Improve lead time and production scheduling

Inventory stock has dropped 10%, cutting costs and reducing space required to store ingredients. Sage X3 is customizable and flexible, which is helpful for a company like ARA that does not keep bulk stock.

Greater visibility and access to real-time information

The BI capabilities in Sage X3 have been used to optimize resource use while managing variations in sales and supplies.

Key Results

Manufacturing data is captured in real time and linked directly into accounting, saving time and improving accuracy
Time saved is now used to analyze and improve plant functioning
Reports and detail cost tracking help optimize scheduling and resource allocation
Improved traceability, quality control and recall management ensure compliance and consistency

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Thank you! – TissueTech Case Study

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About NexTec Group

NexTec Group is a national consulting firm, specializing in technology to help you manage your business. This includes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Business Intelligence (BI), Cloud and On-premise solutions for mid-sized businesses.

We started the company because, as consultants, we saw software sellers that had never walked a mile in the customers shoes. We had, and knew that we could offer something different. A company made up of consultants that had experience working in the industries that they were now advising.

In the 20+ years that NexTec has been in business, we’ve developed close working relationships with our customers, partners and each other.

Customers choose NexTec because…

  • Our consultants have an average of 25 years’ experience in both consulting and industry.
  • We understand the software, customer challenges, value teamwork, and are passionate about doing great work
  • We provide clear information that helps customers make informed buying decisions
  • We stand by our customers to make sure the technology works, is used, and produces great results
  • We deliver our services with a sense of friendliness, fun, individual pride, and company spirit

If you see the possibilities, let’s meet for lunch, coffee or a drink.

Sage Authorized Partner

Thank you! – Brookside Flavors Case Study

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Brookside Flavors and Ingredients

About NexTec Group

NexTec Group is a national consulting firm, specializing in technology to help you manage your business. This includes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Business Intelligence (BI), Cloud and On-premise solutions for mid-sized businesses.

We started the company because, as consultants, we saw software sellers that had never walked a mile in the customers shoes. We had, and knew that we could offer something different. A company made up of consultants that had experience working in the industries that they were now advising.

In the 20+ years that NexTec has been in business, we’ve developed close working relationships with our customers, partners and each other.

Customers choose NexTec because…

  • Our consultants have an average of 25 years’ experience in both consulting and industry.
  • We understand the software, customer challenges, value teamwork, and are passionate about doing great work
  • We provide clear information that helps customers make informed buying decisions
  • We stand by our customers to make sure the technology works, is used, and produces great results
  • We deliver our services with a sense of friendliness, fun, individual pride, and company spirit

If you see the possibilities, let’s meet for lunch, coffee or a drink.

Sage Authorized Partner

Thank you! – Hemp Cultivation Study

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About NexTec Group

NexTec Group is a national consulting firm, specializing in technology to help you manage your business. This includes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Business Intelligence (BI), Cloud and On-premise solutions for mid-sized businesses.

We started the company because, as consultants, we saw software sellers that had never walked a mile in the customers shoes. We had, and knew that we could offer something different. A company made up of consultants that had experience working in the industries that they were now advising.

In the 20+ years that NexTec has been in business, we’ve developed close working relationships with our customers, partners and each other.

Customers choose NexTec because…

  • Our consultants have an average of 25 years’ experience in both consulting and industry.
  • We understand the software, customer challenges, value teamwork, and are passionate about doing great work
  • We provide clear information that helps customers make informed buying decisions
  • We stand by our customers to make sure the technology works, is used, and produces great results
  • We deliver our services with a sense of friendliness, fun, individual pride, and company spirit

If you see the possibilities, let’s meet for lunch, coffee or a drink.

Sage Authorized Partner

Thank you! – Yakima Chief Hops Case Study

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Yakima Chief Hops

About NexTec Group

NexTec Group is a national consulting firm, specializing in technology to help you manage your business. This includes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Business Intelligence (BI), Cloud and On-premise solutions for mid-sized businesses.

We started the company because, as consultants, we saw software sellers that had never walked a mile in the customers shoes. We had, and knew that we could offer something different. A company made up of consultants that had experience working in the industries that they were now advising.

In the 20+ years that NexTec has been in business, we’ve developed close working relationships with our customers, partners and each other.

Customers choose NexTec because…

  • Our consultants have an average of 25 years’ experience in both consulting and industry.
  • We understand the software, customer challenges, value teamwork, and are passionate about doing great work
  • We provide clear information that helps customers make informed buying decisions
  • We stand by our customers to make sure the technology works, is used, and produces great results
  • We deliver our services with a sense of friendliness, fun, individual pride, and company spirit

If you see the possibilities, let’s meet for lunch, coffee or a drink.

Sage Authorized Partner