At the end of every year, many companies do two things: Review the challenges they faced in the past year and prepare for those they may potentially encounter in the year ahead. A few discover that the key to overcoming any type of business challenge, whether old or new, is industry-specific software. DAS Medical Holdings, LLC (DAS Medical) figured it out and implemented medical supplies software and medical devices software within a Cloud ERP solution to surmount their unique obstacles.
Here’s their story.
About DAS Medical and How They Found the Right Medical Supplies and Devices Software
Founded in 2010, DAS Medical designs, develops and manufactures single-use surgical equipment covers, robotic draping systems and fluid control pouches. They’re headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with manufacturing facilities in the Dominican Republic. The company sells their products directly to hospitals, but most of their inventory is sold through OEM contracts with the equipment manufacturers.
As a pioneer in the disposable equipment draping market, the company is dedicated to providing quality products that meet compliance regulations and customer specifications. Their Vision? To be a “world-class and innovative solutions provider to medical device manufacturers. DAS is committed to offering transparent and open relationships so that customers can easily recognize and evaluate the value-proposition that we create.”
When DAS Medical began operations, they chose QuickBooks as their accounting software. It quickly became apparent that QuickBooks was incapable of handling their growing needs. For example, they had to pay for additional user licenses, restricting the number of employees that could access the software. Additionally, the company did not have an IT department, so any technical issues that arose were not easily fixed.
The need for a full Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution was apparent. Says CFO Houston Lee, “We knew we wanted a Cloud ERP. We’re a small and growing company with multiple locations and without a dedicated IT staff. So, having a hosted ERP solution is ideal.”
On the advice of a colleague, Lee connected with NexTec Group for software advice. NexTec, based on its experience with the medical supplies and devices industry, recommended Acumatica Cloud ERP.
“[Acumatica’s] manufacturing, inventory control and MRP capabilities are right in line with what we need,” Lee says in the company’s NexTec Customer Story. “Our confidence in NexTec is what ultimately convinced us we were making the right decision.”
Overcoming and Succeeding with Acumatica Cloud ERP
DAS Medical implemented Acumatica’s medical supplies and devices ERP solution, which includes integrated distribution software, warehousing management software and inventory management software, and have since experienced business-enhancing benefits. For example, their production facility’s production level rose significantly without additional overhead, according to Lee. “Thanks to automated workflows in Acumatica, we’ve increased efficiency and cut the time it takes to report on production activity by over 50%.”
- Track their inventory efficiently and accurately
- Keep their stock at optimal levels
- Enjoy robust financial controls and audit capabilities
- Have access to comprehensive reporting and metrics/analytics
And they add users at no additional cost.
“We love that with Acumatica, we can add as many users as we want without paying more. That allows us to open the solution to more of our staff, both at our headquarters and in our manufacturing facility. So, they get quick access to the data they need on their own,” says Lee. “We find that we’re adding new users frequently as we continue to realize how valuable the solution is.”
The Future with Acumatica Cloud ERP and NexTec
DAS Medical’s story, and their resulting benefits, confirm the conclusion of NexTec’s free guide, ERP Selection Guide: Medical Supplies and Devices. “To streamline operations and better manage business growth, leading medical supplies and devices companies depend on industry-specific Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions to ensure success.”
The guide also notes, “ERP replaces all of a business’ separate systems that do not integrate or are poorly integrated with other departments. The result is a single system that delivers one version of information about the state of your medical devices and supplies business. With ERP, you can streamline processes and make data-driven decisions to maximize profits and reduce costs.”
Finally, the guide reviews the features the right cloud ERP software should possess, (including finance and operations, governance and compliance, production order and tracking, client management and distribution and inventory), provides direction on how to research ERP options and explains why NexTec recommends Acumatica.
“Acumatica provides medical supplies and medical devices companies with all the tools they need to be successful,” the guide notes.
DAS Medical exemplifies this fact. With the help of Acumatica Cloud ERP and NexTec, the company has set itself up for future success.
“[NexTec has] remained focused on our business’s success from the start,” Lee says. “I don’t feel like they just sold us a product, they were building a long-term relationship. Even now, as we’ve been live almost a year, they continue to help us get the most value out of Acumatica—they’re with us every step of the way.”
Learn More about Acumatica and NexTec
Acumatica is the complete Cloud ERP solution for all your medical devices management needs today and in the future. It manages all areas of your business using a modern, flexible and adaptable platform that lets you focus on productivity, growing your business and overcoming challenges.
To learn how a modern ERP solution can help your company keep up with the digital economy, download our guide and reach out to us today. We’d love to show you what Acumatica can do and how we can help.