Antonia Spitzer, President, COSS Systems Inc.
There is no shortage of keywords and catch phrases when it comes to describing the manufacturing industry. We’ve grown accustomed in the past to hearing the sector described as powerful, dynamic and the foundation of our economy. Today, however, manufacturers and goods producers are hearing another word to describe their business: challenged. Market forces such as currency valuations, verseas competition and the cost of labour are now putting heavy pressure on the manufacturing sector, deflecting focus away from the business at hand, which is production.
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – COSS Systems has launched a new ERP product for manufacturers, in partnership with Microsoft. The product was introduced to COSS customers at the Microsoft Canada office in Mississauga earlier this month.
Designed with SMB manufacturers in mind, COSS ERP combines all of the functionality of the COSS manufacturing software suite with Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains accounting software. It is built on the .NET framework, the same development platform Microsoft uses for its own products. Plus, the interface looks and feels like Microsoft Office, so many users will be familiar with the new format.
E-Tek Software Solutions a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner and Value Added Reseller of Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) ERP Accounting software and IT consulting services has engaged in a partnership with COSS Systems, a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services for small to midsized manufacturing businesses (SMB). E-Tek will act as master reseller of for the north east corridor of the United States.
“COSS has been delivering a robust solution to the manufacturing industry for 18 years on various platforms, the Dynamics GP integration will benefit new and existing clients, offering up an enterprise wide solution. This will allow for company wide cost cutting, through process integration and quicker return on investment.” notes Jeffrey Buongiorno, President and CEO of E-Tek, referring to the recent adaptation of COSS as a Microsoft approved Independent Software Vendor.