SOLIDWORKS Integration with COUNTERPART ETO ERP Essential for Egan Food Technologies

February 01 08:37 2021
SOLIDWORKS Integration with COUNTERPART ETO ERP Essential for Egan Food Technologies

Egan Food Technologies, based in Grand Rapids, MI, supplies customized food process machinery for the confectionery, baking, and snack food industries. The company also rebuilds, services, and supplies parts and auxiliary equipment for chocolate molding, depositing, extruding, slab forming, and baking equipment. 

Joe Cisler, Design Engineer at Egan, shared his search for a software which integrates with SOLIDWORKS and found COUNTERPART ETO ERP. This brief video explains. 

Cisler noted, “The main thing I was seeking out was some kind of direct correlation to SOLIDWORKS. We were still using some outdated, although effective for us at the time, access database software that had no communication with SOLIDWORKS. So, when I started doing some research, it was a bit of a task to find something and came across COUNTERPART ETO ERP. Saw that there was two-way communication direct to SOLIDWORKS.” 


Unlike many ETO ERP solutions COUNTERPART is an engineering-centric solution.  Most ERP systems are back-office accounting solutions and distracted by CRM and other operational functions. COUNTERPART ensures there are no features which detract from focusing on the BOM (Bill of Materials) to address the fast-changing engineering challenges of ETO manufacturers.

COUNTERPART enables manufacturing teams to access the information needed to do the job. By offering a bi-directional software solution integrated with SOLIDWORKS® to share real-time information with those who need it, engineers and purchasing have a non-stop and instantaneous job progress status report. These COUNTERPART elements allow ETO manufacturers to leverage the information to improve engineering efficiency.

According to COUNTERPART General Manager Andrew Schutte, “When ETO manufacturers improve visibility into project monitoring and focus on challenges and opportunities for improvement, best-in-class lean manufacturing is achieved.”

Schutte also noted that the project management capability with COUNTERPART enhances teams’ efficiency by configuring the software solution to meet the work environment and specific engineering needs. Every job is assigned to the right team member prioritized by release date, lead times, due dates, and more. Every engineering-focused manufacturer will appreciate the critical functionality focus.”

Call 616-738-8922 to schedule a demo. Follow COUNTERPART on Twitter at @COUNTERPARTERP.

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