Tadhg Henderson

Wednesday, 27 January 2021 14:57

EFACS E/8 for Chemicals


Today’s chemical manufacturers and distributors are facing many modern challenges encompassing compliance and legal hurdles and their own software infrastructure; outdated business software can slowly damage even the most healthy of businesses.


Chemicals Industry ERP

Thankfully ERP has grown, changed and improved to meet the challenges and demands of the modern chemical company, and is the best option for any type of chemical industry. ERP enables chemical manufacturers to efficiently manage and record formulations, maintain quality control standards and streamline production processes.

The embedded and integrated modules of EFACS E/8 help manage data flow from managing formulations to processes and delivery inline with the regulatory requirements of the chemical industry.

An important element of ERP for a chemical manufacturing company is the ability to customise the solution to the specific requirements of the business. With EFACS E/8, the software is fully customisable to the exact specifics of the business.

Particularly relevant to the chemical industry, the EFACS Hazardous Goods module will assist in all aspects of the transportation or processing of hazardous or dangerous goods. The functionality allows all UN, EU and COSHH standard hazardous information to be stored and maintained. Carrier selection logic can be based on a carrier’s capabilities and stock locations can be restricted according to the properties of the part in question.



Wednesday, 27 January 2021 12:52

EFACS E/8 for Automotive


EFACS' automotive industry users include finished vehicle, as well as OEM automotive component manufacturers and aftermarket parts suppliers. Each client is able to respond to their specific market pressures with the assistance and flexibility of the EFACS integrated manufacturing system.


Automotive Industry

It is no surprise that EFACS is such a good fit for a sector in which the tools of manufacturing excellence and continuous improvement, such as Lean, Kanban and Just in Time (JIT) were first developed.

Flexibility to changes in demand, combined with faster response times and greater economy, are driving forces throughout the automotive supply chain. EFACS is able to assist in meeting these challenges through elimination of waste, maximisation of efficiency and optimum utilisation of plant, inventory and personnel.

EFACS’ end-to-end integration of tender and supply chain management, materials resource planning, quotation, sales and customer relationship management into a single database ensures that pull strategy inventory, manufacturing and purchasing processes can be applied with great effectiveness. As can other tools of lean manufacturing, such as vendor managed inventory and consignment stock.

The EFACS browser based interface is easily deployed onto thin client mobile devices and used with bar coding and RFID to provide highly responsive Shop Floor Data Collection (SFDC). This real-time data on material consumption allows more effective planning than can be achieved using forecast values. Production capacity planning can be optimised and smoothed and waste through delays minimised. Barcoding and RFID are technologies that can also be used to streamline goods receipt, as well as assembly and despatch of finished products.

Effective product life cycle management can be achieved using EFACS Engineering Change Controls (ECN) and its fully integrated mechanisms for serial number and batch traceability. The EFACS inventory control procedures are easy to align with the stringent quality assurance and quarantine requirements demanded by the automotive industry. The capability for version controlled document management and the option to link CAD/CAM systems to bills of material all make EFACS an ERP Software of choice for the automotive industry.


Wednesday, 27 January 2021 12:17

EFACS E/8 for Aerospace


The stringent demands placed upon aerospace manufacturers and fleet maintenance organisations makes EFACS a popular choice in this sector, where it is used by manufacturers of components for fixed wing aircraft and helicopters.


Aerospace Industry

Landing gear, airframes, avionics, jet and conventional aero-engines; as well as components incorporating advanced composites, laminates and specialist coatings comprise just some of the items manufactured using EFACS.

Complex manufacturing processes, including subcontracted activities and lean processes that make efficient use of inventory and resources, can be managed using EFACS Capacity Planning and MRP modules.

Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) functionality, available in EFACS, enables asset tracking with serialised audit trails incorporating records of in-flight times and repair activity and components used.

The fully integrated structure of EFACS E/8 ensures that replacement and renewal business opportunities can be maximised as part of planned product obsolescence programs.

Development of Qualified Manufacturers Lists for critical components can be achieved using EFACS’ integrated supplier, purchasing management, quality assurance and stock control functionality.


Over the past eight weeks, the team at Profitsflow has been very busy working with the All Ireland Business Foundation to achieve our Business All-Star Accreditation Certificate.  This accreditation is an outstanding achievement and recognises the hard work 

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 16:57

Irish ERP Market Survey 2020

The biennial Irish ERP Market Survey for 2020 is open for entries until September 30th!  All entrants will be entered into our free draw for a €300 One4All Voucher, and a free copy of the report when completed. 


Clancy Radiators was founded in 1970 to provide heat transfer products to the agricultural and industrial sectors. The company has enjoyed sustained growth and has established itself as a market leader. It prides itself on its reputation for quality, innovation and customer satisfaction. It now has a global customer base and manufacturing facilities in Ireland and the Czech Republic.

At Profitsflow, we specialise in ERP software for Ireland's manufacturing sector.  We have worked with some of the best known names in Ireland, as well as many small, indigenous and export focussed SME's.  

Over the coming months, we have scheduled a series of webinars geared at manufacturing companies looking to start the process of selecting an ERP solution.  These webinars are a great way to familiarise yourself with many of the questions you’ll need to ask during the ERP selection process, without the need to commit the time required of a full scales system demonstration.

Eagle Field Service is a fully integrated solution for companies who manage teams of field service engineers. The software comprises a suite of modules enabling automated communication of data between departments and eliminating duplication throughout the organisation.

Log a service call, assign it to the right engineer with the associated required parts, the engineer tracks activity in real time.  Closing the job causes a service visit report to be generated automatically and optionally sent via e-mail to the customer.  Any chargeable elements of the job are automatically calculated and queued to Eagle's own accounts system for processing as an invoice.  All automatic, all in real time.

Business system selection for the food and drink industry is not for the faint hearted.  Building a requirements analysis can be a challenge for the most experienced of system selection consultants.

One good tip is to start from the desired end result - build a list of reports required by each department.  Working backwards allows then for an in-depth review of all business processes with the overall outcome in mind.

At Profitsflow, we work with the Irish Food Manufacturing sector to deliver fully integrated ERP solutions at all levels, from small, niche ingredients providers to much larger food processors.

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