Expandable ERP Overview
Expandable drives increased business valuation for your SMB enterprise with proven third party analysis showing Best-In-Class Business Performance against ERP industry average business metric bench marks. Analysts have credibly quantified this but your proof is really in our highly satisfied customer bases who continue to go on record as our outstanding partners in business.
Expandable is an enterprise resources planning software suite designed to help executives and managers of fast-growing companies maximize business performance by maintaining visibility and control of manufacturing operations. Fully integrated accounting, engineering and manufacturing modules provide a solid back office foundation while its CRM, e‑commerce, and supply chain functions deliver front office tools to manage business relationships and streamline transactions. Expandable delivers excellent value by providing a clear and seamless growth path all the way from startup to the billion dollar mark. With long term deployment of a single system implementation, Expandable customers enjoy a low total cost of ownership (TCO) and a reliable business foundation that users across the entire enterprise will enjoy using to gain productivity improvements through inter-departmental visibility of business operations. Expandable’s comprehensive system can be implemented in a traditional on-site client/server installation or deployed over the Web in the on-demand, software as a service (SaaS) model. Whether you’re striving for the low total cost of ownership that long-term deployment of a single system implementation can bring, or looking to get up and running quickly with a minimum capital expense, Expandable has an option to fit your needs.
WHAT WE DO NOT DO
What we don’t do is treat you like a commodity once you become a customer. We treat you as a business partner. The bulk of our new business comes from referrals by successful companies. That’s why we take our initial discovery conversations very seriously to make sure every one of our customers is a good fit for our software. The last thing we want is a customer who is not successful using our system. They wouldn’t be a customer for long and would not make a good reference.
WHAT WE DO NOT SAY
A lot of companies in the manufacturing software industry begin the sales cycle by saying, “Hey, you’re a manufacturer, and we have manufacturing software, so let’s do business.” Expandable does not take that approach. Our initial objective is to generate a clear understanding of your goals and the specific reasons you are looking to implement new business systems. By understanding your business goals, manufacturing style, and requirements, we’ll identify upfront whether our system will be a good fit for your organization.
Expandable ERP Advantages
Proven Best-In-Class Business Performance against ERP industry average by third party analysts, Expandable drives increased business valuation, empowering your entire organization to contribute to the bottom line by uniting the enterprise under a centralized data infrastructure. You gain a cohesive business framework that supports the efficient processes and enterprise-wide visibility essential to profitable operations. The Expandable user interface is intuitive and consistent across all modules so a small, cross-functional team can be productive with the system right from the start.
What Makes Us “Expandable?”:
- Proven Best-In-Class Business Performance by a Strong Customer Base and Third Party Validated
- Versatile decision support
- SQL Server database platform
- APICS-compliant business logic
- Deployed on-site or on-demand
- Consistent user interface across all modules
- Responsive business partner
“… a great company and product; I can’t imagine a manufacturing company selecting a different ERP system…” — President & CEO, Expandable Customer.
“… refreshing to experience a solutions provider such as Expandable taking an interest in listening to its customers… combined experiences you have between operations management and systems proficiency make you a good listener and a good solution provider. Thank you!” — VP of Operations, Expandable Customer.
While interviewing ERP/MRP specialist candidates … “During the interview process, I was asked the question about the tech-support provided by Expandable. I was pleased to discuss that any calls to tech-support is not from a “bug-in-the-software” issue, but we made a mistake or don’t know how to do something. The stability of ESI’s software is excellent and that takes a huge load off IT departments” — IT Manager, Expandable Customer.
“…I must say that I have been very impressed with the assistance provided by your team and the resilience of your product which continues to provide reliable accounting information…. After a crash course on Expandable, I spent two nights ringing up a number of your clients in the US, Canada, Europe and Tasmania to find out what people thought of it. Happily, I can report that, without exception, I was told the service was very good, even exceptional, and it is a stable product” — Company Secretary & CFO, Expandable Customer.
Expandable ERP Technology
The following are Client-Server system requirements to provide a general idea of the hardware and software base needs for an on-site deployment a full detailed compatibility matrix is available and current with Expandable Customer Support.
Client Operating System: Windows 7 / Windows 8
Server Operating System: Microsoft 2012 Server Standard/Enterprise Edition (latest service pack)
Database: Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Microsoft SQL Server 2008R2
Microsoft Active Directory Domain
Operating System Windows 7 (Recommended) / Windows 8
CPU Intel® Core™2 Duo processor or later
RAM 2 GB (4 GB recommended)
Monitor 800 x 600 SVGA, 256 color or better
Disk Space 120 MB of available space for Expandable
Optical Drive CD/DVD
SERVER Minimum (see support for detailed notes)
Operating System Windows 2012 Server Standard /
Enterprise Edition (latest service packs)
Windows 2008R2 Server Standard / Enterprise Edition (latest service packs)
CPU Intel® Core™2 Duo processor or later
RAM 4 GB minimum (8 GB recommended)
Hard Drive 500 GB (min 20GB of available space)
Optical Drive CD/DVD
Database MS SQL Server 2012 Standard/Enterprise Edition (Recommended)
MS SQL Server 2008R2 Standard/Enterprise Edition
“…wanted to express my sincere gratitude for the support [your Customer Service team] gave us last night in our upgrade of Expandable and its database and the move to the new hosting location. [Their] willingness to work on a Friday night and provide vital assistance helped us immeasurably. I’ve always enjoyed our relationship with your company and this is another reason why” — Division IT Director, Expandable Customer.
“I’m emailing you all this morning to say that we went live last week and everything went rather smooth so Expandable can add another successful implementation to its list of accomplishments… Lastly, it’s twenty minutes after 8AM and all is quiet. For an IT guy there’s nothing sweeter than the sound of silence. Thanks again and we look forward to nurturing the Expandable partnership for years to come” — Manager, Information Technology, Expandable Customer.
“Thank you very much; you guys have been a life saver!!!! We had just ordered our new severs last week and looking forward to our upgrade, then Tuesday came and our system decided it had enough and crashed. You can imagine the impact to our daily operations. Your people are great to work with, makes me very glad we decided to go with Expandable in the first place” — President, Expandable Customer.
Expandable ERP Modules
- Materials Management for Expandable ERP
- Sales & Order Management for Expandable ERP
- Financial Management for Expandable ERP
- Production Management for Expandable ERP
- Supply Chain Management for Expandable ERP
- Customer Relationship Management for Expandable ERP
- Additional Capabilities for Expandable ERP
- Services & Support for Expandable ERP