We’re tremendously proud to celebrate iSolutions’ 25th anniversary. This milestone wouldn’t be possible without the support of our amazing customers.
For Elements Manufacturing, creating original products, such as cabinetry and countertops, begins with a partnership. The company works closely with architects and contractors to bring ideas to life, which typically starts with a design drawing and moves through complex, in-house processes to fabricate a finished product.
“We are very technologically committed, focused on making continuous operational improvements through systems integrations and infrastructure growth. Our mission is to make it as easy as possible for our employees to be productive” shares David Wright, vice president of operations.
Before a new design project kicks off, Elements first needs to win the business, which involves a detailed estimating and bidding process. Traditionally, the company relied on manual data entry to develop bids for prospective clients, which included risk of human error and was cumbersome to create.
“When we learned the Claris platform could easily integrate with our existing systems, such as our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, we envisioned endless ways to introduce efficiencies across our organization. We thought we’d won the jackpot,” adds Kristy Stormes, general manager.
The company just needed a little outside help to bring its ideas to life.
The company turned to iSolutions to create a custom application to exchange information from the company’s ERP platform with an existing SQL database.
Once this solution was up and running, Elements was creating new client bids through the system on day one — no training or learning curve needed. In one month, the company produced 50 percent more bids than the month prior, translating directly to the bottom line with a significant return on investment (ROI).
“Our project proposals are our primarily sales tools, and thanks to the solution, we get more proposals into the hands of more architects, designers, and homeowners. And that translates to more wins, more business, and more revenue,” Kristy concludes.