ERP Webinar Reports IT Cost Savings for One Coatings Manufacturer

Deacom, Inc. President Jay Deakins recently presented a webinar in conjunction with Paint and Coatings Industry (PCI) Magazine, discussing the software selection and implementation process of American Inks and Coatings and explaining the benefits of using integrated ERP manufacturing software.

Wayne, PA, March 19, 2009 --( Jay Deakins, president of Deacom, Inc., recently presented the webinar "Break Free from IT: How Fully Integrated ERP Software Can Provide the Roadmap for IT Independence," in conjunction with Paint and Coatings Industry (PCI) Magazine. The free event discussed the software selection and implementation process of manufacturer American Inks and Coatings, and explained how using integrated ERP manufacturing software can help manufacturers of paint, coatings, adhesives, and sealants reduce their reliance on IT support and cut down its associated costs.

Prior to selecting a new ERP software solution, American Inks and Coatings used three customized software systems and more than a dozen servers to manage its business. System communication breakdowns left the manufacturer of high-volume ink and coatings at the mercy of a remote IT manager - the only person who knew how to "un-stick transactions."

After evaluating several best-of-breed replacement systems, American Inks and Coatings chose the DEACOM Integrated Accounting and ERP System. DEACOM was the only software solution that could combine all its business processes, including sales, purchasing, production, formulation, inventory control and lot tracking, regulatory reporting, and accounting, in a single system.

In one year, American Inks and Coatings more than paid for its ERP system through savings on former business process and IT impediments. For example, the IT department previously required eight TI lines running in and eight TI lines running out. DEACOM replaced that "with point-to-point communication that reduced their communication costs by a factor of about eight," Deakins said. "It was a huge savings just in simplification."

The hour-long webinar also included a detailed discussion of key functionality to look for in manufacturing ERP software, as well as a participant Q & A Session.

An archived recording of the webinar is available at

To learn more about the DEACOM Integrated Accounting and ERP Software System or to schedule an online demonstration, call 610-971-2278 ext. 15 or visit


About Deacom, Inc.

Headquartered in Wayne, PA, Deacom, Inc. is the producer of DEACOM, a complete accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for building component and process manufacturers with difficult-to-handle requirements. The DEACOM System seamlessly links all departments within a manufacturing company, providing a comprehensive view of the entire operation. By making complex issues simple, Deacom helps streamline manufacturing business processes to maximize productivity and profitability.
Deacom, Inc.
Erin Lawley
610-971-2278 ext. 41
950 West Valley Road, Suite 3000
Wayne, PA 19087
Fax: 610-971-2279