Announcing Synergy Cloud

Synergy Resources Partners With Diverse Technology Solutions to Bring VISUAL ERP to the Cloud

Central Islip, NY – (1/20/16) Synergy Resources, the largest Value Added Reseller and service provider of Infor’s VISUAL ERP software has announced a partnership with Diverse Technology Solutions (DTS), a leading provider of cloud hosting and technology consulting services.

Synergy Resources has certified DTS as their exclusive cloud hosting provider licensed to run VISUAL ERP manufacturing software “in the cloud”. Infor VISUAL ERP is designed for Engineer to Order, custom, make to order, configure and assemble to order, as well as make to stock manufacturing companies. Its unique capabilities improve the business performance of manufacturing companies by providing greater visibility into costs of manufacturing, scheduling and on-time delivery, and areas to improve the quality of the manufacturing materials and processes.

The partnership between Synergy and DTS enables access to the VISUAL ERP software through the cloud. This will allow manufacturing companies to achieve a lower cost of IT ownership, by offloading hardware infrastructure maintenance. The product will be sold directly by Synergy Resources under the name “Synergy Cloud” powered by Diverse Technology Solutions. As a part of both organizations dedication to helping businesses leverage technology to accomplish their goals, Synergy Cloud will grant an opportunity to improve productivity by having access to VISUAL ERP from any device, anytime, anywhere.

Clayton Hart, Managing Partner of Diverse Technology Solutions, stated “We are excited to launch this new venture with Synergy Resources. We worked diligently to customize our partner program to meet Synergy’s goals and all their requirements to develop this new product and cloud strategy with their management team.”

Mark Lilly, Partner and Director of Sales & Marketing of Synergy Resources stated, “We are very excited to be able to provide a complete infrastructure solution along with our current software offerings to our clients. This gives our clients the option to run their VISUAL software along with back office Microsoft tools in the cloud.”

Gene Caiola, Partner and Director of Services of Synergy Resources stated, “This is very different from using just any hosting platform. Synergy knows VISUAL, so we are adding value by performing certain IT tasks such as updates and backups to Microsoft tools and VISUAL for our clients. This allows them to refocus internal IT resources to tasks or projects that have a much bigger return: Business performance metrics and reporting, for example.”

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About DTS

Founded in 1998 by a team of leading industry IT networking engineers Diverse Technology Solutions has become a leading provider of Virtual Desktop and cloud computing services. As a Tier III SOC2 and SOC3 compliant provider, Diverse Technology Solutions operates out of one of the largest data centers of its kind in North America providing cloud hosting services to customers both in the US and abroad.

About Synergy Resources

Synergy Resources provides world class ERP software, support and services to manufacturing companies. With a staff of over 95 professionals and offices located in New England, New York Metro, Mid-Atlantic, Texas, Toronto and Vancouver, Synergy not only provides ERP solutions, but prides itself at dramatically improving our customers’ business performance. Synergy Resources’ multi-disciplinary support team include professionals in manufacturing, financials, warehousing and technology. Synergy utilizes lean manufacturing and business process re-engineering techniques to enhance its customers’ businesses.

 

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S.I. Howard Glass Company Holds First VISUAL ERP Seminar, Showcasing Achievements

S.I. Howard Glass Company News: S.I. Howard Glass Company holds first VISUAL ERP Seminar, Showcasing Achievements.

http://www.howardglass.com/index.html

Worcester, MA — On September 29th 2015 the S.I. Howard Glass Company held its first VISUAL ERP Tour and Seminar, entitled “Showcasing Achievements”,  Leveraging the VISUAL ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software, and Synergy Resources expertise.

hi2Elizabeth Keefe, Director of Operations for S.I. Howard Glass Company led the seminar discussion and tour of the Glass Company shop floor as she demonstrated the results of the VISUAL ERP software tools coupled with Synergy Resources business consulting efforts.

Synergy Resources, (a professional business improvement services firm) has helped Howard Glass with employee procedures and training on the world class VISUAL ERP software.

Howard Glass demonstrated the uses, benefits, and successful results during the last 3 years of operations. Attended by 11 people from 7 companies from a wide variety of industries, the seminar presented an educational and enlightening approach toward streamlining business processes with the capabilities of the VISUAL ERP software tools, strategic best process consulting and hard work.

“Streamlining means updating and getting the latest tools and technology to meet our company needs, to revise and improve the basic operations and every employee’s responsibilities of the company. This allowed us to grow without increasing the amount of support staff,” said Elizabeth Keefe. “Holding our costs allows us to be more competitive and win in the marketplace.”

hi1Elizabeth stated that Howard Glass has a very complex business, involved with many industries; Aerospace to Electronics, Biomedical to Electro-Optics industries. The VISUAL ERP system is “flexible off-the-shelf so it allows us to run our business in multiple ways to handle the work more efficiently for each industries unique requirements.” Howard Glass is an ISO: 9001:2008 certified and registered firm, with a proven track record of performance excellence.

Elizabeth Keefe added that Howard Glass’s specific needs for the VISUAL ERP system were to manage and improve the operational business needs of the company by utilizing VISUAL for quoting, material, scheduling, financials, quality, and managing its customers’ ever changing forecasts.

“It’s a truly integrated system from the sales quote to production and quality performance results. We’ve been aligning our processes and tools so that everyone is integrated and using the same system at the same time, allowing for more efficient, consistent productivity and results,” said Elizabeth Keefe,  “The data once entered during the sales process, can be leveraged throughout the operations, with no re-typing of any data.”

hi3Attendees took advantage of the event, asking Elizabeth to recall the operations before the VISUAL implementation compared to today, while also asking a wide array of process questions.

Over the few years since VISUAL was implemented, Howard Glass has steadily increased output, with virtually no added administration costs, remaining fiercely competitive, in a very competitive marketplace.

 

 

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S.I. Howard Glass Company

Worcester,MA – 01604 Tel 508.753.8146

http://www.howardglass.com/index.html

For flat glass substrates and fabrication services, S.I. Howard Glass Company is in a league of its own. Since 1912, we’ve supplied the industry with a huge variety of glass products, readily available for fast delivery.

Our substrates can be custom fabricated to the highest standards of excellence. From simple to complex configurations with the tightest of tolerances, we supply flat glass optical components to hundreds of customers, worldwide. Over the decades we have proven ourselves as a unique, adaptable, and solution-oriented company.

Our expanded product offerings include a wide selection of glass such as: Schott BOROFLOAT®, Schott Optical Filters, Schott B270, Schott D263, Schott AF-32, Hoya Optical Filters, Corning Eagle XG, Glaverbel Soda Lime Glass, and crystal clear Low Iron Float Glass. We maintain a vast selection of sizes and thicknesses from 0.1mm to 16 mm.

Our years of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Machining (CAM) experience combine with our knowledge and expertise in processing these materials. This allows us to prototype parts faster, with the highest degree of accuracy (+/- .001 inches) and fabrication as thin as 0.1 mm (.003 inches).

 

Synergy UserCon Canada VISUAL ERP User Conference Was A Success!

Synergy had a very successful first ever Synergy UserCon Canada VISUAL ERP User Conference which was held at the Queen’s Landing hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario on September 28 – 29, 2015.

The conference kicked off with Synergy co-owners, Gene Caiola and Mark Lilly, welcoming our valued customers during the Opening Session. This was followed by Infor’s Director of Product Management for VISUAL ERP, Rich Lagoy, presenting the VISUAL Roadmap.

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Our attendees were able to choose from 60+ educational sessions in the Operations, Financial and Technical tracks. In addition, our attendees were welcomed to visit our Partner Exhibitors; Avalara, American Eagle, Portable Intelligence, QBuild Corporation and Infor.

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During the lunch hour, John Booth of Crawford Provincial and Lynn Spearing of The Peelle Company Limited spoke to the crowd about the benefits of joining the VISUAL Manufacturing Canadian User Group (VMCAUG).

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Soon after, we drew the name of the lucky winner of the iPad for the early bird registration raffle. The winner was John Ashby of Crawford Provincial!

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That evening we enjoyed the Welcome Wine Pairing Dinner in the Royal Cambridge room located at the Prince of Wales hotel.

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The next day we welcomed speaker, Bernadeen McLeod, President and Founder of Mentor Works Ltd. She discussed various funding programs and opportunities which are available to our Canadian customers. Please watch for upcoming invitations to webinars that we will be co-hosting with Mentor Works Ltd.

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We’d like to thank all of our customers, exhibitors and the Infor staff members that attended Synergy UserCon Canada and contributed to making it a success! We hope everyone found great value in the educational sessions and networking opportunities during the conference. We look forward to working with you in the future!

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