In 2010, FTZ Industries contacted Computer Systems & Programming, their business software solutions provider, to discuss the feasibility of going green. Mary Clark, President of Computer Systems & Programming, Inc. recommended enhancing their accounting system, Sage Pro ERP with a number of custom data fields. These fields would allow FTZ Industries to include additional customer contact information in their accounting software to start emailing invoices to their customers. Now FTZ Industries are emailing invoices to 75% of their customer base, and saving approximately 5 hours a week in time spent in mailing invoices to our customers.
FTZ Industries also implemented EZ Tracker, a program that links to UPS and Fedex, making it instantaneous to send tracking and shipping costs data when invoicing customers. Amanda Addis, Office Manager/I.T. Coordinator, says, “FTZ Industries realized that making this switch would not only help us go green but also be a great cost savings opportunity, and potentially shorten our Accounts Receivables cycle.”
With the additional fields in Pro Series, FTZ Industries now uses PDF Blaster to email invoices to customers, and email sales orders and purchase order confirmations to their salespeople with the click of a button. Chris Outlaw, Operations Manager at FTZ Industries, is charged up about the success of this project, “Going Green is a major initiative for FTZ Industries in both product development and internal office procedures. We want to always be at the forefront in technology and information systems, and going paperless on invoicing is a direct result.”
“We enjoy working with Mary Clark at Computer Systems & Programming because she makes it possible for FTZ Industries to not only keep up with technology standards, but to actually set the new trends for our industry. When we wanted to take action towards environmental awareness, Mary helped us do it while at the same time cutting our costs and maximizing our productivity and efficiency. She keeps FTZ moving forward.”
Mary Clark is delighted to work with FTZ Industries because they are easily accessible, forward thinking and innovative. Leveraging technology to accomplish business process improvements, and their commitment to innovation makes them a cutting-edge business.
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About FTZ Industries
Established in 1977 and headquartered in Simpsonville, South Carolina, FTZ Industries was is a leading manufacturer of electrical components for transportation and industrial applications, with product innovations such as Crimp ‘N Seal that are considered to be the industry standard.
About Computer Systems & Programming.
Computer Systems & Programming, Inc. was founded in 1991 by IT professionals with over 30 years’ experience in business analysis, systems development and implementation. The company is able to offer flexible, customizable, fully integrated business solutions to small and medium-sized businesses in the South-East. Since 2007, the company has been a partner in the WAC Consulting Group which enables CS&P to deliver enhanced support programs to its customers.
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About WAC Consulting Group
The WAC Consulting Group serves the needs of small and medium businesses nationwide in the areas of business processes, operations and systems technology. For more than 15 years they have worked with small and medium sized companies in the commercial and industrial market places. They have helped businesses develop strategies and software solutions to overcome challenges they face every day. WAC Consulting Group is headquarters in Boston, MA with 19 partner offices across the US.
For more information call 508-393-7731 or visit http://www.waccg.com