EFI has announced that Montreal-based packaging firm Netpak is investing in EFI Radius ERP system for its folding carton, label and commercial print operations. The EFI Radius software will replace Netpak’s homegrown system, which has become more difficult to manage after years of modular customization to keep up with consistent business growth.
“Currently, any changes we make to our existing system have the potential to jeopardize the integrity of our data,” says Daniel Filion, Netpak’s communications director. “EFI Radius will not only streamline our workflows; it will also allow us to maximize the return on our new state-of-the art presses and other equipment.”
Filion said that one of the greatest weaknesses of a homegrown system is the lack of accessible data and reporting capabilities needed to make proactive decisions. He is looking forward to implementing the Radius Business Intelligence module and believes it is going to greatly improve management’s ability to understand how the company can become more profitable. The production scheduling and shop floor data collection capabilities of the system are also expected to allow Netpak to make quicker decisions on the fly.
At first, Netpak executives were intimidated by the number of options available in the Radius system, but after a closer look, they soon realized that the software was quite intuitive. “The interface is very user-friendly and much more up-to-date than the other options we looked at,” says Filion. “The system is highly configurable and can handle our diverse set of operations. Nothing else on the market comes close.”
“As the leading provider of packaging ERP applications, we are always gratified to help respected firms like Netpak,” adds David Taylor, general manager, EFI Radius. “With this workflow upgrade, EFI will have the opportunity to support and advance Netpak’s business with proven and innovative Radius technologies designed to make packaging companies more competitive and more profitable.”