ERP For Manufacturing: Atlas Machine & Supply Success Story

By: Athen Bozoglu




Ever wondered what a good ERP transition looked like for a manufacturing company? GURUS Solutions worked with Atlas Machine & Supply to ensure business growth through the successful implementation of NetSuite for manufacturing ERP software.

ATLAS MACHINE & SUPPLY, INC. is a fourth generation family business formed in 1907 and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. The Atlas team leverages over a century of expertise in their field. Their dedicated team of professionals provides best in class industrial air compressors, equipment, and related solutions.

NetSuite as an ERP system for manufacturing

When the team at Atlas came to GURUS, they were looking for an ERP software system that would allow their team to better manage their rapid growth. Their former system was making their manufacturing processes progressively more difficult, as their business continued to grow. As Richie Gimmel (President of Atlas Machine & supply) explains it:

“Trying to grow with the old way of doing things in our legacy ERP system, we ran into some hurdles. The system started constraining and everyone’s job started getting a lot harder than it needed to be.”

Recently, GURUS sat down with Richie to discuss his experience in transitioning to Netsuite ERP for industrial engineering.

By the time our teams met, Atlas Machine had already begun the transition into their new Cloud-based ERP system with another partner. However, after some time, they felt unsatisfied with their previous partner due to a lack of chemistry between the teams. (Read about Finding the Right NetSuite Implementation Partner).

Netsuite ERP is a powerful system that can boost your business, but to truly make the most of it, you need experts capable of creating a seamless connection with your processes. To truly understand your needs, you need a NetSuite partner that is dedicated to understanding your business, in real time. From your business performance, material requirements, team members, to project managers, everything is taken into account to ensure a successful implementation.

As discussions between GURUS and Atlas continued, our team began to better understand their business and what was required. We were then able to construct the best possible solution to help them scale up to their full growth potential. That meant a structured implementation built to guide them through the transition from their previous system. This allows to better inspire confidence in the process going forward.

“Looking for a different system was to create efficiencies in how we work in the office. The partnership with the implementation company is really key to the success of the project overall. GURUS got to know us, got to know our business. I feel like they’re half experts at what we do. They did a great job at helping us make sure that we used the ERP system and applied it to our business in a way that was going to get us the end result that we were looking for. We got a much better implementation because there was such a strong chemistry between the team at Atlas and the team at GURUS.”

What about after the ERP implementation process?

GURUS prides itself in always going above and beyond to ensure a smooth follow-up of our implementations. We excel at ensuring that our clients are making the most of their manufacturing resource planning. From our system integrators to our project managers, we’re dedicated to providing you with the best experience possible.

“It’s made everything in our business a lot more transparent. Now we can see the business better, we can manage it better, and ultimately provide a higher quality product and service for our customers at the best possible price. We don’t think of them as a vendor, we really think of them as an extension of our family.”

Watch the full video testimonial with Atlas Machine & Supply President, Richie Gimmel, here:


About Atlas Machine & Supply, Inc.:

Atlas re-engineers, repairs, and manufactures complex manufacturing equipment for industry and is a leading provider of industrial air compressors, equipment, related solutions.

About Gurus Solutions

Gurus Solutions is the #1 largest NetSuite ERP solutions provider across North America. As a NetSuite Partner, we specialize in everything from implementation, integration and training to rescues, support and custom solutions. Our team is recognized by Oracle NetSuite as an 8-year consecutive 5-star award winning partner.

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About Athen Bozoglu

Athen Bozoglu is a horror film fanatic, country music buff and a content marketer for Cloud ERP Solutions, in precisely that order. Not enough detail? Read more about him here.

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