Company Name: Holmberg Company, Inc.
Industry: Converted paper products
Contact Quint Thocher, Director of Operations
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Software Systems: QuickBooks Enterprise and MISys Manufacturing

Description of the Business:
Holmberg Company, Inc., is a leading supplier of converted paper products and services. We specialize in developing new technologies and innovative products that work effortlessly with the evolving graphics industry.

For over 50 years, Holmberg has set the industry standard for quality and innovative new products.

Previous to purchasing MISys Manufacturing, what system(s) did you use to manage your manufacturing operation?
Sage X3

What other systems did you consider before purchasing QuickBooks/MISys?
We evaluated several different options, including some of the Microsoft products.

What challenges did you face in your business that led you to look for a manufacturing control system?
Our existing ERP system was very cumbersome and expensive to maintain. Original acquisition cost was over 10 times the cost of the QuickBooks/MISys implementation. Management was looking for a new system that they could purchase and implement for less than $50K that would improve reporting and data analysis.

holmbergHow did QuickBooks with MISys address the challenges you mentioned above? What specific solutions did QuickBooks with MISys bring to you?
QB Enterprise when paired with MISys provided a low cost solution, easy implementation and much better access to manufacturing data than the former system.

What have the results been like? Have you quantified them in terms of ROI, order fulfillment, etc…?
The ROI for the project, including the purchase, installation and training, is approximately 18 months. I would say the largest benefit of using MISys right now is the ability to access data on a manufactured product from a single point in the MISys system.

What was implementation like for you?
We purchased Quickbooks and MISys in late February of 2010. We went "live" with our system on March 19th, and took 2.5 days to transfer all of our data into QB and MISys. The Sure Start Coach at MISys helped the us learn how to use MISys and its different applications. On March 22nd we were shipping product and building product using QB and MISys without incident.

Do you have any recommendations to someone considering QuickBooks/MISys as a solution?
We found that the combination of QuickBooks Enterprise and MISys Manufacturing provided us with the accounting power and the manufacturing tools we needed with the appropriate modules already in place to run the business without revising software code.