For construction suppliers seeking a competitive edge, ERP (enterprise resource planning) software is a key component. Improved operational and financial performance help companies carry out customer commitments by increasing deployment speed.

Computer Guidance Corp.,, Scottsdale, Ariz., a developer of ERP software solutions for the construction industry, has announced that Wake Stone Corp.,, Knightdale, N.C., implemented eCMS v.4.0 Construction ERP platform for the management of its construction aggregate and agricultural products business.

Wake Stone has been supplying the demand for products in the heavy highway and construction industries in the Carolinas since 1970. The company prides itself on producing high-quality products such as aggregate base course, clean stone products for concrete/asphalt suppliers, and specializes in producing Hi-Cal AgLime soil additive for agricultural industry.

The manufacturer has added several plants since its foundation and these growth initiatives have resulted in the need for continued investments in technology.

“Computer Guidance’s eCMS v.4.0 ERP software offers some advanced software functionality that drives increased productivity, improved efficiency, and organization-wide collaboration,” says Jared Miedema, senior engineer and manager of information technology, Wake Stone. “We are very pleased with eCMS v.4.0 core financial, operations management, and enterprise-content management applications.”

The company next plans to roll out Computer Guidance’s business intelligence and analytics application suite in order to more easily access business-critical data, which is essential for proactive decisionmaking, Miedema says.

“As technology adaptation increases and the speed of business accelerates, Computer Guidance is focused on delivering its ERP software with faster deployments measured in weeks and months rather than years,” says Mike Bihlmeier, president at Computer Guidance Corp.

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