Steelhead Technologies, a pioneering leader in the manufacturing software solutions industry, is thrilled to announce the remarkable achievement of the first-ever 36-hour ERP deployment at A1 Paint, Powder & Sandblasting LLC in Kansas City. The project commenced on Thursday, November 2nd, and concluded with a triumphant celebration on Friday, November 3rd at 6 p.m.
New Technology Brings New Possibilities for Manufacturers
The historic 36-hour deployment sets a new industry standard, highlighting the exceptional speed and efficiency of Steelhead's leading-edge manufacturing job shop software. Backed by a team of skilled engineers, cutting-edge technology, and the latest low-code functionality for unparalleled customization, Steelhead is changing the game for manufacturers of all sizes.
Brent Halonen, Vice President of Engineering, emphasized the significance of this achievement, stating, "According to McKinsey, 17% of all large IT projects fail in a way that threatens the very health of the company. An ERP deployment is a huge decision and undertaking, but with our state-of-the-art technology, it doesn't have to be the slow and painful process that traditional ERPs have painted it to be."
Preparation and Collaboration are the Keys to Success
As part of this groundbreaking deployment, A1 Paint, Powder & Sandblasting LLC was armed with a comprehensive inventory audit to capture real data and enhance traceability, setting a new standard for precision in their operations.
Jeff Halonen, CEO and onsite product engineer during the deployment, expressed his satisfaction with the project's progress, stating, "Deploying Steelhead in 36 hours is a demonstration not only of the power of Steelhead but its ease of use, especially when deployed by a team of dedicated Engineers. The team works through problem after problem, quickly iterating to an optimal system that matches the customer to fit like a glove. Also, by deploying in just two days, the customer avoids opportunity cost and distraction!"
Frank Laster, President at A1 Paint, Powder & Sandblasting LLC, demonstrated unwavering commitment to the project by staying up with the Steelhead Engineers on Day 1 and resuming operations after a few hours of rest. The A1 Paint, Powder & Sandblasting LLC team received training at 9:15 AM on Day 2, demonstrating their enthusiasm for the transition. Frank Laster commented, "With 9 hours left in this 36-hour deployment, we are already training our staff to leave our old system behind and start anew with Steelhead."
Frank praised the experience, stating, "The opportunity to work through specific processes has been very enriching. The fact that we get to collaborate with the developers and build something tailored to help us improve our company far outweighs any blueprint solution."
"When launching an ERP as strategically and efficiently as possible, every detail makes a difference..." remarked Jordan Peterson, Deployment Engineer and Project Lead at Steelhead. "Working with Frank has been a massive key to unlocking the success of this project. He stuck with us through the night, pushing into morning hours to answer questions, discuss processes, and make on-the-spot decisions despite a lack of sleep. He is the definition of what leaders are made of."
This successful 36-hour ERP deployment at A1 Paint, Powder & Sandblasting LLC showcases the future of manufacturing innovation and exemplifies Steelhead's commitment to delivering exceptional solutions with unmatched efficiency and customization.
About Steelhead Technologies
Steelhead Technologies is a pioneering force in the manufacturing ERP industry, offering cutting-edge solutions that empower metal finishing and heat treat job shops to thrive in today's competitive landscape. With a commitment to innovation and excellence around data and automation, Steelhead Technologies is revolutionizing how manufacturers operate, streamline their processes, and achieve greater efficiency. For more information visit gosteelhead.com.
36 Hour Manufacturing ERP Deployment Raises Industry Standards
The deployment process took 36 hours led by a team of seven engineers by Steelhead under the leadership of the metal finishing shop owner.