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De Facto Software Ltd.
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Ipswich
Suffolk
IP3 9FJ
UK
 

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Case Studies

Planet Eclipse

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Distribution and Manufacturing

During its expansion, the company soon discovered that they had outgrown their existing business software and needed a system which would give them more accurate stock levels and an effective handling of production.
 
Planet Eclipse’s business involves the importation of high numbers of relatively low cost stock units from all over the world. As such, the cost of actually getting the units into the UK and to their warehouses is a significant element of their business costs. De Facto ERP has sophisticated features to handle Landed Costs. The flexible system can handle a limitless number of cost elements, typically covering transport / freight, insurance, duty and any other charges related to the goods, allowing for proper FOB and CIF values to be calculated. It also handles a wide variety of Unique Taxes, such as VAT, excise tax, duties, port charges and so on.

As different countries use different baseline Units of Measure to calculate some of these charges, De Facto ERP will automatically convert one unit of measure to another where necessary.
 

Financials

Planet Eclipse approached De Facto with specific system feature requirements for their accounting. Supplying outside of the UK, they were unique in that they needed to run a UK and a US structure on one system.

The flexibility within the De Facto Accounting system has alowed the building of these configurations into the system and Planet Eclipse are able to run both structures on one system. 
 

Manufacturing

Planet Eclipse are a particularly manufacturing focused company. Sourcing components for their innovative paintball machinery from Thailand and other locations in the Far East, effective cost control was an essential requirement in the search for the right ERP software and for the success of their business.
 
The implementation of De Facto’s Production module has the allowed the company to plan ahead efficiently. Products are custom made to the client’s requirements, and the planning feature enables the effective management of colour sorting based on actual demand, nearer to the time of distribution.
 
Planet Eclipse has experienced better cost management as an overall benefit of the powerful Production module. The ability to monitor pricing of components and materials has enabled the company to assess the profitability of their products and see the true cost of finished products as well as margins. Improved levels of productivity have resulted in a recent re-location to a larger warehouse.