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MPI Corporation is a global leader in the semiconductor industry with a focus on probe card technology, photonics automation, advanced semiconductor testing and thermal air systems. With multiple stamping and heat-treating operations sites, the company has numerous moving parts and processes that all need to communicate with each other.
MPI Corporation first updated its legacy ERP system to a Plex platform in 2013. The Plex system worked great, but also required a significant number of customizations due to the complexities and uniqueness of the business. The company was looking for ways to customize its cloud ERP without adding in locally installed solutions, thin clients, bolt-ons and apps.
MPI worked to build custom order entry, part creation/process routing/control plans, planning and scheduling, pricing and contracts, and shipping and certification modules on top of the Plex data schema. MPI has an excellent IT team with deep development capabilities.
They were achieving their objectives with Visual Studio but believed there was a better toolset. When they discovered Fuuz, they saw a product that could truly meet their needs at a level beyond their expectations.
“If we’d had Fuuz® initially, we would have built our solution in Fuuz,” commented McDonald.
Because Fuuz is integrated into its cloud ERP, the MPI team has found it’s now easier to use and easier for the IT experts to manage and maintain. Since implementing Fuuz, MPI has seen an improvement in productivity in developing custom applications and solutions, compared to .NET and Visual Studio. Fuuz has allowed an already efficient team to operate at an even higher level and drastically reduce the time it takes to build the specific applications needed for their organization.
Fuuz has given the MPI team the toolset to integrate data into and out of Plex while maintaining the full Plex data schema. Solutions are easily mapped out with Fuuz.
“Fuuz is like an on-ramp — our team doesn’t have to code or create something from scratch because the Fuuz Platform has those options already available,” commented McDonald.
Now MPI’s timelines to make changes to the UI and meet specific user requests are more efficient. With increased performance and reliability, the team has found the cloud-based/multi-tenant platform to be easily scalable, even across different platforms. While the team is well along on their IIoT transformation, they see further potential for replacing or augmenting several components of their IIoT architecture stack with Fuuz. Having the ability to consider these options is key to their future success in innovating and responding to their strategic objectives in a highly agile fashion.
“I have great respect for Craig Scott and what he’s doing with Fuuz from MFGx. It’s a fantastic product that gave us a fully integrated solution. Craig and his group really helped us. Fuuz has the functionality we needed.”