26 May 2006

Real World Access (6)

One of a series of articles about where Microsoft Office Access applications have found a real-world niche.

Tony Toews's welding shop

Hows about my big kahuna, the ERP app for welding shops with several hundred welders?   Handles drawing status, material receving, inventory scheduling, fabrication, very complex quality control (15 different types of tests), shipping and invoicing. 

All for refineries, oil sands processing plants, power plants, etc, where the wrong piece of steel can cost someone a billion dollar shutdown.

Twenty five users in Alberta and Ontario.  One hundred sixty tables, 450 forms, 350 reports.

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