Bryan sees the business as a practical enabler: “To reduce the environmental impact of industry, our role in the market is to make sure that the emission control technology is available, that it’s reliable, effective, that it’s locally, supported, and trustworthy and does what it says on the tin,” he explains.
“One of the key reasons we chose Tidy in the first place was because as a manufacturing organisation we needed a solution that was able to take account of equipment, labour and materials in managing a project and you’d be surprised about how hard that was to find that type of solution that fitted our dynamic business.”
“We were previously in the dark ages operating off Excel spreadsheets, and Tidy were very responsive to what I was asking for and quickly moved to try to make that a plausible outcome. And it was really, really good to have a New Zealand based company to be able to share those desires with.”
Armatec use TidyEnterprise to track all their manufacturing projects including costs of equipment, materials and labour and link that through to Xero for invoicing.
It helps them keep customers informed about project timelines and is key to managing prices and costs. Bryan says: “We use it for managing our supplier information. We have a product catalogue that we host in Tidy as a source of truth in terms of the costs of this product catalogue.”
“We’ve also introduced IoT (Internet of things) into our equipment so we can get continual feedback about what the systems are doing. That knowledge has been very helpful in providing a wider context about where our products are being used and the health of them. We’ve recently signed our first service contract on the back of that technology. That is a worldwide future trend for our markets and we share in that vision.”
According to a forecast from International Data Corp, companies like Armatec that continue to adopt cloud computing are helping to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, potentially preventing more than 1 billion metric tons of CO2 from entering Earth’s atmosphere between 2021 and 2024.