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Eckhart Launches New ERP Software Solutions Company, ShopSync

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Eckhart, Inc., an American owned Industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing solutions provider, announced today the launch of ShopSync, an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) manufacturing software tailored for America’s small business community.

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ShopSync provides small business owners with instant status-at-a-glance for all active projects in their company. Detailed cost drivers accurately capture current and historical costs, which enhance quote-to-purchase order win ratios. Project milestones are fully customizable and can be configured to match any customer project timeline.

ShopSync benefits manufacturing companies who design and build custom tooling; every single part detail can be tracked through each step of the manufacturing process in real-time. From saw to machining, machining to weld, weld to paint, paint to assembly; ShopSync makes visible where each part detail is located in the value stream and how many minutes the part detail has spent in each node. All facets of cost (labor and material), in addition to time, can be captured instantaneously with the click of a button.

Andy Storm, President & CEO of Eckhart, stated, “The Eckhart team is proud to announce the official launch of ShopSync. We believe the small business community is underserved by incumbents in the ERP space who focus their attention on big corporations and work through distributor partners. In the United States there are 30 million small businesses, and we see significant opportunity to help enhance the management of these companies using ShopSync.”

ShopSync’s differentiating capability resides in its ability to track highly custom assemblies, many of which contain thousands of individual parts, down to the part detail level. Having that level of granular cost detail enables much more focused quoting and provides a significant advantage to business owners seeking levers to improve quote conversion, productivity and margins.

International Mold Corporation (IMC) adopted ShopSync and found great success. With seven manufacturing centers in North America and over one hundred employees, ShopSync enabled company leaders at IMC to more precisely capture job costs, which helped improve quoting and winning new work. Mike Lilla, co-owner of IMC commented, “If you are in any kind of manufacturing environment where job costing and daily program management is required, ShopSync will be a perfect solution for your company. ShopSync has transformed how we run our business.”

ShopSync will operate as a stand-alone business from Eckhart. To learn more about ShopSync or to schedule a live demonstration, please visit the company website at

About Eckhart, Inc.

With over 60 years of experience and based in Warren, Michigan, Eckhart engineers advanced industrial solutions that enhance the quality of life. Eckhart’s proven portfolio of Industry 4.0 technology includes AUTOCRAFT™ autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs), collaborative robotic systems, traditional robotics, assembly line design & simulation, 3D printing tool development & production, and ergonomic assembly tooling solutions for the world’s largest manufacturers. Eckhart serves an established and loyal, blue-chip customer base of leading automotive and industrial original equipment manufacturers that include General Mills, Cargill, Stryker Medical, Boeing, John Deere, Honeywell, and Schneider Electric.

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About ShopSync

ShopSync is an American owned and operated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solutions company that provides business intelligence & analytics for small business owners. ShopSync’s real-time dashboards track individual part details through all nodes of a manufacturing process and provide granular cost detail that increases quote to purchase order conversion, employee productivity, and financial margins. ShopSync’s global headquarters is in Warren, Michigan and the company has additional offices in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota.

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