GBS Engineering is a well-established 30-year-old Naas-based manufacturing company. The business started out in the oil and gas industry then soon progressed into specialising in machining and steel fabrication for the pharmaceutical and food industries.
Before implementing the ProgressPlus software, GBS Engineering used an internally developed system which consisted of Excel sheets and paper notes to control operations. This system was problematic in many ways as it was unorganised and therefore difficult for users to manage.
After rigorous research and various software demos, Brian Kelly, Operations Manager at GBS chose ProgressPlus as it was the only software that met all of the business’s needs.
Brian commented that the online demonstrations with Stevie O’Reilly were very helpful for him getting to know the software during the assessment process and noted,
“It was great as any time I had a query, I could hook-up for a demonstration and without the need to go anywhere or fly anywhere, I just needed to get myself in front of a computer and that was good enough”.
Following the ProgressPlus implementation, GBS Engineering has now achieved:
- Increased efficiency
- A more professional platform
- Become more organised
- Improved resource planning
- Gained wider visualisation of operations
Impressive capabilities of the Works Orders feature
GBS Engineering was most impressed at how clear ProgressPlus’s Works Orders are and how management can instantly view bookings and issued material on jobs with the feature. The critical details of parts stored against each works order enhanced GBS Engineering’s labour tracking and control. With one click management see everything that’s due to be worked on, complete work and labour hours giving management increased accuracy and control across the business.
“Monitoring labour and outstanding deliveries is very easy with ProgressPlus”.
It was critical for GBS Engineering to find a software solution that came with good support access. Berkeley Myles Solutions support team surpassed GBS Engineering’s expectations from the very beginning.
“The support is excellent, the team are very efficient and I always get an answer when I call”.
“Overall Berkeley Myles Solutions are very professional and ProgressPlus is a product with no flaws. I can see how ProgressPlus would help us in achieving ISO certification in the future”.