Developed by Invera, STRATIX is our new generation of metal service center software. It reflects our rich legacy of experience and product history in the metal business. Our goal is to provide our customers with a unique and competitive edge with comprehensive, industry-specific (ERP) software that maximizes profitability and productivity with minimum implementation costs and balance sheet risk.
Our STRATIX metal and steel service center software provides modern, extensive functionality for multi-site, multi-process, and international metal service center operations.
The benefits of STRATIX are far-reaching and diverse by type of company, products sold, as well as managerial and operational focus. The unique advantage of STRATIX is that each company thinks the product is designed specifically for their sector.
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Shaping the next phase of Internet commerce in the Metals Industry, Invera offers our INVEX product. INVEX is comprised of:
INVEX enables companies and their customers to access a wealth of important information and self-service functions around the clock and around the world in the language of their choice. For more on INVEX, click here>>.
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STRATIX offers a highly effective order processing system with metal and saw pricing price books. It allows quotes/orders to be taken quickly, fulfilled, and shipped in a very short time frame. In addition, the Transport Planning function is highly effective, as it allows many orders to be scheduled quickly for next day delivery with over seven or eight stops, on a single truck.
|Energy & Pipe/Tube
STRATIX has many features for the distribution and processing of pipe/tube products for Energy/OCTG. These features are used to track specific material quality and match inventory to customer requirements. STRATIX includes a multi-step production system to facilitate processing material through internal and external processes. STRATIX/TUBE allows for the real-time computerization of all sales and operational aspects of Welded Pipe and Tube Mills.
Specific quoting functions help sales staff calculate the cost of plate cutting, grinding, and drilling. Standard shapes such as rings, circles, and ring sections are included, as well as irregular shapes and plate rolling. For inventory control, STRATIX includes a plate diagram function that allows sales and production planning staff to view the shape of the plate. Also important for plate processors is the integration with plate nesting software such as SigmaNEST.
STRATIX has many features that are specific to the distribution and processing of metal products carried by bar service centers. In some cases, these companies also carry coil products and either level these internally, or externally at an outside processor.
|Flat-rolled & Toll
Specialized production planning and recording features make material processing faster and more accurate. The Slitting Layout function includes arbor layout, number of OD breaks and break points, a slit and re-slit function, as well as whether the coil should be run full or partial. The extensive use of barcoding for production recording and shipping makes staff more productive and eliminates errors. STRATIX also has several additional features specialized for products that are toll-processed (customer-owned).
For companies that sell into high spec industries such as aerospace, military, medical, energy, and select automotive, STRATIX has features that identify and track the various specs that a material meets (ASTM, ASM, SAE, EN, MIL, etc.) so that it can match customer requirements with the correct material.
For companies that supply panels and accessories to the metal roof and building industry, special order entry functions quickly capture specific attributes required for labeling and packaging material, as well as special production functions to produce profiled and composite panels.
- Specialized for Metal Industry (user-friendly terminology, etc.)
- Proven History of Reliability
- Out-of-the-box Usage with little to no modifications
- Full Business Cycle Funtionality (purchasing, sales, etc.)
- Special Functions by Industry Sector (bars, plate, coil, sheet, etc.)
- Multi-site, Multi-warehouse Operations
- Handles simple & complex orders (pick, multi-step processing, etc.)
- Scalability to 1000's of Users
- Global Features (multi-currency, language, etc.)
- Continuous Operations 24/7 with Disaster Recovery
- Multi-company for Inter-company Transactions
- Comprehensive Parameters/Operations (for flexibility)
- Internet-enabled Customer Self-Service & CRM
- Workflow (for notification of system events)
- Extensive Audit & Control Facilities
- Robust Security (Data, User, Branch, etc.)
- Gateways for Data Loading/Conversion upon Startup
- Interfaces to Third Party Systems (example: Financials)
Vendor Price Book
Inventory Control & Planning
Purchase History & Analysis
Vendor Consigned Stock
Warehouse & Office Receiving
Tag & Label Printing
Integrated Mill Cert Scanning
Quote/Sales Order Entry
Integrated Outside Processing
Stock Orders & Job Supply
Metal & Processing Price Books
Warehouse Production Lineup
Shop Floor Production Recording
On-line Transport Planning
Shipment Planning & Manifest
Customer On-Time Delivery Analysis
Automated Generation of Test Certs
On-line Cost Reconciliation
Integrated Financials (AR, AP, GL)
Third Party Financials Integration
Security & Administration
Robust Menu & Security Options
Advanced Menu & Security Options
100+ Standard Reports
Extensive Gateways for Data Loading
Original Mill Test Cert Scanning
Plate Cutting Price & Timetables
On-line Plate Diagrams
Mill Length/Random Length
Gauge Range, ID/OD, PIW, Coil Length
Arbor Layout Function
Lot/Location, Heat, Tag Control
Panel & Composite Panel Production
Electronic Scale Interface