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STRATIX/CSX (Customer Specified Extensions) is a STRATIX software product that extends the value of STRATIX by enabling companies to develop and implement additional functionality using all of STRATIX, yet remains future-proof as new STRATIX releases are developed in the future.
STRATIX/CSX has four major components:
- Company Defined Fields
- Document Customization
- Company Specific Applications
- Exchange Interfaces
Company Defined Fields
Although STRATIX is rich with information specific to the metal industry and to metal processing, some companies need to record and track additional information unique to their business, market, or operations. STRATIX/CSX allows companies to define this additional information, as well as capture and store it inside the STRATIX database. From there, it can be viewed or retrieved from the given STRATIX application, or from other STRATIX or custom applications developed by the customer.
Company Defined Fields provide tremendous flexibility for our customers, as it enables them to track, monitor, and reference information that is unique to their operations without making any changes to STRATIX.
Every business document in STRATIX (Quote, Sales Acknowledgement, Work Order, Purchase Order, Bill of Lading, Packing list, Invoice, etc.) can be modified by the company in order to meet internal, vendor, or customer requirements. This enables companies using STRATIX to tailor documents to meet their own specific requirements without impacting the use of STRATIX.
Company Specific Applications
In some cases, a company may have an exclusive business requirement that necessitates a unique yet integrated solution. STRATIX/CSX enables companies to create their own applications, which can be integrated with standard STRATIX applications, thereby allowing users to seamlessly access the custom application.
Depending on the event, the custom applications can either be manually or automatically invoked. As required, the custom application can access and return information to a standard STRATIX application through the use of targeted Exchange Interfaces.
For example, if a company has unique pricing rules and tables, this application can be integrated with the entry of quotations and orders so that the items are priced in accordance with the company's specific information.
STRATIX Interface Examples
SigmaNEST – Plate Nesting
To further assist our plate processing customers, Invera provides an optional SigmaNEST bi-directional interface so as to eliminate all double entry and significantly improve the productivity of production staff and improve inventory utilization.
Once the order is entered, the inventory and orders are imported into the nesting software, the CAD department nests the job in the nesting software, and the ‘job’ is electronically created in STRATIX and is ready for scheduling and warehouse production.
Production Scheduling Optimization
STRATIX provides a web service data exchange to adjust Job information such as machine and scheduled date/time. It is typically with an external scheduling optimizer such as 'Preactor', a leading product for advanced planning and production scheduling.
Third Party Financial Integration
For metal service centers that wish to retain their existing financial products, STRATIX can be integrated with any Third Party Financial product such as SAP, CODA, Oracle, etc. For added flexibility, financial product integration can include one or more of the following applications: Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, and Financial Reporting.