“We got to see the beta version of the cloud-based E2 software at the FABTECH Expo and even though we were shopping around for other software, we decided to stick with E2 because we loved what we could do with the newest version.” Dave trained himself on the software, utilizing the training videos and the call center on a daily basis in the beginning. “They knew me by my voice, that’s how often I called in the first couple of weeks!” Dave said. He dove into learning everything he could and DeKing now uses nearly every E2 module available.
E2 and its cloud-based product gives both Dave and his dad the flexibility to concentrate on work while still enjoying life. “I remember being stuck in Minnesota due to a snow storm but it wasn’t a problem,” Dave recalled. “I had my Chromebook, was sitting in a coffee shop and I was still getting everything done I need to get done. My dad is currently on a 3-week vacation and he can do that because he can see everything going on in his company right from his computer.”
Dave is convinced that E2 is a big reason why they’ve been able to gain bigger contracts with larger companies. “We not only look like we can handle bigger companies, we actually can,” said Dave. “We look more professional, which in turn gives the big guys the confidence to work with us.”
Because of E2, Dave says their audits are more comprehensive and precise and their cert traceability has significantly increased. “When talking with others in the industry about ERPs, auditing always comes up,” Dave said. “I always have good things to say about E2. The software is always being updated for new regulations and documentation.”
Dave is now preparing to take on a more leading role in his family’s company. And while the ideas and process that helped build his family’s business have changed from generation to generation, he’s a firm believer that the technology and innovation will continue to drive growth at DeKing Screw Products.