Small manufacturers can use all the help they can get. Apps4biz Inc. said it has the help.
The Andover, Mass., company this month rolled out an enhanced version of its namesake family of applications. The Apps4biz suite is an integrated, quickly deployable line that includes general, manufacturing, e-business and vertical portfolio (tailored for the plastics industry) modules.
The suite boasts functionality in manufacturing, sales order management, inventory manage- ment, purchasing management, supply chain management and e-business. New features include a 30-day, no-charge option for new customers and an embedded report writer from Crystal Decisions Inc. with extensive report capabilities.
The products are available externally through a hosted model or internally, whereby customers rent the applications and access them through their intranets. The subscription model starts at $150 per user, per month.