A few weeks back, we had the opportunity to present at Fourth Shift Summit, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Fourth Shift Summit is a conference focused on manufacturing technology. The conference is put on by our business partner, Innovative Consulting Group. The core audience is manufacturers of various types who use an ERP called Fourth Shift.
Xtern has roots in Fourth Shift and manufacturing. Our founder, Keir, wrote a number of ERP programs prior to establishing Xtern. Keir met ICG founder, Jeff Bronson, 15 years ago, and began collaborating on products designed to enhance Fourth Shift. In the years that followed, Xtern Software created a number of companion software products for Fourth Shift. These include Sales Manager, Options Assistant, Quote2Order, and RMA Assistant.
These programs are still in use and Xtern continues to work with many customers in manufacturing. In the meantime, Xtern expanded its scope and expertise. The purpose of this presentation was to share new companion products that may benefit Fourth Shift users, such as:
HarmonyB2B: HarmonyB2B was designed to meet the very specific needs of B2B customers and is the fastest growing eCommerce platform for Fourth Shift.
CruxDB: CruxDB web-enables legacy ERPs. It is a cloud-based database that provides the foundation for HarmonyB2B.
HaystackCRM: HaystackCRM is the only fully integrated CRM for Fourth Shift. It has a modern, mobile-first platform designed to leverage and access relationship management data on the go.
We were also able to share our new B2B-Focused Digital Marketing service:
B2B Marketing Consulting: Xtern Software offers B2B marketing consulting, alongside our custom software development. This means that all components of a project work together, without needing to pull in additional costly resources.
It was great to share these new products and services at Fourth Shift Summit! We appreciated getting to see current customers and other folks we have collaborated with over the years. Thanks, ICG, for a great event!