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Manufacturing Software to Help Streamline Production

The integration of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) is crucial.

Manufacturing Software to Help Streamline Production: Introducing StartProto

The traditional Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, while foundational, often falls short in addressing the multifaceted needs of modern manufacturing units. This is where StartProto steps in, offering a comprehensive all-in-one solution that seamlessly merges ERP with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), quality management, and regulatory compliance. Let's delve deeper into how StartProto is capturing both users' attention and industry accolades.

Beyond Traditional ERP Systems

While ERP systems have been the backbone of manufacturing operations, managing resources and ensuring smooth workflows, there's a growing need for more. StartProto recognizes this and has expanded the horizons of what an ERP system can achieve.

All-in-One Solution for ERP:

StartProto isn't just an ERP; it's an integrated platform that brings together all the essential elements of production, scheduling, and resource management. It's the future of ERP, designed for the modern manufacturer.

Integrating Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

Manufacturing isn't just about planning; it's about execution. StartProto's MES capabilities ensure that every step of the production process, from raw materials to finished products, is tracked, optimized, and executed flawlessly.

Unified Platform for All Production Needs

One of the standout features of StartProto is its ability to bring together various aspects of production, from quoting to scheduling, under one umbrella.

Bill of Materials (BOM) & Routings: With StartProto, creating, updating, and duplicating BOM and routing processes is a breeze. The platform allows users to define routing steps seamlessly while building their BOM, ensuring that every detail is captured.
Drag-and-Drop Scheduling: This intuitive feature lets users easily add material and routing steps to the BOM & Routing. This not only simplifies the scheduling process but also provides insights into how different elements impact the overall cost.

Harnessing the Power of Automation

StartProto MRP is not just about consolidating processes; it's about making them smarter.

One-Click Scheduling: Gone are the days of manual scheduling. With its advanced heuristic algorithms, StartProto can automatically schedule tasks, taking into account various factors such as machine availability, shift times, and job priorities.
Purchasing Planning: Once a deal is clinched, StartProto jumps into action, informing you about the materials you need to order and their timelines. This ensures that production never hits a snag due to lack of supplies.

Enhanced Communication and Costing Insights

Effective communication is the backbone of any successful operation, and StartProto understands this.

Digital Tools for Teams:

Whether it's machinists, operators, or production managers, everyone is equipped with digital tools that foster better communication and efficient job tracking.

Live Job Tracking: Teams can now have a real-time view of operation progress and costing. This feature is also synced to sales reporting, ensuring that every stakeholder is on the same page.
Customer RFQ: In a customer-centric move, StartProto allows customers to access quotes through an online portal, making the entire process transparent and efficient.


StartProto is not just another manufacturing software; it's a comprehensive software solution that aims to revolutionize machine shops. By automating complex tasks, enhancing communication, and providing real-time insights, StartProto is setting new standards in production efficiency. If you're looking to take your machine shop operations to the next level, StartProto might just be the answer.

Greg Finnegan

Growth Lead