BatchMaster Software

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BatchMaster Software
Type Corporation
Industry Enterprise Resource Planning
Founded 1983
Headquarters Laguna Hills, California
Key people Dr. Sahib Dudani, President & CEO
Ingrid Leon, Vice President Sales
Sanjay Panjwani, Vice President Operations
Employees ~ 200 (2007)
Website www.batchmaster.com

BatchMaster Software is based in USA. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner,[1] BSI is the developer of Enterprise Resource Planning solution for formula/recipe based mid-market process manufacturers.

About[edit]

A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, BatchMaster Software is a global vendor of ERP solutions for the Process Manufacturing industry, such as Food & Beverage,[2] Nutraceutical,[3] Chemicals & Coatings, Cosmetics & Personal Care, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences.

BatchMaster has a staff of more than 200 professionals[citation needed], around half of them in Research and Development. Headquartered in Laguna Hills, California, USA, BatchMaster has offices in New York, India and New Zealand.

BatchMaster Software offers three major products:

  • BatchMaster ERP[1]
  • BatchMaster Manufacturing for SAP Business One
  • BatchMaster Manufacturing for Dynamics GP[1]

History[edit]

BatchMaster Software is a US-based company having a long[dubious ] history of serving the Process Manufacturing industry since its inception in 1981. Strong associations with both Microsoft[4] and SAP have seen it grow and maintain its leadership in the mid-market for this sector.

BatchMaster was founded by Randy Peck, firstly as Pacific Micro Software Engineering before changing the name to BatchMaster Software Corporation in 1992.

In 2000, the company was acquired by eWorkplace Solutions, itself founded by Dr. Sahib A Dudani, a veteran of over 35 years of successful experience in the software industry[citation needed], whose alma maters include Bachelor in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and Master’s and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University products. Under his leadership, BatchMaster has scaled its infrastructure, increased staff to more than 200, and broadened its offerings.

BatchMaster has formed strong partnerships with both Microsoft Corporation and SAP, while continuing to focus entirely on the process/recipe-based manufacturing industry.[citation needed]

Following are some of the company's milestones:

  • 1981 – 83: Company formed as Pacific Micro Software Engineering, originally produced a Paint formulation product based on dBase II.
  • 1988: BatchMaster Dos Version 2.0 was released, with a full suite of process manufacturing modules, and a change of database to BtrieveTM (later PervasiveTM).
  • 1992: Name changed to BatchMaster Software Corp., BatchMaster was integrated to Platinum DOS, a financial software product from Platinum Software Corporation (later Epicor), and expanded to other verticals. Ver 4.x Pervasive Database.
  • 1999: BatchMaster for Windows Platinum’ released. Platinum Software Corporation renamed Epicor.
  • 2000: eWorkplace Solutions, Inc. acquires BatchMaster Software Corporation.
  • 2001: BatchMaster Enterprise 7.0 released on Microsoft SQL database. Epicor sells ‘Platinum for Windows’ to Sage Software (then Best Software).
  • 2002: BatchMaster Enterprise 7.15 released. ‘BatchMaster for Windows Platinum’ product on Pervasive database sold to Sage Software. BatchMaster Software established as wholly owned division of eWorkplace Solutions, Inc.
  • 2003: Released BatchMaster Enterprise 7.20.
  • 2004: Released BatchMaster Enterprise 7.25.
  • 2005: Released BME 7.30 with integration to several leading financial software options. Released additional modules: Audit Logger, BatchMaster Mobile, Advanced Planning & Scheduling, Sampling, and Feed Formulation.
  • 2006: Released StarShip shipping integration and Statistical Forecasting Add on.
  • 2007: Released BatchMaster Manufacturing for SAP Business One. Launched Excise Module for global companies requiring this localization, and incorporated CRM into BatchMaster ERP.
  • 2008: Released BME 2007 at the beginning of the year.
  • 2008: Released BatchMaster ERP pre-configured Vertical packages – Food, US FDA.[5] Also introduced a process-manufacturing-friendly Sales Module for Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  • 2009: Formally launched BatchMaster Manufacturing for SAP Business One. Add-ons part launched included B2B/B2C, Business Portal, Dashboards, BI (Qlikview), EDI for BME, and Project Management Central (SharePoint Portal).
  • 2010: Launched BatchMaster Manufacturing for Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains. Also released BMM SAP extensions (Data collection/Bin Management/Routing) and BatchMaster World (SharePoint Portal).
  • 2011: Launches Channel initiative within Microsoft Dynamics GP and SAP Business One VAR channels.
  • 2012: Achieves “Certified for Microsoft Dynamics”[6] status for BatchMaster Manufacturing for Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  • 2012: Achieves “Certified for SAP Business One” for BatchMaster Manufacturing for SAP Business One”.[citation needed]

Products[edit]

BatchMaster ERP: BatchMaster Software's flagship product, which has a series of modules for manufacturing, production, quality, warehouse, sales, purchase, Inventory & production control, production & materials planning, R&D product development, lot-traceability and total compliance management, and much more. The software manages operational information about things like ingredients, throughput, performance and timing. It comes in two editions – Business Essentials and Advanced Management.

BatchMaster Manufacturing for SAP Business One: Built within SAP Business One, and sharing a single interface, BatchMaster Manufacturing lends its Process Manufacturing Capabilities to SAP Business One. The product securely integrates data between BatchMaster’s Formula, Laboratory, Costing, and Production modules with Inventory, Sales, and Purchase modules of SAP Business One.

BatchMaster Manufacturing for Microsoft Dynamics GP: In-Built to Microsoft Dynamics GP, BatchMaster Manufacturing lends its Process Manufacturing Capabilities to it. The product securely integrates data between BatchMaster’s Formula, Laboratory, Costing, and Production modules with Inventory, Sales, and Purchase modules of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

BSI has developed a range of extensions that are a seamless extension of BatchMaster:

  • BatchMaster Mobile - A warehouse optimization solution, processing inventory transactions via wireless hand-held devices.
  • BatchMaster Electronic Data Interchange - It securely exchanges business data with key participants.
  • BatchMaster Advanced Planning & Scheduling - An online manufacturing order scheduling workbench.
  • BatchMaster Alert Manager - For multilevel notifications criteria based on complex business logic. Includes transactional audit trails for FDA compliance.
  • BatchMaster Sample Request Management - A sample management tool with CRM capabilities and the ability to hold experimental formulas outside of the main formula database.
  • BatchMaster Demand Forecasting - A tool for predicting demand based on multiple sources of data.
  • B2B - A full range of web services that allows companies to deploy customer and consumer oriented web pages for a customized, integrated e-business hub.

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