Before Acctivate, we didn’t have an inventory system at all. Once Acctivate came into play that really allowed us to increase production and profit on the inventory side of the parts business by keeping track of what we had.”
Robert Archuleta, Controller
MCT Industries, Inc. — one of the first Acctivate customers
began using the software primarily for inventory management. Over the years as their business grew and Acctivate evolved, MCT implemented multiple features across their organization.
MCT manufactures, services & repairs custom transportation and equipment and sells parts. They have three divisions: commercial, government manufacturing and waste.
MCT describes themselves as “a small company, doing big things.”
MCT’s years of experience designing, developing and manufacturing custom commercial trailers and precision work enabled them to win government contracts. Their government division specializes in various projects including manufacturing of nuclear and chemical munitions transporters, self-propelled ground support equipment and large scale plant fabrication and construction for the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, National Guard, Coast Guard and NASA. This side of their business has boosted their growth significantly.
Inventory management software that grows with the business
In the beginning, Acctivate was strictly used in MCT’s parts store for managing and tracking the inventory of their trailer and commercial truck equipment parts.
Before Acctivate, we didn’t have an inventory system at all. Once Acctivate came into play that really allowed us to increase production and profit on the inventory side of the parts business by keeping track of what we had,” said Robert Archuleta, Controller.
After having such success with managing inventory in their parts store, MCT initiated purchasing management with Acctivate to handle all of their purchase orders.
Soon after, they integrated their accounting software, CYMA with Acctivate. They then started posting their invoices through Acctivate.
Acctivate works hand in hand with our accounting software, which makes it much easier for being able to pull reports from either side of it.”
Now we’re pretty much using all the different modules that Acctivate has offered from the Alerts to the Business Activities to Sales Orders, Purchase Orders and the Inventory module.”
MCT’s government contracts are managed with Acctivate’s Business Activity Management and Service Billing features.
Credit and Collections Management
MCT also manages credit and collections with Acctivate’s Customer Management features Archuleta explained…
It allows our sales people to get a quick picture of each customer as to where they stand as far as credit — what their balances are. So it’s helped tremendously on the collection side of it.”
When Acctivate introduced their Mobile modules, MCT adopted the Mobile Sales Order and Mobile Receiving modules for their warehouse operations in their parts store.
It’s allowed us to be able to go back into the warehouse, scan items that a customer is wanting pricing on and come back and give them a quote without having to physically bring the parts up front or get part numbers.”
MCT uses many of the standard reports in Acctivate and have built custom reports. Their custom reports are not just for their inventory needs, but also for reporting on business operations, such as payroll, production, work in process, billing and purchasing.
After using Acctivate for so many years, MCT has seen Acctivate evolve and this evolution in functionality and enhancements has helped them improve their own business operations.