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Case Study

Building a custom ERP system for a 3D Manufacturing startup

Modismo ERP

Manufacturing | 3D Printing | Switzerland

90

% of 3D manufacturing processes automated

4

systems integrated with a custom ERP

50

hours saved monthly from manual processes

Company

Modismo is a 3D Manufacturing startup that sells custom-built objects that are manufactured using 3D Printing. They have an eCommerce store that is built on WooCommerce where customers can access their wide array of products. Customers are able to purchase ready-made products or also have the option of customising their products according to preferred dimensions, material, colour etc. 

Problem

Modismo was looking for a custom ERP solution to automate their entire operations from product management  to manufacturing and fulfilment as they had very specific requirements which could not be met by many of the off-the-shelf ERP solutions in the market. They needed an ERP that could generate 3D model shape files and images, generate products and variants according to a custom logic and pre-configured material database and integrate directly with their WooCommerce, Google Drive and ShapeDiver. On top of that, they wanted to track additional information for products/materials that were not to be synced to their WooCommerce store (e.g. product/material costs, purchase orders, suppliers etc.).

Solution

Modismo reached out to Automate Labs via a discovery call and explained their current situation and what they envisioned their custom ERP to look like. They could not imagine how the final system would look like but they were very clear on their objectives. They were not just looking for a developer but someone who would challenge their thoughts/requirements when needed. After finalising the project requirements, Automate Labs developed the project in an iterative, agile manner where the Modismo team members were actively involved in providing feedback to ensure good project progress. As a result, Automate Labs helped Modismo to navigate the project complexities and delivered a robust system that automated 90% of Modismo's 3D manufacturing process.

Key Features

  • Master database so everyone can work from the same information

  • Direct syncing of attributes, products, variants from Ninox to WooCommerce

  • Centralised system for accessing all orders, customers, products and vendors

  • Integration with ShapeDiver and Google Drive for generation of shape files and product images 

  • Accessible from anywhere in real-time

Benefits

  • Greater productivity levels as 90% of processes were automated

  • Quicker generation of products, variants, shape files and product images

  • 50 hours/month saved from manual data entry with seamless integration between systems

  • Confidence in looking at correct data without any missing information

Automate Labs was the perfect match for our project. We really felt having a partner who supports and challenges us with profound know-how in process thinking and technical skills. We will continue to work with Automate Labs and can recommend their services to anyone looking for custom database and process automation solutions - it will make your life easier.

Karim Debabe
Co-Founder

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