SOURCE: Tensoft, Inc.

Tensoft, Inc.

September 14, 2009 09:00 ET

Largest Manufacturer of Specialty Fast-Setting Cement in U.S. Finds a Firm Fit With High Tech Specialists

Tensoft® Outsourced Manufacturing Management (OMM) Meets Complex Supply Chain and Operations Management Needs

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2009) - Tensoft, a leading end-to-end ERP and supply chain solution provider for semiconductor and other high tech manufacturing entities, today announced that CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation, the largest manufacturer of specialty fast-setting cement and shrinkage-compensating cement in the U.S., has chosen Tensoft Outsourced Manufacturing Management (OMM) software to help streamline its operations. Tensoft OMM is a Microsoft-based, business management system that automates from the general ledger (GL) through third party logistics (3PL) and provides a turnkey solution that fits companies' virtual production and logistics needs.

Unlike traditional ERP software designed to manage a shop floor within a plant's four walls, Tensoft OMM was natively architected to support the unique needs of outsourced manufacturing operations, providing a comprehensive solution for real visibility. Outsourced production and inventory management are streamlined through online shipping, workflow, and Point of Sale (POS) support -- features that are essential for today's virtual manufacturing businesses.

The success of an external manufacturing operation depends on how clearly one can see the big picture. CTS Cement was seeking a solution to expand the capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics GP to better accommodate their expanding outsourced manufacturing and supply chain needs to synchronize with their 15 U.S. manufacturing facilities and more than 500 distribution sites.

"While Microsoft Dynamics GP provides solid core financial capabilities, we soon realized that our outsourced manufacturing processes place demands on a traditional ERP system that can't be met without heavy customization," said Fred McKay, CFO of CTS Cement. "With Tensoft Outsourced Manufacturing Management, we'll be able to really streamline our outsourced process manufacturing operations, and have visibility at every step along the supply chain. And, since Tensoft OMM is an out-of-the-box solution, we won't be stuck with outdated technology in a few years."

"CTS Cement is a definite departure from Tensoft's usual high tech customer base, but as it turns out, their outsourced supply chain has many similarities to the high tech industry," said Tensoft CEO Bob Scarborough. "Both industries utilize multi-stage outsourced processes, consigned material management, and inventory value defined by the specific production process used. We look forward to helping CTS significantly increase the efficiency of their business."

For more information about Tensoft's outsourced manufacturing solutions for high tech, go to www.tensoft.com/industry/hightech.cfm.

About CTS Cement

CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation, the leader in construction cement technology, designs and manufacturers innovative professional grade construction cement products. For more information, go to: www.ctscement.com.

About Tensoft

Tensoft, Inc. specializes in innovative, end-to-end ERP and supply chain solutions for the semiconductor, high tech and software industries. Founded in 1996, Tensoft delivers results tailored specifically to each customer's needs. The company sells its products directly to customers and partners with established firms in the U.S., Canada, and Europe to re-sell and provide local support for its products. For more information, go to www.tensoft.com or call (888) 450-4030 X406.