Case Study

Metal Fabrication Industry – Internationally Distributed Enterprise Labeling Solution

About the Company

A leading metal fabricating company needed to provide a distributed enterprise labeling licensing model at sites in the western United States and Mexico. Peak Technologies delivered a flexible, scalable solution using one label format for any Windows®-compatible printer.

A major metal fabrication company required a centralized enterprise labeling solution for its distribution and manufacturing centers that could integrate with SAP and legacy label printers. Peak Technologies provided a fully centralized solution that accommodated various sites and legacy printers across the enterprise.

Business Challenge

The metal fabricating company needed a centralized enterprise labeling solution that integrated with SAP in multiple distribution/manufacturing centers. The solution needed WYSIWYG label design, integration with SAP, and had to be scalable to a fully centralized solution in the future. The integrated solution needed to co-exist with an older version of BarTender already being used for printing with proprietary systems and the previous ERP. Remote installation, label format creation, documentation, and go-live support for the integrated SAP Commander servers at the discrete sites was also needed. A distributed licensing model was used for three separate sites throughout the United States and Mexico.

The Solution

Peak Technologies, as a Certified Enterprise Partner with Seagull Scientific, provided BarTender Enterprise Automation software licensing, maintenance, and consulting, in addition to multiple implementation services provided remotely – including label format design and mapping, installation and documentation, and go-live support. Particularly, iDocs electronic data interchange format was converted to XML files generated by SAP and dropped to a network file folder on one of the three relevant regional VM servers. The file folders were a common shared structure on a separate server on the network accessible by all three Commander servers.

Featured Products

  • BarTender Enterprise Automation Edition
  • Seagull Scientific print drivers

Featured Peak Technologies Services

  • Labeling application consultation
  • Custom label formatting and design
  • SAP integration and support
  • Project management
  • Go-live support

Results

The company received a single labeling software solution and a flexible, scalable enterprise labeling solution integrated with SAP. Use of Seagull Scientific print drivers made it possible to create one label format that could accommodate printing to any Windows printer brand/model without having to import formats into SAP. The company leveraged iDocs as an XML data structure to serve as a common (and certified) approach with integrating SAP to other systems. The SAP implementation cost was reduced by off-loading a large portion to Peak Technologies and leveraging BarTender software and its SAP-certified integration.

Other benefits included:

  • Additional standalone printing solutions not integrated with SAP were also provided for using BarTender software
  • Custom front-end applications to allow for standalone workstation printing using customized databases databases
  • Support implementation with site consultation and support

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Industry:
Metal Fabrication

Business Challenge:
Create a Centralized Labeling Solution that Integrates with SAP, Multiple Sites, and Legacy Printers

Location:
United States and Mexico

ERP System:
SAP

Featured Products:

  • BarTender Enterprise Automation Edition
  • Seagull Scientific print drivers

 

Featured Peak Technologies Services:

  • Labeling application consultation
  • Custom label formatting and design
  • SAP integration and support
  • Project management
  • Go-live support

"Use of Seagull Scientific print drivers made it possible to create one label format that could accommodate printing to any Windows printer brand/model without having to import formats into SAP"

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Peak-Ryzex is now
Peak Technologies

The last few months have been incredibly exciting for our organization.  In early April, we changed ownership to Sole Source Capital, an experienced private equity company focused on the industrial services market and committed to our growth. With Sole Source’s support, we have added tremendous capabilities, resources, and industry expertise to the Peak portfolio through the acquisition of three companies in the last 60 days. 

Along with these exciting developments comes a renewed sense of commitment and purpose. To celebrate this exciting new chapter, we wanted to use this opportunity to reflect on our past, while looking forward to the future.  We are extremely pleased to announce that we have changed our company name to Peak Technologies, Inc. 

For many of our long-time customers, this is a return to the company name that had been in place since our founding in 1981.  When we merged with Ryzex in 2011, we combined our names to symbolize the union of two industry leaders.  But over the last few years, we have become ONE Peak, added additional capabilities, battled through a pandemic together, and feel that the time is now to re-brand the company as we look forward to the future. 

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