Whilst the media continues to peddle its doom and gloom about the recent recession and its effects on the current economic climate, Merlin Business Software reports increase in its sales of Production Control solutions to independent UK manufacturing companies. Indeed, a recent economic report from the Office of National Statistics showed that, whilst the overall recovery appeared sluggish, the larger part of the recovery came from UK manufacturers where high technical skills were present. Keeping control of material, machinery and man-power costs and the monitoring of work-in-progress has never been so important. In a climate where the margin on a job can be lost due to the slightest miscalculation and the inevitable “knock-on” effects, the ability to take immediate action requires a proven system that can alert the production team in real-time. Merlin Business Software has recently won several contracts across several industry sectors; one of which has seen an existing user, FWB Products Ltd. extend its original manufacturing software license across the whole of its a 160-user business system. Merlin Business Software was also the choice of midlands based, speciality fastener manufacturer, Dinstock Limited, who have been amongst the first European companies to be awarded certification in accordance with the requirements of the Construction Products Directive 89/106/EEC, as amended by 93/68/EEC for the manufacture and supply of fasteners to the standard BS EN 14399 : 2005. Indeed, it was Merlin’s ability to provide finite traceability of materials and finished products that enabled Dinstock to gain the CE mark. Dinstock’s Commercial Director, Steve Paskin commented… “The totally integrated system provided by the Merlin Business Software which includes sales order processing, stock control, with full traceability, and manufacturing has enabled us to move forward with the speed required to enable us to achieve the certification needed for our future business development. We continue to work closely with Merlin, developing the software to mutually enhance our business along with the Merlin System as a whole.” For information on how your business can enjoy the same benefits please call or e-mail us today The Merlin Team.