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#125 ERP Software Systems with Theresa Santiago

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If you have worked in an engineer to order manufacturing environment long enough, you have most likely had some type of negative experience with enterprise software. And while ERP software has been out there for many years, it has never really focused on a project orientated environment. Our guest today on the Women and Manufacturing Podcast is Theresa Santiago, an Account Executive with COUNTERPART. COUNTERPART, powered by Smooth Logics, is a full-business operating software solution for engineers to order manufacturers. It is one total business solution, and it is not modular — it is a smart and dynamic software solution for both purchasing and inventory manufacturing. Theresa joined COUNTERPART with over 20 years of experience in the ERP software space. She works to improves business’ overall results by supporting, implementing, and selling to shop manufacturers with award-winning results. An ERP software system is important and a good system can add value to a manufacturing company. Listen in as we talk about all things ERP systems and why they are beneficial for manufacturing companies.


Frances Brunelle

Frances Brunelle is the founder of Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc., which specializes in the sale of lower middle-market manufacturing companies nationally. Fran and her team help to ensure the continuity of U.S. Manufacturing by transitioning ownership to the next generation of entrepreneurs. Fran writes on topics that help manufacturing business owners prepare their companies for sale and navigate the sale process to ensure a positive financial result in support of their retirement. Her articles can be found here. Recently Fran was named to 2020 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A by Mergers & Acquisitions.

To learn more about Fran and her company, click here: About Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc.


Theresa Santiago

Theresa Santiago, Account Executive with COUNTERPART has spent more than 20 years in the ERP software space. Her experience spans support, implementation and software sales into job shop manufacturers. Delighted to join the COUNTERPART team she shared, “my role allows me to partner with engineer-to-order/custom build manufacturers. I am excited about this because these manufacturers fell by the wayside in the ERP software space until now. With COUNTERPART, our engineering-driven manufacturing solution works like they do. We help speed up the engineering to manufacturing hand-off, increase efficiencies in engineering and through shipping up to 30% while reducing errors, costs, resulting in increased customization capacity without adding resources, better communication and overall increased profitability. It’s rewarding to be in a role to help businesses grow and prosper.”

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