To sustain longevity, one needs to evolve constantly—true for any business. One of the organizations that have endured breakneck pace of evolution in information technology (IT) space for the last four decades and is still riding high with cutting-edge technology products is Minneapolis based Open Systems. The company is a leading provider of powerful accounting, CRM, ERP, and mobile software solutions. Built from the ground up, its flagship software product— TRAVERSE ERP—is used by organizations operating in manufacturing, distribution, services, not-for-profit, and many other industries.
Open Systems began its operations in 1976 as the only software provider offering full-featured and automated accounting software. Also from the very beginning, the company ensured that its ERP solution is easy to use and is flexible enough to integrate with other third-party applications seamlessly. Consequently, TRAVERSE ERP is designed to be platform agnostic and highly scalable, built with the cardinal idea that as the business demands change, the software must grow to accommodate the changes. The company has built a repertoire of around 50 enterprise applications that are modular and can be implemented based on client's needs. Paul Lundquist, VP of Corporate Development adds, “The benefits of implementing our ERP software reflects conspicuously on the financial statements of our clients.”
TRAVERSE ERP can be hosted on the cloud or be deployed on-premise. Built with a unique architecture, the software effortlessly integrates with other databases and uses APIs to import from or track existing third-party systems.
TRAVERSE ERP can be hosted on the cloud or be deployed on-premises
The flexibility offered by TRAVERSE ERP to customers transitioning from existing legacy products is unmatched in saving cost and making business operations more productive.
Open Systems has a well-defined implementation process. The company plans, designs, develops, and deploys solutions based on initial business process review and astute project estimations. The design phase undergoes a thorough deliberation on system and workflow analysis, and documentation process, whereas the development stage, looks into data migration, customization, and deployment issues. Professionals from Open Systems further optimize the solution, incorporate enhancements based on customer request and provide support during the transition. Automation features are built into the solution to enhance productivity and reduce cost. In the deployments where TRAVERSE ERP is hosted on Microsoft Azure platform, the solution comes with robust infrastructure and security features from Microsoft.
Another solution from Open Systems includes 'ProcessPro Global', which is used by food and pharmaceuticals industries to maintain compliance with strict government regulations. For the flexible packaging industry, the company offers TRAVERSE Flex-Pack, a flexible packaging software. As an integrated ERP solution, it aids packaging manufacturers to automate their workflow, gain visibility and control manufacturing process while optimizing cost, reducing wastage and enhancing productivity. ERP software from Open Systems has helped many businesses optimize their operations of activities. When a company working in carpet and flooring installation was looking for a faster and accurate way to dispatch the installers, it chose TRAVERSE InstallerX. Open Systems delivered a unique solution that drastically improved customer satisfaction.
The company is constantly looking out for promising technology companies to acquire and integrate them with TRAVERSE framework. ProcessPro Software and Flex-Pack acquired by Open Systems in the past are the prime examples wherein both the products are integrated with TRAVERSE to cater to different industry needs. With an intent to serve the niche market, Open Systems will acquire other software companies that don't have the technology or resource expertise to bring the software to a modern platform. In the foreseeable future, the company plans to continue its focus on product development to benefit from rapidly evolving cloud technologies.