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Fuel Your Business Environment and Improve ROI with Integrated Software <br />Presented by:<br />Randy Mlodzinski, Sales C...
What does Encore Business Solutions do?<br />Encore Business Solutions is a software service company that specializes in M...
What sets Encore apart from other competitors? <br />Our experience in the biofuel industry<br /><ul><li>  Established in ...
  100 years combined industry experience, knowledge and expertise
  Member of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) </li></ul>Our people <br /><ul><li>  Skills
  Professional approach </li></ul>Our achievements<br /><ul><li>  Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner
  Microsoft Dynamics™ President’s Club
  Top 5% of Microsoft Dynamics Partner worldwide</li></li></ul><li>What sets Encore apart from other competitors? <br />Ou...
  Have 3,000 customers in 17 different countries
  Member of the Microsoft Dynamics Steering Committee
  1 of 5 preferred vendors Microsoft outsources development work </li></ul>Our customer approach<br /><ul><li>  Long term ...
  Support, training, infrastructure
  Trusted business advisor
  Customer retention rate 95%</li></li></ul><li>REAP™ ~ Renewable Energy Agricultural Processing <br />What is REAP?<br />...
Are you a fit for REAP?<br />Ask yourself, do you….<br /><ul><li>  Have commodity procurement and processing requirements?
  Require a inventory or contract management solution?
  Need to direct information to the right person at the right time and place? </li></ul>REAP is Suitable for:<br /><ul><li...
  Existing ethanol plants
  Ethanol plants under construction / expansion</li></li></ul><li>What sets REAP apart from other software solutions?<br /...
  Designed for the biofuel industry
  Core solution functionality </li></ul>REAP Core Solutions<br />Scheduled deliveries<br />Data importer<br />Contract man...
REAP Core and Additional Solutions <br />REAP Core Solutions<br />Scheduled deliveries<br />Data importer<br />Contract ma...
lab information management solution<br />Benefits ~    <br /><ul><li>  Save time
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  • Example – do you rely on excel spreadsheets to manage your lab data, ensure quality compliance regulations are met and to create reports?
  • Example: if you do not have an integrated system – your accounting staff will have to take a stack of invoices and carry them over to the grain admin team to enter. She has to re-enter into another system
  • Example: if you do not have an integrated system – your accounting staff will have to take a stack of invoices and carry them over to the grain admin team to enter. She has to re-enter into another system
  • Example: if you do not have an integrated system – your accounting staff will have to take a stack of invoices and carry them over to the grain admin team to enter. She has to re-enter into another system
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    1. 1. Fuel Your Business Environment and Improve ROI with Integrated Software <br />Presented by:<br />Randy Mlodzinski, Sales Consultant REAP™<br />Brent Twist, CEO Encore Business Solutions<br />Ray Damphousse, Sales Consultant Solution Specialist<br />
    2. 2. What does Encore Business Solutions do?<br />Encore Business Solutions is a software service company that specializes in Microsoft® technologies and change management. Our ideal customers want to make the most of their investments to improve their bottom line. Our diversified team of experts are able to quickly assess business and industry requirements to<br /> recommend solutions that fit. <br />
    3. 3. What sets Encore apart from other competitors? <br />Our experience in the biofuel industry<br /><ul><li> Established in 1990
    4. 4. 100 years combined industry experience, knowledge and expertise
    5. 5. Member of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) </li></ul>Our people <br /><ul><li> Skills
    6. 6. Professional approach </li></ul>Our achievements<br /><ul><li> Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner
    7. 7. Microsoft Dynamics™ President’s Club
    8. 8. Top 5% of Microsoft Dynamics Partner worldwide</li></li></ul><li>What sets Encore apart from other competitors? <br />Our relationship with Microsoft<br /><ul><li> Sold 12 pieces of software to Microsoft (20,000 customers)
    9. 9. Have 3,000 customers in 17 different countries
    10. 10. Member of the Microsoft Dynamics Steering Committee
    11. 11. 1 of 5 preferred vendors Microsoft outsources development work </li></ul>Our customer approach<br /><ul><li> Long term partner
    12. 12. Support, training, infrastructure
    13. 13. Trusted business advisor
    14. 14. Customer retention rate 95%</li></li></ul><li>REAP™ ~ Renewable Energy Agricultural Processing <br />What is REAP?<br /><ul><li> Integrated software solution designed for the biofuel industry.</li></ul>Background <br />2004 ~ developed specifically for a new ethanol plant<br />2005 ~ implemented ethanol process manufacturing software<br />2006 ~ launched REAP commercially in the ethanol market space <br />2006 ~ Microsoft® IMPACT Award finalist for REAP<br />2007 ~ released REAP™ 2.0<br />2008 ~ released REAP™ 2.5<br />
    15. 15. Are you a fit for REAP?<br />Ask yourself, do you….<br /><ul><li> Have commodity procurement and processing requirements?
    16. 16. Require a inventory or contract management solution?
    17. 17. Need to direct information to the right person at the right time and place? </li></ul>REAP is Suitable for:<br /><ul><li> New ethanol plants
    18. 18. Existing ethanol plants
    19. 19. Ethanol plants under construction / expansion</li></li></ul><li>What sets REAP apart from other software solutions?<br /><ul><li> Fully integrated software solution
    20. 20. Designed for the biofuel industry
    21. 21. Core solution functionality </li></ul>REAP Core Solutions<br />Scheduled deliveries<br />Data importer<br />Contract management<br />Purchase and sales settlements<br />Business intelligence<br />Reporting and analysis<br />Product receipts and shipments<br />Integrated inventory <br />
    22. 22. REAP Core and Additional Solutions <br />REAP Core Solutions<br />Scheduled deliveries<br />Data importer<br />Contract management<br />Purchase and sales settlements<br />Business intelligence<br />Reporting and analysis<br />Product receipts and shipments<br />Integrated inventory <br />REAP Additional Solutions<br />Lab information management <br />Construction management<br />Online offers<br />Inventory I/O control <br />Automated delivery <br />Investment manager <br />ERP System<br />REAP<br />
    23. 23. lab information management solution<br />Benefits ~ <br /><ul><li> Save time
    24. 24. Streamline business processes
    25. 25. Eliminate duplicate efforts</li></li></ul><li>Integrated Software<br />What does integration mean?<br /><ul><li>Business systems can ‘talk’ to one another and ‘work together’
    26. 26. End result = improved business EFFICIENCY!</li></ul>Why is integration important?<br /><ul><li> Non integrated system:</li></ul>Duplication of work + Inaccurate data + Increased human effort and errors + More time required to correlate data = STRESS!! WASTED DOLLARS!!<br />
    27. 27. Integrated Innovation<br />Benefits to integrated software<br />Increase productivity and performance levels<br />Share accurate information across the plant<br />Automate and streamline business processes<br />INTEGRATED SOFTWARE<br />
    28. 28. Customer using integrated software ~ REAP<br />“REAP’s direct interface with Microsoft Dynamics™ GP has eliminated the need for and use of separate Excel spreadsheets to accurately track our business. Using one system to manage all contracts and track product shipments and receipts continues to improve our internal processes and efficiency on a daily basis. <br />~ Barb Bontrager, CFO, United Wisconsin Grain Producers<br />
    29. 29. Do I need an integrated software solution? <br />New ethanol plants & ethanol plants under construction or expansion<br />Ask yourself…..<br /><ul><li> Are you planning multiple locations?
    30. 30. Do you want to simplify complicated processes with automation?
    31. 31. Do you want faster and greater analytical capabilities?</li></ul>Existing ethanol plants<br />Ask yourself…<br /><ul><li> Are you using excel spreadsheets to manage your business?
    32. 32. Do you have a lot of manual, duplicate entry? </li></li></ul><li>Scheduled shipments and receipts <br />Scenario<br /><ul><li> Bringing in corn loads
    33. 33. Shipping 30-35 trucks (or railcar units) of ethanol a day
    34. 34. Shipping out DDG’s
    35. 35. Relying on 3rd party to send detailed inbound/outbound reports</li></li></ul><li>Scheduled shipments and receipts <br />Question to think about….<br />How does this massive quantity of information get into your grain accounting system? <br />
    36. 36. Scheduled shipments and receipts <br />Consider Excel spreadsheets<br /><ul><li> Hours of time spent re-entering data into the system
    37. 37. Inaccurate data, lost productivity </li></ul>Consider REAP and Data Importer <br /><ul><li> Import data right into scheduled shipments and receipts
    38. 38. Generate separate reports and send to shipper/receiver’s email
    39. 39. Save time, money and reduce errors! </li></li></ul><li>Customer using integrated software ~ REAP<br />“On average we ship 35 trucks of ethanol a day. With REAP there is not need to interface with truck drivers, nor do we have to manage the process logistics. As a result we’ve improved our plant’s efficiency and freed up administrative and operational staff resources.” <br />~ Jeff Robertson, CEO, United Wisconsin Grain Producerss <br />
    40. 40. REAP – Contract Management Offers<br /><ul><li> Similar to purchasing a home
    41. 41. Asking price
    42. 42. Negotiations
    43. 43. Grain buyers set up their own process for tracking negotiations
    44. 44. Scribblers
    45. 45. Spreadsheets
    46. 46. Sticky notes
    47. 47. What is the problem with this?
    48. 48. Missed information
    49. 49. No centralized access
    50. 50. Lack of audit trail
    51. 51. Increased chance for errors </li></li></ul><li>REAP – Contract Management - Offers <br /><ul><li> Tracks all vendor information
    52. 52. Tracks negotiation history
    53. 53. Centralized location
    54. 54. Integration with contract management system
    55. 55. Tie into web offers
    56. 56. Generate reports and send directly to grain buyer email addresses</li></li></ul><li>REAP – Contract Management - Offers <br />Benefits<br /><ul><li> Save time
    57. 57. Reduce entry errors
    58. 58. Centralize and organize information </li></li></ul><li>Road Trip Story <br /><ul><li> CEO visited 3 ethanol plants across United States
    59. 59. Issues
    60. 60. Not using software properly
    61. 61. Current software lacks required functionality
    62. 62. Managing business using multiple spreadsheets! </li></ul>Why?<br /><ul><li> Received no support, training and follow up</li></li></ul><li>Moral of the story <br />Know who your software provider is! <br /><ul><li> Are they a specialist in implementation and training?
    63. 63. Do they provide project management?
    64. 64. Do they come well recommended?
    65. 65. What kind of after sale support do they provide?</li></li></ul><li>Questions? <br />
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