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Exact Launches Health Assessment for Small Manufacturers

June 24, 2015
By Business Wire News


Exact, a global frontrunner in business software in the cloud for small- and medium-sized businesses, today unveiled its Manufacturing Health Assessment tool. The free online tool allows business owners and production managers to get tailored advice on how to optimize their shop floor to meet customer expectations and drive positive business results.

According to the Journal of Economic Perspectives, industrial production in the U.S. has grown at the same rate or faster than the economy as a whole. At the same time, globalization has broken down borders and buyers increasingly seek a fast, individualized and straightforward customer experience. This leaves manufacturers facing a fierce competitive landscape where reputation is more important than ever.

Exact’s new Manufacturing Health Assessment allows those organizations to understand where their operations can become more streamlined, and as a result, provide a better customer experience. Users input details into the online tool around common challenges they face, including pricing, managing project lead times and identifying bottlenecks. Using this information, the Health Assessment then provides tailored recommendations to the user.

“We understand the myriad challenges manufacturers face today when it comes to operating lean, leveraging technology effectively and staying competitive,” said Kae Williams, General Manager at Exact. “With our new free health assessment, we’ve taken steps to help small manufacturers understand the opportunities that exist to streamline their operations and ultimately impact the bottom line.”

Exact Online Manufacturing management software lets manufacturers use the cloud to make life easier. Designed to work seamlessly with Exact Online for Accounting or QuickBooks® Online, it streamlines tasks from “quote to cash” including purchasing, production, inventory management and CRM, while providing real-time insight into both business and financial processes.

Exact’s Health Assessment is live and available here.

About Exact

Vigorous business software. That’s what Exact builds. For more than 200,000 businesses around the world. For entrepreneurial doers who dare and, if they fall, always get up again. Exact breathes that same spirit. Thirty years ago a garage start-up by six students, now a global company, employing 1,550 people in 15 countries with revenues of € 188 million in 2014.

With Exact, businesses can quickly respond to shifting market conditions and grasp opportunities with both hands when they arise. Our business software enables customers to focus on their next goal, and look ahead to the next challenge. For further information about Exact, visit

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