30 years at the forefront of production control software

PSL Datatrack is celebrating 30 years at the forefront of production control software development for precision engineering subcontractors.

It all began in February 1988 when Prospec Systems, the company behind the software, introduced a software solution for precision engineering companies that offered a practical, simple and logical solution to managing production and improving overall business efficiency.

Geoff Gartland, managing director of PSL Datatrack is in no doubt why the software has become so popular with the precision subcontract engineering sector: “For all such organisations a system that manages quotations, sales and purchase order processing with manufacturing controls is vital,” he explained.

“For some Datatrack users it has traditionally meant replacing a manual system that is simply a combination of Excel spreadsheets and Word documents. In this set-up there is often no cross referencing, data is duplicated, managing it is very time consuming and reporting is difficult.”

He continued: “PSL Datatrack recognised these problems very early on and this led to the development of its purpose designed production control software for subcontract precision engineering companies. As such, the focus is on the specific controls and reporting that are required to manage the production of turned parts, machined components and any product requiring a manufacturing process. Amongst these specific controls are scheduling, shopfloor data collection, gauge calibration, non-conformance and tooling.

“The software has been continuously developed since its conception 30 years ago so that today it is arguably the leading system of its type available in the UK. In the eyes of some, it is the industry standard system.”

Datatrack customers are typically subcontract precision engineers, ranging from ‘one-man bands’ through to companies with 100+ employees. Some specialise in turning, milling or both whilst others also offer a range of other processes including grinding, EDM, wire erosion, 3D printing, finishing, electronics, fabrication and other services.

Today PSL Datatrack has a team of people providing software development, support and sales from its offices in Bracknell, Berkshire.

PSL Datatrack www.psldatatrack.com

 

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