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ODYSSEY 6.3.1 RELEASED More Enhancements for Metalcasters B&L Information Systems announces the

Guardian Software Systems Announces Host of New Clients

Guardian Software Systems is pleased to announce the addition of

Carolina Metal Castings of

Hardeeville, South Carolina to its list of worldwide Guardian 8 clients. Founded in 1979, Carolina Metal Castings promotes the fact that they are very responsive with short lead times and are able to promise quick deliveries because of their location in the United States. CMC is a full-service jobbing foundry that is set up for a customer who requires 1’s, 2’s and small production runs.

Carolina Metal Castings serves

the following industries: • Rail • Paper • Power • Heavy equipment manufacturers

• Mining • Dredge • Pumps manufacturers • Decorative and custom • Agriculture equipment manufacturers

• Chemical Plants • Repair facilities • Structural • Industrial pipe fitting applications

• Marine

James Harwood, President of Carolina Metal Castings, is looking forward to implementing Guardian during the first quarter of 2021 to help him get a better handle on his costs and efficiencies.

Guardian Software Systems is pleased to announce the addition of Intermountain Precision Casting in beautiful Lindon, Utah to its list of worldwide clients. Founded in 1980, Intermoun-

tain Precision Casting has grown to become a major player in the investment casting industry. Inter- mountain serves a wide range of industries including


Military, Automotive and Medical. Intermountain Precision

Casting’s “Timely Perfection” motto translates to their emphasis on high quality castings with on- time delivery…key factors in their selection of the Guardian ERP with MES Solution.

Guardian Software Systems is pleased to announce the addition of New England Castings LLC of Standish, Maine to its list of worldwide Guardian 8 clients. New England Castings

is a

manufacturer of precision alloy investment castings using the lost wax method. Their capabilities enable us to produce parts ranging from fractional ounces to several hundred pounds in size. New England serves the following industries: • Industrial Gas Turbines • Medical Surgical Tools • Defense • Marine Hardware • Architectural Hardware • Industrial Equipment • Sculpture and art reproduction

Walter Butler, President of New England Castings LLC, is excited to move forward with Guardian 8 in the new year.

38 ❘ January 2021 ®

release of Odyssey 6.3.1. Odyssey is enterprise resource planning software specifically for foundries, diecasters and investment casters. Odyssey 6.3.1 will include some notable function improvements: • The menu system in Odyssey has

been revamped for efficiency and usability. • Dashboards are available in the new menu and appear when you click on the dashboard’s associated menu module. • The Material/Supplier table was added to the Material Inventory Inquiry screen allowing the Supplier Part number to be displayed in the Inquiry screen. • A new button is now available from

the Heat Tracking screen that allows viewing the Chemical Specification and finalizing. • The close and re-open options for both the Customer Order and the Tool Order screens were modified to allow the selection of multiple records • A new screen was added, Quick Entry - Equipment Repair Parts, to allow the quick issuance of materials for Repair Parts.

All Odyssey release information,

including for Odyssey 6.3.1, is now available through Rapid Support. Rapid Support is available directly within Odyssey Web UI or via the B&L customer portal (Customer Login) for customers on Windows UI. Any assistance needed in the update process is free for customers on maintenance with B&L. Odyssey customers on the B&L Cloud will be contacted by B&L’s Technology Department with the update schedule.

About B&L Information Systems B&L Information Systems is the global leader in cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for foundries, die casters and investment casters. Since 1976, B&L has implemented their unique ERP solutions at over 400 metalcasting operations, making their cloud-based Odyssey ERP match how metalcasters operate. With Odyssey, metalcasters maximize their resources, minimize costs, and make better decisions faster.

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