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Netsirk and Encompass develop aftermarket supply chain software suite

Steve Rogerson
June 30, 2016
 
Developed jointly by US companies Netsirk Technologies and Encompass, Skulocity is a fully-integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for small- to mid-sized manufacturers, retailers, field and depot service organisations, and parts distributors.
 
Georgia-based provider of 3PL and 4PL services for a diverse range of finished goods and replacement parts Encompass Supply Chain is collaborating with Florida company Netsirk Technologies to offer Skulocity, an ERP system aimed at manufacturers, parts distributors and repair businesses to help streamline their operations and improve efficiency.
 
Tailored specifically for the major appliance, consumer electronics and computing vertical markets, the module-based software provides functionality for order management, inventory control, warehouse management, procurement, discrete manufacturing, accounting, payment processing and customer relationship management.
 
To support its industry partners, Encompass is offering to subsidise the full costs of implementation and half of the monthly usage fee for the first 25 beta clients – a total value of more than $30,000 per company.
 
“Encompass is driven to help our diverse customer base succeed in all areas of their business,” said Encompass president and CEO Robert Coolidge. “Skulocity was purposely developed to address each segment of the aftermarket supply chain, and we believe it has the advanced features and functionality to significantly enhance client operations. We are extremely excited to offer this powerful tool as a value-added benefit to our business partners.”
 
Encompass is fully integrated with Skulocity to provide users seamless access to more than eight million spare parts and over 500,000 model-to-parts cross references from major manufacturer brands in the consumer electronics, appliance and computing product categories, among many others. Electronic ordering and real-time status updates are also available through Skulocity.
 
In addition to this fully integrated data component from Encompass, part photos and easy-to-search parts from a host of other verticals are available to help the service industry expand and take advantage of repair opportunities in adjacent product categories.
 
Quincy Faison, president of Netsirk Technologies, said Skulocity was an enterprise grade business management system with all the same functionality of SAP Business One, MS Dynamics and Netsuite at a fraction of the cost.
 
“With Encompass’ extensive understanding of the specialised needs of the aftermarket supply chain, we developed Skulocity as a cost-effective, alternative for smaller manufacturers, distributors and repair service companies,” said Faison. “Our software offers the same advanced features and capabilities as much more expensive technology already in the market. Skulocity is ideal for organisations of really any size that need a simple way to manage all facets of their business – from inventory serial number and warranty tracking to service scheduling and dispatching and so much more.”