Thoughts on technology and innovation
The American Foundry Society (AFS) is a non-profit association serving members of the metalcasting supply chain both in the United States and abroad. AFS serves more than 700 corporate members and close to 8,000 individual members including metalcasting suppliers and OEM facilities in more than 41 countries worldwide, covering all metalcasting processes and materials.
NimbleUser sat down with Mike Lakas, Senior IT Director for AFS, to hear about their customer journey that led them to Nimble AMS.
Challenges AFS Faced
AFS on Choosing Nimble AMS
“We went with platform and people. At the end of the day, you need both of those to succeed.”
“I feel like we went from circa 2008 technology to the leading edge of technology”
Cost Savings with the Nimble Integration Framework
What is the Nimble Integration Framework? In a nutshell, this "Platform on a Platform" framework simplifies integrations so that inbound and outbound data is accessible to outside vendors without complicated architecture and without touching code. Because of the the Salesforce platform and powerful API, AFS didn’t have to spend valuable project dollars on integrating with other systems.
As Teri Carden of ReviewMyAMS.com said in an interview with Nimble AMS, “The ability to easily integrate middleware and have the systems play nicely with other tech solutions is SO important. If the API for the AMS is not open and reputable then integrations are tough and expensive."