The Global Shop Difference
36 Years and Counting... Same Ownership, Two Generations... Very Successful Customers... That's Global Shop
For over three decades, Global Shop Solutions has been dedicated to exceeding the needs of our customers. As a financially stable, privately-held ERP software company, we have built the largest base of successful implementations in the industry.
Because Global Shop Solutions features Built-in CustomizationTM
, which enables you to easily adapt our system to fit your specific needs. Global Shop Solutions provides the exact functionality you need, when you need it, for today and in the future. Every screen is easy to use and navigate so that everyone in your company - from the owner to the shop floor operator - experiences immediate benefits and greater discipline throughout your organization.
When you need something outside of standard Global Shop applications, fill the need with Global Shop's proprietary Global Application Builder (GAB)
. GAB gives you virtually limitless customization. With GAB, you can:
- Customize existing screens, including user-specific behavior
- Augment existing screens with supplemental data and functionality
- Integrate the flow of data into or out of Global Shop with the package of your choice
- Schedule processes and reports to run at regular intervals
- Create custom applications
- Automate a string of tasks or implement workflows
GAB allows you to extend your ERP system without harming the underlying data structures. Enjoy peace of mind, knowing that your GAB programs will not break.
Through Global Shop's knowledgeable staff, we offer our FastTRAINTM
Training and Support System, the industry's most comprehensive program of certified training, support and customer service. All of our consultants and trainers are FastTRAINTM
Certified, and all have years of experience in manufacturing and accounting.
Most important, Global Shop employs a proven four-step implementation process to ensure that you achieve immediate and lasting results. Our FastTRAINTM
Consultants - many of whom are former customers with 10 to 30 years of manufacturing experience - carefully guide you through each step of the process, from preparing your data and training your employees on the system to testing your data and going live. The result is a fast, successful implementation that leads to dramatic improvements in all areas of your business.
When you're ready to streamline all your operations and position your company for long-term growth, Global Shop Solutions is your complete One-System ERP Solution.
Same Ownership... Two Generations
The Alexander Family manages the day-to-day software product development and many customer services
provided by Global Shop Solutions to thousands of users around the world.
Seated: Founder Dick Alexander and Kathie Alexander.
Back row: Adria Keeney, Barry Klein, President Dusty Alexander, and Erika Klein.
Global Shop Solutions is an American success story. From Dick Alexander's lifelong dream of business ownership, job creation, and public service to a provider of cost savings to thousands of manufacturing users, Global Shop embodies entrepreneurship at its finest.
Founder Dick Alexander incorporated Global Shop Solutions in 1976. His background includes a B.S. from the University of Missouri, followed by service as an officer in the United States Navy, Harvard MBA, and CPA. Dick worked as corporate controller for Case Tractor at the largest plant in Racine, Wisconsin, where he instituted savings in the millions of dollars through computer systems. Following employment with a large medical instrumentation manufacturer in Houston, Dick started Global Shop as a computer service bureau in a small, one-person office. Through the years, the company has grown to include thousands of users throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Asia supported by over 100 Global Shop employees. Dick is active in the day-to-day business operations as chairman/CEO.
Dustin Alexander, Dick's son, became president of Global Shop in 2006. Dusty grew up around the business. In his teens, he mowed the office lawn and ran errands. As a Baylor University student, he set up an office in Waco, TX, and recruited a staff of college students to generate leads. Following graduation in 1990 with a B.S. in business and finance, Dusty went to work full time in sales. Through his efforts, the company saw its greatest growth. Many product innovations and services have been instituted as a result of Dusty's close interaction with Global Shop customers. He continues to talk to customers on a daily basis and conducts frequent webinars to educate them on new products and updates or just to check their progress with the system. It's fair to say that Dusty has personally visited hundreds of shops just like yours.
Other family members include:
Kathie Alexander, Director of Corporate Communications
Erika Klein, Executive Vice President, Research and Development
Barry Klein, Chief Financial Officer
Adria Keeney, Human Resources
"Corilam's a family-owned business, and so is Global Shop. That's been one of our attractions to their operation from the very beginning. We understand that there's a lot more pride when you have a family-owned business, and obviously it's a closer feeling and relationship we have with Global Shop. I know that they're going to be reliable, and everybody in their organization is a little closer tied to us, because they're also a family-run business. We like that."
Brad Robins - Corilam Fabricating Company
Very Successful Customers
Unlike other software providers who are bought, sold, merged, purged, and regurged, Global Shop had remained in the very stable and capable hands of the Alexander family since the company's incorporation in 1976. That means that your software investment is safe. You know the people you are dealing with and you know they are in business for the long haul. We pride ourselves on our customers' success, not just because they are great users, but because their success is measured in more dollars, increased productivity, and happy customers.
"I think it's a great tool. I've worked on many different systems in the 16 years I've been in manufacturing, and I find Global Shop to be, by far, the best I've ever seen in terms of keeping every part of our shop in order. The bottom-line is that Global Shop truly allows us to see our capacity, and to expand upon that capacity that we didn't know we had. I know it's an incredibly simple statement, but our Global Shop system tells us what we need to do to be successful."
Don Centamore - Custom Rubber Products
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That's Global Shop
Any company is only as good as its people. In that respect, Global Shop is an incredible company. Our 100+ employees were hired for their brains, character, work ethic, dedication, perseverance, and friendliness. Because of their manufacturing, engineering, and accounting backgrounds, they are extremely well-educated problem solvers. New employees spend many hours learning from Global Shop FastTRAINTM
consultants prior to working with Global Shop customers. You can be sure that you will always talk to a Global Shop customer service person, not an offshore call center.
Global Shop expertise is as close as your email, phone, or fax. Why not give us a call today?
Want to Learn More?
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