About MIE Solutions - The ERP Solution Providers
Founder & President
Co-Founder & COO
VP of Sales
VP of Marketing
VP of Development
To apply advanced technology to improve productivity and quality in manufacturing. At MIE Solutions, we do not compromise product, quality or service. We strive to satisfy our customer's every reasonable requirement with speed, courtesy, and honesty.
Honesty & Integrity
MIE Solution's employees will, at all times, work with customers and other employees with honesty and integrity. We require all sales persons to be honest about what they sell without implying the existence of products or services that do not exist. We believe in integrity without compromise before, during, and after the sales process.
Customer service will provide honest, consistent, efficient, accountable and timely actions to each and every customer.
We believe our first responsibility is to businesses, owners, their employees, and to all others who use our product and services. In meeting their needs, everything we do must be of high quality. Customer's orders must be serviced promptly and accurately. Our dealers, re-sellers, and partners must have the opportunity to make a fair profit. We will strive to give our best, provide world class service, and achieve excellence each day.
We are responsible to our employees - the men and women who work with us throughout the world. Everyone must be considered an individual. We must respect their dignity and recognize their merit. They must have a sense of security in their jobs. Compensation must be fair and adequate. Working conditions should be clean, orderly, and safe. Employees must feel free to make suggestions and complaints. There must be equal opportunity for employment, development, and advancement for those who are qualified. We must provide competent management and our actions must be just and ethical.
We are responsible to the communities in which we live and work and the world community as well. We must be good citizens and support good works and charities. We will donate 10% of the profits to our communities, charities, and persons in need.
Who We Are
MIE Solutions is the leading provider of production control software for the entire manufacturing sector.
Our software incorporates estimating, RFQ's, work orders, purchasing, MRP, stock control, costing, scheduling, reporting, shop floor data capture, quality control, MES, delivery notes, cash management, invoicing, accounting, and many links to external accounting packages, if preferred.
MIE Trak Pro is the market leading software application for sheet metal fabricators, precision engineers, and manufacturers. It can be adapted to incorporate any manufacturing processes and offers a complete solution. Our services also include on-site and online training, full product support (via phone, online, or in-person), on-site consulting services, custom development, and managed services via our cloud-based platform.
Founder and original software developer, David Ferguson, was born into a manufacturing family by virtue of his father, the owner/operator of a fabrication job shop that still operates today. Now, with over 25 years of experience working in and writing software for the fabrication industry, David is considered an expert in the job shop arena. A sought-after speaker, he has consulted with numerous manufacturing companies around the globe, guiding them to become more efficient and cost-effective.
In the early 80’s, David created and sold his first computer program, Arrow Data Systems, a CAD/CAM system for the Apple IIe computer. During this time, he observed his father coming home late each night, only to begin the estimating process for his shop. David saw an opportunity to automate the estimating process using technology. As a result, the “Quote It” estimating package was born, becoming one of the leading sheet metal estimating packages in the world. Shortly thereafter, wanting to expand its capabilities, David developed the FabriTRAK Production Control Package. Over the years, it had been licensed to both METALSOFT and Amada America.
By the end of 2007, David had regained control of all FabriTRAK licensing agreements, completely re-wrote its production control offering, creating MIE Trak Pro. MIE Trak Pro is a state-of-the-art ERP system ideally suited to manufacturing businesses. It was designed to accommodate most production cycles and optimize the capabilities of repetitive, custom, quick-turn, and mixed mode operations. To launch his newly optimized program, he partnered with Don Clutter and founded MIE Solutions.
Since its inception, MIE Solutions has grown over 500 percent. In addition to North American sales and support locations, MIE Solutions operates offices in Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.
MIE Trak Pro integrates with the Metamation Enterprise Engine to provide complete, seamless, and bidirectional automation for importing, tooling, nesting, and quoting sheet metal production. This integration is database-driven and provides numerous benefits, including instant access to all the latest CNC cycle times and material usage in MIE Trak Pro, along with the ability to batch import, tool, and nest multiple parts through the MIE Trak Pro interface.
MIE Solutions partners with Workbooks to deliver world-class CRM and business applications to the mid-market, at an affordable price and with functionality that transforms business. Unlike traditional CRM solutions, Workbooks extends beyond sales, marketing and customer support to include order management, order fulfillment, invoicing, and supplier management.
SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software delivers powerful design functionality with the intuitive SOLIDWORKS user interface to speed your design process and make you instantly productive. SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD solutions enable you and your team to quickly transform new ideas into great products.The MIE CAD Converter will automatically explode SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD data into its purchased and fabricated components, as well as processing steps, into MIE Trak Pro so that the manufacturing process can take place. The beauty of the MIE CAD Converter is it runs native in MIE Trak Pro. In fact, with MIE CAD Converter you can import client SOLIDWORKS CAD data directly into MIE Trak Pro without having your own SOLIDWORKS CAD system license.
SigmaNEST runs on every type of machine, delivering maximum of versatility and scalability to meet your requirements for today and beyond. It also increases productivity by saving valuable materials and manpower without sacrificing quality. SigmaNEST integrates with most popular design, manufacturing, and business programs using a simple and easy to learn interface. MIE Trak Pro’s nesting software provides Full Bidirectional Synchronization with SigmaNEST.
Optimal Yield Solutions
Optimal Yield Solution’s integration with MIE Trak Pro provides Full Bidirectional Synchronization with SigmaNEST. Work Orders are synchronized to SigmaNEST. Once the Work Orders are in SigmaNEST, the nest can make use of the full power of the SigmaNEST job tracking and scheduling system. All NC program data from SigmaNEST is seamlessly synchronized to MIE Trak Pro as Work Order Nests so that program tasks in both systems match. Everyone gets to see the status update of all the Work Orders in MIE Trak Pro as Work Order Nests are created real time in SigmaNEST. As labor and material are applied to the Work Order Nests, the completed status is sent back to SigmaNEST so that the associated programs are updated in SigmaNEST. This, in turn, updates the order status and triggers inventory consumption and remnant creation for future use in SigmaNEST. Eventually, all the MIE Trak Pro steps for an order are complete and the Work Order in SigmaNEST is automatically archived.
Avalara, Inc., is a leading cloud-based software platform provider that delivers a broad and growing array of compliance solutions related to sales tax and other transaction taxes, such as value-added tax. Their mission is to help businesses of all sizes achieve compliance by delivering comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use. Avalara helps make sales tax compliance simple and automatic for businesses of all sizes. Their end-to-end suite of solutions automatically determines taxability, identifies applicable tax rates, accurately calculates tax records, and manages tax exemption certificates.MIE Trak Pro if fully integrated with Avalara and now supports their growing array of compliance solution.
Micro Estimating Systems
Micro Estimating Systems engineering software for both machining and fabrication encompasses process planning, estimating, bill of materials and should cost estimation analysis. Through Micro’s proprietary Machine Tool Emulation technology (MTE) and unique Features Recognition Estimating incorporating SOLIDWORKS, extremely defined costs are established. The ease of use and accuracy of the software has gained the company international recognition as a world leader. Countless major machine tool manufacturers rely on software, having verified its ability to accurately calculate true manufacturing times, based on actual equipment and processes. Micro Estimating Systems cost estimating solutions are integrated with MIE Trak Pro providing engineered process planning, True Cost information and robust estimating and quoting functions.
Universal Systems Integration/EDINET
Many industries require a constant transmission of invoice, order and shipment information between them and their trading partners. MIE Electronic Data Exchange (EDI) makes this transmission as efficient as possible by reducing overhead and keeping a high level of production. With full integration and data mapping to MIE Trak Pro, EDI reduces or eliminates manual data-entry errors, streamlines transaction processing, increases productivity without increasing staff and reduces lead times while increasing the quality of your trading relationships.
MIE Solutions partnered with Universal Systems Integration (USI) as they are one of the premier providers of EDI. Their core company policies are – 1) Keep it simple while reliable, and 2) Provide customer satisfaction. All of their EDI applications are designed to be simple in operation and maintenance.
MIE Trak Pro users, through our partnership with USI, can now offer EDI and increase the quality of their trading partner relationships.