Avion Technologies Inc. is a job shop that primarily makes complex gears for several different industries. In 2019, they decided that it was time to upgrade from E2 Pro to E2 SHOP on the cloud. There were a few different factors that went into that decision, including that they were worried about their old server and its security. They knew that if they went on the cloud, they wouldn’t need to keep a server up-to-date and that security would be taken care of for them.
Once they made the decision, the implementation was quick and easy. As Mark Bathurst, Vice President of Operations, said, “It actually went very, very smoothly. We did it over the weekend here. I was surprised at how seamless it was, to tell the truth.” Avion Technologies started the implementation on a Friday and by the time they started work on Monday, they were ready to get everyone trained and running the new software. They also kept all their data through the transition. Mark remembered after their implementation, “Once that was done, our custom database came in with no problem at all. All the history was there. We didn’t lose anything.” Keeping all of their data was crucial to be able to keep their shop running smoothly after implementation.