About Us

Company Overview

Exact Systems is owned and operated by its principal consultant James B. Van Laar.  Prior to forming Exact Systems in 2004, Jim was a senior partner in Manufacturing Automation, one of the largest Made2Manage re-sellers in the United States.  Between 1998 and 2004, Manufacturing Automation implemented and/or serviced close to 200 companies using Made2Manage.Exact Systems About Us Image

Made2Manage was purchased by Battery Ventures L.P. in 2004 and the re-seller program was disbanded.  Concurrent with that decision, and with a business model that was built on reselling software, Manufacturing Automation closed its doors and Jim formed Exact Systems to provide ongoing service, support, and consulting services to companies using the Made2Manage software all across the United States.

Today Exact Systems is a recognized expert in the field and has provided implementation, re-implementation, customization, data corruption repair, and integration services to over 250 companies using the software.  Further, Exact Systems has built ongoing relationships with select associates and what we consider to be the very best ex-M2M employees now working independently.  When you work with Exact Systems you are tapping into a team that is in our opinion the absolute best in business.

As of 2013 we now are supporting Syteline ERP and Priority ERP software packages as well.  These packages have proven to be excellent choices for those wishing to move to a new software package.

Core Competencies

With Exact Systems you are working with much more than an implementation consultant.  Not only do we bring a wealth of ERP System implementation, management, and consulting to the table, we also bring the demonstrated ‘know how’ to analyze business problems, define solutions, and bring state of the art technical resources to bear to solve those problems.

  •  30 years of management, application, and technical experience working in both Manufacturing and Business Software Application concerns.
  •  In addition to working with M2M, we have implemented and supported over 9 different ERP packages.  We know ERP software and we know the Manufacturing Business!
  • Full Implementation and Re-Implementations
  • Certified SQL Database experts
  • Complete Service Provider for M2M Software systems Versions 3.2 FoxPro – 7x SQL.
  • Data Imports and Exports
  • System Migrations and Installations
  • Programming expertise in Transact-SQL, FoxPro, Visual Basic DOT Net, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
  • M2M Standard Customization Infrastructure
  • M2M Dot Net Customization Toolset
  • Syteline Mongoose Customization Toolset
  • MS SQL Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Integrated Custom Application Development for ERP Systems
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
  • Automated Integrated Customer Communication and Email Systems
  • Web Client Development integrated with ERP Systems
  • M2M Shop Floor Management and Data Collection implementation and support
  • Month End Close Financial Systems Support
  • and more …..

M2M and Made2Manage are trademarks of Aptean Enterprise Software.  Exact Systems has no affiliation or relationship with Aptean Enterprise Software.