Created to fill a niche

Ben Fogg is the owner of FOGG Filler, which is a designer and manufacturer of rotary filling, rinsing, capping, and enclosure systems for fluid filling machines. As FOGG Filler evolved from the original small company, founded in 1956 by Ben’s grandfather, into a world leader in filling machines, Ben found himself needing a solution to help manage the business processes of his growing company.

Ben began searching for solutions.

He knew that he needed an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system that would automate many back office functions to increase efficiency. However, he recognized that his employees were his greatest asset and he wanted a system that would allow for the application of human expertise when necessary. He also wanted a system that was specifically designed for an engineer-to-order company. FOGG Filler makes custom designed machines for their customers and they needed a system with a focus on the engineering and design aspect of the system.

Ben came back empty handed.

There were plenty of ERP systems out there, but they were either designed for mass production, focused on the accounting aspect rather than the engineering and design aspect, or used third party systems to communicate with the CAD system. Ben saw an opportunity.

Smooth Logics was founded with a mission to develop intuitive, easy-to-use software solutions that accomplish even the most complex tasks, encourage a more positive and productive work environment, and empower customers to do more. COUNTERPART® was designed.

The COUNTERPART® software suite was created with a SOLIDWORKS® add-in and integrated with PDM so that designers and engineers can work in their native environment while employees all over the company can have access to the data that they need when they need it. FOGG Filler now uses COUNTERPART® throughout their company including task management, engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, and inventory management. The result is a stable system with greater visibility that reduces costs, increases productivity, and increases profits.