CMP Automation, Ontario

“Your system showed us you had a good handle on what Engineer To Order actually means.”

Rob Shwery, General Manager, CMP Automation

About CMP Automation

CMP Automation is a medium-sized, vertically integrated manufacturer of turnkey automation equipment, providing custom manufacturing automation solutions to various industries. CMP is considered a leading Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) in the automotive tubing industry, specializing in machine automation for small diameter tubing.

Size of Company

40 employees


Custom Automation Equipment


Kitchener, Ontario, Canada




Sage 50

Business Challenge

CMP Automation needed a system designed specifically for Engineer To Order, that understood the unique needs of custom design manufacturing. A system that could integrate all data entry, was customizable, and scalable to grow with the company.


Total ETO was quickly implemented and provided CMP Automation with the complete business automation it needed.

Dynamic Benefits and Results

  • Truly Engineer To Order software
  • Eliminate duplicate data entry
  • Seamless integration with time keeping system
  • Real time financials
  • Time savings
  • Scalable software

Business Challenge

In order to grow and prosper, CMP Automation needed an accurate account of its financial progress. The company had several off the shelf tools in place. They used multiple Excel spreadsheets for quotations, job costing, and tracking labor and material purchases. They also used a manual time keeping system to capture labor costs, which then had to be reentered into another spreadsheet. The manual multiple data entries allowed for errors and omissions and was labor intensive.


CMP Automation needed a system that could handle it’s unique custom equipment manufacturing needs. One that would automate data entry, eliminate multiple steps and duplicate entries, and provide quality data and trusted financial numbers.


To support growth, CMP Automation also needed the system to be flexible, customizable and scalable to support their company in the future.


Rob Shwery, General Manager of CMP Automation hired a Supply Chain Consultant, John Byrne, to assist in finding the right system for their company. While looking at a number of Canadian and American ERP companies, they found Total ETO on the web.


Both experienced in custom design manufacturing, Rob and John had a good knowledge of what they wanted the system to do, and knew it could be costly to accommodate a system not specifically designed to work in a Engineer To Order environment.


Total ETO was quickly implemented and provided CMP Automation with the complete business automation it needed.

Dynamic Benefits and Results

Truly ETO software

Total ETO is truly an Engineer To Order system. Designed by engineers with the input of custom design manufacturing companies, it is the only software that has a handle on what Engineer To Order actually means.


By purchasing Total ETO, CMP Automation saved a great deal of money on trying to enhance another standard system, which would still not provide them with the functionality they required.


Eliminate duplicate data entry

Entering data into Total ETO is much faster and easier for staff. Duplicate entries have been eliminated, and fewer mistakes are being made through clerical errors and data omissions.


Seamless integration with time keeping system

CMP Automation spends 60% of its costs on labor, so it was critical they find a system that would streamline the collection of this information. Total ETOs ability to integrate with their third party time keeping system will ensure CMP captures their labor costs effectively.


Real time financials

Real time financials are crucial to running a successful business and CMP Automation’s staff is pleased with how Total ETO has made their job easier. Employees are happy with the efficiencies they’ve gained and Management now has a better account of the company’s financial picture.


Time savings

CMP Automation’s Purchasing Department can now create and manage purchase orders with ease. Project Managers can run reports for labor and material costs using an accurate database much faster than before. Total ETO has many built in reports that can generate needed information at the touch of a button.


Total ETO provides Managers with full access and control over the day to day management of their business. This ownership enables them to understand their progress and performance in detail, make changes to their projects, and by doing so, save time.


Scalable software

Total ETO’s scalability means that as CMP Automation grows in the future, Total ETO will be by its’ side to help it continue to succeed.