CAT Squared is working hard to bring our customers the best manufacturing operations management software available in the industry. We are committed to releasing new functionality to our customers three times each year. As a reminder to our customers, new releases are available in January, May, and September.

Latest Software Release

In May, we released Version 9.37.00, which includes the following features:

  • The ability to duplicate products. The user can use the already-existing product as a template to streamline the process of entering a new product. (Release Notes: Page 12)
  • Hold system integration. Now, products can be moved while a hold is placed on them by defining areas where products on certain hold types can be stored. (Release Notes: Page 14) [More about positive-release holds...]
  • The ability to define units of measure within the Product Master. (Release Notes: Page 17)

 

Customer Response

Steve Milwicz, system analyst at Plainville Farms, reached out to us after upgrading to the latest version: “I wanted to reach out and let you know that we had a successful upgrade deployment from v9.23 to v9.37. The whole process took just over 8 hours to complete. The whole CAT Squared team deserves a big thank you from the Plainville team.”

The Plainville upgrade affected 75 computer users, 53 handheld scan guns, 21 case-end scale stations, 8 pre-price scale stations, and 2 inspection-disposition stations.

The next CAT Squared software release will be available in September and will feature a completely rebranded product with more user-friendly, industry-specific icon buttons to create a more intuitive user experience.

 

Request an Upgrade

If you are a current customer interested in upgrading to the latest version, please email TellMeMore@catsquared.com to have Version 9.37.00 installed in your test environment and receive a full copy of the release notes.

Kathy Barbeire

Written by Kathy Barbeire

Throughout my career, I’ve helped organizations think of creative ways to (1) harness new technology to maximize effectiveness, (2) collect relevant data to measure and improve performance, and (3) use data to tell compelling stories to customers and stakeholders. In 2015, I became CAT Squared’s marketing manager. In this role, I monitor industry trends to (1) ensure our products are flexible enough to adapt to new industry standards and (2) prepare our customers for new technologies with the potential to disrupt the industry. I’ve represented CAT Squared as a participant in a blockchain learning group that has grown out of Blockchain for Arkansas (BC4AR), an initiative launched by Governor Asa Hutchinson to promote capacity building around blockchain technology. As my own knowledge and capacity grow, I develop new content to educate our supply chain partners and help them prepare for the transition ahead. Prior to launching my career, I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in professional and technical writing and a double minor in sociology and information technology. I later returned to UALR and completed the MBA program. Before joining CAT Squared, I applied my passion for data-driven storytelling to help nonprofits define their goals, track program metrics, and engage donors and community stakeholders in their missions to fight hunger, poverty, and homelessness, first as a program manager for the Our House Homeless Shelter in Little Rock, and then at The Salvation Army Central Arkansas Area Command.