Engineered from first principles
We've built Unifize from the ground up to solve the communication problems that we ourselves faced while running manufacturing companies around the world.
Why we're here
Prior to starting Unifize, our co-founding team spent several decades running various manufacturing and engineering businesses around the world, including in the US, China, South Korea, and India.
Based on this experience, we believe that software technologists have failed the world of manufacturing and engineering, and that the absence of usable software tools is the result of poor insights rather than any lack of ability or need for such companies to adopt good solutions.
We also believe that communication is the root cause of a significant proportion of problems faced in these industries, and that these problems are often made worse by traditional ERP, PLM, CRM and other systems.
Our mission at Unifize is therefore to help bring manufacturing, engineering and supply chain out of the software dark ages by building a communication platform that first enables users to do their work more easily before it is used as a management or reporting tool.
We refer to this as enable, then manage.
This will transform these companies from the ground up, allowing them to:
- Increase transparency, traceability and accountability
- Reduce communication process waste
- Manage risks, expectations and problems
By doing these things, we will help companies design, make and sell better products to happier customers.
Ben Merton, Lakshman Thatai & Avinash Sultanpur
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While there’s recently been a proliferation of business communication platforms – such as Slack, Hike and Flock – these tools can’t handle the complex communication needs of manufacturing or engineering businesses.
More than 90% of the manufacturing and engineering companies we interviewed at Unifize were using Peer-to-Peer (P2P) communication tools like Whatsapp or iMessage for internal and/or external company communication. However, these companies still report endless communication problems. We take a closer look at how and why they fail to solve communication problems in these companies.