Precious metal transactions are highly specialized. Business management software that is not designed specifically for the complexities of metals refining and settlement can lead to managing information in offline spreadsheets, resulting in lost time and lost profits.
CAI is different. PM Refining is a precious metals ERP software specially designed for this unique industry.
As the premier provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to the precious metals industry, our purpose-built tools have helped smelters, refiners and manufacturers of PM-based products around the world work more efficiently, accurately and profitably for almost twenty years.
CAI’s PM Refining ERP streamlines production, lot control, contracts, settlements, payments, and other business processes. Connect all your critical financial, technical, and operational data. With market intelligence, so you can make sound, rapid decisions and respond quickly to change. A friendly user interface provides complete visibility into your manufacturing process. Plus, CAI provides flexible support for the more complex needs of your business.
PM Refining ERP provides real-time inventory information, helps improve yields, prevents inventory shortages and pinpoints where material is being lost. Regardless of where your metals are located, manage and track precious metal to the individual stock item level. Plus, handle transfers in and out of vaults/depositories, and upload bar / stock lists from external sources.
Our customers include precious metals refiners, smelters, recyclers, and brokers. They need a metals ERP that meets every process they undertake, from refining, to metal manufacturing, and recycling. Designed specifically for the precious metals refining industry, PM Refining delivers. Within PM Refining, industry-specific, configurable options allow process optimization across environments. Track raw materials, gain supply chain management, add inventory visibility, tackle accounting functions and more—all in one robust software solution platform.
Let our professional team of IT accredited engineers manage and maintain your cloud-based or on-prem IT infrastructure with services that range from monitoring and managing your servers and desktops to unlimited help desk for everyday issues like resetting passwords.
Intuitive order entry module improve customer service by letting you easily accessing real-time customer and inventory information.
Protect against market price fluctuations by hedging at the customer or specific lot level.
Establish metal quantity and price for each vendor or associate a precious metal quantity and price with a specific lot.
Advance your clients and track all advances through to settlement. Maximize customer service!
Settle your clients’ accounts using current market pricing or an agreed-upon fixed price.
Factor in gross and refined weight, accountability refining charges, assay fees and other charges.
Create production orders and document the movement of materials throughout the refining process, including receiving, vault, fire assay, wet chemical analysis and other work centers.
Track raw materials, Work-in-Progress (WIP), finished product, and scrap regardless of where it’s physically located.
Systematically categorize and quantify your inventory based on location, account, asset class and metal types.
Protect against metal losses associated with production, assaying, scrap reclamation, theft and credit extension.
Improve yields, prevent inventory shortages and pinpoint where material is being lost by managing precious metal to the individual stock item level (bar, coin etc.).
Easily handle transfers in and out of vaults and depositories and upload stock lists from external sources (e.g., Banks) and other depositories.
Track materials from receipt to decomposition and through to financial settlement.
Identify each lot’s chemical composition and accurate quantities of recoverable platinum, palladium, and rhodium.
Get the the highest yield for your auto catalyst and e-scrap processing lots.
View your Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in a flexible and customizable management dashboard.
Automate and enhance your back-office operations with Microsoft’s Dynamics GL, AP, AR and other accounting applications.
We’ve found CAI’s software provides an excellent foundation for tight control of all aspects of the business and we couldn’t be happier with our decision to implement the software.
We pride ourselves on automating the refining process, so integrating CAI’s software was a logical step. The software enables us to streamline our internal processes, including how we create customer lots and settle their accounts. In addition, we were not forced to try to retrofit a software solution to our operations, the PM Refining software was built with the specific functionality we needed for our refining business.
CAI’s refining software automates the way we calculate refining charges and helps us communicate real-time status with our customers. We are very pleased at our decision to implement the software and to work with the knowledgeable and professional staff at CAI.
CAI’s PM Refining software has helped us to significantly increase our productivity, speed and accuracy in creating, splitting and settling lots. We recognize our responsibility to protect our customers’ precious metal scrap as it flows through the refining circuit. With CAI’s PM Refining software, we can easily create production orders and track the movement of materials through receiving, vault, fire assay, wet chemical analysis and other work centers in the refining process.
CAI was quickly able to understand our core business practices and tailor their software to maintain our way of doing things. This, coupled with the system’s impressive throughput and minimal learning curve, made our decision to implement PM Refining a simple one. The support that we have received from CAI, both during the initial installation of the software and since our ‘go-live‘, has been exceptional. I would recommend this powerful software for any precious metals refiner seeking to automate the processing of lots through to settlement.
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