Henning Industrial Software, Inc.

102 First St. Ste. 211
Hudson, OH 44236 US


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Company Profile

Henning Industrial Software, Inc. was founded in 1990 by Billie and Richard G.

Visual EstiTrack Shop Management & ERP Software Solutions

When it comes to shop management software, it's all about the right fit!

As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

rescheduling jobs

Touchscreen Scheduling Eases Burden of Change Orders
Littlestar Plastics had to change its magnetic scheduling boards multiple times per day, so it switched to Henning's Touch Scheduling Board for flexible, instantaneous scheduling.

Henning Touch Scheduling Board

Scheduling with Digital Job Cards Replaces Magnetic Boards
Henning Industrial Software demonstrates an add-on to its Visual EstiTrack ERP, the Touch Scheduling Board application.

Henning Software Touch Scheduling Board

Scheduling Board Uses Touchscreen Interface
Henning Software’s Touch Scheduling Board software system uses a touchscreen interface that enables users to drag and drop scheduled shop order operations represented as cards within and between work centers.

Scheduling Board Software Offers Touchscreen Interface
Henning Software’s new Visual EstiTrack Touch Scheduling Board software product incorporates a touchscreen interface that enables users to drag-and-drop scheduled shop order operations within and between work centers.

Henning Visual EstiTrack Shop Kiosk

Add-On Displays ERP Content in Bulletin-Board Format
Henning Industrial Software offers its Visual EstiTrack Shop Kiosk application, an add-on to its Visual EstiTrack ERP software designed to share and distribute ERP information.

Henning Visual EstiTrack Shop Kiosk application

Application Designed for the Shop Floor
Henning Software’s Visual EstiTrack Shop Kiosk application is an add-on to the company’s Visual EstiTrack ERP product.

Henning iVet app

Mobile Device Application Provides Direct Access to Software
Henning Industrial Software has released a mobile device application (app) named iVET, an optional mobile add-on for the company’s Visual EstiTrack ERP product.

 Henning Software iVET mobile app

Mobile App Gives Users Access to ERP System
Henning Software’s iVET app is designed to give users direct mobile access to their Visual EstiTrack ERP system.

Employee Training Software
The Visual EstiTrack’s ERP employee training capabilities are designed to help users plan and prepare for training.

Updated Executive Dashboard for Industrial Software
The industrial software features Visual EstiTrack Executive Dashboard, which is an executive monitoring tool designed to provide company managers with summarized ERP data focusing on relevant key business metrics and trends in a graphical user interface.


Software Configures Product Structures
Henning Industrial Software has added product structure configuration tools to its ERP/shop management software, Visual EstiTrack. Option groups for standard assemblies can now be configured (recalculating their costs) on job estimating material worksheets as well as on sales orders.

The software provides a means by which....

Three Divisions Under One Shop Management Program
Instead of buying multiple software packages to perform the distinctly different functions of its three separate divisions, Mt. Vernon Machine & Tool Inc. (Mt. Vernon, Ohio) selected just one package.


Wireless Technology Enhances Data Collection
Wireless devices allow shop personnel to communicate with the Internet and other computer networks without being physically attached by cables. This freedom makes shopfloor data collection more efficient.

Visual EstiTrack software

Shop Reduces Paperwork With Shop Management Software
With two mechanical engineers, this small shop accepts not only contract jobs, but the shop will 'take anything--from an idea needing design work, to production jobs or reverse engineering from a part.

Tylok International

Software Brings Better Control of Manufacturing Data
Like many businesses, this fitting manufacturer eagerly embraced new computer technology as it became available. But by the mid-1990s, its eight computers ran on three separate networks, based on operating system compatibility.

Smith Machine’s “homemade” tracking system

Software Keeps Jobs On Track
Two employees of this aerospace shop began gathering information on shop management software systems. Their year-long search culminated in a visit to the 1998 IMTS tradeshow, where they found this software solution.

Gradual Software Implementation Allows Users To Find Comfort Zone
Big shops may have the financial resources and personnel to change the way they do business almost overnight when they make changes in their information systems. However, at this small shop, that was not the approach shop management took to automation.

Shop Management Software Allows For More Effective Operations
The management at Alger Manufacturing knew it needed a new shop management system. Even with customization, the shop management package it had been using was inadequate. The company's management team knew it would have to make some changes, including upgrades for the hardware and support software, both in the offices and on the shop floor to accommodate the new system.

CNC Shop Feels The Impact Of Shop Management Software
Littlestar Plastics, Inc. located in Machesney Park, Illinois, has been providing CNC-machined plastic components to the electrical, food processing and equipment manufacturing industries since 1992.

Product Categories of Henning Industrial Software, Inc.

ERP for Make-to-Order Manufacturing
ERP for Standard Products Manufacturing
Job Estimating Software
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
Quality Documentation Software
Software, Accounting/General Ledger/Payroll
Software, Other Manufacturing

Trade Names

iVET Mobile App
Shop Advisor/Executive Summary
Visual Books Accounting
Visual EstiTrack
Visual EstiTrack Shop Kiosk System
Visual WebTrack
VisualEstiTrack Executive Dashboard

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Visual EstiTrack Shop Management & ERP Software Solutions

When it comes to shop management software, it's all about the right fit! If you've outgrown your current system, Visual EstiTrack's comprehensive features and options can be tailored to your specific needs. Today's manufacturer often needs more than shrink-wrapped job shop software. Henning recognizes that each manufacturer is unique and provides software built to fit your business. We will help you through the transition and be there to support you for the long term. Visual EstiTrack is a completely integrated Shop Management & ERP System beginning with Estimating through Shop & Sales Orders, Job Cost Tracking, Visual Scheduling, Inventory (FIFO/LIFO with multiple locations/bins), Quality, Purchasing, Receiving, Shipping, and Invoicing. Finally, ending with a fully integrated accounting system, Visual Books, to complete the process! Selling software is the first step at Henning. After the sale, the Henning team takes pride in helping customers establish a plan of action, implementing the strategy and continuously giving the highest quality support.

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Company Profile

Henning Industrial Software, Inc. was founded in 1990 by Billie and Richard G. Henning after they recognized the need for practical and affordable manufacturing software by small to medium job shops. Billie's strong manufacturing background combined with Rich Henning's strong computer software development background created a perfect match for creating their software line, Visual EstiTrack? . Their initial target market and product release was directed at the screw machine industry due to Billie's screw machine shop background. Visual EstiTrack has since matured to support many other types of industries such as powdered metal, glass, tool & die, fabricating, etc. Rich spent his formative years developing software and providing long-range information systems planning for Ernst & Young (accounting firm), and the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation. This was all during the time that personal computers were just beginning to change the ways in which people do business. He was there in the old days when mainframes were "in", and participated in the client/server revolution. Henning Software has grown from a one-user DOS program, to a multi-user, objected-oriented Windows® environment, capable of supporting multiple workstations in large manufacturing facilities. Henning Software provides high quality software development services to a wide variety of small and large corporations. As an applications development and information system consulting company with every developer exceeding 25 years of experience, we have created custom solutions using the most advanced and current applications development technology. The company's experience spans many different markets, including the development of large-scale applications and products for the manufacturing, healthcare, financial and funeral home industries. If our off-the-shelf solutions don't meet your every need, our analysts and programmers will be happy to create customized solutions that fulfill your specific needs. All of our applications are characterized by user-friendly screens and focus on efficiency to make the systems serve you, make your job easier and your day more productive. The bottom line is to enable you to use your new system as a competitive advantage over your competition.