Mascidon, LLC


SAP Business  One Add-on Products



Mascidon was formed in 2007 by Dr. Don Maes.  Dr. Maes recognized SAP B1 as an excellent business solution for small to mid size manufacturing companies. Initially, Mascidon provided manufacturing consulting expertise focused on the SAP Business One software platform.  Our company has evolved into an SAP add-on products provider.  Since 2007, we have developed add-on products that have widespread application across the SAP Business One customer base, with many of our products installed and operational since 2007.


There are many SAP B1 dealers that have 'add-on' products. Our products are different because they fill specific niche applications.  For instance, our bar code label programs have one function - to allow users to print labels from within SAP screens.  Mascidon uses label design tools that are off-the-shelf products widely used outside of SAP. These types of add-on products do not cause SAP B1 usage problems - even across SAP updates. As another example, our vendor and customer performance module uses user defined fields, user defined tables and SQL queries to provide powerful reports of vendor on time rates and fill rates. My experience is heavily oriented towards manufacturing and distribution companies, so it is not surprising that most of our add-on products work to address problems and issues associated with these industries.

 

Mascidon works in partnership with several SAP Business One Gold Partners.  These relationships provide Mascidon with many benefits.  First and foremost, our partners have offices all over North America.  This provides coverage for support and implementation services wherever our customers are located.  Our SAP Gold Partner's staffs augment Mascidon's staff when projects overlap or when specific SAP B1 requirements are better served by specific experts.


In addition to working with SAP Business One Gold Partners, Mascidon has forged working relationships with several key individuals around the globe.  These people provide Mascidon with the ability to code, test and implement SAP B1 add-on products.  My business model is simple.  I personally design the software applications and employ highly talented and experienced people to develop the products.   

Ownership

Dr. Don Maes is the owner of Mascidon.  Dr. Maes was awarded a doctorate in engineering degree from the University of Detroit in 1974 and has been involved with small business manufacturing and distribution software since 1977.  Specifically, Dr. Maes developed a repetitive manufacturing software application 'The Foreman' which was installed on DOS based systems in over 60 manufacturing plants.  Most of these installations were for automotive suppliers and many required EDI integration.  

The hands on experience Dr. Maes has gained over the last 30 years is the expertise needed by customers to ensure that their requirements are met.  Dr.Maes knows the trade-offs between what is available from SAP B1 and what the customer needs for their business to function efficiently. Several of my customers use me as a sounding board for ideas related to their SAP ERP systems.