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Unleashing Business Growth: How Turnkey Technologies Transformed Battenfeld Technologies

Updated: Feb 28


In this episode, we delve into the crucial role of effective systems and procedures in managing rapid business growth. Nick Schilling joined us, former Vice President and Controller for Battenfeld Technologies, a leading manufacturer and distributor of shooting and hunting accessories. Discover why Turnkey Technologies became the go-to solution for Battenfeld during a period of significant expansion.

As businesses experience rapid growth, the influx of data poses challenges in efficient management. In this dynamic landscape, experts need robust systems to handle increasing data volumes. The importance of this topic lies in understanding how organizations can leverage technology to streamline operations, ensuring that they not only keep pace with growth but thrive in it.

How Battenfeld Executes

Nick Schilling sheds light on how Battenfeld Technologies turned to Turnkey Technologies for implementing systems and improvements. Facing a surge in data, the need for efficient procedures and systems was paramount. Turnkey Technologies stepped in, offering their expertise to create a daily dashboard using Excel refreshable reports. This flash report became an invaluable tool for Battenfeld, providing a quick overview of the business each morning. The partnership with Turnkey Technologies allowed Battenfeld to not only manage the existing data efficiently but also facilitated a proactive approach in handling future data influxes.

Features of Turnkey's Solution

The standout feature of Turnkey Technologies' solution for Battenfeld was the creation of a dynamic daily dashboard. This dashboard, aptly named the "flash report," empowers Battenfeld to swiftly analyze the business status on a daily basis. This tool goes beyond static reports, offering real-time insights that enable quick decision-making. The expertise brought by Turnkey Technologies played a pivotal role in constructing this dashboard, showcasing their ability to tailor solutions to the specific needs of their clients.

Moreover, the continuous support and responsiveness exhibited by Turnkey Technologies set them apart. Nick Schilling highlights the ease of communication, with the team being just a phone call or email away. This level of support is crucial in a rapidly evolving business environment, ensuring that issues are addressed promptly, and solutions are implemented seamlessly.

Additionally, Battenfeld expanded its usage of Turnkey Technologies beyond the main Microsoft Dynamics GP product. The integration of multiple products further enhanced their capabilities, enabling sustained company growth. This adaptability and scalability of Turnkey's solutions position them as a reliable partner for businesses navigating expansion and evolution.


In conclusion, the collaboration between Battenfeld Technologies and Turnkey Technologies exemplifies the transformative power of effective data management systems. As Battenfeld navigates substantial growth, facilitated by its recent acquisition by Smith & Wesson, Turnkey remains a steadfast partner. The success of this partnership underscores the value of investing in tailored solutions that not only address immediate challenges but also position businesses for sustained growth. This podcast provides a compelling narrative on the importance of staying agile in the face of business evolution and the instrumental role technology plays in achieving that goal.

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