Production Control Software for Special Process Companies


Special process companies are all different and have different needs from their production control software, that’s why we configure our solutions to your company’s DNA. DNAsp has been developed specifically for metal finishing companies allowing you to streamline operations, continuously improve and accelerate growth.

DNAsp has the flexibility to be configured to the needs of a range of metal finishing companies, from platers to heat treaters, anodisers to powder coaters. It can allow easy access for all users or be locked down for more controlled processes. DNAsp can be easily tailored to best suit your company and installed with the minimum disruption to business processes.


DNAsp covers from quotation all the way to invoice, reducing manual processes and disparate systems, allowing you to make informed decisions based on accurate data.

It provides:
  • Streamlined ISO9001 and TS16959 compliance and traceability
  • Customer service level planning
  • Scheduling and capacity planning
  • Shopfloor data capture
  • Job splitting and grouping
  • Niche special process functionality such as precious metals, deposit thicknesses, jigging details
  • Quality control, including rejects, reworks and corrective action reporting
  • Job costing and margin analysis data
  • Advanced business reporting
DNAsp interfaces with SAGE, Pegasus, Xero and other premier accounting packages, closing the loop to your financial system. A two-way dynamic link can be enabled, allowing you to see and act upon real-time credit statuses of your customers and suppliers.

Key Features

Features of the system include:
  • Job costing including materials, labour, sub-contract and tooling
  • Create quotes from estimates, previous quotes, works orders or parts templates
  • Direct email of documents via Outlook
  • Docketing functionality
  • Customer order acknowledgments
  • Customer specification version control
  • Supplier purchase orders for materials and sub-contract operations
  • Full traceability of batches, materials and subcontract treatments
  • Shop floor data capture and live WIP tracking
  • Comprehensive report library
  • Attach links to external files (drawings, Certificates of Conformity, NC programs etc.)
  • Delivery notes & Certificates of Conformity
  • Multi-currency invoicing, credit notes and pro formas
  • Accounts package integration

Valuechain Benefits

knowledgeable support staff
Our reliable and knowledgeable support staff understand special process companies and can help you with industry best practice to ensure you are getting the most out of our software.
software that grows with you
DNAsp’s features make it easy for you to adhere to ISO9001 requirements, whilst planning capacity utilisation effectively and allowing you to meet customer expectations.
flexible payment options
You can choose a rental model for the software or pay for licences and maintenance, we are flexible to ensure the best option for you.
flexible training options
We offer onsite or remote training sessions alongside access to our comprehensive online help manual.
business improvement apps
All of our production control solutions can be coupled with our business improvement apps, opening up opportunities for advanced reporting and bespoke dashboards, knowledge capture throughout your product’s lifecycle, mobile auditing, laboratory analysis and supply chain collaboration.

Upgrade to Digitalised Chemical Analysis

Now you’re able to streamline chemical analysis of your surface treatment solutions, too.
LabBook is a consolidated chemical analysis platform that easily links to your existing systems. LabBook maintains digital records and manages specification compliance by exception; to streamline chemical analysis.


Our Experience

At Valuechain, we have over 100 year’s aerospace industry experience.

Our leadership and technical support teams have vast experience of metal finishing firms and the complex challenges of streamlining paperwork, managing customer service levels and driving productivity. We have:

  • Formed a NADCAP and OEM approved aerospace special process company in Eastern Europe
  • Acquired and grown an aerospace special process company in UK.
  • Held senior management positions at UK’s and India’s leading automotive and aerospace special process companies
  • Supported many global small and large businesses with ISO9001, AS9100, TS16959 and NADCAP approvals with our in-house approved auditors
  • Provided business improvement consultancy to many metal finishing companies in UK, Belgium, Ireland, Poland, Singapore, UAE, India, Mexico and Australia.
We don’t just supply production control software, we also provide industry best practice and years of relevant experience.

Innovation Projects

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do here at Valuechain. During our history, we have instigated and participated in a number of successful special process excellence projects to improve the treatments industry for the future.

We are committed to developing solutions that are forward looking and resolve as many of the challenges faced by metal finishing companies as possible. We continue to be involved in several innovative projects to ensure we can provide the best solutions for our customers.

Innovation Partners

We pride ourselves on ensuring all our solutions are forward looking and encourage industry best practice. None of our innovations would be possible without the support of dedicated partners, who aid the development of our unique ideas.