Sutton Tools replaces legacy systems to improve operations and customer service


Legacy system replacement


Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Key points

Sutton Tools needed to build a new application to replace its existing legacy systems

Building Master-Detail-Detail views easily was a key criteria in choosing the new RAD tool

FOEX’s functionality helped extend the application's scope to manage RESTful services as well

The Customer

Sutton Tools is a 100% Australian family owned business which specializes in manufacturing quality cutting tools and accessories.

The company employs over 400 people in Australia and New Zealand and manages over 20,000 line items that get distributed globally, servicing the Tool & Die, Aerospace, Automotive and General Engineering industries, as well as trade and DIY.

The Challenge

FOEX Success Stories: Sutton Tools

The Solution

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Separately, Sutton Tools was also managing a set of RESTful services which provide data to their end users, industrial companies and other business entities (e.g SalesForce). With FOEX’s enhanced capabilities the development team decided to extend the application’s initial scope from managing just product information to managing their services as well. Today these RESTful services are being consumed by using an interface created with FOEX on top of APEX.


"FOEX made it really easy for us to build data-centric pages and set up many Master-Detail-Detail views. Without it we couldn’t have built the application that our users needed. We cut the development time by more than 50% and were impressed by the speed at which we delivered the new system."

Steve Dowey (IT Manager, Sutton Tools)