One of Europes leading manufacturers of queuing systems, audio visual and retail point of display equipment, is targeting further growth with the help of a fully integrated SYSPRO ERP system from McGuffie Brunton.
Aside from helping Bedfordshire-based Albion Design and Fabrication improve the management and control over its expanding UK manufacturing plant, the company is especially keen exploit the sales and marketing benefits of SYSPROs extended CRM capability. Albion has built a strong reputation for the design and creation of its products, including a range of flexible, wall mounted and freestanding queuing systems, like the barriers seen in banks and building societies.
The company, which selected SYSPRO from four other mid market business systems, will replace an ageing DOS-based Sage package, interfaced with bespoke MRP/Purchase Order Manager applications. Albion is scheduled to install SYSPRO, which will have 15 concurrent users spread across a 35-user network, at the end of April. A major bonus for Albion is that there will not be any customisation delays, much to the delight of Albions Managing Director, Richard Osborn.
He commented: We were looking for an integrated system that would provide us with order and reporting functionality for the business and an integrated manufacturing/CRM element that would allow us to follow a sensible upgrade path. In particular, our wish was to have out-of-the-box functionality, no customisation and highly scalable software.
We found SYSPRO offered an attractive, value for money solution in terms of functionality, ease-of-use and overall package in terms of potential installation costs, added Osborn.
With the introduction of SYSPRO, the management of Albion is aiming to streamline a number of processes, such as taking out manual elements of the administration on purchasing, sales order processing and stock control, and secondly to provide them with greater transparency with business reporting.