Schenectady goes live with ERP solution from Ross

Schenectady International, Inc. (SII), a global manufacturer of alkylphenols, electronic chemicals and phenolic resins, has gone live with an ERP solution from Ross Systems. As part of a global roll-out, Schenectady UK has implemented Ross financial, sales order processing, manufacturing, quality control and plant maintenance modules as well as an interface to Schenectadys global compliance solution, Tradesphere from Vastera and Safety Data Sheet software MSDgen from HSE Systems.

In order to meet soaring customer demands and comply with an increasing amount of global legislation, Schenectady needed to simplify and speed up processes, reduce costs and provide a global IT platform to support business growth.

Schenectady previously used a solution from JD Edwards but selected Ross in 2002 for its global ERP requirements. The decision was based on Ross extensive experience of working with process manufacturers, its ability to provide a specialist, cost effective solution and strong relationships with the senior team.

John Fallon, IT manager for Europe and Asia, Schenectady, comments:

Having reviewed the market, it was clear that we required a niche ERP provider with extensive experience in the process manufacturing space. From an early stage we built strong relationships with the team at Ross and felt confident that the iRenaissance solution would be a good fit with our business. The system is extremely user friendly so much so that we didnt need to use all of our allocated consultancy days. And were already benefiting from being able to provide more accurate and timely information which will enable better decisions and planning. We now have the capabilities to conduct business over the internet and utilise customer portals to deliver higher levels of customer service, which is fundamental for our future growth.

Steve Baxter, managing director of Ross, comments:

We are delighted to be working with Schenectady and welcome them to our growing number of chemical customers in the process manufacturing space. Were very much enjoying working on such a global project and believe that iRenaissance will equip Schenectady with the competitive advantage that is required in the increasingly aggressive global markets it operates in.

The solution will be rolled out in Germany, China, Switzerland, the US and Canada over the next 18 months.

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