Epicor Software , a provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, has announced that Australian company SAI Global Limited has selected Epicor’s award winning, next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor 9, to support its growing global network across 25 countries.
SAI Global provides organisations with information services and solutions for managing risk, achieving compliance and driving business improvement. Through its independent assessment, SAI Global audits, certifies and registers a company’s products and systems and provides legal, compliance and risk professionals with a broad range of technology enabled programs that facilitate good corporate governance, and awareness of compliance, ethics and policy issues. The company also provides aggregation services for hundreds of publishers of standards, handbooks, and legislative and property publications, so companies can reference and manage critical business information more easily.
Headquartered in Sydney with approximately 700 employees throughout Australia, SAI Global works with a cross section of large organisations including BHP, Rio Tinto, the Australian Department of Defence, as well as several local Government agencies.
As a company that has enjoyed significant growth through a focused acquisition strategy since listing over 5 years ago, SAI Global required a robust ERP system with the flexibility and strength to provide core financial support to its expanding global network, which boasts offices in 25 countries and more than 1400 employees throughout the world. With approximately eleven disparate ERP systems currently being used throughout the company, SAI Global made the decision to standardize on one centralised ERP platform, which could be used to support multiple business units, including Information Services, Compliance and Assurance.
Following an extensive tender and evaluation process, SAI Global selected Epicor largely due to the configuration capabilities of the solution’s financial modules, which among other core features, boasts multilingual and multicurrency support capabilities. Further, the adaptable business architecture of Epicor 9 satisfies SAI’s need to be able to deploy ERP across its organization, regardless of country, industry or device. This was a particularly strong selling point for SAI Global given they have offices in Canada, the USA, Asia and Europe. In addition, the company was impressed with Epicor’s ability to demonstrate rapid return on investment through a total cost of ownership model over five years.
SAI Global plans to roll out Epicor as part of a multi-phased strategy with primary focus on the company’s corporate division in addition to a number of its Melbourne-based businesses. Following this, Epicor will be implemented as a global platform and will support several businesses in the UK, Europe, US, Canada, and Asia.