IBS UK and IBS Asia Pacific have announced that Speedy Products UK has signed an agreement to implement IBS Enterprise ERP software at Speedy’s China acquisition (Paloma Decorative Products) in Suzhou and Shanghai.
The project, valued at more than GBP 220,000 (~AUD 357,000), will see both Chinese operations operating remotely via Virtual Private Network (VPN) connected to an upgraded IBM System i server based at Speedy’s UK offices in Manchester.)
Speedy Products has been an IBS Enterprise ERP software user since 2005 and has implemented a totally integrated ERP software solution for all aspects of the business, including finance, production, warehouse management, distribution and sales.
Following the acquisition of the business in China, Speedy Products carried out a full manufacturing business process review and identified that much of Paloma’s requirements could be catered for via functionality that already exists within IBS Enterprise ERP software. Initially, Paloma Decorative Products will use the simplified Chinese version of IBS Enterprise software.
Modules for Distribution, Financials and Output Solutions will support the business. The ERP software will run on a newly upgraded IBM Power Server (formerly System i) platform installed and configured by IBS UK, with IBS Asia Pacific implementing the ERP software in China.
Howard Clyne, Technical Manager for Speedy Products Limited, comments, “We have been very happy with the performance and service of IBS ERP software and service provision since we implemented some years ago. When IBS proposed an IT infrastructure that would allow us to host a system being used in China on equipment based here in the UK, it represented a compelling and effective solution to our requirements.”
Mark Cockings, IBS Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing, comments, “This deal confirms many of our core strengths. IBS has the international capability to deliver an ERP software solution simultaneously on opposite sides of the world, and provide all the technical expertise to make it happen and fully support it.
"This project sets an interesting precedent for many other companies in the UK and Europe with manufacturing operations in the Far East that are looking for a comprehensive, cost-effective and manageable ERP software solution for their global businesses.”
Rajiv Parrab, Area President for IBS Asia Pacific, adds, “We have worked extensively with Speedy in the UK and China as well as with IBS UK to ensure we can deliver the best possible solution for the customer.
"The fact that we can offer a fully integrated ERP system across two continents clearly demonstrates the international capabilities of IBS ERP software, such as the multi-language and multi-currency functionality, and confirms the commitment we show to maintaining long term relationships with customers, to help them succeed and grow their business.”