IFS Australia announces that Burton Contractors will implement IFS Applications as an integrated ERP solution within their operations. Burton Contractors is one of the fastest growing civil engineering contractors in New South Wales.
The ERP implementation is expected to deliver and improve business efficiencies for Burton Contractors, and support future growth. Burton Contractors will implement IFS Applications to create a single information system encompassing financials and reporting, human resources, payroll, project management, asset management, and document management.
Where the company has until now relied on standalone applications for each of its business functions, the ERP system will help consolidate all of its business information within a single application, enabling Burton Contractors to report immediately on all aspects of its operations. This will improve financial forecasting, which is expected to facilitate better informed business decision making.
Chris Burton, General Manager for Burton Contractors explained that the previous information systems were too labour intensive, unlike IFS Applications, which gives them instant response to any query.
Burton Contractors will take advantage of IFS's support for mobile devices, which includes Touch Apps for iOS, Android and Windows smartphones and tablets. This will enable Project Managers, engineers and other site personnel to upload and access information directly from tablets and smartphones onsite. As part of this, the company will implement IFS Notify Me for real-time approvals and IFS Mobile Work Order.
IFS Applications will create business efficiencies for Burton Contractors by eliminating the duplicated data entry that currently occurs on different systems, and promote better communications between different areas of the business via a shared information system. Burton Contractors is also formalising business processes and procedures, intending to streamline them as part of the ERP implementation.
With integrated asset management and better reporting, Burton Contractors expects to improve the return on investment over the lifetime of its major assets, including dozers, scrapers, dump trucks, compactors, graders, excavators and water carts.
Rob Stummer, Managing Director at IFS Australia and New Zealand comments that Burton Contractors' investment in an integrated ERP system will support its continued rapid growth without limiting productivity and the constraints that lack of visibility associated with manual reporting systems can create.