Infor announced recently that Grupo BTM, a company that manufactures and assembles switchboards and low and medium voltage electrical panels has selected Infor ERP VISUAL, a robust enterprise resource planning system for small to midsized companies to gain better visibility of transactions across the enterprise.
Infor ERP VISUAL was selected because of the software's ability to support manufacturing environments of complex production processes with a high level of customization. "Each of our products at BTM has its own engineering process, which varies according to the characteristics of each project. We needed a robust ERP solution that could support our complex customized production. Other solutions that we evaluated were more focused on the finance and administration operations and not on the manufacturing process. ERP VISUAL offers us an integrated approach to all our core manufacturing requirements", states Wallace Vidal, IT manager, Grupo BTM.
BTM chose Infor ERP VISUAL for proven functionality supporting the manufacturing, purchasing, project management, and customer order processes, enabling BTM to increase operational efficiencies and improve productivity. It was very important for BTM to improve profitability with a better control of costs and of the production process. "We needed a centralized solution to include all areas: budgeting, production, stock and distribution. We were looking for one integrated solution to support our growth; existing isolated systems were not efficient anymore", adds Vidal.
The deal between Infor and BTM was closed in June 2009 and the ERP solution is expected to be implemented in 4 to 6 months. BTM has a revenue of R$ 50 million per year (approx U$D 26 M) and will invest approximately R$ 167,000 during the first year (approx U$D 90,000) including licenses and services.
"Businesses across the country, and especially in the SMBs manufacturing industry, need to find ways to boost productivity and profitability to remain competitive in today's challenging marketplace," said Bob Faricy, senior vice president, Latin America, Infor. Infor ERP VISUAL has a long history of providing a quick return on investment for small to mid-sized manufacturers who can enjoy rapid implementations and can quickly take advantage of robust, easy-to-use features."
ERP VISUAL is available from LSA Australia Pty Limited .