Lawson Software have announced that Intek Security Group (Intek), New Zealand importers and distributors of electronic security equipment such as access control, intrusion prevention, communication and surveillance systems, will implement Lawson QuickStep Distribution.
The Lawson QuickStep solution is a pre-configured ERP package designed to help simplify and speed software implementation for distribution-based organisations. The contract was signed with Caspex Corporation, parent company of Intek, during Lawson Software’s fourth quarter of fiscal 2008, which ended May 31, 2008.
Established in the New Zealand market since 2004, Intek’s catalogue includes products for residential, commercial and industrial security requirements including DSC alarm panels for intrusion and perimeter control; Optex sensors and beams for infra-red detection of intruders; Genesis access control systems; Farfisa audio and video door communications; and surveillance solutions from Pelco and Honeywell.
Intek operates from its main office and warehouse facility in Mount Eden, Auckland, with supply branches in Wellington and Christchurch. Intek’s diverse products are delivered to market through a channel network of more than 600 specialist alarm installers located throughout the country, ranging from one-person operations to large security installation companies.
Intek will implement Lawson QuickStep Distribution, pre-configured ERP software designed specifically around the needs of the distribution industry. By pre-configuring 70-90% of business processes specific to the distribution industry, Lawson QuickStep Distribution can help reduce implementation time by up to 50%. Lawson QuickStep Distribution incorporates finance, sales, procurement, warehousing and distribution functionality.
Lawson QuickStep Distribution will help improve Intek’s ability to provide quick and efficient customer service through an integrated e-Sales system including service mobility functionality.
Lawson QuickStep Distribution will replace an existing 10-year-old legacy system and will provide Intek with the distribution and field service functionality needed to manage both its brands and its channel partners.
According to Stephen Moore, Lawson Software’s ANZ Managing Director, their reputation for providing low total cost of ownership, simple-to-use, industry-specific ERP solutions was key to Intek selecting Lawson Software. The Lawson system will help facilitate the sharing of customer information throughout the organisation, including both internal and remote sales teams.
Lawson Software will partner with the Integral Technology Group, which was set as a preferred technology partner at the start of 2008. The Lawson system will be deployed on an IBM Power 6 System i, with Integral Technology providing full management and support. Network information will also be hosted within Integral Technology’s data centre.