Agribusiness group Elders Limited has chosen the Odyssey intelligent supply chain and corporate accounting solution from Melbourne-based Mid-Comp International Ltd , to support the group’s massive Merchandise Division operations.
Mid-Comp’s solution was preferred to more than 100 competing systems from vendors that included multinational giants SAP AG and Lawson Software. The $10m project will take 12 months to implement.
The decision was made after an intensive evaluation in which stakeholders representing 420 Elders locations nationwide participated.
Chris Ferguson, Elders’ General Manager, IT, said, what particularly impressed us was Odyssey’s underlying technology and application architecture. We are also considering this radically advanced software suite to service other aspects of our enterprise-wide IT agenda.
Odyssey is rapidly evolving into one of the world’s large pure Java commercial systems. The solution is platform independent and fully scalable, delivering business flexibility to Elders. The suite provides full financial processing, inventory management, sales and distribution.
Mid-Comp CEO Steve Bridges said, for an unheralded Aussie software company to bump off giants of the calibre of SAP and Lawson on a level playing field confirms our belief that Odyssey represents a new enterprise level application software. Odyssey delivers a 21st century strategic weapon at a fraction of the conventional cost. The Elders sale will have a significant impact on our global branding.
Odyssey has a derivative solution called Stockman, based on the same architecture, which is targeted at small to medium businesses.