Fibrelogic needed to reform their systems using a fully integrated ERP solution. So, Fibrelogic appointed Peter Clayfield in April 2007 to improve the visibility and timeliness of management information. This required not only internal systems reform, but also the engagement of a partner company to deploy a suitable ERP system.
Considerable discussion was held with managers to determine precisely what they needed. After completing an initial investigation of various software implementations, a decision was made to select a mid-range solution.
Initially five solutions were considered including a modified SAP solution, and other common industry systems. Following a thorough review of all the short-listed systems, the full integration and depth of functionality of PRONTO-Xi coupled with the strong local references and local consulting support, created a compelling argument.
Peter Clayfield said that the depth of functionality of PRONTO-Xi from Pronto Software was seen to provide everything Fibrelogic wanted as well as catering to future growth. Further, the integration of the PRONTO-Xi system across all Fibrelogic business processes gave the required visibility.
From PRONTO-Xi’s suite of integrated business solutions, Fibrelogic selected five modules which suited their financial sectors, which formed the backbone of the ERP system, manufacturing, sales orders, inventory management and payroll.
Implementation was performed by Pronto Software’s South Australia Business Partner, MDS, who provided consulting, comprehensive training and Project Management. PIM, the Pronto Implementation Methodology, was diligently employed to guide the project from the first meeting to ‘go live’.
The ERP’s performance has proved valuable, providing timely information that is already under-pinning decision making. The manufacturing module, which comprises Shop Floor Manufacturing, Planning, and Scheduling, has received positive feedback from customers, which is as a result of the improved delivery documentation.
Phase 2 involves the implementation of the Fixed Assets module as a prerequisite to the implementation of Plant Maintenance. Some advanced inventory controls will also be implemented and the Quality Assurance and Laboratory modules will be assessed.
The following are the key benefits of using PRONTO-Xi from Pronto Software
- Fully integrated solution delivering comprehensive operational visibility
- User-friendly system
- Able to cater for future growth
- Access to timely information for strategic decision making
- Improved customer service