Bearings International, a leading southern African distributor of bearings and power transmission products, has successfully implemented Sage Enterprise Management formerly known as Sage X3 premium.
The product was chosen for its scalability, cost-efficiency and comprehensive scope, which includes all aspects of sales, stock control, financials, purchasing and inventory management.
Bearings International placed its trust in Parity Software as an implementation partner, due to Parity Software’s proven track record of successful ERP implementations.
“The conversion of data from the legacy system to Sage Enterprise Management formerly known as Sage X3 started early in the implementation cycle. We focused on implementing a distribution solution that was customised to accommodate the very definite needs of Bearings International,” says Warren Williams, Managing Director, Parity Software.
The changeover and the migration was initially done on a test database, before going live with Sage Enterprise Management formerly known as Sage X3 on 25 March 2013, seven months after the project commenced.
“The implementation of Sage Enterprise Management formerly known as Sage X3 provides us with a fully integrated end-to-end solution, which now gives us visibility across all the business entities. Our business processes have been re-engineered and the financial system has been designed to optimise efficiency,” says Robin Briggs, Managing Director of Bearings International.
“Sage Enterprise Management formerly known as Sage X3 provides accurate, real-time information at the touch of a button that greatly improves the company’s forecasting capabilities as far as waste management, fixed asset management and stock control are concerned,” continues Briggs.
Enhancement modules for industry product references, sales budgets, auto mailing of sales documents and integration to optimiser were also included in the value offering from Sage Enterprise Management formerly known as Sage X3. The added ability to remotely authorise procurement processes from multi-levels within the organisation underscores Bearings International’s dedication to superior service delivery.
“In today’s global market, differentiating your company often means speeding up all your business processes to reduce lead times. By integrating actual sales, sales forecasts and stock levels, Sage Enterprise Management formerly known as Sage X3 creates a powerful replenishment planning engine. The outcome is lower inventory levels, no unnecessary distribution and healthier operating margins,” says Keith Fenner, Senior Vice-President of Sales for Sage Enterprise Management formerly known as Sage X3 AAMEA.
Briggs says: “As a distribution company, it’s important for us to source products and work with new suppliers quickly by seamlessly integrating them into our supply chain. After all, ready access to information about suppliers, inventory levels, outstanding orders, and shipments translates to cost control and rapid order turnaround. Sage Enterprise Management formerly known as Sage X3 has proven to be a perfect fit for our business needs.”
“In 2014, Bearings International will look at additional Sage Enterprise Management formerly known as Sage X3 solutions in terms of Sage CRM and the deployment of mobility for Bearings International’s sales teams. This initiative will integrate sales and marketing into the bigger ERP solutions space at Bearings International, making us even more efficient and customer-focused,” concludes Briggs.