Manufacturer Angus Fire is deploying Infor SyteLine globally to help standardize processes, consolidate information, and enhance planning.
Angus Fire manufactures fire protection products such as fire hoses, pumps, extinguishers, and fire-fighting foam.
Following a management buyout (MBO) in 2013, the company needed a common ERP system for its operations in the UK, US and France. While the UK and France had been using an earlier version of Infor SyteLine for 15 years, customization had restricted capabilities in certain areas as the company expanded, making upgrading difficult. The US operation was running JD Edwards.
"We needed to ensure that we evaluated all areas of the business to ensure we were in the best position to capitalize on growth," said Paul Williams, chief executive officer, Angus Fire. "We recognized that disparate ERP systems would hamper this goal, and based on the proven capabilities of Infor SyteLine in our UK and French operations, we decided to standardize on the application globally."
Angus Fire selected Infor SyteLine based on proven performance, a strong relationship with the Infor team, and the fast timescales of Infor's Fast Track program.
"As the project is rolled out, we anticipate tighter processes, greater visibility, and ultimately a better service to our customers," Williams said.
Infor SyteLine will be deployed in its US operation first (National Foam Inc.), followed by the UK and France (Eau et Feu). Through adopting a common ERP platform Angus Fire expects to gain greater insight into the business, reduce costs, and improve management reporting.
"An MBO comes with significant pressure to deliver against objectives and demonstrate value to investors, and through standardizing on Infor SyteLine globally, Angus Fire is well-positioned to achieve this, running the business with greater insight and foresight," said Mark Humphlett, Infor industrial manufacturing industry director.