IRVINE, CA (Dec. 6, 2010)—Sage North America announced today that Avmor Ltd., a global manufacturer and distributor of quality industry cleaning products, has selected and implemented Sage ERP X3 to manage its complex operations. As part of the Sage ERP portfolio, Sage ERP X3 is a full-service enterprise management software system for mid-market businesses aimed at meeting the most elaborate business processes, while remaining cost-effective, quick to implement and simple to use.
For more than 60 years, family-owned Avmor Ltd. has conducted business in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The company’s manufacturing facilities are housed in a 155,000 square-foot, ISO 9001-2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified plant that includes liquid and powder blending installations, a reactor for forming acrylic polymer emulsions, complete packaging facilities and on-site printing capabilities. Sophisticated tools are required to manage the company’s complex operations.
Edith Lauzon, director of finance and operations for Avmor, states that Avmor had previously relied on a legacy software system that was “heavily customized and lacked MRP capabilities, making it expensive to maintain and difficult for reporting.”
The company launched a comprehensive search for a fully integrated advanced manufacturing and distribution enterprise software solution and decided upon Sage. Sage also referred a local Sage Authorized Partner who collaborated with Avmor’s internal team to implement Sage ERP X3. “Our system went live as scheduled—to the day,” notes Lauzon. “Plus they saved us time by converting our bills-of-material, with our formulas, into the new system.”
Since the implementation, access to information across departments has dramatically improved, as has inventory management. “We can place key metrics right on our desktop to monitor them in real time,” says Lauzon. “Our ability to make informed business decisions is now enhanced, because we can deliver up-to-date information to our staff throughout the day. Sage ERP X3 has also improved our production planning capabilities. We’re now notified when we run low on the raw materials necessary to meet our real and projected demands.”
Prior to deploying Sage ERP X3, Avmor’s annual inventory costing activity took an entire month, but with Sage ERP X3’s efficiency and accuracy, the process now takes only two days. Additionally, lot tracking, a necessity when it comes to monitoring expiration dates of Avmor’s products, is easy with Sage ERP X3 because it automatically generates the coded lot number sequence for each item as each work order is completed. Lauzon says that this helps reduce waste and improves profitability.
Working with its business partner, the company plans to implement the software’s radio frequency (RF) data collection functionality. Item movement will then be efficiently tracked, from purchasing or production to final shipment, using hand-held devices and barcodes.
The web-based architecture of Sage ERP X3 allows Avmor’s sales staff to access the software anytime, anywhere. “We also plan to offer a similar benefit to our customers, which will help us to deliver a better experience for our customers,” explains Lauzon. “They will be able to log in to place orders, perform account inquiries and check stock of items.”
“We are already enjoying the benefits, efficiency, and power the software provides—and we expect the benefits and resulting cost savings to continue to grow,” concludes Lauzon.
The extensive heritage and ecosystem of Sage ERP enables Sage to offer cost-effective, end-to-end solutions that are simple to use and span the diverse needs of midsized businesses across virtually every industry. As one of the largest selections of scalable, integrated ERP software solutions available, the Sage ERP portfolio includes Sage ERP Accpac, Sage ERP MAS, and Sage ERP X3. Sage ERP is designed to work the way each business needs it to, providing the necessary tools to help businesses select, plan, and implement their ideal mix of solutions. Together with over 5000 channel partners, Sage is committed to delivering an extraordinary experience to its more than 3.2 million customers in North America.
About Avmor Ltd.
Avmor is Canada’s leading manufacturer of professional cleaning chemicals aimed at the janitorial, sanitary and food service markets. Founded in 1948 by Avrum Morrow and Henry Chinks, Avmor employs over 100 industry professionals. For more information, please visit www.avmor.com.
About Sage North America
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs 4,000 people and supports 3.2 million small and midsize business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,400 people and supports 6.3 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the website at www.sagenorthamerica.com.
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