Industry leading automotive company selects a reliable, single-source partner for all its global enterprise needs
IQMS, a leader in the design and development of manufacturing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, today announced that it has been selected by Gill Industries, Inc., a global supplier of high precision engineered assemblies and metal stampings for the automotive and consumer products industries. As a comprehensive, industry-specific manufacturing ERP software provider, IQMS satisfies Gill Industries’ need for quick access to reliable, one-source information for continued business growth. IQMS surpassed three other final vendors, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Plex and QAD, to partner with Gill Industries.
Gill Industries’ legacy system, MAPICS from Infor, was disjointed, highly customized and lacking in integrated functionality. Relevant data necessary to support critical business decisions was cumbersome to extract and as a result, employees were forced to develop disjointed spreadsheets and workarounds. Additionally, Gill Industries’ plant in Mexico was on a separate ERP system, further contributing to the islands of information and multiple data entry points.
After reviewing its legacy software, Gill Industries determined that support and customization was not adequate enough and even with upgrades and a significant investment in third party applications, the systems would not be streamlined or effective enough for its needs. Gill Industries established six critical criteria when searching for a new ERP solution: total cost of ownership, ease of use, industry fit, product viability, technology architecture and service and support. Not only did IQMS score very high in each criteria category, but it also offered the highest level of integration between modules relevant to Gill’s industry.
“I had worked with IQMS software at a previous employer, but I wanted our core implementation team to come to a decision on the ERP product that best fit Gill’s criteria and needs without any bias,” said Christine Bartholmey, Director of Information Technology. “It was great that Gill recognized the same value and vision of the IQMS software as I had experienced in the past. We are midway through our first facility implementation and the process is moving along very well.”
“Gill Industries is a progressive manufacturing enterprise with an exciting global future,” said Randy Flamm, president and founder of IQMS. “IQMS is thrilled to be able to offer them a long-term, comprehensive solution that continues to foster a lean, competitive environment in any of its operations around the world.”
About Gill Industries, Inc.
Gill Industries, Inc. is a global, full service supplier of platform critical, high precision engineered assemblies and metal stampings for the automotive, furniture and multi-use vehicles markets. Gill Industries provides world class manufacturing, prototyping, product design, engineering, testing and analysis from its TS16949, QS9000 and ISO 14001 certified facilities. From design, through launch and build, Gill works in a lean TPS environment. Gill has manufacturing facilities in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Trenton, Georgia; Naucalpan, Mexico along with Asian partners in Korea and China. Gill also has sales offices in Munich, Germany and Grand Rapids and Wixom, Michigan as well as in Tokyo and Seoul.