04.21.2010 – COSTA MESA, Calif. – April 21, 2010 – SYSPRO, the leading provider of visionary, pragmatic ERP software, has today announced that Lockmasters, Inc., a Nicholasville, KY–based provider of tools and equipment for the security professional, has selected SYSPRO to replace its ineffective legacy software. According to Charles Hunter, Lockmasters IT Manager, the company had been using two AS-400-based software systems which lacked integration and which were outdated, cumbersome and inflexible. “We considered upgrading to newer versions of the software, but the cost of upgrading was equal to that of a new, fully integrated ERP package,” he says. “Plus, we wanted a Windows-based solution to facilitate the seamless integration of other Window-based solutions.” Another important consideration, notes Hunter, was software that could handle contract pricing and support the sale of stock items on line via a website engine with real-time, integrated business-to-consumer and business-to-business shopping cart capabilities.
After reviewing a list of 15 available ERP solutions, including Microsoft, SAP, Epicor and others, Hunter called for proposals from several and subsequently requested demonstrations.
“We liked SYSPRO functionality, including the availability of the SYSPRO Web-ordering solution CyberStore, but we also appreciated the opportunity to do a test-run of the software,” he says. “Following a very thorough SYSPRO demo, we were also delighted by the ability of SYSPRO personnel to provide immediate answers to our questions.”
Hunter is looking to SYSPRO to provide real-time integration between the company’s manufacturing and distribution operations, particularly, to the software’s ability to accurately cost all orders, including shipping weights and totals. He is also anticipating the savings from having real-time access to up-to-date company financials. Plus, he feels that the integrated SYSPRO CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software and SYSPRO CyberStore will enable Lockmasters to speed order turn around and better serve new, as well as existing customers.
Hunter summarizes: “We believe SYSPRO will speed all company processes, plus provide management with the ability to perform analyses that will help resolve problems and greatly enhance customer service.”
About Lockmasters, Inc.
Lockmasters, Inc. offers an expansive line of tools and equipment for the security professional. Over 3,700 items, arranged by categories, are listed on the company’s web site and Tool and Equipment Catalog. Lockmasters also maintains a staff of experts to assist with purchases. In addition, the company offers a range of training seminars available year around. For more information, call: 859/885-6041 or toll free: 800/654-0637 or go to: www.lockmasters.com.
Since its inception in 1978, SYSPRO has been delivering state-of-the-art business solutions to some of the world’s leading companies. As a global leader in the production of world-class ERP software, the company now caters to the specialized needs of over 14,000 licensed companies in more than 60 countries worldwide. SYSPRO is marketed globally through regional territory distribution centers and a global reseller network in the US, Canada, Africa, Asia Pacific, Australia and the UK.
SYSPRO is a fully integrated business software solution that provides complete control over the planning and management of all facets of business including accounting, manufacturing and distribution operations in a variety of industries.
For additional information on SYSPRO, call Stanley Goodrich at 714/437-1000 or go to www.syspro.com.
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