AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - August 02, 2016) - Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, today announced that Berthon Boat Co Ltd, has chosen its next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor ERP, in order to modernize the company's existing software and streamline processes.
A small, family-run business, Berthon has been trading continuously since 1877 and aims to provide its clients with a comprehensive service to help with all aspects of yachting, from the purchase of a yacht right through to the servicing, refitting and even complete rebuilding of it. Berthon has a large international brokerage house with offices in the UK, France and the US, the main yachting centres worldwide. The company also has a boat manufacturing arm and builds boats for customers including the RNLI and the MoD.
With an aging ERP system that was incompatible with systems newer than Windows® 2008, Berthon decided it was no longer viable to purchase old Windows XP computers just for the purpose of running their ERP system. "Our previous ERP system ended up being so bespoke that the regular updates from our ERP provider weren't suitable. As a result, we were running incredibly out-of-date software which needed to be changed," said Dominic May, director of Berthon.
After assessing a number of ERP packages and attending a trade day with the specific aim of meeting potential vendors, Berthon employed the services of a consultant who looked at its needs and compared them with potential solutions. With a final shortlist of two ERP solutions, Berthon chose Epicor due to its strong customer support as well as ability to help with the implementation of the software, something competitors could not provide.
As a small business lacking technically proficient resources when it comes to the implementation of ERP software, Berthon needed an ERP vendor with support and consultancy abilities, both services which Epicor provides regularly for customers. This deep involvement by the Epicor implementation team was vital for Berthon as its staff must continue to run the business alongside the ERP implementation.
"Businesses need to operate in the most efficient way possible in order to grow, with up-to-date software aiding that process," said Andy Archer, regional vice president for Epicor Software UK and Ireland. "Berthon's old ERP system wasn't helping the business processes in the long run, but with Epicor ERP we are able to help Berthon gain visibility into exactly what is happening within the business, streamline its processes and eliminate the need for old computers."
May concluded, "Our main goal with implementing Epicor was to be as least disruptive as possible to the day-to-day running of the business while overhauling our aged ERP system. Ensuring our new ERP system was able to cope with businesses processes -- including selling labor by the hour and product by foot length -- was vital and are things Epicor appears to be able to handle. We plan to take full advantage of Epicor ERP and with nice-to-have add-ons such as a CRM package we will definitely get the most from our investment both in the UK and across our international offices. We expect to see substantial productivity gains in the long term."
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