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Many companies take the opportunity presented by significant business change to overhaul their IT systems. For Odenberg Engineering, the decision to move production to a facility in Slovakia was the chance it needed to standardise on a single financials and reporting package across the company.
Odenberg has more than thirty years experience in supplying equipment to the food processing industry. The company has operating facilities in the United States, Italy, Holland, Ireland and more recently Slovakia. The Dublin operation is the largest, employing 38 people. Odenberg concentrates its research and engineering resources in developing and manufacturing equipment such as peeling, sorting and freezing and chilling systems.
The machines that it assembles can contain anywhere between 1,000 and 1,500 items, some of which are made in house and some from third party suppliers. The company needed a software package that was up to the task of handling such a large amount of materials, along with a capacity for financials, sales, purchases, inventory, manufacturing, resources, jobs and service management.
For managing the inventory and processing purchase orders, Odenberg had been using Avante from Epicor at its Dublin operation in Citywest Business Campus and Great Plains for its US arm. One of the drawbacks of Avante, in particular, was the difficulty in delivering reports to users. “We wanted to take the opportunity to get something new and easy to use,” explains Gus Phipps, group IT manager.