The business pains
There were a few key reasons why Hodgson Sealants were considering a new business system, including the fact they had simply outgrown the existing systems and have too many stand-alone systems which don’t integrate.
Over the years Hodgson Sealants have experienced difficulties revolving around extracting information from multiple systems easily.
Hodgson Sealants has ambitious growth plans and required a business solution to underpin these requirements.
Hodgson Sealants recognise that efficiencies in communication of information is critical in today’s dynamic market. They have a number of different systems that cannot integrate with one another making sound business planning difficult.
In addition, time was a key factor when looking at a new solution. With the present system, everybody needs to be out of the system to allow accounting processes to be completed or the work needs to be done from home. There is frustration for all involved and they needed to resolve this problem to make their business processing work better for them.
What they want to gain by using SAP Business One
The main gains Hodgson Sealants want to see by using B1 Systems and SAP Business One are the system supporting growth, saving time and improving efficiencies. Decision making will be improved because the systems are joined up and thus accuracy is improved. There will be less manual entering and there is going to be less processing errors as information is keyed once.
Taking B1 Systems’ “Industry Edition”, using ProcessForce, is a key win for Hodgson Sealants as this compliments their manufacturing requirements.
Hodgson Sealants selected B1 Systems as they liked the fact that both sets of company values are closely linked and they can see they will be valued as a customer. They were confident they would get more of a personalised service and they were impressed with the SAP Business One product. The “out of the box” solution offered by B1 systems was a major factor in choosing SAP Business One over other systems.
Hodgson Sealants felt confident with the different demos they were shown and knew what the system was capable of for their business.
Danielle Houghton – Head of Finance at Hodgson Sealants said “We are really looking forward to working with B1 Systems. The SAP Business One product matches our requirements. It is an exciting time for our business as we enter our next growth phase and we know that SAP Business One will help deliver new efficiencies to take our business forward.”
Sak Sahota, Director at B1 Systems said “We are delighted to be working with Hodgson Sealants. We know it is a key investment for them and are looking forward to making a positive contribution to their business.”