Manufacturer of Designer Electrical Wiring Accessories Selects Epicor ERP to Ease Growing Pains
Software Corporation, a global provider of industry specific
enterprise software to promote business growth, announced today that Focus SB has chosen the next-generation enterprise
resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor ERP. Focus SB will implement Epicor
ERP in order to help gain full visibility over the whole organisation and in
turn, help to support the company’s growth plans.
Focus SB is
a UK-based manufacturer of bespoke electrical accessories, including designer
and high quality switch and socket plates for high-end residential, luxury hotels
and commercial interiors. The company has an annual turnover of 4.5 million and
55 employees across two factories. Previously Focus SB concentrated on plate
manufacturing alone and relied on other suppliers for electrical parts.
However, more recently the company has taken the decision to manufacture for
the whole supply chain.
the recent change in its business model, Focus SB was presented with foreign export
opportunities which could double the company’s turnover within the next two to
five years. Whilst the change brought considerable advantages, it also
presented challenges, highlighting the immediate need for the company to update
its ERP system to reap the benefits from these export opportunities.
company’s previous ERP system was preventing it from having clear visibility
over useful business data and inhibiting even basic business decisions. However,
these were key business requirements Focus SB needed to meet in order to move
forward and continue to grow as well as to stay one step ahead of its
system was hindering our plans for growth, we were unable to extract the
information we needed to monitor the progress of orders or plan for bottlenecks
in production. By implementing Epicor ERP we’re confident that we will be able
to plan order processing and staffing more effectively resulting in a more
streamlined business to match our plans for growth,” said Gary Stevens, managing
director, Focus SB.
evaluated several ERP solutions, but chose Epicor ERP as it felt it was the
only available software application on the market that suited the company’s
business needs. Implementing Epicor ERP will provide it with the tools it needs
to support its imminent business growth and to streamline some of the existing
processes within the business.
plans to implement Epicor ERP across the whole organisation, including finance
and purchasing. However, the team anticipates it will have the greatest impact
on the company’s internal sales processes and production. Being able to achieve
‘at a glance’ business updates will allow the company to plan better and offer
its customers not only better service, but quicker lead times and will help to
decrease the turnaround time of customer quotes. In addition to this, Focus SB
will also gain more control of the current demand in capacity throughout
help of local Epicor consultants, we received all the information we needed on
how Epicor ERP would help meet our particular business needs, which certainly
helped us make the final decision,” said Stevens.
gratifying for us to see a business like Focus SB plan for growth and select
our ERP software to help meet its goals. Focus SB is a good example of a
company that will benefit hugely by implementing Epicor ERP and will quickly
reap the rewards of having a greater understanding of its business and processes
-- we look forward to helping the company grow,” said Andy Archer, regional
vice president UK and Ireland for Epicor Software.
About Focus SB Limited
Focus SB Ltd® is a British company
dedicated to manufacturing electrical wiring accessories of unparalleled
quality for over 30 years. Industry pioneers, the company’s innovative design
and cutting edge manufacturing techniques, paired with superior materials and
components, ensures Focus SB’s sockets and switch-plates are highly sought
after for prestigious interiors projects, both in the UK and globally.
Focus SB welcomes enquiries from interior
designers, M&E consultants, architects, property developers, electrical
contractors, lighting design consultants and specifiers. The company’s
knowledgeable sales consultants are available across the UK to discuss
interiors projects in person, and to arrange bespoke samples. Visit www.focus-sb.co.ukor email email@example.com more information.
About Epicor Software Corporation
Corporation drives business growth. We provide flexible, industry-specific
software designed around the needs of our manufacturing, distribution, retail,
and service industry customers. More than 40 years of experience with our
customers’ unique business processes and operational requirements are built
into every solution -- in the cloud, hosted, or on premises. With this deep
understanding of your industry, Epicor solutions manage complexity, increase
efficiency, and free up resources so you can focus on growth. For more information, connect
with Epicor or visit www.epicor.com.
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