Egbert Taylor And Infor Have Their Head In The Cloud!

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 8, 2016

FREMONT, CA: Four-Wheeled Metal Bin Manufacturer Deploys Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) to Drive Growth and Improve Customer Service.

A leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, Infor, today announced that the Egbert Taylor Group, the world's largest manufacturer of four-wheeled metal bins, has successfully deployed Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine).

The basic mission of this cloud-based ERP application is expected to help improve decision-making, drive growth and boost customer service by improving the sales order process and enhancing visibility into the availability of new products, stock and production capacity. 

As a configure-to-order business offering over 1.5 million different combinations of bin sizes, colors, lids, and end customer logos the Egbert Taylor Group will use Infor CloudSuite Industrial to track stock levels and provide accurate delivery schedules and use Infor Configure Price Quote to manage the guided selling process for their configured items.

Two major reasons favor the fact that Infor CloudSuite Industrial was selected, following a thorough review of the market. One reason being the fact that it enabled a tightly integrated business process between customer sales ordering and procurement — of critical importance to the Egbert Taylor Group's customer service improvement objectives. The other being the completeness of functionality for build-to-order businesses in the application suite means minimal customizations as the Egbert Taylor Group replaces a legacy ERP solution which was restricting growth.

The legacy system, over the course of 15 years, had become extensively customized with many modifications undocumented. This began to restrict new product development and time to market, inhibiting the ability of the Egbert Taylor Group to respond quickly to changes requested by new and existing customers.

The choice that Egbert Taylor Group made was to deploy via the cloud to capitalize on the lower upfront costs, help reduce risk, support business continuity. This would ensure that the business always has access to the latest version of Infor CloudSuite Industrial.

The cloud infrastructure will also enable minimal disruption to the Group and help roll out Infor CloudSuite Industrial to its field sales team.

Andrew Davies, Finance Director of Egbert Taylor Group, came forward to saying “Our legacy systems were reaching the end, and as such we required an effective system that enables us to have greater visibility of the business and its processes."

 "Our objectives included improving working capital management through streamlined production processes as well as the benefits of integrating our quoting process into a single cloud based solution," he added.