R&M Electrical Group has awarded a £300,000 contract to business-specific software supplier Infor to achieve international stock visibility and provide online product certification.
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R&M Electrical, which supplies electrical equipment to the commercial, industrial, and oil and gas sectors, will deploy Infor Distribution Essentials to give a single and real-time view of its inventory to 120 users in 13 locations worldwide.
The company said it had chosen Infor's Distribution Essentials based on its ability to set up new sites quickly, its business-specific functionality for electrical distributors, and recommendations by other members of the UK's Associated National Electrical Wholesalers group.
"By using infor's Distribution Essentials, stock levels and orders will be visible to our company branches throughout the world to help us to increase our customer service levels," said William Cook, finance director at R&M Electrical Group.
The system will also enable R&M's divisions that supply certified products to the oil, gas and petrochemical sectors to provide global access to all certification in an electronic format so the documentation can be easily found, collated, presented and stored for regulatory compliance.
R&M's cable distribution company in Bristol is scheduled to be the first site to go live on Distribution Essentials in late 2007. The system will then be deployed to the company's other sites.
Infor recently announced a £500,000 deal with engineering parts supplier Hayley Group. Last year Infor acquired SSA making the third largest enterprise softwrae company behind Oracle and SAP.