Morgan Motor Company is replacing its Sage 500 accounting system with IFS Applications to improve the quality of customer service through streamlining its manufacturing processes.
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The implementation, which is expected to take 18 months, will enable people working across the company to access production data.
According to Morgan Motor Company, IFS Applications will allow it to remove paper-based planning, enabling the car manufacturer to manage production timescales and costs when building new vehicles.
IFS Applications will link the company’s 10 database systems together, providing employees with a way of analysing business data more easily.
The software is also expected to improve the way Morgan Motor Company processes customer and sales calls.
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According to IFS, the car company was initially just looking for a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for its aero racing division, but decided to implement IFS across the entire business due to its capabilities and flexibility.
Graham Chapman, technology director at Morgan Motor Company, said: “With IFS Applications, we have the ability to use the software to run multiple streams and business units across the group, ensuring they communicate with each other effectively.”
There are many organisations where the idea of a fully-integrated IT system is impossible. Siloed data is among the biggest barriers to increasing operational efficiency and customer service.
Earlier this year, PD Ports – which operates ports in Teeside, Hartlepool, Hull, Immingham and Felixstowe – took a big bang approach to implementing its IFS ERP system to simplify its segregated IT infrastructure.