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SYSPRO provides the heartbeat for Cappella’s commercialisation plans

Medical device company Cappella has selected a SYSPRO ERP system from K3 Business Technology Group (K3) to help drive forward its commercialisation plans.

The new fully validated and integrated manufacturing, financial and distribution system will enable the innovative vascular stent manufacturer to service its growing customer base in the UK, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

Ken Beatty, Vice President Sales and Operations at Cappella, is an experienced ERP user having implemented SAP and QAD (MFG/PRO) for other companies. He says: "We need a scalable system to support our expansion and SYSPRO provides the exact flexibility we require. Other key features that confirmed our decision to select SYSPRO included the Microsoft .NET architecture and the complete end-to-end traceability function provided by the Lot Traceability module. K3’s demonstration of SYSPRO clearly showed that this was the system for us."

Cappella began as a research and development organisation. The company used spreadsheets extensively for managing its business but soon outgrew the manual system when it evolved into a commercial enterprise. Demand for its groundbreaking products means that Cappella must respond quickly to customers.

"With SYSPRO we benefit from a fully automated system that will run our Bill of Materials, routing and inventory efficiently. There will be no more duplication as we can enter information once and gain access to data in real time. Ultimately SYSPRO provides a centralised and unified solution that covers all areas of the business," says Ken Beatty.

Cappella manufactures the Sideguard® Coronary Sidebranch Stent & Delivery System at its Galway site in Ireland. These are used for treating vascular problems caused by lesions and blockages that occur in the small blood vessels that branch – bifurcate – from main arteries. The stents are inserted into the blood vessels, once reopened, and expanded to maintain blood flow.

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