Commercial workspace specialist Optima Products Ltd has completed a major overhaul of its IT with the implementation of Access Supply Chain. The new ERP solution is central to the company’s IT strategy, bringing greater control over its manufacturing and business operations.
Optima Products Ltd part of the Optima Group, has more than 15 years experience as a leading partitioning specialist. The company has installed projects for a long list of high profile clients including EMI, American Express, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), David Beckham Academy, Deloittes and BBC.
"Access Supply Chain was superior to the other ERP solutions’ providers that we reviewed in terms of integration capabilities, depth of functionality and ease of navigation. The solution has provided increased control over our manufacturing operations, which will help us to improve delivery times to our customers" explained Nigel Westray, MD for Optima Products Ltd’.
"Our activities are spread over a five-acre site and tracking jobs with our previous solution was a time consuming process. Complex manufacturing operations meant projects would sometimes be held up due to stock shortages on key items. Now nothing can be made unless all constituent parts are available."
From an IT perspective, the ERP solution has helped the Optima Products Ltd move to a virtualised business environment with thin client architecture. This has resulted in improved disaster recovery and reduced hardware and power consumption. In addition, it has streamlined existing support skills within the company.
Craig Such, MD for Access Supply Chain, commented, "The Access Supply Chain solution is a thin client, multi tier solution with Microsoft SQL Server at the heart. This was a central element of Optima’s IT strategy as it needed the flexibility to integrate with a number of existing and planned systems across the Group moving forward."
For more information on Access Supply Chain or its software solutions, contact June Howells on 0845 170 8888 or visit www.access-supplychain.com.