Ocean Yacht Systems Overhauls ERP System

Ocean Yacht Systems, a designer and manufacturer of superyacht rigging and hydraulics, will implement Epicor 9, a next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The new ERP system will give the company a centralised system for all processes from sales to production planning, inventory and warehouse management and finance.

The new implementation will allow Ocean Yacht Systems to streamline its processes, remove errors and duplication of tasks, control costs and achieve great efficiency across the organisation. Real-time access to information will enable project managers to cost projects ‘on the fly’ and monitor spend against budget on individual jobs. In addition, field sales teams will be able to quote for clients with access to live data on a wide range of mobile devices, update clients on the status of orders, or check product availability.

“We chose Epicor because it provided the best overall performance and benefits for us in the long term,” said Wayne Shatwell, commercial director at Ocean Yacht Systems. “It was by far the most flexible modular-based system – I liked the notion that you can start out with a small set of modules and scale or expand at a later date with great ease. It was also the only solution presented as ‘futureproof’ in that all upgrades are included in the standard support contract.”

The Epicor solution will replace a number of disparate applications and manual processes that came into being over the years since Ocean Yacht Systems last major systems overhaul. Epicor won the contract following a three-way review of competing solutions, which included the customer’s incumbent vendor.


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