Twenty-five or more years ago, many companies jumped on the ERP bandwagon to consolidate all their major business operations under one technology umbrella. Today, we’re seeing many of those same companies prepare to implement a new ERP system as they migrate from legacy, on-premises applications to cloud-based systems that can be managed and scaled more quickly.
These modern systems enable a massive shift in how organizations can automate and integrate business processes and enhance the ways data can be optimized for better business opportunity planning and forecasting. And just like we saw in the 1990s, companies are using this shift to seek a competitive advantage.
Take, for example, Boomi customer RHD Tire, a $100 million wholesale tire distributor that supplies more than 90% of car dealerships and individual and franchise tire retailers in the state of Michigan.
RHD turned to Boomi when its rapid expansion spawned an IT culture of one-off customizations and inconsistent performance of its legacy, DOS-based point-of-sale system. The proprietary system worked fine for one location, but it just couldn’t handle the growth needed by the business.
The upgrade to NetSuite through the Boomi AtomSphere Platform has automated all the business processes between RHD and the tier-one tire brands it carries, including Goodyear, Bridgestone, Michelin, Continental, and Pirelli along with specialty makes like Hankook, Yokohama, and Toyo.
The near-immediate impact of that automation of supply chain processes has been impressive, including:
- 10% consolidation in delivery routes
- $325K lower vehicle and labor costs
- Centralized purchasing and inventory management
- Increased efficiency in stock-picking
- Reduced lost inventory
Another example is Azur, a disruptive insurance technology company launched in 2015. Azur took a best-of-breed approach to selecting IT systems vs. an ERP application. This gave the company great functionality, but it was a challenge to integrate all the various solutions, especially as it onboarded newly acquired companies as part of an aggressive growth strategy.
The team at Azur depends upon daily forecasts driven by real-time financial information to provide its insurer customers accurate quotes and claims data. It turned to Boomi to integrate systems onto Azur’s Salesforce platform to deliver a single source of true data.
In addition to supporting its customer-facing operations through Boomi integration, Azur has also been able to connect a range of IT applications, both legacy and new, eliminating human error from manual data entry.
With intelligent, pervasive connectivity between and among trading partners, Boomi customers gain access to the right data to make informed decisions. And putting that data to use spans multiple business processes that are all part of delivering integrated experiences for customers and employees.
Learn more about the power of pervasive connectivity and Integrated Experiences at https://boomi.com/integrated-experiences