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30 June 2016

ERP. A UNIFORM SOLUTION?

How technology met tradition for Toye.

One of the beauties of ERP is the fact that it’s never a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution. Every business is different, and Infor’s vast range of ERP tools can be tailored to suit accordingly – which seems more than appropriate for one of our newest clients, Toye, Kenning & Spencer.

Toye & Co, as they’re known, is one of those businesses that makes Britain great: since 1654, they’ve been designing and crafting ceremonial uniforms, jewellery, medals and honours, state and civil insignia and more. Royal Warrant holders, they’re still owned by the Toye family and have a proud tradition of passing skills and talents from generation to generation.

Not a prime candidate for the latest cloud-based ERP solution, you’d think. But like many long-established businesses, Toye has seen an almost seismic shift in trading methods over the last couple of decades. These days, more and more business is being done internationally and via ecommerce, while production methods – although craftsmen-led – need to use the most modern, efficient technology. And that’s where having the right ERP proves invaluable.

So having carried out a thorough review of the market and taken the time to understand Toye’s needs, we recommended Infor’s CloudSuite Industrial – it has strong manufacturing functionality, integrated Customer Relationship Management (CRM) capabilities and impressive workflow functionality.

With production runs being anything from one-off bespoke jewellery to large contracts for governments and military organisations, it’s an ideal, flexible solution and means Toye can not only replace their outdated legacy system with email-based workflows and fragmented order records, but also future-proof the business ahead of anticipated growth.

All of which just goes to show that even the most traditional of businesses can benefit from the latest cloud-based technology. So if you’d like to find out how it could help your own business, just give us a call.

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