WEMO-tec has introduced Sycor.Rental for its work platform rental segment in Germany. The fully integrated ERP industrial solution replaced its existing legacy systems.
"Even after going live, we are still convinced we did the right thing by opting for Microsoft Dynamics AX and Sycor.Rental", explains Joachim Niessner, the managing director of WEMO-tec GmbH. "Initially, we launched the solution for the work platform rental segment in Germany."
This became a necessary step because the company had outgrown its old system due to its corporate growth in previous years. The rising number of users, locations and, not to mention, the expansion of its machine fleet to 350 work platforms, made it almost impossible to manage the segment using the company's existing software.
"We also planned to integrate our workshop with the use of the software and to expand the Customer Relationship Management segment . Neither of which would have been easy to do with our previous system" adds Joachim Niessner. A requirements profile was worked out systematically for the ERP solution to be implemented. The profile called for appropriate scalability in order to keep pace with the company‘s development and flexibility so as to be deployed in the existing segments, scaffolding and bridge access engineering, as well as any future areas. Moreover, it had to be manageable internationally with respect to subsidiaries in Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Poland and, more recently, England. "We wanted to minimize media discontinuity as much as possible to keep our expenditure and, of course, error ratio low, so through the selection process, we focused solely on fully integrated ERP solutions" emphasizes Mr. Niessner, managing director of WEMO-tec. "We live in a time that requires mastery of all processes. Consequently, the core process of our rentals must also run smoothly. And the software ought to support that, of course."
"Thanks to the industry solution Sycor.Rental for our rental business, all processes will in fact run consistently through one system in the future. This protects our IT investment in the long term."
Joachim Niessner, Managing Director, WEMO-tec
On the basis of the strategic catalog of requirements, the decision eventually came down to Microsoft Dynamics AX and the industry solution Sycor.Rental for the company's rental business. Microsoft Dynamics AX, as a fully integrated and internationally deployable ERP solution, is a solid platform with a perspective, thanks to a clear road map with plans for further development and long-term support. The software‘s multilingual capability, taking into account different currencies, and its flexibility are a good fit for WEMO-tec's plans. "By combining it with the industrial solution Sycor.Rental for our rental business, all processes will indeed be operated through a continuous system in future," further explains managing director Mr. Niessner. "This way, we secure our long-term IT investment. We don‘t want to find ourselves in a position five or six years from now where we have to invest in yet another new system." Joachim Niessner is satisfied with the speedy and sound implementation by the implementation partner, Sycor. Among the factors of success were the project management methods and Microsoft Dynamics AX know-how, in addition to the mapping of the rental processes in the ERP solution. WEMO-tec already has plans for further projects: by integrating mobile end devices with its ERP solution, the company wants to simplify the process of shipping out and receiving returns of rental equipment from various locations.