Sumitomo selects InnoVites’ industry specific ERP solution
InnoVites B.V. (www.innovites.com), a software development company, with offices in India and The Netherlands announces that Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL) has selected InnoVites for Cable© to be implemented in their operations.
SEL is a major industry leader in the innovation, design, development, and manufacturing of optical fiber and connectivity solutions for fiber optic communication, wireless, residential broadband, CATV, FTTx, data center, and enterprise networks. SEL is part of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd (SEI), a global corporate group comprised of 332 consolidated companies and over 170,000 employees in more than 30 countries around the world.
The (optical fiber) cable industry puts special requirements on the business systems that support the operations. This is related to the length management that standard ERP systems do not provide. Systems need to be ‘length-aware’ from finished cable down to the raw fiber. The SEL management has been exploring the market for business solutions for a long time, only to find that available solutions would require heavy customizations before they could use it.
But then the Sumitomo team got to know InnoVites! Fred McDuffee, President&CEO at SEL: “When InnoVites presented their solution, we realized that this company offered us software that has been developed specifically for our industry. Moreover, the InnoVites team understands our business processes and how these processes relate to software solutions that support them. The InnoVites team talks and understands our ‘industry language’, which makes our cooperation very effective.”
Kathy Parker, IT manager at SEL adds: “Let me given an example of InnoVites industry-focus. InnoVites developed specialized modules such as the fiber import module, which makes our lives much easier. The fiber import module automatically imports the detailed information of the hundreds of fibers that we process in our factory.”
The project at Sumitomo is important for InnoVites. Albert Groothedde, CEO for InnoVites: “We welcome Sumitomo Electric Lightwave as our customer. It strengthens our position in the US, and confirms our strategy to exclusively focus on the (Optical Fiber) cable market. We look forward to work together with the SEL team and our partner mcaConnect to make this project a success!”
In the implementation project at SEL, InnoVites works together with their US partner mcaConnect (http://www.mcaconnect.net/).
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