SRG Global Inc. Selects and Implements Solarsoft iVP for New Plant in Poland

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Company plans to use implementation at SRG Poland as a template for Solarsoft iVP roll-outs worldwide.

Manufacture more with less - using iVP

"We saw that iVP is more than just a general-purpose solution, and is able to support and cover standard automotive practices like EDI and supply chain processes in an integrated way." Ignacio Teixido, SRG Valencia (Spain) IT Manager

Solarsoft Business Systems, a provider of enterprise software and IT services to manufacturers, distributors, and wholesale businesses, has announced that SRG Global, a Guardian company, has selected and implemented Solarsoft iVP at its new SRG Poland plant located in Boleslawiec.

SRG Global is a leading global supplier of highly engineered chrome plated and painted plastic parts. SRG Global supplies major automotive OEMs, consumer goods manufacturers, and clean energy manufacturers. SRG Global has locations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, including a new high-tech advanced development center in Taylor, Michigan.

With the addition of SRG Poland – the company's first European plant to go live with Solarsoft iVP – six SRG Global manufacturing plants now run Solarsoft's flagship ERP software and SRG Global is continuing the process of migrating all plants to Solarsoft iVP. SRG Global is using the Solarsoft implementation to standardize terminology, processes, and systems as much as possible with input from its North American, European, and Asian businesses.

"There are varying degrees of difference between business practices from region to region, but to the extent possible we wanted to make sure we implemented Solarsoft iVP in Poland in a way that can be used as a template by the rest of the organization," said Ignacio Teixido, SRG Valencia (Spain) IT Manager. "Our end-game is to leverage each plant's best practices so we can collaborate on a global scale, rather than operate as disparate plants."

Solarsoft iVP's go-live in March 2010 coincided with SRG Poland's inaugural parts shipment to BMW. As the plant ramps up operations it will supply major automotive OEMs in Europe, including Audi, BMW, Volkswagen, and Renault.

Regardless of geography or OEM, the automotive industry's stringent requirements for cost-cutting, quality, and delivery remain consistent. The primary factors behind SRG Global's selection of the Solarsoft iVP ERP solution were explained by Teixido: “We saw that iVP is more than just a general-purpose solution, and is able to support and cover standard automotive practices like EDI and supply chain processes in an integrated way. Another key feature for us is iVP’s multi-plant functionality which will allow us both global consistency and plant autonomy.”

Now, after several months of production operations, SRG Poland utilizes Solarsoft iVP's functionality in support of its business, from integrated EDI to inventory management. Teixido comments that the use of iVP will be expanded as the plant completes the launch: “As the plant reaches full scale operations, we will rely on Solarsoft’s commitment to keep pace and to be responsive in terms of developing and deploying any additional features we need. Technology must be a tool that grows every day in response to changes in the business.”

About Solarsoft Business Systems

Solarsoft is a new name in mid-range ERP systems but an established supplier of software tailored to the needs of manufacturers, wholesale suppliers and distributors. The company has grown organically and through acquisition since 1986. Over 2,000 firms across North America, EMEA, and Asia rely on Solarsoft to bring clarity and efficiency to their operations. Solarsoft was formed from the merger of CMS Software Inc. and XKO Software Ltd., and recently acquired VantagePoint Systems, Inc. in Canada, with transactions funded by Marlin Equity Partners of Los Angeles. For more information, please visit http://www.solarsoft.com.

About SRG Global Inc.

SRG Global Inc., a Guardian Company, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of chrome plated plastic parts for the automotive, commercial truck and household appliance industries. The company and its subsidiaries maintain a manufacturing presence in major world markets including North America, Western and Central Europe and China. The company is headquartered near Detroit in Warren, Michigan. Unrivaled in product breadth and global reach, SRG Global is driven to accelerate development and delivery of breakthrough coating technologies with products that are engineered for greater surface durability, structural integrity and enhanced functionality, transcending mere decorative items.

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