Telesoft reduces supply chain costs by 44 per cent

  • Chelford SAP supports international deployment of SAP ERP to achieve operational and financial efficiency gains

LONDON - 6 March, 2007 - Telesoft Technologies, a communications specialist, has successfully deployed the SAP supply chain ERP solution across the companies five UK and US sites. The installation has enabled Telesoft to achieve enterprise-wide supply chain cost savings of around 44 per cent, reducing stock levels by 50 per cent and standing debt by 25 per cent through the integration and control of supply chain planning.

Chelford SAP, Telesoft's SAP support partner which offers specialist consulting to SAP user companies of all sizes, has worked with Telesoft to establish high level reporting processes that give it greater control over manufacturing, sales and distribution functions across all areas of its business. Centralising these processes has not only improved Telesoft's efficiency, but has also helped ensure it remains agile in its marketplace.

"As an SME, we are not the typical type of business to gain significant benefits from an SAP deployment, but we have, and continue to do so," commented Phil Lewis, Finance and Business Director at Telesoft. "That is largely due to Chelford SAP helping ensure that the solution is tuned to our specific needs. In any SAP deployment, it is essential to be very targeted with what you want to achieve. The benefits of doing that are a unique combination of flexibility - which is essential in smaller businesses - with the visibility and functionality to have complete control over the business.

"We have been able to steer around dips in the market, because we have had the foresight to notice problems on the horizon, and then the tools to deal with challenges, and that is why we're still going strong today," Phil Lewis concluded.

"SAP delivers a market leading solution, which addresses crucial needs within a wide range of industries," commented Neville Merritt, Group Marketing Director, The Chelford Group. "It is such a broad solution though, that many organisations need the benefit of 20 years' experience in this area, which is what Chelford SAP can offer. Our consultants have been working in this industry and with these solutions from the beginning, which gives them a very broad frame of reference when undertaking specific projects across all industries. This expertise is what we are able to pass on directly to companies such as Telesoft, and help them to enhance the performance of the business."

The SAP solution has helped Telesoft identify where resources are best deployed for maximum return on investment, without compromising the agility of the company. Telesoft has used the SAP solution for six years in total, and continues to receive significant benefits from it.

About Telesoft
Telesoft Technologies is a leading manufacturer of open programmable switches, protocol converters, surveillance and monitoring systems and signalling gateways for use in fixed, mobile and converged telecoms networks. The company has configured and installed more than 10 million SS7 ports within its voice, signalling, messaging, and monitoring solutions, according to network operators' and equipment manufacturers' specifications.

Its experience in installing equipment within more than 40 networks in over 70 countries enables Telesoft to expertly assist its clients through requirements capture to initial deployment, and throughout the life of the installation.

About Chelford SAP Solutions
Chelford SAP Solutions specialises in delivering SAP solutions to the High Tech/Telco, Consumer Packaged Goods, Wholesale & Distribution and Apparel & Footwear industries. We provide complete life-cycle management of SAP business solutions for our customers. This includes strategy and planning services, implementation and support services, which range from help desk and software maintenance to extended managed services.

Chelford has developed a suite of certified my SAP All-in-One solutions for the Wholesale & Distribution industries called Smartstart. The solutions are developed from SAP's Business Suite of software, and tailored for these industry sectors.

About The Chelford Group
Chelford provides solutions in supply chain, ERP, manufacturing, warehousing & distribution, automated data capture and Microsoft technology based applications. Chelford solutions are supported with services in systems strategy, project management, business process change management, systems integration, managed services and facilities management. Chelford Group companies include: Strategic Systems International Limited (SSI) ;.Chelford SAP Solutions Limited ; Agility Systems Limited; Chelford Solutions For Microsoft Limited and RFID Solutions Centre Limited . Chelford Group has offices in Basingstoke, Darlington and Glasgow.

Neville Merritt
Sales and Marketing Director
The Chelford Group
01256 685296

Duncan Burford
The Press Office, PR for SSI
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