Boddingtons Electrical has been leading the UK market in the design and manufacture of insulated tools and electrical safety products for over two decades. Publicly traded since 1999, the company quickly ramped up operations and relocated to a state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution facility.
Boddingtons management team knew they were ready to upgrade and replace their current ERP system. In use for over a decade, their legacy ERP could no longer keep up with market and customer demands.
Not only did their outdated ERP not deliver on the assembly line, it fast became a financial concern with increased licensing costs that resulted in low TCO.
“We were finding other challenges beyond TCO,” said Gill Page, Director at Boddingtons. “if certain system screens or fields needed to be adjusted, we had to pay our vendor for additional programming time. It was time for an ERP system we could manage on our own.”
Boddingtons looked for a reliable, long-term solution with a quick onboarding and implementation process and one that could reliably and securely transfer data from their old ERP system to a new one with minimal system downtime.
Page and the team partnered with ABS Limited, one of Priority’s authorized partners in the UK, and selected Priority ERP to complete the job. “Once we gave the go-ahead, the time to move over to Priority was exceptionally fast,” said Page.
With a dedicated data migration plan in place, project implementation time was drastically reduced to six weeks and two days of staff training.
- Automated Systems: Priority’s built-in BPM efficiently handles the same manual tasks with notifications forwarded automatically to all departments.
- Reduced Order Processing Time: Order to shipment in just three days, when previous processes could take weeks.
- Business Process Management: Boddingtons no longer uses any programming to control their business. It’s automatic – and the entire order management process is optimized and efficient.
- Streamline Overall Operations: Boddingtons automated their entire sales process. When a report needs to be created, the sales team uses the system’s Report Generator, an easy-to-use tool that anyone in the company can access and deploy.
“Priority allows us to add LOT numbers and expiry dates, with full product traceability. This means we can generate reports for products approaching the end of shelf-life, a must-have in our industry,’ says Page.
"Once we gave the go ahead, migrating to Priority was exceptionally fast, with implementation completed in 6 weeks!"
Gill Page, Director at Boddingtons