Sydney – March 8 2022 – Caravan Electrical Solutions (CES) has selected Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) specialist, SYSPRO to address inefficiencies in its business as the forward looking Australian company experiences extraordinary growth due to Australians buying caravans and campers in record numbers instigated by the pandemic related travel restrictions.
CES offers complete electrical systems for recreational vehicles, including the supply of materials, labour and a fully comprehensive warranty, with aftermarket support. After eleven years of experience in this field, CES has evolved with the key focus to provide quality labour-saving technologies to RV manufacturers and continued ongoing support for consumers who buy RVs with this technology. This diversity, focus and investment in state-of-the-art assembly machines, has enabled CES to claim its position as market leader.
“The prolonged closure of international borders has merely been an accelerator for our business, which was what instigated the search for a professional ERP system to address inefficiencies in the business, so we can really take it to the next level for an unprecedented period of record growth,” said Jason Arter, Director, CES.
CES is SYSPRO’s first sales deal in Asia Pacific for 2022 and took just eight weeks from an online enquiry to closing the deal. It was a competitive sales engagement process against Odoo and M1 Software, with comprehensive pre-sales engagement from discovery through to demonstration. CES has purchased SYSPRO ERP, SYSPRO MRP and SYSPRO MOM to integrate different parts of the business that are currently operated as silos.
“The SYSPRO team clearly articulated the value proposition of its cloud ERP system for CES and had the clear differentiator ultimately and won the deal primarily due to its specific focus on the manufacturing and distribution sectors and its personable approach to get to know us and thoroughly understand our business,” said Jason Arter.
Somerton, Victoria based CES’ incredibly strong results in the past two years reflect a broader trend of increased adoption of travel via recreational vehicles (RVs) and caravans, largely due to the lack of international travel options during COVID-19. Data from The Caravan Industry Association shows record sales of campers and caravans in 2020 and 2021, up by at least 15 per cent.
Unfortunately, like many businesses these days, recruiting new employees and training them with the specialist technical RV industry knowledge is an ongoing challenge. Consequently, CES is seeking to achieve significant operational efficiencies with the 100 strong workforce it has today. It has selected SYSPRO as it has full confidence that with its specialist manufacturing industry knowledge, it will enable CES to automate its processes and ensure that all parts of the business are fully interconnected.
“For the foreseeable future, road trips and caravans are going to be a very popular mode of travel around Australia and sales for CES are only expected to keep on rising. We are thrilled to be part of their journey in driving operational efficiencies within their thriving business and we look forward to working together on a seamless implementation to help drive further growth for the business with SYSPRO ERP as its backbone,” said Rob Stummer, Asia Pacific CEO, SYSPRO.
SYSPRO is a global, independent provider of industry-built ERP software designed to simplify business complexity for manufacturers and distributors. Focused on delivering optimized performance and complete business visibility, the SYSPRO solution is highly scalable, and can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or accessed via a mobile device. SYSPRO’s strengths lie in a simplified approach to technology, expertise in a range of industries, and a commitment to future-proofing customer and partner success. For more information, visit www.syspro.com.
Caravan Electrical Solutions (CES) was established in 2011 in Somerton, Victoria, with the aim of offering Australian Recreational Vehicle (RV) manufacturers a complete electrical solution for these vehicles. This includes the supply of materials, labour and a fully comprehensive warranty, with aftermarket support.
After years of experience in this field, CES has evolved with the key focus to provide quality labour-saving technologies to RV manufacturers and provide continued ongoing support for consumers who buy RVs with this technology. This diversity, focus and our investment in state-of-the-art assembly machines, enables CES to provide these services. For more information see http://cespro.com.au/.
Louise Roberts or Sonia Morris
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