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T-T Electric (France)

T-T Electric chooses Bull to implement its information system based on SSA Global’s LN6 ERP

As part of a project to modernize its information system, T-T Electric, Europe’s second largest manufacturer of electrical motors, has turned to Bull to implement the SSA LN6 ERP modules, migrating from Baan IV.

The main challenges of the project – taking into account the changing nature of the customer’s business, integrating new services, updating the information system and transferring all existing data without any new development work – meant that T-T Electric was looking for a powerful product configuration solution that could ensure perfect data continuity.

As an SSA Global partner, and currently the only IT company in the market to offer a dedicated Baan IV to SSA LN6 ERP migration tool, Bull was able to advise and support T-T Electric in its move to modernize its information system. The migration was completed in just four months, enabling T-T Electric to rapidly start reaping the benefits of an open ERP, used by all departments within the company, with an unchanged user environment. Bull also capitalized on its understanding of the manufacturing environment to ensure the successful integration of the finance, purchasing, production, warehousing and distribution modules.

The new ERP now enables the activities of all the company’s various departments to be coordinated. The changes to the information system were as transparent as possible for all its users, with T-T Electric preserving all existing personalized versions to ensure that its customers’ and suppliers’ expectations were taken into account. Users were supported through the change by specific menus linked to each business process, and also received new user guides.

Providing the strongest foundations for a customer-centered information system
In industry, back-office/front-office integration is vital, whether it involves managing billing, delivery or stock control. Against this backdrop, Bull was able to provide three types of expertise linked to its own business as an integrator: its in-depth understanding of the manufacturing industry, its experience of SSA LN6 ERP integration and, throughout the project, its ability to provide a dynamic team bringing together developers and industry specialists.

According to Peter Turner, IS Director: “This team was just what we needed to ensure that our needs were fully understood and that the software was adapted perfectly to meet our requirements. As a Baan customer, it seemed like a good idea for us to approach Bull, one of the main ERP specialists. We were very rapidly convinced of Bull’s high levels of skill, and they were also the only ones that could offer a powerful product configuration tool to manage our data. Finally, Bull’s commitment to results in bringing the new system into production was a determining factor in our choice of partner.

 

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