Brightpoint implements IFS Applications in 15 countries
Brightpoint, Inc., (Nasdaq: CELL), one of the world’s leading providers of distribution and supply chain solutions to the wireless industry, has implemented IFS Applications in more than 15 countries in less than two years. The combination of IFS Applications’ component-based flexibility and cost-effectiveness were key factors when Brightpoint selected IFS as the company’s global ERP vendor.
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Brightpoint has been an IFS customer since 1999 and has since implemented IFS Applications incrementally, both internally in its many regions, and in conjunction with its various mergers and acquisitions. The current project aims to consolidate global business processes into one integrated and user-friendly system as Brightpoint gears up for global growth.
“We believe with IFS Applications that we found an ERP system that can keep pace with our growth. In order to incorporate additional operations into our established work processes, we need an agile solution that can support the needs of our own organization as well as the needs of our customers,” said Jac Currie, CIO at Brightpoint.
The global nature of Brightpoint’s operations requires a business solution that is easy and intuitive to use, regardless of the user’s location or technical background.
“We are proud of Brightpoint’s continuing confidence in the scalability and agility of our system. Our focus has always been to design solutions that follow the movements and expansions of the user, with a minimum of friction or efficiency loss,” said Glenn Arnesen, CEO, IFS Scandinavia.
IFS Applications is a flexible system based on open standards which can be easily integrated with other systems. Brightpoint has thus integrated IFS Applications with a specialized system used for handling mobile phone serial numbers, SIM card numbers as well as other specialized fulfillment and supply chain applications. The system’s openness also means easy and cost-effective scalability, a factor of key importance for rapidly growing global businesses such as Brightpoint, whose complex processes of inventory planning and replenishment must be kept as efficient as possible, even during phases of global expansion.
Brightpoint is currently using a variety of IFS Applications modules, including, IFS Distribution, IFS Financials, IFS Sales and Marketing, and IFS Document Management.