Fylde IT specialist aids electronics group

A Fylde based IT specialist is helping an electronics manufacturer to streamline its production and ordering systems and achieve greater productivity.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 4th May 2017, 4:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:03 pm
Jacqueline Bullen of Smart IT
Jacqueline Bullen of Smart IT

Smart IT has been working with GTT Europe Ltd, which specialises in enclosure solutions for the wireless monitoring and control equipment industries world wide.

It has designed a new end-to- end manufacturing resource planning system.

The Kirkham firm, a provider of Odoo business solutions in the UK, was called upon by GTT Europe to provide an all in one modular IT solution which manages all of its processes together.

The new system allows staff to monitor stock management and sales, orders and billing processes at the click of a button, with real time information and the ability to look at current business performance on a single, easy to use online platform.

GTT Europe operations director Andrew Bird said: “We’re a small company with ambitious growth plans and it was pretty clear that we’d reached that critical point where we needed to integrate our management systems for greater control and efficiency.

“Our partnership with Smart IT came about with a bit of research and an indirect recommendation.

“We evaluated Odoo and benchmarked it against other systems on the market and it seemed to be the most flexible and intuitive for our business – they then suggested that we contact Smart IT.

“They quickly got to grips with our requirements and implemented the new system over eight weeks. We’re already seeing huge efficiencies in workflow at the push of a button.”

Jacqueline Bullen from Smart IT said: “GTT Europe’s objective was clear. They wanted to manage their growth and increase turnover in the most cost effective way possible.

“They knew they needed a system like Odoo to make their management process simpler, quicker and more effective. One of their key points of difference is the ability to significantly cut development times to support technology companies, from first concept and prototypes through to approval, manufacture and mass production.

“The new Odoo solution will ensure that this rapid response is underpinned by more efficient management systems and processes.”