Taken from the Vision33 website:
Innovative manufacturer in the automotive and aerospace industry of carbon-ceramic brake materials plans for future growth and chooses Vision33 to implement SAP Business One for its operations.
CHESHIRE, England – August 19, 2016 - Vision33, leading global SAP Gold Channel Partner, is excited to announce that Surface Transforms has chosen Vision33 to implement SAP Business One® for its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Vision33 will partner with Surface Transforms, experts in the development and production of carbon-ceramic brake materials, in transitioning its business lines onto a single integrated platform with the SAP Business One application.
Since its founding in 1992, Surface Transforms has continuously grown through its expertise and dedication to its unique and innovative patented materials. The company is a leader in development of carbon-ceramic brake materials, with a focus on proprietary technologies to create innovative, high performance applications. Due to the company’s growth, and their specialisation in highly technical materials and applications, Surface Transforms selected SAP Business One, a unified ERP solution, to automate their operational processes, streamline workflow, and manage their inventory.
Surface Transforms was running a combination of different software solutions, including Sage 50 that no longer met their requirements as a growing business. Realising their current systems in place would not support their future plans, Surface Transforms decided on SAP Business One for one integrated solution. “We chose SAP Business One because it provides the scalability we require for future planning, and SAP has a strong reputation in the industry for reliability and functionality”, says David Allen, Finance Director with Surface Transforms PLC. “As well, the be.as Manufacturing components [specifically designed for SAP Business One] bring functionality and compliance for both our automotive and aerospace business requirements”.
In deciding on SAP Business One, Surface Transforms selected to work with global SAP Business One leading partner, Vision33 with offices throughout the UK. “An important part of our decision process was deciding on the right SAP Business One partner to work with on our implementation. As the leading global VAR for SAP Business One, Vision33 has the expertise, business process knowledge and local UK team to deliver this project”.
Once the project is complete, Surface Transforms will have increased visibility and operational efficiencies across the business. The company will have real-time access to financials, sales, customer, manufacturing inventory data and more from a consistent, easy to use interface. “Surface Transforms is at the cutting edge of technology in automotive braking, and we are excited to be able to support them in the next stage of their development as a business”, says Mark Hughes, General Manager of Vision33 UK. “Our automotive industry experience coupled with the capabilities of be.as Advanced Manufacturing for SAP Business One is going to provide the platform to allow them to increase operational efficiencies and accelerate their growth.
The largest global SAP Business One partner, Vision33’s (www.vision33.co.uk) sole focus is on the SAP Business One solution for growing businesses – and has been since the company became an SAP Business One partner in 2004. Vision33 helps you to challenge your business processes and find efficiencies to attain your business goals and vision for growth and success. The company has the largest and most experienced team of dedicated SAP Business One implementation and support Consultants worldwide.
Through its global offices, Vision33 provides software and consulting services to enable each client to gain immediate benefits in better managing and growing their organisation.
Vision33 has been consistently honoured for its notable growth and dedication, earning consistent multi-year titles and awards such as the 2016 SAP® Pinnacle Award: Customers’ Choice – Sell; the SAP Partner Excellence Award: Top Channel Partner – SAP Business One; SAP Business One Partner of the Year; and numerous industry publications.
Vision33 is a member of the Group zed family of companies. With roots dating to 1992, Group zed (www.gzed.com) is a privately owned and operated corporation, which provides its family of industry leading companies with the strategic vision and tools to deliver on the promise of technology to customers, setting them apart from other industry peers.
About Surface Transforms PLC
Surface Transforms is headquartered in the Cheshire, England, and is the UK’s only manufacturer of carbon- ceramic brakes for automotive and aerospace use. Founded in 1992, Surface Transforms is a highly innovative company with its own patented materials technology, with extensive in-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities, including facilities for manufacturing carbon-ceramic brake discs. Surface Transforms develops carbon ceramic materials for automotive brake kits, aircraft brake applications, motorsport, carbon fibre pre-forms, and also works with automotive manufacturers including mainstream OEMs and niche market/low volume car builders.