Automotor modernizes its information system in the cloud with Infor and its partner Authentic Group
Automotive Parts Distribution Specialist Streamlines Business Processes with Infor CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise and Authentic BandThe ADS solution of
RUEIL-MALMAISON, France, October 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — News®, the industry cloud provider, today announced that Automotor, one of France’s leading automotive parts exporters, has chosen to deploy the Infor CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution for cover all of its business needs in a single, centralized solution. Platform. In addition, Automotor has opted for the Authentic Distribution Solution (ADS), developed by Infor’s partner, Authentic Group, to support the implementation and enrich it with high value-added services for the automotive distribution sector.
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Founded in 1972, Automotor is the leading independent French exporter in the automotive industry, present in more than 70 countries. Its increased focus on business activities in emerging markets, primarily outside Europe via its AMERIGO International group, enabled the company to consolidate its turnover. A modernized information system is necessary to support this growth.
Infor’s solution implementation project, hosted by Amazon Web Services in the cloud and with the help of technology partner Authentic Group, replaces a previously failed ERP project, which was, as Automotor management admits. , poorly prepared. “We launched a process transformation program in 2018,” explains Jérôme Cambray, Automotor’s IT manager. “Unfortunately, at the time, we had poorly defined our needs both in terms of business related to the management of our logistics warehouse, which requires a lot of agility, but also in terms of our support and administration activities. We interrupted the project in order to resume it rationally and strategically on much sounder bases, relying on a solution dedicated to our business and with a much more serious business commitment.”
The project resumed at Automotor in 2021 with a precise analysis of all the business processes of the company carried out with its internal users. The resulting document served as the basis for the call for tenders submitted to solution integrators, including Authentic Group, which took charge of the project. Authentic Group suggested that Automotor teams opt for the Infor CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise solution, widely used by distribution professionals in France.
“After our first aborted project, we were able to define a double objective. The first was to improve our productivity in terms of transit flows in our warehouses and to optimize our replenishment orders. The second was to be able to capitalize on our data and share part of it – in the form of a catalog and a diagnostic tool – via a platform open to our network of wholesale distributors, this had to be done with a tool that spoke our business language and which evolved with our growth. exactly these requirements, and the fact that it is available in the cloud has also allowed us to focus 100% on our business and free ourselves from the constraints of IT maintenance,” says Cambray.
The support of a true specialist in the sector, Authentic Group, was decisive in carrying out the project. “When we were approached by Automotor, it seemed clear to us that Infor’s solution, with whom we have a very close relationship, was perfectly suited to Automotor’s business needs, its need for agility and its ambitions. growth,” says Fabrice Caumette, CEO of Authentic Group. Delivery manager. “We were so convinced that we even developed a dedicated preconfigured template to easily implement Infor’s solution to reassure a customer coming out of a difficult experience.”
From Infor’s perspective, the project further reinforces the relevance of its portfolio of solutions dedicated to some of the most specific vertical markets. “The Infor CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise solution, on AWS, is both comprehensive and scalable. Dedicated specifically to distribution professionals, it supports their growth and strengthens their commitment to their customers via, in particular, the development of high value-added services. Philippe Mailletcommercial director of Infor France for SMEs and channel. “We are therefore particularly satisfied with our technological partnership on this ambitious Automator project, carried out jointly with Authentic Group, whose rigor and expertise in the distribution sector are a perfect recipe for a successful business transformation.
Infor CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise is a multi-site, multi-enterprise, multi-currency, and multilingual solution that covers inventory and warehouse management, financial management, omnichannel order management, purchasing, services, and more. Supporting 49 locations and 24 languages, the solution provides Automotor with the flexibility and scalability to easily enter new markets and quickly adapt to change.
About Authentic Group
Created in 2004, Authentic Group implements IT solutions and offers innovative services to support companies in their development. Authentic Group works with companies specializing in the distribution in Europe, Canada and United States and offers services and solutions around:
– Infor M3, Infor OS, Infor CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise: implementation, deployment, migration, support.
– Methodology: agility and responsiveness for shorter and less expensive projects
– Micro-vertical business line distribution of automotive parts (ADS)
To learn more about Authentic Group, visit https://www.authentic-grp.com
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