“Our growth forecast is very aggressive, to the tune of 25 percent to 30 percent a year, so we needed someone that could handle us at the very small point we are now, but be a perfect fit two years down the road without going to a new ERP system.”
CarBahn, a leading producer of high-performance automotive parts for Audi, BMW, Mercedes, and Porsche, sells its products through dealer partnerships, and direct to consumers through its online store.
The finance team and chief operating officer spent more time manipulating data than they did analyzing it. It took them more than five days to close a month’s books. They were looking for a system that can do what it is intended to do so the COO and finance team can control inventory and financials.
CarBahn chose OptiProERP with SAP Business One, replacing a financial package and customized automotive service software. Read on to learn how the company is using OptiProERP to help it handle aggressive growth expectations.
“OptiProERP gives us robust manufacturing functionality, an end-to-end management solution, and much needed visibility into our operations, visibility we need to achieve fast growth.”
CarBahn needed a system for fast growth. They were using MaxxTraxx, auto shop management software which they modified to handle sales and manufacturing, along with a financial package to run the business. They used lots of spreadsheets and were writing BOMs by hand.
After evaluating 15 ERP systems, one of which was Acumatica, they decided on OptiProERP because it is an original equipment manufacturer and not sold through value-added resellers. They also liked that it could fit their current size, but still be a perfect fit as they grow.
Their president was excited for the automated processes that allow finance and manufacturing personnel to focus on their jobs rather than manipulating data. Carbahn now has an end-to-end management solution with manufacturing functionality and visibility into operations to accommodate its fast growth.