Acro Aircraft Seating goes live with Access SupplyChain helping support 300% business growth
Colchester, UK – 18 November 2013 – The specialist aerospace engineering company, Acro Aircraft Seating, has implemented Access SupplyChain to help support the business, where revenues soared 300% from £5m to £15m in the space of 12 months. Designing and assembling economy aircraft seating to order for Airlines worldwide, Acro Aircraft Seating is expecting to surpass £20m next year.
Chris Poland, Operations Director for Acro Aircraft Seating commented, “Our reputation is growing rapidly within the aerospace industry and we’re landing larger clients as a result. When you’re growing as fast as we are, you have to have the right solutions to underpin the business.
“Access SupplyChain has had an immediate impact,” continued Chris. “We’ve just completed 16 aircraft and delivered on time. No shortage of materials; MRP calculates exactly what we need to buy and when. Our competitive edge is built on the lead time we can offer customers and Access SupplyChain is playing a major part in supporting this.”
Previously, Acro Aircraft Seating was using SAP Business One. “Before Access Supply Chain it was difficult to plan inventory because the MRP system didn’t function correctly as it has been poorly implemented. Limited functionality also meant we would have to incur more costs to upgrade the SAP Business One solution. It was a case that we might as well start from scratch since it was impacting our operational efficiency,” said Chris.
“I’ve had dealings with Access in the past so we compared the two systems. We felt Access SupplyChain was a better system, priced competitively and would allow us to scale as we continued to grow the business without having to have everything up front. It’s a good mid-tier system that suits our needs,” Chris concluded.
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Vertical focus and industry-specific solutions differentiate Access in the market and templated solutions make for rapid and easy deployments. Using Access software to automate operations, streamline processes and share real-time business information anytime, anywhere, businesses can benefit from significant performance improvements.
Access is one of the top five fastest growing UK software developers in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 2012 and featured in last year’s Profit Track 100. On-going commitment to excellence, customers and employees has also placed the company among the UK’s top employers in The Sunday Times’ 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ 2011.
Accreditations and memberships:
- Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
- Business Application Software Developers Association (BASDA)
- Access’ software is recognised by HM Revenue & Customs
- The Innovation Award finalist at the National Business Awards 2013
- Enabler of the Year finalist at the National Business Awards 2012
- Software Product of the Year finalist at the British Accountancy Awards 2012
- ICT in Manufacturing finalist at the Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2012
- Inclusion in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 list (47th)
- Inclusion in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 list (63rd)
- Inclusion in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list for mid-market companies (85th)
- Accountancy Age Award 2010 for ‘Software Package of the Year’