ARTIC slashes operating costs with Scala

Arabian Tile Company (ARTIC) has migrated from its old DOS-based system in a favour or an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite from Scala.

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By  Greg Wilson Published  August 23, 2003

Arabian Tile Company (ARTIC) has abandoned its old DOS-based system in a favour or an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite from Scala.

Since its installation, iScala 2.1 has helped the Saudi Arabian company to increase market share, boost revenues and reduce costs.

“The old DOS-based system lacked integration, communication and efficiency,” says Suleiman Bashiti, general manager, ARTIC.

“Scala addressed some core problems for us: the lack of communication between sites, a lack of system integration, the need for accurate costing to stay competitive and provision of timely information for decision makers,” he adds.

As part of the project, ARTIC implemented financial, manufacturing, inventory, sales & dispatch, payroll and project management.

The tile manufacturer conducted an extensive evaluation process before going with Scala for the project. ARTIC employed Allied Business Developers to act as consultants on the project and identify the most suitable package based on the company’s prerequisites.

ARTIC was already familiar with iScala as its sister company, Rana Confectionery Company, had already deployed the ERP suite.

“Scala’s team reflected great confidence in their software and personnel, and our previous experience showed Scala has a very good support team that can deliver timely support,” comments Bashiti.

“ARTIC hopes the [iScala] will help us grow at the pace we want, allow our operations to be dynamic, and connect the main sites together online, resulting in smooth information flow,” he adds.

The company opted for the Scala package for a number of reasons, including its ability to scale with business, multilingual support, strong manufacturing emphasis and its decision support functionality.

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