Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company selects Epicor ERP
Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company aims to align its processes and allow better transparency of business data across eight of their sites
Epicor Software Corporation has announced that Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company (ECCBC) has chosen its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor ERP, to align its processes and allow better transparency of business data across eight of their sites.
ECCBC's growth over recent years, in particular in North and West Africa, has created a number of business challenges based around central governance. With multiple types of software being used by different companies in the group, the company was struggling to achieve full visibility over the business from its headquarters in Barcelona, Spain. In addition, regional operations were changing processes locally and planning their own purchases.
Cayetano Rodriguez, chief information officer at ECCBC commented: "As an international company, one of our core values, and a benchmark for our management model, is for business processes to operate efficiently, and uniformly. With our business growing across the region, we needed a flexible ERP solution that could be governed centrally but used locally by teams based out of our eight sites. Crucially, we needed access to accurate real-time business data that could be held in one place to provide transparency of operations across all of our local businesses."
"Having worked closely with the Epicor team for a number of years, we decided to upgrade to Epicor ERP because we were impressed with the flexibility and agility of the software, and knew it could handle our needs," continued Rodriguez.
"The new software will transform how our business operates by aligning key processes under the same system and strengthening central management to make important business decisions. We expect the technology to have a major impact on the future growth of our business and see Epicor as one of our key strategic partners in helping to achieve this goal."
Sabby Gill, executive vice president for Epicor International, commented: "We are delighted to partner with ECCBC on such a large-scale international deployment of Epicor ERP. As companies look to grow in today's global economy, ERP software gives organisations such as ECCBC the capability to face real-world challenges by providing a platform to track, measure, and streamline every aspect of their business."
Epicor ERP will be initially rolled out in Ghana, with the technology expected to go live by the end of 2016. Seven other country operations will follow, including Mauritania, Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Equatorial Guinea and the Cape Verde Islands.
ECCBC has been an Epicor customer since 2003, using Epicor iScala for finance and supply chain management in 11 of its territories. Now, ECCBC continues to partner with Epicor to implement central purchasing and manufacturing processes, as well as financial data consolidation.