Epicor Software, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software, announced that Marwa Marble, one of UAE’s marble and granite suppliers, has chosen the global enterprise resource planning solution, Epicor ERP. The company selected Epicor ERP to enable business transformation and support the organisations’ ambitious growth plans.
By completely automating inventory management for over 90,000 square metres stock of stone, Epicor ERP will enable the Marwa Marble team to significantly reduce hours spent on physically inspecting and counting inventory, and avoid human error. Tighter inventory control also means that the organisation will be able to better manage suppliers’ costs and quality, reduce material wastage, and increase frequency and accuracy of stock-takes. This is expected to have a direct positive impact on the company’s bottom line.
Commenting on the factors that set Epicor ERP apart from the competition, Fadi Khoury, Chief Operating Officer at Marwa Marble said, “In our industry, business growth and for that matter, our very viability, hinges on our ability to manage inventory. This is only magnified given our unique business model where, unlike our competitors, that purchase stone based on project needs, we choose to keep vast quantities of marble and granite in stock. As such, it was essential that the solution we selected, had a robust supply chain management module. Epicor ERP is widely recognised as the leading ERP platform in our industry, primarily because of its industry-specific functionality and ease of integration and use.”
“Moreover, rather than requiring us to change our business processes to adapt to the solution, Epicor ERP can be easily customised to fit our unique business needs. It is also worth noting that to date, we have received technical and sales support from Epicor and their local partner, Index Infotech. This is going a long way in ensuring a smooth change management journey, something that is critical to the success of any ERP implementation.”
“Like several other sectors in the region, the stone industry is advancing at a rapid pace, driven in large part by evolving customer buying cycles and digital transformation. So in parallel to sourcing the finest quality stone and employing and retaining strong talent, it is imperative that our back-end systems meet latest industry-standards.”
Hesham El Komy, Regional Vice President, MEAI at Epicor Software, concluded, “A recent study we conducted found that 40% of industry professionals agree that digital transformation will offer them strong opportunities for future growth. Modern ERP is fast becoming one of the foundations for digital transformation in manufacturing by functioning as the fabric that connects people, processes and data in an intelligent and strategic manner.”
- The stone industry is advancing at a rapid pace driven in large part by evolving customer buying cycles and digital transformation.
- A recent study conducted found 40% of industry professionals agree that digital transformation will offer opportunities for future growth.
- Unlike competitors that purchase stone based on project needs, Marwa Marble keeps vast quantities of marble and granite in stock.
- By automating inventory management for over 90,000 SQM stock of stone, Epicor ERP will significantly reduce hours spent on counting inventory.
- Inventory control also means the organisation will better manage supplier costs, reduce material wastage, increase frequency of stock-takes.