Fescon needed more efficient and real-time ERP
Fescon carries out strong product development. Expertise, services, products and solutions are constantly developed to meet the customers’ needs. The customers include hardware stores, building suppliers, contractors and the construction materials industry.
Fescon’s dry products are manufactured in factories with advanced automation: four mortar factories and one factory unit manufacturing coatings and paints. The production plants are located in Hausjärvi, Sipoo and Haukipudas, and the company’s headquarters are in Hyvinkää. Fescon is expanding its production by building a new factory unit in Hausjärvi. Production in the new factory will be launched in April 2008. Fescon’s customer service centre and laboratory for product development and quality control are also located in connection with the Hausjärvi factory.
Fescon’s old ERP system was no longer able to support the company’s strong growth or business needs. The system was tailor-made for the company’s own needs and its support and development had become less effective. Fescon was seeking a new system to manage production reporting and to offer a more efficient and real-time ERP and management of the order-delivery chain. Furthermore, the new system had to be able to utilise reporting and statistical data more efficiently. Digia Enterprise turned out to be the best alternative. The good degree of completion for the software and its suitability for the line of business, as well as the IT supplier’s long-standing experience and extensive support services were crucial when making the decision on the system and supplier.
Entire order-delivery chain under control
Fescon’s operations are very seasonal: in the winter it is more quiet, but the busy building season lasts from spring to autumn. It was necessary to be able to carry out the introduction project for the new system rapidly during the winter, before the start of the busy spring season. The delivery project for the new system was launched in November 2006, and the system was in use before the start of the new season in March 2007. The delivery was carried out with a fast schedule: the project lasted about four months overall, including Christmas and New Year.