ASB Selects Oracle to Integrate and Automate Processes
American Solutions for Business (ASB), Glenwood, Minn., has invested in Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise Supply Chain Management and PeopleSoft Enterprise Financial Management applications, thus allowing sales associates, corporate operations and vendors to work together.
Said Larry Zavadil, ASB founder and CEO, “For years we’ve had a vision of a single, integrated system that would bring the American family together on one platform to better serve customers. Our vision is becoming a reality, and I look for a positive impact on the company, resulting in even stronger growth in the years ahead.”
The new system will be fully integrated with ASB’s proprietary e-commerce application, ACES, which provides sales associates and customers with a variety of e-commerce tools. In addition, Oracle Fusion Middleware is software that will connect multiple applications for the exchange of data, and allow ASB to continue with the ongoing efforts of supply chain integration with sales associates, customers and suppliers.
Craig McLain, COO, explained that ASB’s ERP Selection Team evaluated all of the industry specific and non-industry specific solutions. The team consisted of 19 individuals, and was formed early last year to represent field sales and field sales support, vendor relations, customer services, accounting, IT and executive management. Two independent IT consultants were also retained to provide guidance and leadership to the project. The official kick-off is today, Jan. 2, but preliminary efforts have already been underway to ensure a smooth transition.
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