General Atomics Chooses VISUAL Enterprise Aerospace and Defense for Faster End-to-End Performance
19 January 2004, Hampton, NH (USA) — General Atomics Electronic Systems, Inc. selected VISUAL Enterprise Aerospace and Defense™ from Lilly Software Associates after a comprehensive search for an integrated business solution.
“With VISUAL Enterprise Aerospace and Defense, we liked the ease-of-use, the transparency, and the ability to get critical data without having to search through multiple screens,” explains Dirk Koopman, President and COO of General Atomics Electronic Systems. “Lilly Software’s application was the closest solution to fit our business processes right out-of-the-box.”
Established in 1970 as a supplier of nuclear instrumentation, General Atomics Electronic Systems, formerly Sorrento Electronics, currently offers a range of energy-related products to government and industrial customers. The San Diego-based company designs, develops, and manufactures secure and reliable microprocessor/PC-based control and information handling systems used in industries such as petroleum and chemical, nuclear/radiation monitoring, and high power systems and components.
Three years ago, the parent company merged two separate entities under its title. Each company had been using a different ERP system, so they selected one of the solutions to ensure consistency. After a short while, it became apparent that the system could not meet the company’s growing business needs and it began to look for a replacement solution.
General Atomics Electronic Systems began searching the large list of ERP and supply chain software suppliers and decided to hire a consultant to help the company focus its needs and identify qualified candidates. It narrowed down its list to four suppliers and, after performing qualitative comparisons, General Atomics chose VISUAL Enterprise Aerospace and Defense from Lilly Software.
“We have multiple product lines and we must adhere to strict government requirements. The software had to be able to handle this,” says Koopman. “We needed tools that would allow us to retro-burden and handle the complexities of our multiple pool burden structure.”
General Atomics Electronic Systems looks forward to eliminating the time and effort of manual data entry and streamlining its reporting and data collection. “We want to see faster end-to-end performance and meet government accounting requirements with greater ease,” says Koopman. “We want to improve our productivity and efficiency so that we can accommodate our growth without increasing manpower. Our business is expanding and with the right tools, we will continue to make our customers happy and increase profits.”
General Atomics started implementing VISUAL Enterprise Aerospace and Defense in late December and it plans to go live before June of 2004.
About Lilly Software Associates
Lilly Software Associates, Inc. provides a complete line of enterprise and
supply chain solutions for manufacturers and distributors. The VISUAL
Enterprise™ suite of products helps companies capture and analyze real-time data
about all their business processes using ERP, Project Management, Business
Performance Management, Quality Management, Customer Relationship Management,
and Warehouse Management System capabilities. From award-winning software to
strategies in Lean Manufacturing and TOC, Lilly Software offers companies the
tools they need for higher productivity and profitability.
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