K3|dataswitch has been key to unlocking greater potential from SYSPRO ERP
Long-term K3 Business Technology Group (K3) customer, Black Cat Fireworks recently made a quantum leap forward with a major upgrade to its SYSPRO Enterprise Resource Planning system. Each time there has been an update to the existing ERP software, there has also been a need for a lot of extra work to be done to ensure that all of the company’s systems were integrating properly with the newer versions of SYSPRO.
“It was a natural choice to stick with SYSPRO and K3 rather than look elsewhere. The K3 team knows what we need to run our business. The improvements from using SYSPRO 6.1 are immense. Thanks to adding K3|dataswitch for integrating and manipulating data, we can process up to 12 large orders per minute” says Matthew Broad, IT Administrator at Black Cat.
“The seasonality of our business means we have to process masses of orders in a very short time window, but with the new system we can do this easily. The integration of SYSPRO with K3|dataswitch has been key to us achieving what would be impossible if everything had to be put into the system manually. This also allows us to import order data directly from affiliate websites straight into SYSPRO. We also have much more control of our reports thanks to SYSPRO Reporting functionality. I can make changes on the fly so that each individual in the company gets the information he or she needs” he adds.
At a glance
Black Cat Fireworks
Solution & services
- Easy integration with customers
- Increased number of orders processed per minute
Customers place orders in various ways: smaller independent retailers by phone and larger customers such as Tesco using EDI.
The EDI orders are handled by K3|dataswitch, which sends the information to SYSPRO. On average, the integrated system handles around 100 orders a day of varying sizes for customers all over the UK.
“Thanks to adding K3|dataswitch for
integrating and manipulating data, we can process up to 12 large orders per minute”