Nuseed’s global growth was hampered by running too many systems, most of which didn’t share their data. Business financials were managed and reported on by SAP BusinessObjects, Attaché accounting software, JDE EnterpriseOne and corporate performance management software. Separate management and bulk production processes took care of seed production information.
“We had too many non-integrated ERP systems, so we didn’t have real-time visibility of our data and inventory,” says Justin Majcher, Nuseed’s global director for business systems and IT. “This made decision-making challenging as the data was in too many places. Because we operate in multiple countries, we needed a better process to run our global business more efficiently and standardise our systems and processes.”
The overarching goal, says Majcher, was to streamline their IT support and delivery models, combining as many systems as possible into a single ERP. “We had many unique systems that were built from the ground up and we needed to understand their true business purpose. There was a deep partnership between IT and the rest of the organisation to consolidate our systems and globalise our business processes.”