23 September 2020

Isotron Systems automates business processes with Infor Cloudsuite Industrial

Isotron Systems from 's-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) has entered into a partnership with Quartess for the implementation of Infor Cloudsuite Industrial as its new ERP solution for all branches in the Netherlands and Belgium, with the aim of optimizing the business processes and supporting all processes through 1 system. Quartess is Gold Channel Partner of Infor, one of the largest suppliers of industry-specific cloud software.

Isotron Systems review ERP solution Quartess

The Challenge

At Isotron, various systems are in use to support the business processes for commerce (CRM), logistics (ERP) and financial administration. A lot is also done with Excel and Access. Nevertheless, this combination does not cover all desired functionality questions. Many activities are performed outside the systems and there is a lot of double data entry. The old 'ERP' system within Isotron has now been in use for more than 20 years and no longer meets the requirements that are currently imposed on such systems. Reason why a selection process was started for a new ERP system, with a large number of requirements.

Mr Egbert Kuijsten, CFO of Isotron, says: “The new system must replace the existing ERP, CRM and financial systems and be a future-proof and scalable platform for current, but also any future companies. Because we are part of a group that is rapidly expanding, it must be possible to easily add companies, but it must also be possible to "disconnect" companies again. In addition, we want to realise harmonization of processes, but there must also be room for specific processes per company. We also want to be able to exchange data easily between companies, which therefore places demands on the multi-site functionality of the ERP system. And finally, registration and maintenance of our extensive product data must be able  in the new ERP system, so all this data can also be used for our website and portals. ”

The choice

Isotron engaged with IPL Advies B.V. to help them in the selection of the new system. An additional condition was the ERP system should preferably work in the cloud. Egbert Kuijsten continues: “A system in which the supplier takes care of the upgrades, backups, redundancy and scalability seemed ideal to us. Always being up-to-date is nowadays possible. A few systems emerged from the selection process that had adequate coverage for our requirements and wishes. Infor Cloudsuite Industrial was one of them. Ultimately, the functionality and flexibility of Infor Cloudsuite Industrial, the subscription costs affordable for our organization and the collaboration with Quartess as an experienced implementation partner determined the choice. ”

The implementation

After the choice for Infor Cloudsuite Industrial was made, the implementation process started with some delay due to the COVID-19 situation. Egbert Kuijsten: “You can do quite a lot from a distance and Quartess and Isotron are even well equipped for this. For example, Quartess offers a project environment in Teams where we can work together. But it is precisely in such a change process as this, personal contact is very important. The "click" with Quartess was important in our decision for this solution at the time and so far the cooperation with Quartess has indeed been professional and pleasant. "

The Advantages

Mr Egbert Kuijsten: "We are convinced we will achieve the defined goals with Infor Cloudsuite Industrial and the support of the implementation by Quartess. The Implementation is in full swing and running smoothly. We have already experienced an advantage of "the cloud": after signing the contract, you have access to the software you simply use via your web browser in no time. In this pandemic time it is very convenient you also have access to the entire system at your home location"

Mr Jan Muller, Managing Director of Quartess adds: “Isotron is an excellent example of how also an SME can have high demands for their ERP application in terms of functionality due to its business structure and variety of activities. Infor Cloudsuite Industrial - specifically developed for the manufacturing industry - provides a cloud-based ERP solution that meets these requirements and is also very user-friendly. We are delighted with the choice for Infor Cloudsuite Industrial and are convinced with this multi-tenant ERP platform, Isotron is well prepared for all challenges in the future. We are happy to be their partner in this journey.”

About Isotron

Isotron Systems is a customer-oriented supplier of a wide range of "best of breed" high-quality industrial automation products. Isotron is active in the Benelux, with offices in 's-Hertogenbosch (NL) and Willebroek (BE) and has approximately 35 employees.

Isotron supplies hardware (including associated software), as well as engineering and consultancy services in the following market segments: 

  • Image processing (Machine Vision)
  • Control and visualization
  • Detection and security
  • Electric heating technology
  • Identification and verification
  • IIoT & Connectivity,
  • Measurement and control technology
  • Measuring and positioning, Motion & Drives.

They represent specialist suppliers in these areas and add value based on their own experience, knowledge and skills.

Isotron Systems

About Quartess

Since 2002, Quartess has positioned itself as a supplier of business software specifically for the discrete manufacturing industry.

We represent:
• Infor -as Gold Channel Partner- with Infor Cloudsuite Industrial ERP & Infor Visual ERP in the           Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and England.
• Easy Systems with Easy Invoice for Infor Cloudsuite Industrial ERP & Infor Visual ERP

The Infor ERP solutions are specially designed for various sectors in the manufacturing industry, such as machine construction, high-tech electronics, aerospace & defense, automotive, metal, printing & packaging, medical, etc.

For "our" products we have certified consultants who work with you to deal with the issues at hand. In doing so, we act on the basis of the core values "advice", "result", "creative", "reliable" and "cooperation". The combination of our knowledge of these products and of your industry makes us a valuable partner for your project.

About Infor

Infor is a global leader in corporate, industry-specific cloud software. With more than 68,000 customers worldwide, Infor is changing the way businesses operate through best-in-class technology, expertise and customer focus. For more information, see www.infor.com.
Infor customers are:
• The top 20 aerospace companies
• 9 of the top 10 high-tech companies
• 14 of the 25 largest US health networks
• 19 of the 20 largest US cities
• 18 of the top 20 automotive suppliers
• 14 of the top 20 industrial distributors
• 13 of the top 20 global retailers
• 4 of the top 5 breweries
• 17 of the top 20 global banks
• 9 of the 10 largest global hotel brands
• 7 of the top 10 global luxury brands