The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2005-05-30T17:53:00Z Realtech Australia Implements All-in-One for Centrex 2005-05-30T17:53:00Z realtech-australia-implements-all-in-one-for-centrex Realtech Australia Pty Ltd, the now Australian-owned SAP Global Support and Technology Partner, has announced the successful completion of its assignment to implement and support SAP All-in-One for Centrex (Aust) Pty Ltd. This has resulted in Centrex being able to greatly enhance its stock control and service responsiveness. Centrex is a privately-owned importer and wholesaler of consumer electronic products with 35 employees. Since its inception in 2002, the company has grown 120 per cent year-over-year and annual revenue now exceeds $50 million. However, with this growth came challenges. Centrex was previously running a combination of SOHO-level accounting software and other small-scale solutions. As a consequence, stock control was a major problem with the company making suffering value losses each quarter across its five warehouses in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. Centrex recognised it needed a single integrated system and over a six-month period evaluated 15 alternative solutions. Centrex eventually chose Realtech Australia to implement SAP All-in-One. Among the principal reasons were Realtech Australia's professionalism, experience and responsiveness, according to Bing Wang, Manager, IT, Sales Planning & Operations at Centrex. "Realtech Australia are excellent people to do business with. Any queries we had were dealt with immediately. I am delighted with our relationship," Wang says. The new system was implemented over a five-week period with core functionality - Financials, Materials, Sales & Distribution, Service and Purchasing. Following the implementation Realtech remained on board to customise the system and add new functionality. The warehouses are now held accountable for stock losses, Wang says. Other benefits he attributes to Realtech's advice and implementation include the ability to invoice in one location and deliver to several destinations and a much simplified service response process - the handling of warranty matters, for example, now involves one step instead of three. Wang added that the system's sales and marketing analysis and reporting capabilities also enable managers to have instant access to information instead of having to wait for reports. ends Notes for Editors: About Realtech Australia. Realtech Australia is a leading SAP Global Support and Technology Partner. It provides innovative software and consulting services to customers in the retail, distribution, education, manufacturing and government sectors. Realtech Australia is 100% locally owned following a management buyout of the company from its German parent in February 2005. Realtech Australia Takes Carinda International Live with SAP Business One 2005-05-10T13:40:00Z realtech-australia-takes-carinda-international-live-with-sap-business-one Realtech Australia Pty Ltd, the now Australian-owned SAP Global Support and Technology Partner, has announced its successful implementation of SAP Business One for Carinda International. The benefits are already flowing for Carinda, especially in its foreign exchange dealings. Headquartered in Sydney with offices in Melbourne and Hong Kong, Carinda International is a small privately-owned importer and distributor of electronic components and printed circuit boards. The company represents many leading product manufacturers from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong and also imports goods from the US and UK. Carinda buys products in US dollars and sells in Australian dollars and its sales of a given importation are spread over an extended period. As a matter of course, the company adjusts its invoices to reflect foreign exchange movements. However, prior to implementing Business One, it had to track these movements and make adjustments manually. The foreign exchange feature in Business One, as customised for Carinda by Realtech Australia, now handles this process automatically, saving a great deal of time and ensuring full recovery when rates move against importers. Over time, the value of an adjustment can run to millions of dollars. The benefit of the new system is that whatever the movements and no matter how much time elapses, Carinda is assured of enjoying the margins it had planned for at the outset, David Brown, Managing Director of Carinda, explains. Carinda began its search for a new system in mid 2004. Its initial list of suppliers and products ranged from very small locally produced accounting packages through to more sophisticated solutions with superior functionality, supported by international vendors. After narrowing down the options to a shortlist of three suppliers, the company began a detailed evaluation, with its key selection criteria focused on quotes, handling of multiple currencies and inventory management. The other key factor in the selection process was the reputation and professionalism of the supplier, its knowledge of the product and its ability to translate Carindas requirements into a working system. We were very cautious in making the right choice, for we were not just looking for a solution, but more a business partner with whom we could build a strong ongoing relationship over the life of the product, Brown says. SAP Business One met our key selection criteria and we also felt it could grow with our company better than the other products. Combined with this was Realtechs proven ability to deliver on promise. Two Realtech Australia consultants implemented the new system well within a single month and Carinda achieved immediate improvements in productivity. According to Brown, as the staff at Carinda becomes more familiar with the system, they plan to investigate it in greater depth and implement more of the functionality now available to them. news ends Notes for Editors: About Realtech Australia. Realtech Australia is a leading SAP Global Support and Technology Partner. It provides innovative software and consulting services to customers in the retail, distribution, education, manufacturing and government sectors. Realtech Australia is 100 per cent locally owned following a management buyout of the company from its German parent in February 2005. Realtech Australia on Aggressive Growth Curve 2005-04-13T17:30:00Z realtech-australia-on-aggressive-growth-curve Sydney-based Realtech Australia Pty Limited has today announced the opening of a new office in Brisbane and a significant increase in its Australian workforce. This follows the local management buy-out of the Australian arm of Walldorf, Germany-based Realtech AG announced by local Managing Director Stephen Lloyd-Jones in February. Realtech Australia is a leading SAP Global Support and Technology Partner and provides innovative software and consulting services to customers in the retail, distribution, education, manufacturing and Government sectors. Realtech Australias customers include LaTrobe University, Oroton, Village Roadshow and Austero. Announcing this latest news, Stephen Lloyd-Jones said, Following the management buy-out I led in February, we are determined upon a course of aggressive growth in a market where the SAP-related skills that our people offer are currently in strong demand. He added, This strong growth curve for Realtech Australia is reflected in the opening of our new office in Brisbane and an increase in our headcount to 38, which is a better than 25 per cent increase from when I took over the company in February.