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Greenwood Village, CO, United States, 2012/10/12 - NORDYNE, a manufacturer of heating and cooling systems, has recently started replacing outdated legacy systems with an industry-leading solution: SAP® ERP - HeyNORDYNE.com / CIBER.com. NYSE: CBR
Ciber was chosen to handle the second phase of a system upgrade to SAP ERP, which featured a planning engagement late in 2011 and a staggered implementation of the SAP ERP Financials solution, including the profitability analysis application.
Ciber won the project in a competitive bidding process. “We picked Ciber because they wanted to create a long-term partnership with NORDYNE,” said Tom Holzem, project manager for SAP solutions, NORDYNE. “We’ll be implementing many SAP applications. We wanted to work with a company that will help us get these solutions up and running so we can be mostly self-sufficient going forward.”
As new software goes live, NORDYNE managers anticipate significant gains from access to real-time data for analysis, planning and decision making. “Our legacy system used a batch process, so our finance general ledger didn’t contain recent data until month end,” said Jeff Schipper, finance lead, NORDYNE. “Everything off our billing now gets populated into the profitability analysis application on a real-time basis, eliminating the need for batch processing. Initially, we’ll have a better tool for customer analysis. Once we have accounts payable, purchasing and other applications running, we’ll be able to manage our entire business more proactively.”
NORDYNE managers now are targeting warehouse management as the next application to implement, and they’re looking to Ciber for assistance with that project, as well. “It all goes back to Ciber’s flexibility,” said Holzem. Ciber’s team was able to match NORDYNE’s work schedule for the implementation. Ciber then came in on time and on budget with the first implementation. “We’ll start the implementation of warehouse management software soon,” he continued. “Ciber brings us A-grade consultants. They helped us think outside of the box.”
Ciber is an SAP services partner, an SAP channel partner and an SAP-certified provider of hosting and application management services. Since Ciber started supporting SAP solutions in 1989, it has amassed more than 2,000 clients using SAP solutions, as well as the skills and experience to assist customers with all aspects of their implementations of SAP software.
A trusted name in the industry, NORDYNE (heynordyne.com) has been designing and manufacturing reliable heating and cooling products for more than 90 years. The company focuses on creating genuine value for its customers through a unique combination of innovation, product performance and responsive support. NORDYNE uses proven technology to build tough residential Tappan systems. The company’s 24.5-SEER iQ Drive® air conditioner received the prestigious 2008 AHR Expo Product of the Year award. NORDYNE is headquartered in O’Fallon, Mo., with manufacturing plants located in the central United States.
About Ciber, Inc.
Ciber (ciber.com) is a client-focused, results-driven IT consulting company. Its 7,000 consultants provide the business acumen, technical skills and flexibility to help businesses and governments around the globe get the most from technology. Since 1974 Ciber has combined the stability and resources of a large consultancy with the agility and personal touch of a local firm. Ciber (CBR) trades on the New York Stock Exchange and earned approximately $1 billion in annual revenue during 2011.