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From Jacques Le Roux <jacques.le.r...@les7arts.com>
Subject Re: Ofbiz Testimonial
Date Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:02:02 GMT
Le 13/11/2014 16:44, Nick Rosser a écrit :
> Simon,
>
> Congrats and thanks for sharing. Couple of interesting points come to mind:
>
> You mentioned: "as opposed to going with a product like SAP"
>
>  * proof that OFBiz can compete at the highest level
>  * and anecdotal evidence is that an SAP implementation starts at a few
>    million $'s
>  * and there are lots of stories of multi-million $ implementations
>    that still run into trouble
>  * I think this is an excellent case for OFBiz
>
> How nice would it be to have a collection of case studies like this formalized somewhere
on the web?

Why not https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OFBIZ/Apache+OFBiz+User+Stories ? It seems
it fits.

Jacques

>
>  * suspect we'd have problems publishing on ofbiz.org (understandable,
>    it can't get too "salesy")
>  * perhaps some other domain?
>  * It would be nice to think that as a community we could leverage this
>    type of case study and get adoption with some larger companies
>
> You mentioned "should be prepared for difficulties ..."
>
>  * agreed, but compared to a huge commercial product (like SAP) this
>    learning curve is still more manageable
>  * and more cost effective
>
> Again, congrats!
>
> Nick
>
> On 11/13/2014 10:32 AM, Heidi Dehaes wrote:
>> Congratulations Simon.
>>
>> Nice big project !
>>
>> Regards,
>> Eric
>>
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>>
>>
>>
>> 2014-11-13 15:58 GMT+01:00 simon maskell<simon_maskell@stannah.co.uk>:
>>
>>> Hi everyone, I don’t often post on the mailing list but I was speaking to
>>> one
>>> of the committers at the weekend and they thought it would be good to share
>>> our Ofbiz development with the community, with a view to getting more
>>> non-ecommerce users using Ofbiz.
>>>
>>> We have been working with Ofbiz for 2.5 years and plan to rollout Ofbiz to
>>> 5
>>> companies across 8 countries and a total of 1800 user.
>>>
>>> So far we have completed 1 company which comprises of
>>> •       Telecentre System and lead management
>>> •       Sales Orders
>>> •       Invoicing
>>> •       Product configurators
>>> •       CRM
>>> •       Human Resource
>>> •       Purchase Orders
>>> •       Stock Management
>>> •       Hand Held
>>>
>>> All of the above applications have taken the Ofbiz components as a starting
>>> point and then we have extended and added our own customisations(some quite
>>> heavily) to get Ofbiz working how we want it to.
>>> Going forward we are looking to introduce
>>>
>>> •       Service Management, this will allow us to make planned warranty
>>> visits and
>>> breakdowns. We have a network of 11 branches around the UK and 250 service
>>> engineers out on the road.
>>> •       MRP – We manufacture in 2 different countries
>>> •       Installation Scheduling – We install our products and need a way
to
>>> optimise our installations team.
>>> •       We are also continuing to make changes to the current live Ofbiz
>>> components, as we remove more of our legacy systems.
>>>
>>> Most of the above will be introduced into the remaining 4 companies and we
>>> feel confident that each company/country will be quicker than the previous
>>> as our code base builds up.
>>>
>>> My view on Ofbiz is that it’s a great product once you have taken time to
>>> really understand it and its probably this that is the biggest barrier for
>>> companies taking it up. When we first started looking at Ofbiz almost
>>> everyone outside of IT was against it, we had to do numerous presentation
>>> and explanation as to why we should go with Ofbiz as opposed to going with
>>> a
>>> product like SAP.  Now we have got it working for one company and people
>>> can
>>> see the benefits,  we are now being asked to delivery it into the business
>>> faster(Now our presentations are setting expectation on when it will be
>>> delivered)
>>>
>>> Anyone wanting to introduce Ofbiz, should be prepared for the difficulties
>>> at the beginning of the project but I am sure by the end of the project
>>> they
>>> will be more than please they chose Ofbiz.
>>>
>>> Just like to thank all the committers and contributors who have worked on
>>> producing a great product.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -- 
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>>> http://ofbiz.135035.n4.nabble.com/Ofbiz-Testimonial-tp4658168.html
>>> Sent from the OFBiz - User mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
>>>
>

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