Belzona is at the forefront of developing advanced polymer systems for engineering maintenance. Industry has revolutionized the ways in which it solves repair and maintenance problems through the use of Belzona's Advanced Polymers.
The origins of Belzona date back to 1952 when a company was formed in Elland, West Yorkshire England, specializing in the flame spraying of steel with zinc to provide corrosion protection. From here the company developed and grew and moved to Harrogate, North Yorkshire in 1957, where it went on to pioneer zinc-rich epoxy coatings and to develop the technology of a unique range or repair and maintenance systems.
The North American Headquarters in Miami, Florida boast specialized Global Engineering Departments that provide technical assistance guided by an extensive, computerized application reference database. In addition, from these centres Belzona offers a comprehensive, continuing education program for its network of International Distributors and Technical Sales Consultants through the Belzona Training Institutes.
Belzona reviewed a number of different ERP systems and partners and made the decision to implement Oracle E-Business Suite in December 2005 and after a selection process choose Percipient to carry out the implementation.
The project including installing the following modules for our office here in Harrogate and our North American Headquarters in Miami:
- Financials (Receivables, Payables, General Ledger, Cash Management)
- Process Manufacturing
- Order Management
- Incentive Compensation
Oracle has helped us move the business forward by allowing us to replace ageing legacy systems and bring them into one single global database. We have improved enterprise wide financials and manufacturing reporting, manufacturing planning and lot traceability and also provided an extensive quality module.
Percipient were chosen because of three key factors:
- Cultural fit between the two organisations.
- Consultants have a proven track record implementing Oracle Applications within our industry.
- Cost and value for money.
"Percipient have proved to us that they can deliver in terms of implementation and support. The project was a global implementation of a number of key modules. The Transition and Go Live period was well planned and executed, ensuring that we could start to enjoy the benefits of the system immediately.
Percipient also migrated vast amounts of our legacy data in a timely and efficient manner using their Data Migration Tools.
As a medium sized business Belzona doesn't have the resources available to easily staff a project of this scale whilst continuing to meet the day to day requirements of the business effectively. What impressed me about Percipient's approach was that they recognised this and were extremely flexible and dedicated in the support they provided throughout the implementation process."
Finance Director, Belzona Polymerics