Case Study – Price Western Leather

05/12/2019 By: Jake Middleton

Price Western Leather (PWL) is one of Europe’s major manufacturers of leather and synthetic security equipment.

PWL products are manufactured locally within their state-of-the-art factory in Somerset. These products are sold both throughout the UK and worldwide, through a vast network of distributors and agents in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Price Western Leather had used Sage 50 Manufacturing alongside Sage 50 Accounts to manage their manufacturing processes. This had served the company well but with a lack of development, it was beginning to show its age.

Managing Director Jonathan Littlewood says:

“After ten years of using Sage 50 Manufacturing and with a lack of development for the product, we’d reached the limits of what the system could deliver”.

In August 2017, Price Western Leather were presented with Cim50, a new, revolutionary manufacturing package to control all aspects of their business.

More specifically, a system that would deliver enhanced stock control, more accurate costing of works orders and consistent development improvements.

Commenting on the choice of Cim50 over other manufacturing solutions, Jonathan says, “It’s not just the software, we have built a great relationship with CIM and therefore implementing Cim50 was an easy decision to make. We welcomed new features such as the ability to view the overall position of jobs and the quick analysis of material availability.”

Price Western Leather purchased a four-user Cim50 system; with stock control, bill of materials, works orders, quotations and planning modules. This was successfully implemented in September 2017.

A CIM Software consultant worked on site, implementing the software modules to the organisation’s needs, and helping to migrate data swiftly from Sage 50 Manufacturing using the Cim50 migration tool. CIM Software also provided training on Cim50, with additional training covering its powerful reporting capabilities.

“It’s not just the software that’s changed our business, it’s also about CIM Services. They are an approachable company who deal with support issues and bespoke requests in a timely manner. CIM listen and consider any ideas to improve their software.”

If you’d like to find out more about Price Western Leather – you can visit their website here.

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