Laying the Groundwork for ERP

IDS Scheer offers new enterprise apps for process optimization to the flooring and decorating industry

Dalton, GA — April 22, 2005 — IDS Scheer's Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) strategic business unveiled a new ARIS SmartPath solution specifically for the needs of the flooring and decorating industry at the Stay Ahead with ERP (enterprise resource planning) for Flooring and Decorating event at the Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center in Dalton, Ga., this month.

ARIS SmartPath is comprised of enterprise applications for process optimization in mid-market organizations. The provider said it takes a process-oriented approach to the implementation and management of ERP, supply chain management (SCM) and customer relationship management (CRM) software.

"The flooring and decorating industries have very specific requirements from customers that expect responsive service and greater flexibility," said Dr. Mathias Kirchmer, CEO of IDS Scheer for the Americas and Japan. "Our ARIS SmartPath for Flooring and Decorating solution delivers a tool to help flooring and decorating manufacturers maximize profits and realize a collaborative environment between customers, suppliers and distributors."

As the base software in ARIS SmartPath for Flooring and Decorating, Microsoft Business Solutions — Axapta is pre-configured to support business processes and scenarios that are critical to the flooring and decorating industry.

In addition, the industry-specific solution addresses requirements related to rebates, deductions, forecasting and complex customer hierarchy management for flooring and decorating manufacturers.

ARIS SmartPath for Flooring and Decorating manages all aspects of carpet and flooring production, including fiber and yarn milling; twisting and heat setting; carpet construction, including tufting or weaving; dyeing; formula management; shearing; and finishing.