CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--A recently completed SAP mobile integration project by MPS Partners for Chicago-based Illinois Brick Company signals a building demand by service companies to mobilize access to data, particularly in the building and industrial products sector. MPS Partners partnered with Sitrion to help Illinois Brick leverage its three-generations-old version of SAP without paying expensive system and contract upgrades. In approximately one month, the two companies delivered a mobile solution that exceeded the project requirements by providing Illinois Brick sales representatives on the road with access to orders and inventory data.
“We selected MPS Partners and Sitrion to help us meet our goals because they brought their depth of expertise with SAP and mobility without the hefty price we were being quoted by other solution providers”
MPS paired its expertise in low-level integration of Microsoft platforms with SAP and the robust platform provided by Sitrion (Sitrion ONE) to create a solution for the iPad. Based on the depth of expertise by MPS and Sitrion, the new platform solution can mobilize company data regardless of the version in which it was originally stored. As a result, the sales organization at Illinois Brick gained real-time access for monitoring customer purchases and tracking the status of the company’s inventory to ensure customer needs would be met. The solution will also be ported to other iOS devices as well as Android and Microsoft mobile platforms in the future.
“We selected MPS Partners and Sitrion to help us meet our goals because they brought their depth of expertise with SAP and mobility without the hefty price we were being quoted by other solution providers,” said Scott Braafhart, IT director at Illinois Brick Company. “They not only delivered a solution for the long term but they also provided us with high quality mobile access very quickly to help us be highly competitive.”
“We only see this trend increasing as companies that rely on SAP want to invest in the future of business without paying huge costs in upgrades to legacy systems,” said Bill Topel, managing partner of MPS Partners. “This project is a clear sign that businesses are making the move to mobile business and realize it’s possible to achieve mobile operations with their current SAP investment.”
Illinois Brick met the demand of approximately 40 members of its Midwest sales team with the new mobile integration with SAP that can be repeated for additional mobile solution options and scale to any number of users.
About Illinois Brick Company
Founded in 1981 with one yard and three outside salespeople, Illinois Brick has grown today into a leader in the brick distribution business concentrating on residential and architectural customers. The company success is built on three business fundamentals: selling the highest quality products at competitive prices, providing excellent customer service, and delivering products and services in a timely manner. As a result, Illinois Brick is one of the largest independently owned and operated brick and masonry supply companies in the U.S. Working from eight yards and eight showrooms in the greater Chicago area, its transportation, dispatch and customer service is all centrally located to ensure timely service. Illinois Brick offers the widest selection of brick from the largest and most respected manufacturing partners in the U.S. including a full line of natural and manufactured stone, masonry supplies and tools. To learn more about Illinois Brick visit the company website at www.illinoisbrick.com or call 708-344-1000.
Sitrion is a NewsGator company, committed to developing products that drive the adoption of SAP-based business processes by leveraging innovative technologies such as Microsoft SharePoint, mobile devices and the cloud. The Sitrion products deliver stunning, extensible SAP-supported self-services for casual users. Adoption of SAP processes is improved by surfacing them naturally in everyday work environments. Sitrion and NewsGator together improve employee engagement combining business processes with a social user experience enabling world-class organizations to meet the growing demands of your workforce ultimately making work better. Learn more at www.newsgator.com/sitrion
About MPS Partners
MPS Partners, a part of the SPR family of companies, is an award-winning provider of Microsoft professional services. Specializing in collaboration and integration projects, MPS helps clients simplify the adoption, deployment and support of Microsoft platforms to maximize IT investments and deliver real value. MPS work is based on the premise that IT projects should be simple and successful. To learn more about how MPS Partners can help maximize your investments by simplifying the adoption, deployment and support of Microsoft platforms, visit the company online at www.mpspartners.com or call 312-756-1760.