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Multinational Manufacturer and Distributor Streamlines Business Operations with Compiere ERP


Redwood Shores, Calif. – May 26, 2009 – Compiere, Inc., the leader in open source and cloud-based ERP solutions, announced today that OSG Europe, the European headquarters of OSG Corporation, has successfully completed the implementation of Compiere ERP. OSG Europe is a multinational manufacturer and distributor of precision cutting tools used in the automotive, aerospace and precision instrument industries.

OSG Europe, which selected Compiere ERP because of its low cost, flexibility and ease of customization, is using the software to streamline operations, including order processing, inventory management, shipping, purchasing, financial analysis and accounting. With Compiere ERP, OSG Europe can now share country-level product, supplier and customer information enabling their central operations to have a consolidated view of these assets. OSG Europe worked closely with Belgium-based Compiere Partner, WinFloware, to integrate and customize Compiere to OSG's specific business needs and supported their rapid implementation.

"Compiere provides a modern, cost-effective ERP solution that not only delivers visibility and efficiencies across our operations, but also allows us to quickly and efficiently customize and upgrade it to meet our evolving needs," said Nobu Osawa, managing director with OSG Europe. "The WinFloware team applied its deep knowledge and expertise of Compiere to setup and assist in the implementation, including data migration, user training and on-going maintenance."

"Today's market for modern business solutions is demanding more cost effective business solutions than ever before," said Don Klaiss, president and CEO of Compiere. "We are delighted that OSG has achieved significant value from their investment in Compiere ERP."

OSG Europe is the hub for consolidating the activities of financially independent OSG subsidiaries in eight European countries. With Compiere, unlike the company's previous system, which was 20 years old, users can now work and produce documents in multiple languages and currencies. OSG Europe is also able to create separate accounts and automatically generate sales and purchase transactions within subsidiaries yet maintain a consolidated view of certain assets such as products, customers and suppliers.

More specifically, OSG Europe uses Compiere to:

  • Automatically update sales, purchasing, and inventory transactions of their financially independent subsidiaries;
  • Maintain separate accounts for the different company operating groups and have the ability to share products, customers, suppliers;
  • Interface directly with their parent company in Japan (e.g. send orders or invoices electronically, and receive delivery information, and receipt of goods);
  • Centralize Compiere in one location that eliminates duplicate entries between their subsidiaries and headquarters;
  • Manage 50,000 different products; and
  • Easily integrate barcode, labeling and quality control systems.

About OSG

OSG, which has "Global Presence" as its corporate philosophy, offers a wide range of tools and expertise that contribute significantly to manufacturing innovation across the globe. Through its operations in Japan and overseas, which is consistently profitable, the company aims for continuous business growth. The management team pays a great deal of attention to environmental protection and stakeholder benefits. For more information, please visit www.osgeurope.com

About WinFloware

WinFloware caters primarily to the Luxembourg and Belgian markets, and provides a complete set of services for a successful Compiere implementation. The scope of services includes product installation, maintenance, upgrades, training, data migration, integrations, customizations, and new complementary applications. WinFloware is geographically close to its customers, has expertise in both functional and technical aspects of Compiere, and tailoring it to meet legal European and local language requirements.

About Compiere, Inc.

Compiere is the world's leading provider of open source and cloud-based ERP solutions. Founded in 1999, the company's award-winning software has been downloaded over 1.7 million times and is deployed worldwide by companies of all sizes. Powered by a revolutionary model-based platform, the company offers comprehensive, modern, highly-adaptable and low cost ERP solutions and support services to its customers and global network of partners operating in more than 40 countries. Compiere ERP solutions are available on-premise or on the Cloud. Compiere is privately held and headquartered in Redwood Shores, CA. For more information, please visit www.compiere.com.