Srixon Tees Up with SAP Business One to Hit IT Sweet Spot

SAP Business One partner, Key Business Solutions, begin implementation of Business One for Srixon in Australia

SYDNEY, AustraliaSAP ANZ today announced the kick off of a Business One implementation at Srixon Sports Australasia Pty Ltd in Australia. The project, being run by SAP Business One partner, Key Business Solutions, started just last week and with the aim to go live by September this year.

Srixon, is most well known globally as one of the largest golf ball manufactures. They also produce a full range of golf clubs and accessories.

The brand, owned by SRI Sport Limited, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., was looking for an upgrade to its IT system. Srixon had been using an old and outdated legacy system from the 1980s. Key Business Solutions were brought in to advise on a business process review for the company and what improvements needed to be made to support the company through the period of growth it is experiencing.

Key Business Solutions suggested that SAP Business One would be a good fit for the company’s needs and Srixon was keen to use a firm with a global track record. Key objectives for the new system included making reporting mandates monthly to the head quarters in Japan more automated and streamlined, providing employees, customers and partners with easy access to information that supports better decision making as well the need for a powerful solution that would enable company growth and a better bottom line.

The SAP Business One application will integrate all core business functions across the company – including financials, sales, customer relationship management, inventory, and operations. Unlike many other small business solutions on the market, SAP Business One is a single application, eliminating the need for separate installations but providing the option of add-ons as and when required.

Initially there will be 25 users in Australia and the offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, will be used as a test base for SAP Business One. If successful, Srixon will be looking to roll out Business One throughout other subsidiary companies.

“We were in much need of an IT upgrade and Key Business Solutions supported us through our business process review giving us sound advice on what our requirements as a small business will be during the period of expansion we are going through,” said Martin Wright, Country Managing Director for Srixon in Australia and New Zealand, “SAP is the right choice for us especially given our interest in potentially going global with the system in the future.”

Key Business Solutions are also working with two SSP’s CitiXsys for its Inventory Pro and Item Matrix and also BoyumIT for its B1Up as phase one add-ons to the IT overhaul. Valogix’s Inventory Planner and PowerAnaylitcs will be part of phase two add-ons to the new system. “We’ve worked with SAP Business One for many years now and it acts as a stable platform for compatible SSP add-ons,” said Deryc Turner, Director, Professional Services, Key Business Solutions Pty Ltd.

About Srixon
A brand trusted by more than 70 professional golfers worldwide, including Vijay Singh, Jim Furyk, Boo Weekley, Tim Clark, Robert Allenby, Steve Flesch, John Rollins, Fuzzy Zoeller and Karrie Webb.
A worldwide brand of parent company Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (SRI), a golf equipment company with a 70-year winning tradition. One the fastest growing golf ball and golf club brands in the United States.
Sister brands include: Cleveland Golf, Never Compromise, Cleveland Classics Apparel. For more information, visit www.srixon.com

About Key Business Solutions
Key Business Solutions specialise in business accounting software that not only takes care of financial software and inventory software needs but the entire business management needs. This is known as an Enterprise Resource Planning System or an ERP system. We provide installation, development, consulting and support of the World’s leading Small Enterprise Resource Planning ERP system – SAP Business One. For more information, visit www.keybusinesssolutions.com.au

Further information:

Peter Sertori, SAP Australia and New Zealand, +61 2 9935 4845, peter.sertori@sap.com
Imogen Rimington, Burson-Marsteller, +61 2 9928 1530, imogen.rimington@bm.com