Arias Motors, the Dominican Republic’s leading auto parts distributor, had clear objectives about its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) selection: a timely implementation, an affordable total cost of ownership (TCO), and a structured evaluation process to guarantee a best-fit selection.
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), the impartial advocate for the enterprise software purchaser, helped Arias Motors select a system integrating all functional areas, from back-end processes to supply chain management (SCM). The process was completed in far less time than projected and at a savings of 50 percent on its initial estimated investment for the project.
fierce competition in the import business, Arias Motors shifted its focus from an importer and distributor of auto parts and motorcycles to a distributor of its more than 20,000 product lines including its own brand of replacement parts. IT director, Juan Vianey, realized its current legacy system no longer supported the company’s growing needs. But rather than spending considerable time documenting business processes in every department, Vianey decided to hire the services of a software expert for