Manufacturer Simplifies Processes, Saves $20,000, Trims Vendors with Move to Cloud
Southern Valve & Fitting USA wanted simpler, more integrated technology and fewer vendors. It is subscribing to Microsoft Office 365 to gain multiple communications programs in one online service. By moving to this cloud offering, Southern Valve aims to streamline business processes from weeks to days; redirect up to three people from administrative work to sales; and save U.S.$20,000 or more in servers, software and support. Southern Valve believes that online data access will enable the firm to shorten its purchasing process from weeks to days and save at least one administrative person-and maybe two or three.