SC Group Global chooses LucaNet from HAYNE SolutionsRebecca Dagostino
Starting out in 1981, SC Group (formally Supacat Limited) based in Devon, developed into a group of companies focused on the design and build of high mobility vehicles for discerning customers around the world.
The troubles that come with growth
Growth has added substantial complexity to the finance function across consolidation, planning and reporting, and in particular, accurate costing of engineering projects to ensure competitive bids and profitable projects.
The existing ERP (Exact) continues to provide a solid foundation for collecting transaction data but additional functionality was required to handle multi-currency, inter-company transactions, Group reporting and business intelligence. A selection of potential software solutions were assessed, mostly market leaders, plus LucaNet; a relative unknown; which was recommended by Exact. LucaNet’s ease of use, which was demonstrated by our UK Partner, HAYNE Solutions was immediately attractive.
Quick delivery, ease of use &
powerful project costing planning capability
Subsequently, a LucaNet proof-of-concept model was developed and made available online ahead of the other vendors. That, together with the power of LucaNet’s project costing planning capability as demonstrated by LucaNet UK MD Gavin Allen, was the differentiator to the other options.
Shaun Mitchell, Group Finance Director, said:
“This is a crucial decision for SC Group. The rapid proof-of-concept and the enthusiasm and commitment of HAYNE Solutions and LucaNet UK convinced us that the product and support offered, was the right choice for the business. Their UK references also confirmed that we could own the build and ongoing maintenance of the application rather than continuing to rely on external consultancy. This helped to underpin the rationale that the product is robust and intuitive to use.”