Sportsman Boats has deployed Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) enterprise resource planning (ERP) and Infor CPQ with the goal of further elevating its business. Sportsman Boats is a premium boat manufacturer focused on manufacturing an intelligently designed series of center consoles and bay boats. The initial software selection ended with the selection of its top choice as a software-as-a-subscription (SaaS) deployment of Infor CloudSuite Industrial ERP and CPQ.
"The order entry configurator is great; it's so much easier, a much faster process, and it is designed to help eliminate errors. In addition, it simplifies the bill of materials (BOM) issues related to options," said Brett Wilson, Director of Finance, Sportsman Boats.
A focus for Sportsman Boats was to address immediate issues related to inventory accuracy and to have a fully integrated BOM process. Due to rapid growth in the first four years from 6 employees to 200, Sportsman purposed to get its systems and processes updated and to implement more advanced ERP and configuration software. The Infor CloudSuite Industrial ERP System is designed for competitive manufacturing environments and is also designed to provide for scalable growth as Sportsman Boats continues quick expansion. In addition to the software's capabilities.
CPQ (Configure Price Quote) was also a critical component for the business and has already proven to be a valuable tool. Having configuration has made the order entry process easier, faster and has helped eliminate errors. CPQ has proven to be very user friendly for Sportsman Boats.
Infor CloudSuite Industrial ERP is designed specifically for the manufacturing environment with the ability to maintain repetitive and discrete work orders simultaneously. Its user friendly, customizable reporting capabilities are designed to better equip employees to respond to complex data requests, and the real-time shop floor reporting functionality is designed to help users make informed decisions based on available data.
About Sportsman Boats
Sportsman Boats manufactures an intelligently designed series of center consoles and bay boats. Founded by two legendary boat builders with over 50 years of combined experience, making some of the most recognized brands in the industry, Sportsman Boats began with only 6 employees and 20,000 sq. ft. of leased space, launching its' first hull in February 2012. Sportsman is now ranked second nationally in retail registrations for its market segment. Now employing nearly 200 people in its own facility, Sportsman began substantial physical expansion mid-2015 to have over 200,000 sq. ft.