BARCELONA, SPAIN and EDISON, N.J., April 3, 2017 – Avaap, one of the largest software service providers for Infor ERP, and CAD-IT, an Italy-based Infor M3 partner, today announced they have been selected to implement the Infor M3 Food & Beverage Solution and Infor Xi at Auricchio S.P.A., an Italian food manufacturer which is almost 140 years old. Infor M3 Food & Beverage and Infor Xi offer industry-specific functionality designed to help address the needs of dairy manufacturing and distribution organizations. Avaap, together with Infor partner CAD-IT, expects to leverage industry experience in food processing and dairy to assist integration and help Auricchio S.P.A achieve a more cost-effective infrastructure, while working to utilize Infor technology to its fullest advantage.
Auricchio S.P.A. operates ten locations in Italy, Spain and the U.S. It faces challenges similar to other organizations with multiple locations in different countries, including a technology environment comprised of disparate legacy solutions that do not communicate with each other, limiting the ability to support streamlined business processes. The multi-warehouse implementation of Infor M3 Food & Beverage ERP is designed to support a “best practices” approach to managing physical inventories and assets. This should also assist Auricchio S.P.A. in standardizing and accelerating its warehouse and distribution processes which can result in greater efficiency, customer responsiveness, and cost and inventory control.
The Infor M3 application, which is currently anticipated to be live in early 2018, is designed to deliver the ability for greater coordination across departments, tighter product management and better visibility into data to help facilitate compliance with country-specific rules and regulatory requirements. Auricchio S.P.A. selected Avaap and CAD-IT as its systems integrators based on dairy industry references, specialized technical expertise in the Infor M3 application, Infor Ming.le™ and ION as well as their global community of Infor-certified technical and functional resources.
“Infor M3 is designed to address specific needs of the fresh produce industry and is being implemented, in part, to help us reach our goals of reducing waste, enhancing our product rotation and improving customer service,” said Giovanni Martini, CFO and Group Controller, Auricchio Group. “We believe the Avaap-CAD-IT team has familiarity with the needs of dairy organizations and the hardware and software expertise we need to help drive a seamless implementation, streamline distribution processes and improve accuracy in our warehouse operations.”
Added Avaap Europe Practice Director Leonardo Castaldi, “The Infor M3 implementation could be a game changer for Auricchio, enabling them to bring transparency and fluidity to their operations leveraging Avaap’s proprietary tools and implementation methodology. We are delighted to have been chosen as Auricchio’s implementation partner to help modernize its technology and to help enable strategic value.”
Avaap is one of the largest providers of IT services and technology solutions for organizations that rely on Infor and Epic enterprise software applications. With deep expertise in healthcare, retail, and manufacturing and distribution, among other industries, Avaap delivers solutions to accelerate technology installations, extend software capabilities and help customers achieve more immediate value from technology investments. Avaap’s industry accolades include being named among Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT 2014- 2016; recognized on Becker Hospital’s 100 Top Places to Work in Healthcare list 2016-2017, recipient of Infor’s Alliance Partner of the Year award 2014-2016; Infor Partner of the Year for new business and cloud sales 2016; Infor Service Partner of the Year 2013; and 2016 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 recipient, among others. For more information, visit www.avaap.com.
Founded in 1977, CAD-IT is a dynamic information technology group focused on Italy and in three main business areas: Finance, Public Administration and Industry. It currently boasts hundreds of customers, all united by a mutual vision: information technology systems with considerable vertical specialization to boost and improve their competitive edge. CAD-IT is a reference point for companies producing the most famous “made in Italy” products: fashion and food. In these sectors, CAD-IT aims at providing specific IT and business skills through software packages and services with high added value that ensure immediate benefits for its customers. To learn more, visit http://www.caditgroup.com.