East Coast Lightning Equipment Looks to a Bright Future with SAP Business One & N’ware Technologies

  • Company: East Coast Lightning Equipment
  • Location: Connecticut, USA
  • Industry: Manufacturing, Building materials
  • Products & Services: Lightning protection equipment for buildings
  • Employees:​ 38
  • Need: ERP for lightning protection equipment manufacturers
  • Solution: SAP Business One

“SAP Business One saves us so much time by putting the information every department needs, at their fingertips. I know our customers are always impressed – and some have even come to rely on us to keep track of things for them!”

Jennifer Morgan, Co-owner, East Coast Lightning Equipment

ECLE is a family-run business that offers innovative solutions for lightning protection, bonding, and grounding for all types of buildings and structures. Backed by SAP Business One and N’ware, the Lean-oriented company has driven down wait times, accelerated production and saved $100,000 across its operations.

Challenges and Opportunities

  • ECLE was using two disconnected systems to manage inventory and financials, creating errors caused by duplicated entries and manual data entry
  • Moving to a new system was an opportunity to improve business processes

Why N’ware & SAP Business One for Lightning Protection Equipment Manufacturers

  • ECLE was impressed with the flexibility and customization options offered by SAP Business One
  • The software could work around ECLE’s proven manufacturing processes and provide the structure to implement best-practices in areas that could be improved
  • N’ware spent considerable time understanding how ECLE worked to suggest the appropriate solutions to achieve the level of automation desired
  • Needed a capable ERP for lightning protection equipment manufacturers to execute correlating business processes

Creating Value

  • Reduced headcount dedicated to non-value-added task by 2.5 people through automating manual processes such as purchasing, order entry, inventory counting and production scheduling
  • SAP provided the structure to drive even more efficiencies aligning with ECLE’s Lean principles and providing a better overall customer service
  • Earned $100,000 in cost savings the first year by streamlining operations from the entry of an order to its production, and on to the order fulfillment and shipping
  • Supplying companywide real-time access to business information
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