IMI Integrates Growing International Operations with SAP
July 22, 2013, Laguna, Philippines – Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI), a leading worldwide provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and power semiconductor assembly and test services, has chosen to upgrade from SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Version 4.7 to SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) Version 6.0 software to support its growing international operations.
Established in 1980, this Ayala-led company, which is consistently ranked by electronics industry media organizations as among the top EMS providers in the world, owns manufacturing facilities and engineering centers in Asia, North America and Eastern Europe.
IMI has been running SAP ERP for its Philippines, Singapore, China, and U.S. operations since 2004. With the expansion of its operations into Mexico, the Czech Republic, and Bulgaria, IMI’s need for real-time and accurate information to make timely, well-informed decisions has become increasingly vital.
With that in mind, the company has opted to upgrade its existing SAP ERP landscape to SAP ECC 6.0. The enhanced capabilities of SAP ECC 6.0 in planning, forecasting, performance management, accounting, and reporting compliance will serve as valuable tools to improve internal control and streamline the supply chain across IMI’s international facilities.
“A key advantage for us is that once we integrate our European and Mexican operations into the SAP ERP landscape, we will have one consolidated view of the business, allowing us access to clearer – and actionable – insights into market trends, opportunities, and risks,” said Jerome Tan, Chief Finance Officer of IMI. “This will strengthen IMI’s ability to continuously deliver high quality solutions to our clients and position us for greater, global growth.”
Darren Rushworth, Managing Director of SAP Philippines and Emerging Markets, said, “With a single, integrated solution that streamlines processes and optimizes operations, IMI will be better positioned to scale and adapt to meet their evolving business needs, and run their entire worldwide business better.”
The implementation of SAP ECC 6.0 at IMI will be carried out by SAP partner Fujitsu Enterprise Solutions, and roll-out is targeted for the first quarter of 2014.
IMI will always be relevant, if not on the leading edge of the next big thing."
Arthur R. Tan, Vice Chairman and CEO
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