Background

Lynch Group are the dominant supplier of fresh flowers and plants to the Australian wholesale market covering brands such as Clover Hill which is distributed through Woolworths. Lynch recently had a financial group invest as an equity partner. It was identified that there was a strong strategic need to replace the existing Sage Line 100 Legacy System to better support the business processes and growth of the Group.

Business Challenge

Lynch required a detailed Evaluation and Selection Process to be conducted to identify a suitable replacement system for the business. This system needed to fit in with the financial constraints set by the Board and deliver the required benefits to the business. Additionally, the infrastructure on which the organisation was based required review and possible extension to provide disaster recovery and redundancy capability.or the rollout. This also included an Infrastructure Assessment.

Results

CMC was engaged to assist the business in conducting a structured assessment of proposed replacement Enterprise Applications and ERP solutions. Lynch utilised CMC’s Expression of Interest (EOI) and Request for Proposal (RFP) processes and templates to identify a short list of vendors to be considered as the solution provider.

The business selected SAP A1 as the preferred solution and the project was implemented successfully by the vendor.

"CMC brought considerable rigour and structure to our software evaluation process. CMC’s independence and strategic view enabled us to move forward with a high degree of confidence that we were making the right purchasing decision."

Paul Bonham, General Manager - Lynch Group