A.H. Beard is one of the three largest bed manufacturing organisations in Australia. They are a family owned business that has been operating for over 100 years. A.H. Beard has a presence in Australia and New Zealand which services customer groups such as Harvey Norman and David Jones.

Business Challenge

A.H. Beard required a detailed evaluation process to be conducted to identify a suitable replacement ERP system for the organisation. This system needed to meet the current and future requirements of the business in the areas of BOM, Inventory Planning, Sales Order Management, Manufacturing (light) and Forecasting.


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

Microsoft Dynamics NAV was selected and implemented successfully.

CMC added significant value to our ERP evaluation process. We particularly valued the understanding that CMC had of the needs and culture of a family business. Their advice was pragmatic and of the highest professional standard

Paul Hyam - Chief Financial OfficerA.H. Beard