David Brown Gear Industries (DBGI) was running on a legacy system that did not offer an integrated solution or appropriate functional support for the business. The business went through an upgrade to the latest version of their legacy system, however, this was not found to significantly improve the issues they were experiencing.

Business Challenge

DBGI needed to conduct a pragmatic and concise Evaluation and Selection Process to identify a suitable vendor for a replacement business system.


CMC supported DBGI with an Evaluation and Selection process which focussed on identifying minimal key business scenarios; focussing entirely on the key problem areas of the business.

An ERP Evaluation and Selection process was conducted based on half day vendor presentations directed towards satisfying the defined business scenario. A Business Case was developed internally and submitted to the UK parent company for consideration.

We found CMC’s Evaluation and Selection process to be pragmatic and their templates were integral in allowing us a “fast start” to our project. CMC’s use of Business Scenarios was excellent and when it came to the Vendor demonstrations we were able to quickly see which solution would work for us

Nick Melfi - Director of FinanceDavid Brown Gear Industries