Singer Sri Lanka Goes live with over 2,000 users connecting over 400 branches with IFS Applications 10
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Singer Sri Lanka PLC, the largest home appliance and electronics retailer in Sri Lanka has completed their move to IFS Applications 10. With this progress, Singer is fully equipped to embark on its digital transformation journey.
Over 15 years into their relationship with IFS, Singer Sri Lanka is proud to have a class-leading ERP system that integrated all core functions of the business including the game-changing Hire Purchase operations. IFS Applications 10 at Singer covers from sourcing to manufacturing to distribution and retail and customer relationship and service functions. Having a single system on a single platform has enabled Singer, which has one of the most comprehensive IT infrastructures in the country to run operations across a vast network of over 400 branches with 2,000 systems users, has control and visibility to conduct day to day business with ease. Singer has proven to be the leader in the retail industry geared with an exclusive solution that delivers end-to-end customer service that made them the most reputed consumer brands in the country.
Andy Watts VP Asia of IFS said, “Singer and IFS have grown together over the past 15 years. We are pleased to play an important part in Singer’s success in being a leader in the retail industry. Their decision to upgrade to IFS Applications 10 was taken during challenging times in the midst of a global pandemic, Singer saw the opportunity to keep growing and digitizing, sharpening its saw, and we are delighted to support them”
Mahesh Wijewardene, CEO, Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC “We are marking an important milestone at Singer enabling an infrastructure inclusive of digital information capabilities. I’m proud to say, the heart of our IT infrastructure, the IFS ERP system is now live. This is an achievement of all divisions working together with an enthusiasm and giving their commitment to make this project a success for the entire organization. This key milestone is a vast enhancement to our IT footprint after our initial investment in the year 2004 with IFS. This is a major achievement of the company’s way forward plan to take Singer to the next sphere in the global marketplace. With IFS we are equipped with a digital-enabled organization that is ready for the future.”
Singer Sri Lanka is one of the key global customers in the IFS customer portfolio. Today, IFS take pride in being able to support Singer to harness their power in gaining a competitive advantage against other market players in the retail industry. Singer Sri Lanka has all the attributes of a global leader in the retail industry. The IFS Applications 10 supports Singer to be fully connected from sourcing, manufacturing, forecasting and planning, distribution, sales, services until the delivery and after-sales. Despite COVID-19 challenges, the largest retailer in Sri Lanka has been able to roll out its current solution with IFS as projected.
Having IFS’s support at the back-end, Singer has truly achieved a great level of customer satisfaction with Promise to Deliver as no other retailer can match the service provided by them. “We are pleased with the successful Big Bang implementation of IFS App10 simultaneous across multiple sites during times of uncertainty. Credit should go to the hardworking, committed and self-motivated project team both IFS and Singer and the entire Singer company staff. Without which, it would not have been possible to implement the project of this magnitude” – Kapila Perera, Director-Information Technology of Singer, Sri Lanka added.
IFS offers modern enterprise resource planning (ERP) capabilities designed according to industry best practices with a concrete framework that leverages a mobile-first environment. Amid the pandemic, the Singer is now equipped to access their data with a tap of a button. With its modern ERP capabilities, the solution helps management achieve a seamless workplace experience for their employees, ensuring employee efficiency, transparency while reinventing the future of the retail industry in Sri Lanka. Their aim to continuous improvement to strengthen their employees has more in the plans into expanding their existing solutions to field service management.
Shouqi Omar, Director, and Head of Consulting of IFS South Asia, added “We are excited about the successful completion of this transformation project which brings Singer Sri Lanka to IFS Applications10 platform. The solution implemented provides complete visibility of business operations to all stakeholders and enables faster decision making. We are confident that Singer will leverage the capabilities of this solution and continue to lead the market. IFS is extremely pleased to be the partner of choice for Singer Sri Lanka’s new chapter of the growth story. Thanks to both project teams for their excellent support extended through this implementation.”
From left: Andy Watts, Vice President Asia, IFS and Mahesh Wijewardene, CEO, Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC
About Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC
Singer Sri Lanka is one of the largest home appliance and electronics retailers in Sri Lanka. Singer has been in Sri Lanka since 1877, when the first Singer sewing machines went on sale at a Colombo store. Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC. is a diversified company with an unmatched presence throughout Sri Lanka with a branch network of 400+ branches located across the island and holding the market leadership position in the consumer durable goods industry in Sri Lanka.
IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with a commitment to delivering value to every one of our customers, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,700 employees and growing ecosystem of partners support more than 10,000 customers around the world to challenge the status quo and realize their competitive advantage. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at ifs.com.
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