The Brewer Company, a leading manufacturer of roofing and pavement maintenance materials, opted for SYSPRO ERP to help the move the company forward. The concise press release does not give any indication how thorough the ERP selection process was here. The selection steps were as follows:
It is not clear which of these steps included detailed software demos. Ideally, these would be conducted with scripted scenarios using Brewer’s mockup-up data. My guess is that some of that happened in the last two steps. It would be hard to believe that anyone would select a mission-critical solution without putting it through its paces. In any case, the selection of SYSPRO is neither surprising nor ill-advised.
TEC article (Jan 2012): SYSPRO—Taking a Quantum Leap or Simply Becoming Smarter?