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Sumitomo selects InnoVites’ industry specific ERP solution

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Published: 11/05/2013

by Albert Groothedde

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InnoVites B.V. (www.innovites.com), a software development company, with offices in India and The Netherlands announces that Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL) has selected InnoVites for Cable© to be implemented in their operations.

 

SEL is a major industry leader in the innovation, design, development, and manufacturing of optical fiber and connectivity solutions for fiber optic communication, wireless, residential broadband, CATV, FTTx, data center, and enterprise networks. SEL is part of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd (SEI), a global corporate group comprised of 332 consolidated companies and over 170,000 employees in more than 30 countries around the world. 

The (optical fiber) cable industry puts special requirements on the business systems that support the operations. This is related to the length management that standard ERP systems do not provide. Systems need to be ‘length-aware’ from finished cable down to the raw fiber. The SEL management has been exploring the market for business solutions for a long time, only to find that available solutions would require heavy customizations before they could use it.

But then the Sumitomo team got to know InnoVites! Fred McDuffee, President&CEO at SEL: “When InnoVites presented their solution, we realized that this company offered us software that has been developed specifically for our industry. Moreover, the InnoVites team understands our business processes and how these processes relate to software solutions that support them. The InnoVites team talks and understands our ‘industry language’, which makes our cooperation very effective.”

Kathy Parker, IT manager at SEL adds: “Let me given an example of InnoVites industry-focus. InnoVites developed specialized modules such as the fiber import module, which makes our lives much easier. The fiber import module automatically imports the detailed information of the hundreds of fibers that we process in our factory.”

The project at Sumitomo is important for InnoVites. Albert Groothedde, CEO for InnoVites: “We welcome Sumitomo Electric Lightwave as our customer. It strengthens our position in the US, and confirms our strategy to exclusively focus on the (Optical Fiber) cable market. We look forward to work together with the SEL team and our partner mcaConnect to make this project a success!”

In the implementation project at SEL, InnoVites works together with their US partner mcaConnect  (http://www.mcaconnect.net/).

About Sumitomo Electric Lightwave: Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL) foresaw the migration to an all optical fiber network as early as 1983 when it first opened its doors in Research Triangle Park, NC.

The sole dedication to the advancement of optical fiber technology and exceptional service to the customer — then and now — has positioned Sumitomo Electric Lightwave as a major industry leader in the innovation, design, development, and manufacturing of optical fiber and connectivity solutions for fiber optic communication, wireless, residential broadband, CATV, FTTx, data center, and enterprise networks.

SEL is a wholly owned privately-held company of Sumitomo Electric Industries (SEI), a global corporate group comprised of 332 consolidated companies and over 170,000 employees in more than 30 countries around the world.  SEI is listed 409 in Fortune Magazine’s 2011 Largest 500 Global Companies, the only optical fiber and cable manufacturer on the list, as a testimony to its continued growth, profitability, and stability.

As part of SEI, serving the markets of North, South, and Central America, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave draws not only on its own outstanding R&D, resources and expertise, but also on the vast, worldwide Sumitomo consolidation to address the growing demand for new and better technology.

About InnoVites: InnoVites is an Independent Software Vendor with offices in India and The Netherlands. InnoVites is exclusively focused on the cable industry. InnoVites sells and develops InnoVites for Cable©: the Industry Solution for the cable industry on Microsoft Dynamics AX©. At InnoVites we believe that only a software solution with a natural fit with a cable manufacturing company will deliver its full potential and unleashes enormous business value to our customers in the cable industry.

For more information, please refer to:

(e) info@innovites.com

(t) +31 (0) 88 5000 150

www.innovites.com          

 

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