Zycko selects Strategix OneOffice for multinational business system requirements

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Zycko, international distributor of IT solutions, has selected Strategix OneOffice, the supply chain software and business management platform, to supply and implement its solution in a multinational rollout initially in nine offices across Europe, Africa and North America.

Zycko distributes for over 35 leading IT solutions vendors, enabling its 3,000 plus reseller, systems integrator and service provider customers to deliver best-in-class open-system convergent solutions to customers around the world.  Zycko now delivers convergent solutions that touch every part of the business' IT infrastructure - including Accessories & Components, Data Centre, Data Networking, Data Storage and Voice & Video; and offers its channel incomparable professional services and business development support.  Operating from 13 offices on 4 continents, with over 250 staff, Zycko achieves annual sales of over $180m, and continues to grow.

Concluding that growth was being constrained by its existing business management platform, Zycko set out to find a scalable and proven replacement IT solution that could support planned business development and growth across its multinational operations.  Importantly, to contain costs during this expansion, the chosen solution also needed to drive operational efficiencies into the business through the introduction of a series of streamlined processes, in particular a sophisticated method for managing the complexities of holding stock within one main business unit while making it available for direct sale to customers through all of its subsidiaries with very low touch administration.

We needed a supply chain and business management solution that was proven at solving complex, multi-warehouse, multi-location and multi-currency stock and trading requirements, explained Paul Wignall, Group IT Director at Zycko.  We selected Strategix OneOffice because it comprehensively provides all the features, functions and processes needed to fulfill our multinational operations requirements.  They really understood what we needed and demonstrated a commitment to quality throughout

Ease of integration with existing systems was key to the selection of Strategix OneOffice.  Zycko needed a platform that it could readily integrate with the other existing business systems we use, such as our Siebel Customer Relationship Management solution.  This integration not only needs to be operationally seamless but also quick, simple and cost effective for us to implement.  Using the tools within the OneOffice collaboration layer and the context-driven functionality of the OneOffice and SmartPoint dashboards, we will be able to provide key business information to any of the current 250 or so users wherever they are in the world and whatever their role.

"We are very pleased to have been chosen as Zyckos supply chain and business software partner and look forward to helping them achieve their demanding multinational business objectives.  Over the years, Strategix has earned an enviable reputation for delivering pan-European supply chain solutions and our OneOffice solution is renowned for the depth of the functionality that it delivers in this complex market," said Peter Lusty, Chief Executive of Strategix Software.


 

About Zycko

Zycko is a value-add distributor of best-in-class convergent IT infrastructure solutions through a channel of resellers, systems integrators and service providers.

Zycko is privately held and has been profitable since inception in 2000, when the company's original charter was to market data networking accessories to resellers as a wholesale distributor. Zycko now employs 250 staff, serving over 3,000 resellers around the world from twelve offices on four continents.  The company enjoys an annual turnover of more than $180 million.

Zycko's provision of best-in-class IT products and logistics management is supported by true value-add professional services - such as pre-sales expertise, technical support, custom configuration, an industry leading accredited training program, and marketing support.  These vital services and support enable our customers to quickly deliver profits and invest in new market opportunities, allowing them to differentiate in a crowded market.  Zycko is the channel partner of choice.

Zyckos strategic partner base includes world-class companies such as Avago, Asigra, Edgewater, Epicenter, Hitachi Data Systems, Intransa, Isilon, LSI, OnStor, Powerdsine, Riverbed, Usystems, Zeus, Force10 and SNOM.

About Strategix

Strategix is a leading European software house, dedicated to the development and rapid deployment of supply chain software.

We focus on the wholesale and retail distribution, logistics and service sectors where our software maximizes supply chain efficiency and accelerates customer service.  Our systems are designed for reliability, availability and performance.  Our customers enjoy a rapid return on their investment and genuine competitive advantage.

Focused on key growth sectors which range from high technology to household and building products, Strategix values partnerships with businesses such as Express Group, MacLean Electrical, Midwich, Routeco, Solus Garden & Leisure, Virgin Media, and Wolseley among its customers.

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