Carriere Industrial Supply Limited (CIS) in Sudbury, Ontario was experiencing exponential growth and needed to upgrade its technology in order to improve efficiency and integrate critical data. The company, which manufactures cost-effective wear products and services for the mining industry, was looking for help to select the right system and vendor to best meet its business requirements.
BDC provided System Selection Support using a rigorous process. BDC’s technology expert first interviewed the senior management team to assess the company’s existing technology. The consultant then helped CIS prepare a comprehensive request for proposals (RFP), including evaluation criteria, which was sent to vendors. Following this, the vendors presented their proposals and a short list was drawn up based on their fit with the company’s requirements. BDC helped assess the final vendors’ presentations, make recommendations and conduct reference checks.
CIS benefited from BDC’s unbiased point of view and saved valuable time and resources by working with an external advisor. The company was able to select an ERP solution that addressed its current and future requirements. With the new technology, CIS is also well positioned for further growth.
“Since 1993, BDC has supported us with flexible financing options and ongoing advice. We found their independent, unbiased advice invaluable. It’s reassuring to know that in addition to providing long-term financing, BDC can deliver expert advice necessary for our future growth,” says Dale Alexander, Controller, Carriere Industrial Supply Limited.