Western Australia media outlet WA Newspapers recently commissioned Precise Business Solutions to help them implement Epicor ERP as part of its drive to realize new cultures, efficiencies and technologies to support the challenges of today’s fast moving business environment.
Robert Ingley has seen a thing or two in his time with Western Australia Newspapers.
Mr Ingley, who serves as Group Management Accountant at the publication, quips that the media outlet was using green screen computers when he joined the company more than 25 years ago, and continued to do so for decades after.
Over that time, WA News has about grown to 40 mastheads, ranging from regional and local papers to radio stations across the huge state of Western Australia – making it one of the most geographically dispersed media outlets in the world, creating some unique business management challenges over the years. Combined with that, media outlets around the world have had to come to grips with the realities of the digital age. In recognising these challenges, the company knew it had to modernise, to be better prepared for the next evolution of its model. From Mr Ingley’s perspective, nothing moved the company into that next generation like its recent adoption of Epicor’s flagship mid-market ERP solution.
Big company, big results
Mr Ingley states that one of the best results to come from Epicor has been improved efficiency across the business. Before Epicor, the paper had 30 people on staff to handle all the transactions. In the three years since implementing the solution, it has cut this number down by more than a third…
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