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Wednesday, 08 October 2014 10:39

TVH is to use Progress Pacific to enhance their ERP and warehouse systems

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The largest parts and accessories distributor and equipment rental company in the world has signed a deal with Progress to use their Pacific Rapid Application Development platform to drive order fulfilment 

Belgium-based TVH Group, is to use Progress’s Pacific  platform-as-a-service (PaaS) to modernise and streamline its internal ERP and Warehouse Management System.

The company will start in 2015 with the implementation of Progress Corticon business rules management and Progress Rollbase rapid application development to complement their existing Progress OpenEdge platform. 

TVH began as an industrial equipment distributor in 1969. Over the past 45 years, the company has grown through acquisition to become the largest parts and accessories distributor and equipment rental company in the world. A long-standing customer, TVH looked to Progress for help moving its siloed development staff onto one platform to help deliver increased reliability, performance and scalability of its mission-critical systems in order to further improve customer experience. 

The Progress Corticon Business Rules Management System (BRMS) – a critical component of the Progress Pacific PaaS platform - allows TVH to model instead of program decision rules, which drastically reduces the development and implementation time of new pricing rules. As a result, price calculations of millions of products worldwide can be displayed in real time, optimising the accuracy of orders. The high-performance automated business decisions and increased agility of decision change processes will reduce the time to market. 

Using cloud application development platform, Progress Rollbase, TVH intends to transform and modernise its existing ERP system to improve the ease of use and maintenance. Additionally it will also be used as the foundation for new cloud based applications. The rapid application development platform allows the company to use a graphical interface 'point & click' in a standard web browser. This application allows dealers and suppliers around the world to submit orders through a single platform, which improves accuracy and flexibility.

Kalman Tiboldi, Chief Business Innovation Officer at TVH, said, "Innovation is in our DNA and technology is the most critical differentiator for us. We are constantly looking for ways to make our business more flexible and scalable - assessing the changing business landscape and asking ourselves how we can improve our business processes to adapt. Progress was the clear choice for us not only because it is cloud-based, but because it provides a rapid application development environment along with a robust business rules engine which we need to calculate prices quickly for our entire customer base.”

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