Sysav receives and treats waste from households, businesses and public services in the southern parts of the Swedish region Scania. During the fall of 2015, a large project of replacing several ERP systems with a smarter and more cost-efficient alternative was undertaken.
Sysav, South Scania Waste Company, recycles 98% of all the incoming waste from households and businesses. The company has expanded quickly over the last few years and today has over 300 employees. Thanks to Sysav’s ingenuity and broad expertise, methods can be combined, and every bit of waste is taken care of as much as possible.
The new solution means that we have one platform instead of multiple ones. It increases our level of control and streamlines our processes.
“For a long time, we used several IT systems in parallel to manage different parts of our operations, which eventually became untenable. It was important for us to find one single system that could be used throughout the whole company, and when procuring a new ERP system, we decided on Dynamics AX,” explains Gunilla Carlsson, Communications Manager at Sysav.
For many years, Sysav used a number of different systems and basic registers to manage different parts of the company. Internal solutions meant that different processes were used to manage products, customers, suppliers, containers, and environmental codes, which was both time consuming and process intensive. A new system to manage all processes was required to become more efficient.
New Opportunities and Increased Transparency
The improvement work has brought new opportunities, increased transparency, and has created a good foundation for further development – not least because the new ERP system has increased understanding across departments, which simplifies and streamlines the work.
“We are happy with the change. The new solution means that we have one platform instead of multiple ones. It increases our level of control and streamlines our processes. In time, we will be even more efficient, which will benefit our customers,” Carlsson continues.
Sysav is a large company working in a unique industry with a reversed material flow, which makes heavy demands on the company’s IT solutions.
“Sysav is a complex company offering unusual services. We were challenged by Sysav, and together we developed a tailored solution that lets Dynamics come into its own and that makes Sysav stronger both in the short – and long-term,” says Mattias Nilsson, Business Manager for Waste & Recycling at Orango.
We already see new opportunities in the system, and it is clear that we should have made the switch earlier, since the benefits are already so many.
Big Opportunities for the Future
Almost eight years have passed since Sysav started to discuss choosing a more modern solution to replace its ERP systems. Early on, there were several options on the table, but during the tendering process, the choice eventually fell on Dynamics AX. In fall 2015, the final phase of implementing the ERP system throughout the whole organization was begun. In 2020, they took the last step and upgraded their solution to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations..
“We already see new opportunities in the system, and it is clear that we should have made the switch earlier, since there are already so many benefits,” Carlsson concludes.
3 Tips for a Successful ERP System Switch:
- Choose a project manager who has experience with similar projects
- Review internal processes before any customizations are made
- Switch ERP systems while you have a solution that is still working well for you – switching ERP systems takes longer than you would think.