While you may not be familiar with the name Vcom IMC, at least one of this company’s innovative products is in use in virtually every school building, university, government agency and broadcast facility in the country. Vcom IMC is a multimedia corporation whose well-known brands, including HamiltonBuhl, Comprehensive Cable and Alltec Screens, address diverse audio-visual, lighting, digital signage and connectivity needs. With 85 employees and over $25 million in annual revenues, Vcom IMC needs a powerful business management solution to power its operations—and for over a decade, Net at Work has been the company’s solution provider.
A CLEAR SUCCESSOR
The company originally implemented Sage 500 as its ERP solution, engaging Net at Work as its technology partner. “Sage 500 worked well for us for a long time, but the product ultimately reached the end of its useful life,” recalls Randy Cole, CFO for Vcom IMC. “We were facing integration challenges, performance issues and we weren’t able to take advantage of new interfaces and technologies.”
Vcom IMC consulted with Net at Work about its options going forward and a clear successor emerged: Sage X3. “We trust Net at Work to help us make the right decisions,” says Cole. “They suggested we evaluate Sage X3. Once we saw it in action we knew it would be our best option.”
Net at Work’s consulting team spearheaded the conversion process, assisting in the migration of essential product, customer, supplier and general ledger data from Sage 500 to Sage X3. “The conversion went very smoothly,” Cole notes. “We went through an extensive test phase and then went live on Sage X3.”
SUPPORT FOR COMPLEX ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
With multiple brand divisions all operating under Sage X3, Cole appreciates the solution’s sophisticated multicompany and multidivision capabilities. “Allocations and consolidations are both straight forward and powerful,” he says. “Handling multiple entities can be complex, but Sage X3 minimizes that complexity while still supporting the functionality we need.”