Growth demands can put tremendous strains on a legacy infrastructure, forcing companies to explore new solutions and new paths to expansion. That’s what Emmerson Packaging said about its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system a few years ago, as it examined its growth objectives and projections.
Started by PG Emmerson in 1956 with six employees and one printing press, Nova Scotia-based Emmerson Packaging is now one of the premier packaging solutions companies in North America. The family owned firm enables clients to build their brands in highly competitive consumer markets. Through distinct and sophisticated packaging, Emmerson Packaging’s clients can strengthen their own market positioning.
But Emmerson Packaging would need a more scalable and sophisticated IT solution to rise to the next level in its field. With over 400 employees with 300,000 square feet combined in its Amherst, Nova Scotia and Belleville, Ontario facilities the company’s on premise ERP system was proving to be a bottleneck. The 60-year-old company, which was had significant yearover-year growth plans, needed to consider new ERP options.