Thrush Aircraft Inc. Moves to the Cloud with Emergys AES with SAP

Emergys Announces Successful Go-Live Implementation of Cloud Based SAP Business All-in-One Solution: AES with SAP.
 
 
Thrush and Emergys team members stop to capture the first day of "go-live."
Thrush and Emergys team members stop to capture the first day of "go-live."
MORRISVILLE, N.C. - Jan. 19, 2015 - PRLog -- Emergys Corporation, an SAP cloud-enablement company, focused on helping organizations align their long-term IT strategies and business objectives with SAP, today announced the successful go-live implementation in the cloud of Emergys Accelerated Enterprise Solution (“AES”), powered by SAP Business All-in-One, at Thrush Aircraft, Inc. (“Thrush”).

Founded in 2003, Thrush, headquartered in Albany, Georgia, manufactures a full range of aerial-application aircraft used in agriculture, forestry and fire fighting, and patrol roles around the world. Thrush builds the most durable and best flying aircraft, as rated by both pilots and operators alike, in the aerial-application industry.  Today, there are more than 2,200 Thrush aircraft operating in 80 countries around the world.

Thrush chose to simplify its business processes through an integrated solution that provided the functionality required to run their business, automate routine and manual tasks, and provide the flexibility and scalability that their legacy system lacked.  Their incumbent system was a highly customized application that had lost the flexibility to scale, and it cost them far too much to maintain.   Further, Thrush needed a much more robust production planning and execution platform to rectify inventory issues their current system helped cause and was unable to address.

When asked about Thrush’s ERP selection criteria, Stan Logue, Chief Financial Officer stated, “We were seeking a solution that was proven in Aerospace manufacturing—particularly in an environment that produced components, sub-assemblies and assemblies.  We understood the need to undergo organizational change and impose structure and discipline in our business processes.  Emergys helped us recognize the benefits of SAP’s All-in-One business solution, and it is the ERP system Thrush chose to implement. “

The implementation of Emergys’ pre-packaged AES, based on SAP’s Best Practices for Manufacturing, was completed in 22 weeks, and delivers the scalability, flexibility and automation capabilities Thrush demanded.  Emergys’ AES for Manufacturing was deployed, in the cloud, including business intelligence and analytics, pre-configured reports and all the functionality required to run Thrush’s core business. Thrush’s business leaders were particularly impressed with the Materials Requirement Planning (“MRP”) functionality delivered, providing the much needed visibility and planning capabilities needed to manage their inventory.  Emergys’ AES for Manufacturing offered Thrush the most comprehensive ERP solution on the market, in the cloud and on-time.

“SAP implementation took a tremendous amount of work on the parts of the Thrush and Emergys teams.  That hard work and dedication, combined with our decision to limit customization and adopt SAP’s best practices, culminated in our successful go-live.  And, we couldn’t be more pleased with the results achieved.  The Emergys team was extremely helpful to us; they were most knowledgeable and really went the extra mile to ensure a smooth transition among our staff and to position Thrush for long-term success.  We look forward to our continued relationship,” said Logue.

According to Ted Lakoski, VP Worldwide Project Management Office, Emergys, “Thrush was an absolute pleasure to work with.  We had tremendous support from their management team, who were not only actively involved in the process, day in and day out, but were also very pro-active in the planning and final preparation of the implementation project. Throughout the implementation process, Thrush could see the benefits the solution provided their business, and proactively made adjustments to their current processes to realize the greatest return.  AES for Manufacturing on SAP will provide Thrush with the needed platform to optimize and maximize its operations for continued growth and success. Our solution is providing tremendous value to this growing, innovative customer. Emergys is also making strong headwinds with similar companies who are looking for more functionality, more innovation and more value.”

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