Foster City, Calif. - Nov. 29, 2011 - EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused printing and packaging industry innovation, today announced that packaging leader Bell Incorporated has selected EFI Radius as its new MIS/ERP software.
In business since 1976 with headquarters in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Bell Incorporated is one of the largest independent folding carton manufacturers in the United States. It provides comprehensive packaging, printing, converting and inventory services to Fortune 500, regional, and foreign companies. Bell Incorporated is the world's largest manufacturer of overnight envelopes for a number of customers including the U.S. Postal Service. They also focus on food, quick service restaurant, and consumer packaging for customers like McDonald's and General Electric.
As more large packaging buyers seek to diversify their packaging spend in a rapidly consolidating market, Bell Incorporated continues to be a cost-competitive complement to the country's largest integrated suppliers. Their business has grown steadily in recent years, which meant their old system and manual processes were becoming too cumbersome, inefficient and non-scalable. They conducted a comprehensive review of available ERP systems and decided to install EFI Radius.
"Bell Incorporated is committed to investing in continued growth, and we took the task of selecting a new ERP system very seriously," said Ben Arndt, COO. "EFI Radius was the clear winner because of its specific expertise in the packaging industry, its strong number of existing installations, and the ability for the system to be here for the long haul and grow with us. We were impressed with EFI's focus on continuing to improve the system, with the Connect users' conference as one example.
"We look forward to tying both production facilities, our distribution center and sales and marketing office in Chicago into one reliable system," continues Arndt. "We're anxious to get the system in place, particularly to take advantage of the data integrity we'll now have, while improving efficiencies and reducing employee frustration."
"A fully integrated, modern ERP system offers a great opportunity for packaging manufacturers like Bell Incorporated to become more efficient, profitable, and productive," said David Taylor, general manager of EFI Radius. "It also provides on-demand visibility into business information so companies can continue to improve aspects of their performance over time."
EFI Radius is a powerful ERP software platform designed to enable end-to-end, automated business process management from order inquiry to cash receipt for label, flexible packaging, converting and folding carton businesses. EFI Radius offers a high degree of flexibility to manage the unique requirements of printing and packaging companies to help optimize and automate sales estimating; production planning, scheduling; materials management; shop floor data collection; job costing; time and attendance. It also offers comprehensive and intuitive reporting and business intelligence capabilities. For more information, visit www.efi.com or contact 800-875-7117.
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