SRS Achieves Outstanding Growth Through Rapid Acquisition
In six years, SRS Distribution has grown by a factor of 14, adding almost 100 branches across 35 states*. As described in a case study from Progress Software, SRS’ speed of expansion is possible through their use of Agility SaaS from DMSi.
(*SRS has continued to grow since the original publication of this article. As of April 2016, they have 153 locations in 39 states).
SRS formed in 2008 with a plan to grow through rapid acquisitions. They wanted to use the same ERP system across all locations in order to reduce confusion. The system would have to be flexible enough to keep pace with SRS’ growth.
Agility SaaS provided the easy scalability SRS wanted. The hosted solution meant they just needed a reliable internet connection to get a new acquisition up and running. Sonya Wells, Vice President and Corporate Director of Information Services at SRS, says Agility makes a big difference during transitions. “Within three days, we finalize the acquisition, conduct a physical inventory using Agility, provide onsite training, and open for business on Monday. Customers walk in the first day and our employees won’t miss a beat.”
SRS has had astonishing success. In six years, they have gone from eight locations to 107. Wells says the SRS Mergers and Acquisition group continues to be amazed at how quickly her team executes implementations. “With the help of Agility, we can do in three days what it takes our competitors at least one month to do. That translates into a significant competitive advantage for us.”
Read the full Progress case study here.
“DMSi understands our customer base, and they understand the ins and outs of our industry. That has made all of the difference.” – Sonya Wells, Vice President and Corporate Director of Information Services, SRS Distribution, Inc.