Long-term Relationship with OpenText Helps MECAPLAST Transform its Supply Chain for a Digital-First World
WATERLOO, Ontario, April 14, 2015 /CNW/ -- OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced that MECAPLAST Group, one of Europe's leading automotive parts suppliers, has extended its use of the OpenText Cloud to help ensure secure Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) across partners and facilities worldwide.
The MECAPLAST Group started operating from a single room in Monaco in 1955, and is now a global organization operating in 16 countries, across 3 continents, with over 6000 employees and revenue in excess of €661m. The group designs, develops and manufactures innovative parts, sub-assemblies and integrated modules for automobiles.
For over 15 years, the MECAPLAST Group has relied on OpenText's cloud-based B2B integration platform, the OpenText Trading Grid, to constantly improve the efficiency and performance of its supply chain. The reliability of the service provided and the trusted relationship between the two companies have been key factors in the continuation of the relationship.
"With OpenText, we have a secure and efficient environment to manage transactions with our business partners, ensuring low cost and highly secure and accurate communications across our supply chain and customer base," says Emmanuel Augier, EDI manager at MECAPLAST.
By utilizing the OpenText Trading Grid, the MECAPLAST Group has enabled business processes, EDI and order processing to be integrated into a seamless and secure workflow, ensuring efficient information exchange across multiple logistics and financial systems. The OpenText Cloud provides MECAPLAST Group with a reliable solution to meet the demanding requirements of automotive manufacturers, including:
- Short delivery schedules – often requiring "just-in-time" delivery
- High quality customer service levels
- Transparent international access
The OpenText Trading Grid, running in the OpenText Cloud, enables MECAPLAST to securely exchange sensitive and enterprise-critical information with all customers, logistics providers and suppliers, while benefiting from world-leading levels of availability and reliability.
Augier continued, "The use of the OpenText Trading Grid has enabled us to efficiently integrate with a number of third party networks, allowing MECAPLAST to connect with its large customer base. Built-in traceability tools have also provided end-to-end visibility, tracking information flows and delivering improved customer service and responsiveness."
The OpenText Trading Grid is a cloud-based B2B integration solution that offers integration technology for enterprises to connect to their business partners quickly, securely and efficiently. OpenText Trading Grid is highly scalable and can manage the digital business network for an entire multi-national B2B ecosystem or handle a smaller subset of selected projects, regions, or trading partner relationships. Part of the OpenText Cloud, OpenText Trading Grid allows companies to exchange documents using EDI, XML, fax and email and offers a development platform for building web, mobile and analytic applications and a suite of pre-packaged applications to automate business processes such as capture-to-archive, inquiry-to-resolution, and procure-to-pay. The OpenText Cloud processes over 16 billion transactions per year and houses over 3.5 Petabytes of information for more than 60,000 business around the world.
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