be one solutions announces SAP Business One kickoff for CPM

25 July 2014

Our team at be one solutions is pleased to announce that California Pellet Mill, known as CPM, has selected be one solutions to lead their implementation of SAP Business One as part of a two-tiered ERP deployment strategy. CPM is the world’s leading supplier of process equipment to the animal feed and oilseed processing industries and offers customer service and sales support through a worldwide network of local agents in nearly every country.

The origin of CPM can be traced back to California’s Napa Valley, where in 1883, the Toulouse & Delorieux Company manufactured presses, crushers and stemmers for winemakers. By 1931, the company created the first pellet mill, and became California Pellet Mill (CPM). Currently CPM is operating facilities around the world selling and servicing machinery and equipment in Europe, Asia, Latin America, North America, and other parts of the world.

CPM has selected be one solutions to lead their project starting at 4 locations; including their headquarters in Waterloo, IA and multiple CPM Wolverine Proctor business units in Lexington NC, Horsham PA, and East Kilbride UK. The selection of these 4 locations offers CPM the opportunity to pilot key functionality on a small scale.

This includes:

  • Corporate consolidations
  • Localizations in both US and in Europe (UK)
  • Intercompany transactions
  • Multiple business unit expense allocations
  • Testing of SAP Business One in their manufacturing, outsourcing, and project management business units

be one solutions offers CPM a global footprint with experienced consultants and global support.  Terry J. Beek, the Global IT Manager for CPM Holdings, said “by partnering with be one solutions, CPM expects to continue to learn the SAP Business One implementation process to be able to effectively manage projects and future implementations worldwide.”

With plans of utilizing SAP Business One in more than 14 business units around the globe, the implementation provided by be one solutions will bring standardization to the CPM organization from both business processes to IT infrastructure and also allow CPM to expand this standardization to include all business units worldwide.