Renew Life Canada, live with the SAP Business One application since August 2011, is benefiting from faster, error-free automated processes and complete, real-time visibility into business operations
Renew Life Canada is one of the most well-respected natural health companies in North America. According to the company’s website, by specializing in digestive care and cleansing, the company has been able to inform, educate and have a profound impact on millions of people’s health. Brenda Watson, who founded Renew Life in 1997, continues to educate, formulate and help improve the lives of people throughout the world.
Renew Life’s business operation involves manufacturing, purchasing, warehousing and distribution of natural health products to retail stores across the country. Due to strict regulatory conditions, this necessitates careful product batch management that takes into account shelf life while optimizing stock levels and continuously meeting customer demand. With sustained business growth exceeding 20% in the previous year, Renew Life recognized the need to implement an integrated business management system to enable it to better manage inventory and to maximize the automation level of core operational processes. To this end, Renew Life Canada selected the SAP® Business One application as its business management application and Illumiti as its implementation partner.
Illumiti completed the implementation project during a five-month period, allowing the transformation of Renew Life’s business processes to take place gradually without adversely impacting its day-to-day business. The system went live at the agreed time and within the approved budget. The solution covers all aspects of running the business, including procurement, inventory management, distribution and financial management.
With this solution in place Renew Life Canada now benefits from greater visibility, improved process timeliness, stronger controls and significantly better management reporting. Thomas Bedford, president, Renew Life Canada said: “With SAP Business One I now have complete transparency and can obtain an integrated, real-time view of business operations. Moreover, the procurement, inventory management and distribution processes we’ve automated with SAP Business One run error-free and much faster than before. Illumiti has done an outstanding job of educating us about the system and implementing it to support our current and future needs.”
The streamlined operational processes run through the system are expected to deliver significant cost savings, increasing profitability for Renew Life as the company’s business volume continues to grow with little or no requirements for additional headcount.