HVAC/R Products | Hot solutions, cool results

hvac/r products“Corning Data is a true partner … We removed all barriers between us. There is no ‘us’ or ‘them’ at any level, from the consulting team on the ground to the executive on our steering committee. As the leader of IT, I feel like Corning Data is an extension of my team. They absolutely driving for the results that help make (us) successful.”

– Chief Technology Officer

Client Profile

Our Client supplies quality motors, components, service/installation parts, and equipment for the HVAC/R industry. The Client offers residential and commercial heating, cooling, and dehumidification equipment in the United States and Canada. The company distributes an extensive line of branded aftermarket replacement products, as well as the original equipment components of leading manufacturers. Originally launched as a motor repair company, the Client has continually evolved its business to meet the changing needs of customers.

Challenges

In business for more than 70 years, the Client has an industry-leading reputation based on trust and reliability. An aging IT infrastructure, pieced together over many years, included JD Edwards World Financials, custom “green-screen” applications and a legacy INFOR system inherited during an acquisition. The Client recognized the fragility of their system put their reputation and business at risk, so they turned to Corning Data for help.

Corning Data Solution

Many of the Client’s staff have extremely long tenure with the company and only knew one system and one way to operate. Corning Data’s experienced team helped lead the Client’s team by challenging the established practices and guiding the Client through the organizational change they needed. Change is difficult, and Corning Data Executive George Cottiero helped the Client make good decisions by explaining the alternatives and risks, and making the right recommendations for the Client’s needs. Corning data implemented:

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

  • Financials
  • Procurement
  • Inventory
  • Sales Order
  • Advanced Pricing
  • EDI

DSI Data Collection

  • Mobile Enterprise Platform
  • Unibar Label Software

Results

The initial JD Edwards EnterpriseOne implementation project was a success. Corning Data helped uncover opportunities to further improve processes and drive profitability. The new processes and tools in EnterpriseOne now support organic and acquisitive growth. This has laid the foundation for new initiatives such as replacement of the third-party warehouse management system, deploying Business Intelligence and migrating infrastructure to the Cloud. When the Client needs JD Edwards or DSI support for any project, they call their trusted team at Corning Data.