Industry Sector

Manufacturing & Distribution

SIC Industry

20420 - Manufacture of perfumes and toilet preparations

Number of Employees

200+
The Challenge
  • Aquisitions bringing 4 previously individual beauty firms together
  • Expanding company diversifying into new markets
  • Need to communicate with different systems and different locations
Our Solution
  • SYSPRO ERP
  • Advanced Warehouse Management (AWM)
  • DataSwitch
The Benefits
  • Flexible, scalable and customisable solution for evolving business
  • Assists PZ in becoming a major player in the retail supply chain
  • Provides seamless EDI collaboration to assist in trading with major retailers
  • Eliminated time spent on data input
  • SYSPRO manages and supports e-commerce activity, streamlining the entire process
  • Eliminated time spent on data input
  • Bespoke support package means it works around PZ Cussons business

Beauty firm grows into major retail supplier with SYSPRO ERP


A global beauty business has grown from a company that supplies beauty spas into a leading retail supplier with the help of a scalable and fully integrated SYSPRO Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution at its heart.

PZ Cussons Beauty, which supplies personal care and beauty products to high street retailers including Boots, has grown through a series of acquisitions to become the leading international beauty manufacturer it is today. And throughout that period of sustained growth, the entire business has been underpinned by an advanced ERP solution provided by business solutions expert K3 Syspro (K3).

K3 Syspro was also responsible for the implementation of SYSPRO at PZ Cussons’ US site and is hosting the company’s data on the secure K3 cloud network. The UK site deploys SYSPRO on premise because it has the resources and skills required to host and manage its own data. The different deployment methods do not affect the seamless way in which the two systems communicate.

“We have been able to completely eliminate the time we used to spend on data input, and the accuracy of our data has been improved because there is less room for human error with an automated process.”

Ann Masson
Ann MassonFinance Director, PZ Cussons Beauty

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