First BIT implements a new system based on 1C:Enterprise in Nigeria

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April 16, 2013

ALSCON–one of the major foreign assets of RUSAL JSC–is the world's largest aluminum manufacturer with factories and offices located in 19 countries on five continents. ALSCON factory is situated in Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, and produces about 120 thousand tons of aluminium per year. The total number of employees is 785.

The information system previously used at the factory no longer met the needs of production and management. The implementation of the new information system was driven by the need to meet the requirements of the RUSAL’s head office, and get tools for online control of the enterprise processes. The new system provides the company with such functionality as manufacturing management, human resources management, payroll and tax calculation in accordance with the corporate standards of RUSAL and the local legislation. Besides, the interface needed to be bilingual (English and Russian), for most of the users didn’t speak Russian.

After evaluation of all tender bids made by the leading system integrators, the company’s management considered the First BIT offer as the most competitive one.

The new 1C:Enterprise Manufacturing Management system enables rapid execution of production plans, as well as inventory control, process control, purchasing and sales management. The 1C:Enterprise software made it possible to avoid multiple spreadsheets of static data and provide RUSAL with tools for analytical reports and automatic online data collection.

Remote access to the enterprise data provides the head office with accurate analytical reports for proper decision-making and efficient control of the overall performance.

Personnel accounting, tax calculation and reporting comply with the requirements of Nigerian legislation. The labor costs were significantly reduced.

Alexander Pavlov, the Project Manager and Automation Technical Advisor at the ALSCON factory: "The successful implementation is the result of the joint efforts made by our specialists and the First BIT project team. The new system helps us to harmonize and consolidate the financial data, streamline sales, warehouse operations and production management. Now we can optimize our expenses and focus on the most critical production processes. It’s worth mentioning the system is bilingual, which is convenient for the English speaking staff."

About First BIT.

An authorized 1C partner of choice, First BIT has been providing business software solutions across Russia and the CIS for the past fourteen years. With a proven track record of more than 90,000 successfully completed projects, it is widely recognized as a market leader in providing company-specific IT solutions. First BIT is the 1C franchisee, offering the widest network of offices in Russia. A fifth of all projects officially registered on the 1C company website are completed by First BIT. In addition, First BIT is certified for compliance with International Quality Standard ISO 9001:2008. Its team of more than 4000 dedicated professionals ensures the ability to offer extensive market coverage. Full access to every region in the Russian market is guaranteed through fifty branches in thirty cities across Russia and the CIS.

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