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Quintel is a leading innovator in the design, development and delivery of network-efficient antenna sharing solutions for operators worldwide. Customers include world-leading wireless operators across the Americas, Europe and Asia, including AT&T, Vodafone, Telefónica, Orange and O2.

Network specialist delivers joined-up computing with Dynamics NAV

With an existing solution that didn't address all aspects of their business, Quintel moved quickly to install a fully integrated ERP system. The company wanted a solution that would give them tighter control over their complex projects.

The implementation of Dynamics NAV from Metaphorix replaced the spreadsheets and ad hoc systems in use with a total business system delivering major benefits for their organisation.

The Company

Quintel is a leading innovator in the design, development and delivery of network antenna solutions for wireless operators. They operate from offices in Menlo Park, California and Bicester, England with additional locations in the Americas, the UK, Europe and Asia.

The company's unique market strategy optimises the service utilisation of wireless infrastructure by allowing clients to share antennae, delivering the best possible network performance at minimum cost. Operators choose the Quintel family of products because they can be easily configured to meet specific business and network requirements for frequency, technology and size.

Quintel's approach enables network operators to realise up to 40% cost savings in the deployment and maintenance of their infrastructure over traditional methods. World-leading wireless operators across the world are amongst their customers, including household names such as AT&T, Vodafone, Telefónica, Orange, Three and O2.

To successfully deliver their solution, Quintel offers a wide range of network engineering and design services. Their professional team of wireless network and site specialists provide an advanced level of expertise to help to optimise their clients' installations.

The Challenge

The Financial Controller, Paul Geatrell, joined Quintel in March 2008 and his first job was to find a new ERP system. The software installed when Paul arrived did not cover all aspects of the business. The company recognised that a full ERP solution was needed to offer the tight control they wanted over their projects. In particular, the company wanted to get their production procedures under control. Their bills-of-material data were inconsistent, creating a real urgency for an ERP system that could offer this functionality.

In addition, the business was mainly run on spreadsheets that were built and maintained by different people in different parts of the organisation. This meant that the information used within the company had the potential to be inaccurate. The fact that everyone seemed to work on their own information, with no single version of the 'truth', was a real concern to the management and something they wanted to fix as soon as possible.

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