Blog | New Case Study: Leslie Electric Adapts to Changing Market Forces with Help from Cloud-Based ERP Software


New Case Study: Leslie Electric Adapts to Changing Market Forces with Help from Cloud-Based ERP Software

March 20, 2024

For 95 years, the experts at Leslie Electric have supported development throughout Michigan by providing electrical components to contractors, local businesses, builders, school districts, and government agencies. The company has grown significantly from its single-location roots to a full-line independently owned electrical wholesale distributor, with a reputation for high service, large inventory, and fast delivery.

In 2016, the company upgraded its outdated ERP Software to help address the inefficiencies and disconnected business operations struggles they faced. Owner Steve Asbury and Purchasing Manager Mike Thayer turned to Savance Enterprise ERP Software to replace their outdated FACTS system.

In the latest case study, “Making the Right Connections”, Leslie Electric’s Mike Thayer reflects on the transition to Savance Enterprise ERP Software. He speaks to the improvements the electrical distributor has made since going live nearly eight years ago including:

  • Convenient and cloud-based access
  • Increased project profitability
  • Improved procurement efficiency
  • On-site support and training
  • Significant time savings and efficiency across the business
  • Quick response times and support
  • Strong user community engagement

Thayer says “I could go on and on about the advancements to our business we’ve seen since implementing Savance, but I am sure it would be way too long of a list.  There is not a person on this team who has not seen significant time savings in their role –  from accounting to reporting and billing, Savance just makes it easier for all of us to get our jobs done accurately and efficiently.”

The seasoned Purchasing Manager shares one particular component that stands out against other ERP software companies: the partnership between the Savance Enterprise User Group (a team focused on evaluating and discussing new feature ideas) and the Savance development team. “I have seen many ideas go from just a notion to being incorporated into the software. This approach puts the users front and center, a genuine, integral part of the development process.”

As Leslie Electric continues to build for the future, Savance will continue to play an integral role in its success.  “I know that by having Savance and the entire team working together we will just continue to expand and grow.  It’s wonderful to have a technology partner as invested in your business as you are.  It truly is the crux of continued success.”

Read the Full Leslie Electric Case Study