Retay Arms, which operates in the domestic and international markets in the field of blank guns, air rifles, hunting rifles and sports weapons, has agreed with IAS. The company established in Konya in 2006 aims to advance especially in the US and Russian markets. Retay Arms, which prefers canias4.0 technologies to help achieve its goals while increasing its growth rate, will manage all processes such as sales, purchasing, inventory, production and service with caniasERP enterprise resource planning solution of canias4.0's. The company aims to continue its work by including the US and Russian facilities and the IoT solutions offered by canias4.0 into its processes. Both company officials made presentations and shared their views on the project at the meeting held with the participation of IAS and Retay Arms executives.
IAS and Retay Arms officials, who started the project with a kickoff meeting held in Konya, talked about the future of the project and roadmaps. Retay Arms Commercial Assistant General Manager Selim Güray explaining the procedures and goals of coming together with IAS at the meeting said, “We did not have any initiatives on lean production and digital transformation until 2021. However, we realized that we could no longer follow-up on issues properly such as capacity increase, control, traceability, and after-sales services. The software we used was insufficient for us and we searched for a software that could offer the solutions we were looking for. For this reason, we formed a team of consultants. During this process, we conferred with many domestic and foreign companies. When we met IAS, we realized that the missions and visions of the two companies were very compatible. Whatever the software solution is, we know that such deals are a long journey. At this point, it was important for us to find a company we can trust. First of all, IAS assured us. Besides, as a company operating in the defense industry, the fact that IAS is a domestic company exerted an influence on our preference.”
Giray stated that "We have two important criteria when choosing ERP. First, our company had to have a flexible structure that we could easily adapt to our business manner and that could offer us freedom of movement. We wanted a software that could understand how our company functions and could be shaped specifically in accordance with our own structure. caniasERP offers a great advantage to IAS customers with its own software development environment, TROIA, which is offered with open-source code. The second was the training part. We have a team who is young, is open to learning and dynamic. We set out on a brand-new journey with them and we wanted them to go on this road fully equipped. We attach great importance to supporting our employees. IAS met our demand with its incorporated educational institution, IAS Business Academy (IBA). The experienced team of IBA will provide all necessary training to our employees from the preparation stage of the project. Additionally, IAS has a large document library about software solutions. This will be very beneficial for us. We believe that we will easily adapt to our new business manners in a short time. We have been extremely pleased with our work so far, and we believe that we will continue the project successfully in the upcoming period. We hope to be a successful customer as a reference that IAS can demonstrate in the defense industry sector.”
IAS Senior Sales Manager Fatih Yazıcı, who introduced IAS and canias4.0 technologies to Retay Arms officials and employees in his presentation at the kick off meeting in Konya, also conveyed the details of the project they started with Retay Arms. Yazıcı, explaining the road maps expected to be followed in his presentation, also made wishes and suggestions for the project to be completed successfully. Yazıcı said that "The most basic element of achieving success in ERP projects is to be able to work with mutual devotion. We fully believe that Retay Arms teams and IAS consultants will work in great harmony. We know that Retay Arms teams will provide the regular data flow we need in the most accurate way. We will always be here to produce the most rational and practical solutions for the needs that arise.”