The blueprint, under development since October 2007, provides a path for the complete integration of Pacer International’s business units under a single IT system, the implementation is scheduled to commence in the second half of 2008. Pacer has already realized internal synergies as a result of the blueprinting process.
Pacer also sees an opportunity to more closely connect with its existing customers that are also running SAP applications as well as use the SAP transportation management solution as a competitive differentiator in winning new customers. Pacer anticipates being able to more easily onboard new clients already using SAP solutions and provides them with more strategic services by leveraging the common framework.
Michael Uremovich, chairman and CEO of Pacer, said: Our development team has found new common interests across the business units. The people of Pacer are behind this, and they are excited about the opportunities presented by the SAP system. We all understand the importance of this project to Pacer, and we’ve dedicated the resources to make it successful.