Imptek & Odoo Can Weather Any Storm

Company: Imptek Chova Del Ecuador
Location: Ecuador
Industry: Manufacturing (Innovative Waterproofing Solutions)
Apps: Sales, Finance, Inventory, Human Resources, Services, eLearning, eCommerce, Studio, Quality
Company Size: 150
Number of Odoo Users: 72 
Implementation Partner: Deil Consulting

Industry Leaders

Imptek Chova Ecuador specializes in the manufacturing, production, and marketing of asphalt mantles (as raw material) for the construction industry. In 2017, the trade name Chova del Ecuador S.A. merged with Imptek S.A., which is derived from the phrase, “improve technology,” and accurately reflects the innovation policies applied in its processes.

Nowadays, Imptek has five additional lines of business. In addition to specialized waterproofing, Imptek also has thermo-acoustic polyurethane panels, geosynthetics, road asphalt, as well as a green-energy, osmotic power line. 

The company’s aim is to meet its socially and environmentally-responsible industry standards, by developing products and systems that contribute to better energy use.


The Plan

For Imptek-Chova Ecuador, the strategy has been to develop more sophisticated and specialized products, with a focus on pursuing new research & development alternatives, that allow them to generate sustainable constructions over time.

Juan Pablo Sotomayor acknowledges the unpredictable times that the country is currently going through, but he's beyond confident that nothing will get in the way of the constant innovation of their processes, or the application of new technologies with the use of robotics.



Imptek has a great scope of Ecuador (and abroad). Its products play a major role in public and private hospitals, main airports, and also at various construction sites, such as: Malecón 2000 and Puerto de Aguas Profundas in Porsorja. 

20 years ago, Imptek's unbeatable reputation spread beyond the country’s borders and, today, its products can be found up and down the South Coast of the Pacific. Their products can be found all over. Like in airports and hospitals of Peru, Colombia, and the Panama Canal, just to name a few.

 

Part of Imptek’s innovation strategy revolves around their research and development laboratory. The pandemic has been favorable for the Imptek team, as it has allowed them to develop new formulas for their products. Additionally, they've been able to focus on new equipment procurement for laboratories, which will allow them to develop even better materials, and expand their product portfolio.

Early Roadblocks

Before long, the Imptek team realized it was becoming increasingly difficult to track the progress of tasks within their projects. These issues occurred mainly because they were relying on a number of different, disconnected platforms to manage their business. They assumed they had to work with several ERP systems at the beginning because their work processes were so unique, intricate, and complicated.

Also, at the time, they had roughly 70% of their information in Excel. Not only did this lead to constant disorganization and time-consuming, duplicate data entry tasks, but it also left their information at risk of being manipulated by a third party. Needless to say, they needed a new solution - and they needed it fast.

This new management software would ideally need to be affordable, integrated, and easy to use. Fortunately, Odoo offers all of that - and so much more!

 

The Imptek team is well aware that business strategies and consumer anticipations have drastically changed in the past few years. Nowadays, everything depends on delivering a quality customer experience. The happiness of your customers will ultimately decide the fate of your business.

The impact that a quality, all-in-one ERP has on the success of a company is immeasurable these days. With the proper management tools, businesses can always stay updated about the status of their products, employees, customers, and everything else in between with just a few clicks.

With that in mind, more and more organizations are now switching their focus to customer-friendly ERP options. And, when the perfect, integrated solution (like Odoo) is implemented, businesses can actually address the most exclusive requirements of their customers. Thus, enhancing the overall customer experience, and helping their company achieve continued success.



During Imptek's search for a new solution, they created a list of certain criteria they were looking for in an ERP. Luckily, Odoo was able to check all of those proverbial "boxes," and opened Imptek's eyes to new possibilities they never thought possible with a fully integrated ERP.

In short, Imptek was won over because Odoo is able to provide them with the following functions to increase their productivity:

a. Enhance the efficiency of business operations

b. Decrease operational costs

c. Facilitate customer interactions

d. Boost profits with customer-centric tactics & strategies

e. Improve mobile accessibility



Happily Ever After...

Imptek switched to Odoo because it can always be customized and modified to fit the unique wants and needs of their business. With Odoo, they were able to create a new approach, which was based more on communication, rather than orders and entries that weren't even traceable.

Imptek achieved the communication portion of their new approach quickly. Their communication has improved tremendously, especially since they can now easily (and accurately) trace placed orders, and communicate with third parties whenever they want, thanks to Odoo.

Their journey with Odoo isn't done yet. They are looking forward to measuring other indicators with Odoo's intuitive interface, like reduced cost percentages, manufacturing indicators, and other various improvements.

Odoo has completely transformed the way Imptek manages its business. With Odoo, the Imptek team has been able to rest easy, and enjoy newfound success, solely because they made the brilliant decision to switch to Odoo - the only ERP your company will ever need!

 

About Imptek Chova Ecuador

Imptek Chova Ecuador specializes in the manufacturing, production, and marketing of asphalt mantles (as raw material) for the construction industry. Imptek has five additional lines of business. In addition to specialized waterproofing, it also has thermo-acoustic polyurethane panels, geosynthetics, road asphalt, as well as a green-energy, osmotic power line.



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