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Metal Supermarkets

Expanding the business, offering better services and analytics to its franchises

"Openbravo was the best of over 80 potential solutions that our project team reviewed."

Stephen Schober, President & CEO
Metal Supermarkets Openbravo Commerce Suite Customer
Company Name
Metal Supermarkets
Product Line
Building Materials and Garden Equipment

Focused on unique product line and customer experience

The Metal Supermarkets business concept was established in 1985 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Since then, the company has grown to more than 65 stores across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

Metal Supermarkets is the only international brand in the small quantity metals market. More than 60,000 customers rely on Metal Supermarkets as a "one-stop shop" for all their small metal requirements, giving them the ability to purchase what they need, when they need it. The brand is known for superior customer care from start to finish.

The Challenges


Prioritizing integration, ease-of-use, and scalability

Metal Supermarkets needed a real-time, integrated platform capable of handling all their stores, operations and business needs. The solution had to be easy to design, maintain, scale up, and use across 65 locations in four countries.

They also needed system that could designed and customized for specific business aspects, such as consolidated accounting and finance, enhanced pricing analytics, and superior inventory management and tracking.

Openbravo Customer Story - Metal Supermarkets - Challenges

The Solution

Flexibility, scalability and ease of use make Openbravo the best choice

Openbravo's ERP solution provided an innovative and open source platform with the flexibility, scalability, and ability to support the company's growth into new countries. Affordability, ease of use, data migration, and training for were also important factors.

Openbravo Customer Story - Metal Supermarkets - Solution

"Openbravo was the best of over 80 potential solutions that our project team reviewed. We appreciated its superior flexibility in terms of set-up, language, tax regimes, and data management. We wanted a powerful tool that could provide superior benchmarking and analytics, offer a customized look and feel, and enable our franchise partners to be as successful as possible in serving customers."

Stephen Schober, President & CEO

The Results


Better service to franchisees and full support for future growth

With Openbravo, all business processes were fully integrated and adapted to the needs of the company and the franchisees. The company was able integrate data from Sales, Accounting and Financials, Procurement, Ecommerce and CRM, delivering a complete and powerful solution for the planned growth and expansion into new countries.

Equipped with a solution that was now easier to maintain and scale up, the company could easily access more complete and detailed information to help franchises increase their efficiency and profitability.

The adoption of a new solution was very fast, thanks to its ease-of-use, which allowed the company to boost the productivity of its users right away.

services to franchisees
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merchandising agility
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