By working with Blue Ocean Systems, International Raw Materials Ltd. has been able to streamline mission-critical operations using SAP Business One software. 


International Raw Materials Ltd. (IRM) markets and distributes crop nutrients and agricultural commodities worldwide. The company has been operating for over 40 years, and during that time it has expanded out of Australia and New Zealand to gain a significant presence in North America.

In recent years, the focus has shifted to the continent of Africa, which has become a major growth market for the agricultural fertilizer industry. While this has represented a big opportunity for IRM, it has also put them up against some much larger competitors.  

To compete effectively, IRM needs to operate in the same way a large global conglomerate does – something that Blue Ocean Systems and SAP Business One have helped the Philadelphia-based firm achieve.

The SAP Business One interface exudes professionalism – projecting the look and feel of a big corporation while also providing significant headroom for growth and expansion. Another reason why SAP Business One appealed to IRM is that it is a fully integrated solution that incorporates sales, purchasing, and financial reporting in one platform. 



SAP Business One has enabled IRM to reinvent itself as a viable alternative in a market dominated by large corporations. The business is now better positioned to provide timely, industry-compliant reports that match supplier and customer requirements down to the smallest detail.


“SAP Business One has allowed us to automate and streamline a number of repetitive business processes – freeing up our people to focus more on our customers’ needs.” 

– Michael Carrabine, CIO of International Raw Materials Ltd. 


SAP Business One 


SAP Business One is a ‘turnkey’ business management solution that allows users to manage complex management tasks from a single database.  

The system is intuitive, flexible, and secure, with market-leading integration capabilities that are currently being utilized by more than 60,000 clients globally. 

SAP Business One software can be deployed on-premises or via the cloud to give a unified view across multiple business departments such as Finance & Accounting, Procurement, Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing, Service & Contract Management, and Human Resources. 


Blue Ocean Systems 


Blue Ocean Systems configures and implements SAP Business One technology to meet the needs of small to medium-sized organizations. The result is a sophisticated database platform that is fully customizable. 

Integrations are flexible and scalable – allowing users to benefit from the same advanced technology utilized by large businesses, but at a fraction of the cost. Blue Ocean Systems curates the most relevant aspects of SAP Business One into a customized solution that features industry-specific tools and integrates seamlessly with existing ‘standard package’ software. 

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