Customer Snapshot: Overview
Vector-borne diseases cause >1 million deaths annually
Billions of people around the world are at risk of disease from infected insects, which cause more than 1 million deaths per year. Fumajet has patented an innovative high-efficiency, low-cost technology that fumigates hard-to reach areas by motorbike.
Line of Business
R&D/Engineering, Sales, Sustainability
SAP Business One
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Number of Employees
Industrial Machinery & Components
Customer Snapshot: Business Model
The company’s objective is to deliver innovative products and services to satisfy and meet the real needs of their customers. Fumajet is always seeking ways to improve the quality of products and services on the market and promoting health in remote areas that are difficult to access.
Customer Snapshot: Success Strategy
The Entrepreneurial Spirit
The company’s MOTOFOG technology installed on motorcycles offers government and non-government agencies along with private farmers a high efficiency and low cost alternative for controlling pests in hard-to-reach urban and rural geographies. Their 17 employees serve customers in Brazil, Angola, the Dominican Republic, and Equatorial Guinea.
Winner: 2015 MPE Brazil: Innovation and Industry Awards
Fumajet received awards for two categories in the MPE Brazil 2015, which is the most prestigious competition for small enterprises in Brazil – recognizing the company with the most improvements in quality, productivity and industry competitiveness. For the Industry and Innovation categories, Fumajet won for developing technological solutions to epidemic problems.
Their objective is to fight vector-borne diseases, including malaria and dengue fever that are transmitted by mosquitoes. Fumajet is getting significant help in achieving their vision having become one of the first five local entrepreneurs to participate in SAP Expoentes, an emerging entrepreneur program in Brazil launched in 2013. Startups receive three-year access to a package of benefits, including mentors from SAP and Endeavor, a worldwide organization that promotes entrepreneurship, and SAP Business One software.
A Solid Mentoring Relationship
Working with mentors from SAP and Endeavor, and using Design Thinking workshops, the company completely re-imagined their production system to enable greater transparency of information, more solid business projections, and the ability to communicate quickly and easily. Ultimately, after examining the IT infrastructure and the company’s needs, they chose to implement SAP Business One.
With more reliable information, we can make important business decisions for inventory management. And, people are communicating across the company.— Marcelo Machado, Director at Fumajet
Increased Efficiency Right Out of the Gate
Within a month of implementation, slow bureaucratic systems had been completely replaced by faster, more productive processes. The new systems are getting positive reviews, not just from internal stakeholders, but also from investors and business prospects as well. Productivity has increased and analysts are able to make important business decisions based on reliable data, with business projected to double in 2015.
Better Business: Benefits
This all adds up to increased profitability for the company and a positive social impact on eco and social development in the places that need help the most.
Fumajet also received the prestigious 2014 FINEP Innovation Award recognizing local products that have contributed to Brazilian development.
Support from SAP increased Fumajet's overall value to investors.
Before, it was required to use manual and constant checks, which demanded a lot of time from the employees. Now, we have quick and reliable information on the company's inventories to make important business decisions.— Marcelo Machado, Director at Fumajet
Better Business: Run Simple
Boiling Many Manual Processes Into One Run Simple System
Fumajet’s 17 employees cover a lot of ground, serving customers in Brazil, Angola, the Dominican Republic, and Equatorial Guinea, and their customer base is growing even bigger. Keeping a handle on current customers and future business projections was a major challenge for this small company with big dreams. A Run Simple approach helped Fumajet streamline processes into one simple, yet elegant, business solution, helping them achieve those dreams and save even more lives.