Kompany chooses Microsoft Dynamics NAV and SI Foodware
29 May 2013
Sales organisation Kompany is a collaboration of cucumber growers from the area around the city of Venlo. From the Fresh Park in Venlo, Kompany is in charge of the collection of the vegetables from the growers, including logistics, inspection, packaging for the retail and sales. To support these company-wide processes, Kompany searched for a suitable business management solution. After a thorough selection process, they chose the combination Microsoft Dynamics® NAV and SI Foodware®. This ERP solution, specifically for the food industry, has been developed by implementation partner Schouw Informatisering.
The choice for Schouw Informatisering was motivated by the fact that Schouw already had implemented their solution at several companies in the
fruit and vegetable sector. SI Foodware, the separate food add-on for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, bundles common customization for the sector. As a result Kompany does not need customization, which saves a lot.
Operational Director Huub Welles from Kompany clearly has in mind what he wants to achieve with the new automation situation: “Integration of the financial and logistical processes. By deploying the solution company-wide, we can achieve more efficiency.” The current solution of Kompany will not be further developed which is a disadvantage according to Huub Welles: “We want to ensure the sustainability of our software. A solution based on the technology of a big company like Microsoft is a safe choice.”
Another priority for Kompany is Business Intelligence as said by Huub Welles: “We want to get more grip on the business processes and if necessary correct them.” This management information is obtained from Microsoft Dynamics NAV and SI Foodware and made transparent by the
Food Management Dashboard from Schouw Informatisering. This is a set of standard KPIs and reports, which is specifically developed for companies in the food industry. Huub Welles: “This BI functionality makes it truly a complete solution that makes us ready for the future.