Preparing for the implementation included reviewing the company’s processes and identifying opportunities for streamlining with Sage 200cloud. One example highlights how processes have been improved. Before the Sage implementation a series of numbers had to be entered at seven different stages, with all the risk of inaccuracies creeping in.
Now the data is entered just once and flows through the whole manufacturing process, saving valuable time and improving data integrity.
Victoria comments, “It’s a huge time-saver. It’s been very satisfying to eliminate the inefficiencies that creep in over the years and have no place in a modern agile business.”
She adds, “Everyone feels smarter and sharper with Sage 200cloud. Our quality manager and production operators see the standard of traceability information coming through from Sage in the tailored reports they receive. It’s been a massive change. I feel we’ve advanced a generation in applying technology to improve our processes.”
Eliminating manual paperwork was high on Victoria’s list of priorities. “In addition to understanding the vital importance of traceability to our business, Pinnacle supported our goal of reducing paper. Our complex document trail was met with positive suggestions for how the Sage system could handle it, rather than reasons why it wouldn’t work.