Pinnacle speeds up growth and efficiency for health and beauty distributor AVEC
October 26, 2022 | News
Alan Revitt, General Manager for AVEC, joins Allan Goldie, Sage 200 Account Manager for Pinnacle, at AVEC's Head Office in Glasgow.
Health and beauty distributor, AVEC, supports growth with Sage 200.
Speeding up business-wide growth and efficiency for Glasgow-based The AVEC Corporation Ltd, Sage 200 support from award-winning Sage Partner Pinnacle has improved the health and beauty distributor’s performance, from accounting and buying to order processing and warehouse management.
With a turnover in excess of £5 million, a team of 13 and a 23,000 sq ft warehouse near Glasgow, AVEC supplies most of the leading wholesalers in the UK and Ireland as well as exporting to Europe with high-quality professional hair and beauty products. So a robust and integrated business management solution, supported by the right partner, was critical to running a smooth operation.
“The business wouldn’t be where it is today without Sage 200 and the ongoing training and support from Pinnacle,” explains Alan Revitt, general manager of The AVEC Corporation Ltd, distributor, and supplier to the professional hair and beauty industry.
The most fundamental improvement is stock management in the warehouse. Integrating two complementary solutions Sicon, Barcoding, and Warehousing, and Sicon Distribution, both supported by Pinnacle, a product can now be recorded in multiple locations and, importantly, is locatable.
Providing flexibility for the warehouse team, Alan adds, “It means stock can be counted in two different ways, and accuracy is much improved, as is the reporting of our inventory.
What’s more, orders can now be captured electronically and uploaded automatically, data entry that used to take two people up to three days is done in 15 minutes.
The buying and replenishment process of the business has also benefited. The enhanced visibility of information in Sage 200 has transformed the decision-making process, making it much faster, smarter and more accurate.
Likewise, improved visibility, accessibility, and reporting of management and commercial information have been achieved, says Alan: “We have multi-dimensional reporting at our fingertips, instead of spending days gathering data.”
From a commercial perspective, this helps to identify gaps, and risks and also assists with the management of customers, as we are able to provide more insightful data and timely updates, which customers appreciate.
Alan concludes: “Without Sage 200 and Pinnacle’s support the business wouldn’t be where it is today, the team are quick, knowledgeable and efficient – all valued commodities in today’s commercial landscape.”
Pinnacle's Allan Goldie, who works closely with the AVEC team comments, "We are delighted to support such a fast-growing and innovative business. We aim to be highly responsive in our support but also provide guidance as to the best solutions to help their business operate in a fast-moving market".
"The buying and replenishment process of the business has also benefited. The enhanced visibility of information in Sage 200 has transformed the decision-making process, making it much faster, smarter and more accurate."
Alan Revitt, General Manager