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Around Noon

Upgrading from Sage 50 to Sage 200 came just in time for this rapidly growing Irish food producer.

Around Noon supplies sandwiches and snacks to convenience stores, hospitals, schools, airports, supermarkets and corporate events throughout Ireland. The family-run business is celebrating its25th anniversary this year and has 110 employees working at its production facility in County Down,Northern Ireland.

Around Noon had outgrown Sage 50, with over one million transactions recorded, and finance and operations placing more and more demands on the system. Having previously developed an online portal to take orders directly into Sage accounts, Solutions for Accounting was invited to tender and subsequently appointed to upgrade the business to Sage 200.

Andrea Chambers, Finance Director at Around Noon, explains: “We were extremely pleased with the work Solutions for Accounting had completed for us on the online ordering system. Their experience with Sage 200 and the approach they presented to us gave us the confidence that they could deliver this hugely important project.”

Indeed, following a detailed schedule, developed by Solutions for Accounting, the switchover to Sage 200 was completed with less than 1 hour of downtime. Since its implementation the business has won more high profile contracts increasing sales by around 40%. The timely introduction of Sage 200 is helping to manage larger orders and expanding production plans.

Andrea adds: “Sage 200 has completely changed the way our business works and has enabled us to keep up with demand whilst having the capacity to grow further.

“It is utilised across the business providing improved traceability and makes things easier in terms of financial administration and production management easier.”

The successful uptake of Sage 200 has given the company more ideas for improving the way they do business. This includes ambitions to move to paper free in the short to medium term with the deployment of hand held technologies and live work schedules displayed across site.

Andrea comments: “Whilst initially, we did have some reservations about working with a company from further afield, we are extremely pleased with how the transition has gone. Solutions for Accounting spent time with us in Northern Ireland during the changeover and the support they have provided remotely using Team View or over the telephone is second to none.”

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