Pedigree Wholesale invests in Accord from BCP

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Pedigree offers a complete range of pet and aquatic products - from live fish to pet food - for the independent pet shop and specialist outlets, servicing some 1500 retailers across England and Wales through its network of five depots.

The investment in new technology encompasses the complete Accord solution including Purchasing, Sales Order Management, Telesales, Warehouse Management and Financial Accounting. The system will be implemented throughout the business in a series of stages over a period of six to eight months. Ultimately, it will be used by 88 Pedigree employees, 32 of which are dedicated warehouse operatives.

Key to securing the contract were Accords powerful Telesales features and fully integrated, Voice activated Warehouse Management System (WMS) which outclassed specialist stand-alone warehouse offerings in terms of functionality. The WMS will be implemented at Pedigrees main distribution centre in Nottingham, giving the company all the productivity and accuracy advantages of this exciting new technology.

Brian Mellors, Pedigrees Financial Director: Initially we were looking for a WMS to compliment our existing systems, but we were so impressed by BCPs Accord that we decided to invest in a completely new solution. We believe Accord will empower us to grow our business successfully and increase our market share, by providing the best customer service in the industry.

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About BCP - www.bcpsoftware.com

Founded in 1979, Business Computer Projects Ltd (BCP) is a leading systems house specialising in supply chain solutions. Our Accord systems offer end-to-end, web enabled supply chain solutions for delivered wholesale, cash & carry and retail distribution. Dedicated versions are available for the food and drink sector where we are regarded as one of the market leaders.

All our systems have been developed using Progress 4GL ensuring they are user friendly and easy to tailor, with powerful, flexible reporting and management information facilities. Their OpenEdge(TM) architecture makes them suitable for use on a wide range of platforms, giving clients maximum choice and flexibility in hardware and operating system platform selection and allowing easy integration with many other technologies, such as .NET, Java and Web Services.

As a technology innovator, BCP systems are in the forefront when it comes to applying new technologies to the Food Industry Supply Chain. Recently these include Voice technology in the warehouse, using Web Services and EDI-INT for Supply Chain Integration and keeping abreast of new developments in the industry, such as Chip and Pin. We also operate a number of managed services for our clients, including AIMS (Accord Internet Messaging Service) for passing information reliably and securely between sites, an EFT Bureau and an EDI Bureau.

BCP clients include SPAR, Musgrave, BWG, Woodward Food Service, Pets at Home

About Pedigree Wholesale Ltd

Pedigree Wholesale Ltd is one of the countrys leading wholesalers of pet and aquatic products. The Company has a turnover of 40 million and employs 180 staff in five locations, providing deliveries to retailers throughout England and Wales using its own fleet of trucks.

For further information or photographs please contact Pauline Higgs at BCP:

Tel: +44 (0)161 355 3000

Fax: +44 (0)161 355 3001

Email: Pauline.higgs@bcpsoftware.com

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