Index Computer Systems to Implement

Microsoft Business Solutions partner, Index Computer Systems, has been awarded a contract to supply a Microsoft Business Solutions Axapta Solution to MBM Produce Ltd, a leading supplier of fresh potatoes and organic produce to the food industry.

Comprising an initial 100 user licence, the solution will provide MBM with a fully integrated suite of financial, HR, CRM and business intelligence solutions. The Microsoft Axapta source code and development tools will also allow Index, a specialist supplier to the fresh produce sector, to tailor the system to best fit MBMs needs moving forward.

We felt we had outgrown our old operating system, which wasnt flexible or fast enough to meet the needs of our growing customer and supplier base, said Pepe Bascetta, managing director at MBM.
We chose Microsoft Axapta because of the systems rich functionality and because of the ease and scope for further development, much of which can be done in-house due to the terrific development tools that come as part of the system. The system is also very competitively priced and pound for pound, we believe we have a terrific value proposition for the business, which in turn will deliver rapid return on investment. We also appreciated the vision and support that Microsoft will give the product over the coming years. The system is not just future-proofed we believe it is future enabled. It will only get better.

MBM supplies all sectors of the food industry with fresh potatoes, organic produce and seed potatoes, employing over 600 staff in sites across the UK. MBM is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Premier Foods plc, which also owns household brands such as Branston, Typhoo, Loyd Grossman and Crosse & Blackwell.

Bernard Godward, Indexs managing director comments We are delighted to have won this contract with MBM as it further reinforces our strength as a leading ERP supplier to the food industry. We look forward to implementing this solution across MBM and helping it to achieve substantial improvements in visibility of data across the organisation.

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