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Blackpool-based foodservice wholesaler, Trevors Warehouses Ltd, is investing in a 14 user Accord system from supply chain solutions specialist, Business Computer Projects Ltd (BCP), to handle all aspects of its business.
A family run business which has been operating in the Blackpool area since the early 1960s, Trevors is one of the leading catering supply companies in the northwest and a key member of the Country Range group. The company operates its own fleet of multi-temperature controlled vehicles, supplying restaurants, pubs, and other catering establishments in the holiday resort and wider NW area with a comprehensive range of food products and janitorial supplies.
BCP is one of the UKs top suppliers of specialist Supply Chain solutions to the Food and Drink Wholesale industry. Clients include BWG, Musgrave, SPAR, Serious Foods, T Quality and Creed Catering.
The investment in new technology is part of an ongoing capital investment in the business which will also include expanded premises to accommodate growth of the business over the coming years. Appreciating the importance of IT in the wholesale sector, Trevors has been computerised for many years. Its latest IT solution had proved successful across much of the business, but offered only limited functionality in two key areas - telesales and purchase ordering both critical to success in todays highly competitive foodservice sector.
Recognising this fact, Trevors decided to invest in a new solution, opting for BCPs Accord which is widely recognised as a market leader in the two key areas of Telesales and Purchase Ordering and already delivering benefits for other members of the Country Range group.
Trevors investment covers BCPs complete Accord solution including Purchasing, Sales Order Management, Stock Control, Telesales and Financial Accounting and will give Trevors a fully integrated system covering all aspects of the business. The system is due to go live at the end of November this year.
Gary Hitchen, Trevors MD: Accords Purchasing and Telesales features are light years ahead of anything else weve seen. We knew fellow Country Range members were very happy with it, but seeing it in action at Creed Catering clinched it for us. We are confident Accord will help us to grow our business successfully and, longer term, expect to expand on our initial investment.
Founded in 1979, Business Computer Projects Ltd (BCP) is a leading systems house specialising in supply chain solutions and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner one of an elite group of IT companies to have achieved this coveted status.
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 and using Web Services and EDI-INT for Supply Chain Integration. 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, Pets at Home, William Morrison Supermarkets, Pedigree Wholesale.
Country Range members using Accord: Creed Catering, Thomas Ridley, Essex Flour & Grain, Trevors Warehouses.