Anglia builds international presence in Australia

Anglia Business Solutions has successfully secured its first LINKFresh customer in Australia. 

Sydney based The N&A Fruit Distributors is a family owned business comprised of four divisions, covering fresh produce wholesale, repacking for major supermarkets, organics, and export to Asia and the Middle East.  The Microsoft Dynamics NAV based LINKFresh solution will be deployed by Anglias Authorised LINKFresh Reseller in Australia; Dialog Information Technology.

Commenting on the project, Mr Rob Cathels, Director, The N&A Fruit Distributors said; The need to replace the current system is driven by a number of factors, including the complexities of managing an expanding an evolving business and the desire to stay ahead of our competitors.  One of the key features that attracted us to Microsoft Dynamics NAV is its robust reporting and business intelligence capabilities that will allow us to enter data once and use it many times for different purposes

Mr Cathels also said that improving the availability of real-time management information would give the business a great competitive advantage.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV is specifically designed to help businesses, like The N&A Fruit Distributors, to harness the benefits of sophisticated business management software by providing, for example, a familiar and user friendly interface, said Mr James Simpson, Director, Business Solutions Group, Microsoft Australia. In this case, the combination of the LINKFresh fresh produce industry add-on and Microsoft Dynamics NAV delivered an off-the-shelf solution, keeping costs down and ensuring quick deployment, he said.

Commenting on the win, David Hurley, Anglias Managing Director said, We are pleased that the industry specific functionality within LINKFresh has helped secure this 30 user contract for our partner Dialog.  Dialog has identified a significant new vertical market opportunity with more than 200 fresh produce organisations in Australia that could benefit from the LINKFresh solution.  Anglias team look forward to a successful deployment at N&A Fruit Distributors as the foundation for further success with the product in the southern hemisphere.     


About Anglia Business Solutions Ltd

Anglia Business Solutions is a 27 -year-old software and IT consultancy organisation with extensive supply chain expertise. The company is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner, holding Microsoft Competencies in ISV Software Solutions, Mobility Solutions, Microsoft Business Solutions, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions and Information Worker Solutions. 

Anglia serves an International customer base from its offices near Cambridge, UK. The company is organised into four specialist business units each targeted at specific technology sectors. Integration Services facilitate the provision and configuration of a stable and secure networking and communications infrastructure.  Business Management Solutions design and implement core financial, CRM, manufacturing and distribution solutions based upon the Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP solution. The Software Development Team design and develop client specific applications and implement e-commerce solutions based on Microsoft .NET technologies. 

In January 2005, the company set up a specialist independent software vendor (ISV) operation. This investment was designed to produce leading edge vertical applications based on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly known as Navision) platform. Dynamics NAV is a global leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) application suite now used by over 65,000 companies worldwide. 

LINKFresh is the first product of the ISV operation and is already establishing a reputation as a leading packaged business management system for the fresh produce sector. LINKFresh is currently a Microsoft Dynamics NAV approved add-on package for the fresh produce industry. The application was developed in the worldwide version of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform and is currently being deployed in Australia and Portugal.    

Anglias customers in the Fresh Produce sector include:

- Branston ltd                            - Gs Marketing

- Capespan                               - Lincolnshire Field Products

- MBM                                     - Natures Way Marketing Ltd

- Produce World                       - Samsara

- Valley Grown Salads Ltd


About Dialog Information Technology

Dialog Information Technology is one of Australia's leading technology services organisations trading nationally and internationally from offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Darwin, Townsville, and the UK. Established in 1979, Dialog employs around 700 information technology specialists.

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