Danish Easyfood is a growing company within the “the out-of-home” foodware business. The company has specialized within the B2B foodware sales of pastries and bakery products to both wholesale- and retail.
In order to continue growth and development Easyfood needed a new and adaptable ERP-system which could meet their needs – particularly within HR, logistics, traceability and production. Because the company is specialized within food and particularly pastries it was important with a supplier and an ERP- solution which could operate within the specific challenges facing the industry. Additionally the company requested a system that was easy to maintain and support easy to access intuitive in its use and which had the necessary industry specific applications.
This is why Easyfood today uses Foodware 365 from Schouw Informatisering. The ERP-system is a leading Business Central solution targeted the foodware business. In this way Easyfood is today supported by an ERP-system, which is both standardized and yet specialized their industry and challenges.
From an ultra specific system solution to intuitive modules
A challenge facing several companies is that their older legacy systems are difficult to manage – and operate. Yet they are still functional and for the most part customized the company.
Easyfood faced an identical challenge. So when their ERP-system could no longer be supported it was time to leave the ”burning platform” as Chief Analytics Officer, Anders Dahlmann-Hansen, describes it.
”Our old system had put us on a ”burning platform”, as it no longer corresponded to our needs. We wanted to minimize the vulnerability in having an ultra-adaptable system, which could no longer be supported and that only few employees could manage.
Anders Dahlmann-Hansen here points to another common challenge, which make companies incredibly vulnerable that is if the knowledge of their employees cannot be passed on and stored sufficiently. That certain employees are made too indispensable, so that the administration of vacation, work-fluctuations and disease create stress amongst the employees.
Because of this Easyfood needed to increase the anchor of their data so that work was made more accessible and that data can be actively used in relation to both past present and future. A solution today made possible through amongst others Foodware 365´s intuitive modules.
”We chose a solution within the Microsoft-family, which was recognizable to us. Today we have a business flow where a great deal of the knowledge of our employees is stored in data. It makes it easier to hire employees and create growth and security.”
- Anders Dahlmann-Hansen, CAO, Easyfood.
A solid ERP platform provided stability during a period of rapid growth
That Easyfood is a company experiencing growth was demonstrated towards the end of 2018. Here in a press release of December 21, it was announced that that the foodware group Orkla had bought 90% of the shares at Easyfood. The sale of the companies and the merger are providing both partners with a strengthened position at the Northern- and international foodware market.
It was decisive that Easyfood´s new ERP-platform was solid and functional from day one so that the new co-operation could be developed undisturbedly and focus on the future.
The same goes for the co-operation concerning the implementation with the IT-supplier. Because as Anders Dahlmann-Hansen says: