Enprise took just two weeks to implement cloud-hosted MYOB Exo Business financials for Lewis Road Creamery.
“To get a brand new system turned around in two weeks was amazing,” says Lewis Road Creamery General Manager Michelle Preston.
“The service Enprise offered in that time was fantastic.”
Lewis Road Creamery delivered more growth to supermarkets last year than any other manufacturer. The company was using MYOB AccountRight Live but transaction volumes became too high for this solution.
“We needed to move quickly to implement Exo because after the launch of new product lines sales volumes increased dramatically and the number of orders being created also spiked,” Michelle Preston says.
“Our old system couldn’t handle the new volume of orders and started freezing. Orders were taking too long to enter, and conversion to invoice was a nightmare - and if you don’t invoice, you don’t get paid.”
Lewis Road sells product daily direct to stockists. MYOB Exo is tightly integrated with a Flow EDI (Electronic Data Interface) system. This automates daily invoicing in response to orders from customers such as large supermarket chains Progressive and Foodstuffs.
“We were already using Flow, and Flow is set up for easy integration with MYOB Exo. It made Exo a natural choice,” says Michelle Preston.
Lewis Road chose a cloud hosted solution because the firm outsources its administration, she says.
"The cloud-based system allows people to log in from wherever they are based. Moving to Exo allowed us to have more flexible reporting as it runs on an SQL database and you can link it to pivot tables and Microsoft Power BI (a cloud-based business intelligence tool). Some of the biggest improvements were in the debtor set up for parent/child customers. Exo has saved us hours in reconciling 100-page remittances and is stable so we never lose our work. Sending invoices each day now takes minutes rather than hours.”
Product deliveries continued uninterrupted during the implementation period.
“Our focus was on making sure we didn’t miss even one order over the implementation period,” Michelle Preston says.
“And we didn’t.”
Cloud the way Lewis Road Creamery likes it
The Enprise ExoHosted Service chosen by Lewis Road Creamery is a hosted cloud option and is like having your own server in the cloud. It’s a hosted server with automated backups in a highly secure, Enprise-managed environment. You can run multiple software applications in this environment. A fixed monthly rental fee spreads your cashflow. There is no capital outlay. You save the cost of running your own IT department. Enprise takes responsibility for making sure ‘everything works’.
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