Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organisations, today announced that The Authentic Food Company has chosen the enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for process manufacturing, Epicor® Tropos®, to streamline processes and allow better transparency of business data to support growth.
Founded in 1985, The Authentic Food Company is a family-run company which supplies authentic world foods to retail and food service clients across the UK and Europe. The company has an extensive portfolio of premium quality frozen international ready meals and snacks, all of which are created by its team of award-winning development chefs.
Due to dramatic growth, boosted by its acquisition of a state-of-the-art frozen ready meal facility in Dundalk, Ireland, The Authentic Food Company required an ERP solution which could cover all business functions in one streamlined system. Tropos provides vertical specific functionality on one platform with a single shared database, to ensure that real-time information is available to users, whatever task they are performing. Tropos was selected over several key competitors due to its alignment with The Authentic Food Company’s business strategy and its offering of an end-to-end business solution.
“Now that we have over 350 employees using software at various levels of the business, we needed a system that could provide accurate real-time data to establish greater transparency throughout the business,” commented Mandy Seabrook, supply chain controller at The Authentic Food Company.
“With the help of Tropos, the software will transform warehouse and inventory management to ensure that processes are more streamlined, both in the UK and in our new Irish facility. The information will be more readily available, enhancing our perceptions when it comes to looking forward and planning. In turn, we hope this help us with our continued growth plans,” added Seabrook.
“Businesses need to operate in the most efficient way possible, with data available in one place which can be viewed in real-time,” said Steve Winder, regional vice president for Epicor Software in the UK and Ireland. “With Tropos, we are able to help The Authentic Food Company gain visibility into exactly what’s happening within the business, streamline its processes and support its goals of becoming Europe’s largest manufacturer of frozen meals.”
Epicor Tropos is a process manufacturing solution that provides unrivalled recipe based production, materials traceability, and regulatory compliance for UK process manufacturers. It provides organisations with the power to improve decision making, strengthen internal and external connections, deliver on shorter production and supply schedules, and gain business efficiency and cost savings.