Solutions Implemented

The True Cost of SAP Business One

Prior to the deployment of SAP Business One, Medina Diary did not have a dedicated solution to manage its stock. This was a significant business challenge for an organisation that holds dairy and bakery products with a short shelf-life in its different depots across London, the Midlands, the north, south and Wales.By using several different solutions - neither of which were connected - staff in different departments were forced to manually enter data into various applications. This not only impacted productivity levels, but also saw overheads increase in an attempt to keep data accurate and up-to-date.Because of a lack of instant access into real-time data, line managers and senior bosses were unable to extract financial or similar performance reports to asses and analyse company performance.

We evaluated a number of solutions, including Sage Line 1000, Oracle, Infor and Sage Line 200. But due to a combination of a lack of features in certain applications and the high cost of others we opted for SAP Business One.
 

How we helped

80kAnnual IT savings

3Times faster invoicing

92%Faster reporting

Milner Browne first visited Medina Dairy back in 2011. After analysing the company's business management software it was clear there were several problems with the applications Medina was using. In some cases, software was more than a decade old and because non of the applications were integrated, staff were forced into wasting hours duplicating data to maintain an accurate record of activity and performance. To streamline operations, connect different departments and to improve productivity,

Milner Browne created a SAP Business One wholesale and distribution solution. This was complemented with certain modules from the B1 Apps range - plus a handful of third-party add-ons.

By implementing a single, scalable solution that would provide a platform for future growth and replace disparate systems Medina Dairy was able to save around £80k per annum. Staff also have reliable and instant access into its inventory. This also saw the company save money by making smarter decisions when it came to ordering new stock and committing to orders. Line and senior managers could also get a snapshot at any time into the performance of the business, rather than having to wait weeks to analyse reports.

Medina Dairy

Medina Dairy is a family-run business that serves suppliers in more than 5,000 locations across the UK. The company, which supplies around 4 million litres of fresh milk each week, stocks around 400 items of dairy and bakery products. More information can be found at www.medinadiary.co.uk.

Mohammed Rashid, Group IT Manager, Medina Dairy

I had worked with Sapphire, another SAP Business One partner, previously so we called them initially but our management team didn't think they were a right fit for us. So we had a look at a couple of other partners and Milner Browne were the frontrunners and the best match for us. The rest is history.

Mohammed Rashid, Group IT Manager, Medina Dairy

The Results

The SAP Business One solution implemented by Milner Browne delivered instant improvement across the business. As well as being able to make significant cost savings per year, Medina was able to maintain the headcount of its IT team.

The automated nature of SAP Business One streamlined processes across the organisation and in Medina’s various depots. As a result, huge amounts of data duplication were removed with staff only having to populate information into one central system.

This centralised database provided accurate real-time visibility into the company’s inventory – essential with its product line full of items with a short shelf life.

Finally, senior managers could extract instant reports from SAP Business One and make more informed decisions. Rather than waiting weeks to get information on the performance of different departments, the introduction of SAP Business One now provides required reports at the click of a button.

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