MMS NI Ltd got in touch with Acorn IT Solutions, their local Sage Business Partner, to discuss the range of options available that would help them to more effectively run their business. After an initial scoping meeting and thorough review of business activities, it was decided that Sage 200 would be the most appropriate system to satisfy all of their requirements, accompanied with a bespoke Warehousing Management Solution designed by Acorn IT Solutions.
Mark McSwiggan, Director:
“We were looking for software to cater for our warehouse stock movement requirements and after Acorn IT Solutions presented a number of options, we opted for a customised solution to integrate with Sage 200. After specification was agreed, Acorn IT Solutions delivered a robust solution on time, within budget and in a very effective manner.”
Sage 200 was implemented which encompassed the Commercials and Financials modules. This would allow MMS NI Ltd to satisfy their requirements in terms of warehousing, stock management and distribution, whilst providing optimum software to centralise business systems and cope effectively with the rapid business growth. The Commercials module specialises in effective stock management which enables full integration with Purchase Order Processing with Stock Control, Purchase Ledger and Sales Order Processing. The Financials module would give MMS NI Ltd a detailed view of its financial position at any given point in time and runs four key ledgers – nominal, sales, purchasing and cashbook.
Acorn IT Solutions recognised how their bespoke Warehousing Management Solution would be highly beneficial to MMS NI Ltd. This is a fully customisable solution designed to streamline the goods in/goods out processes, which efficiently automates the handling of the buy and sell procedure. One of the key features is the barcode scanning system to book goods in and out. Additionally, a customised Forecasting module, designed by Acorn, was introduced. The purpose of this was to enable MMS NI Ltd to measure customer data and usage history, and then calculate what Supplier Purchase Orders they needed to place in order to meet their customer demands.
With assistance from Acorn IT Solutions, the Sage 200 package and Warehousing Solution was implemented for 6 users. The software was introduced with minimal downtime, with effective user training and support supplied.