J.P. Beemsterboer has been a loyal customer of Schouw Informatisering since 2008. During these years, they ran on two different versions of Foodware. And now, it was time for a change. This time, the choice wasn’t an upgrade or reimplementation of the software, but a completely new solution: the switch from Foodware for Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Foodware 365 Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations. IT Manager Gino de Graaf of J.P. Beemsterboer tells us why.
J.P. Beemsterboer is a real food trader, with a worldwide network of suppliers and customers. And with a continuously growing assortment. The company started with trade in onions, potatoes, and cabbages, and has expanded with fruit, rice, Chinese garlic, mustard, vinegar, chicken, vegetable oil, meat and different preserves from all parts of the world. And with a growing organization, you need a fitting software solution.
After some successful years on Foodware Microsoft Dynamics NAV, it was time for something new. But what? Gino de Graaf tells: “We wanted a new solution with more standard functionality, meaning customization won’t be as necessary”. So, the search started. During this time, Schouw compared both solutions (NAV/Business Central and Finance & Operations) and gave advice. After much deliberation, J.P. Beemsterboer chose for Foodware 365 for Finance & Operations. A rich solution that is perfectly suited for traders. “Obviously we also got in touch with other parties when we started looking for a new solution. But I couldn’t find a party that matched our wishes anywhere else. Foodware 365 for Finance & Operations has so much functionality in the standard, meaning customization will be very little. And that’s exactly what we were looking for. Mainly the Foodware 365 – Trade module will fit us perfectly”, Gino de Graaf says.
The solution Foodware 365 for Finance & Operations comes with many advantages for J.P. Beemsterboer. The Trade module offers continuity towards the future. And the One Version principle that Microsoft announced earlier this year, means that J.P. Beemsterboer will always be on the latest version with the newest functionality. Large upgrades and re-implementation with a lot of impact are not needed anymore. Looking at J.P. Beemsterboer’s wishes, we noticed that they outgrew their current solution. And it feels great to offer a satisfied customer a new fitting solution: Foodware 365 for Finance & Operations.