Industrie Gastronomique Cascajares
"SAP Business One has become a full member of the company. Without this software, we would not have been able to sustain our growth."
- Products and services : Food transformation
- Location: St-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
- Annual revenue: < $5 Million
- Employees : 11-50
- Optimize the resources already existing
- Speed up the customer service
- Limit the risk of error due to an old system
- Improve the traceability of the products
- Simplify business process and data management
- SAP Business One
- Use of the same solution by the head office, in Spain
- Communication flexibility
- Possibility of adjustments during growth
- Complete, intuitive and reliable solution
- User-friendly tool
- Easy report production
WHY FORGESTIK ?
- For its expertise in the food industry
- For its geographic proximity
- For its understanding of the challenges to be met
- For its realistic vision
WHIP UP A MASTERPIECE WITH SAP BUSINESS ONE
Born following the realization of a Spanish dream, Industrie Gastronomique Cascajares did not arrive in Quebec until 2008. Following the North American craze for its products, the company specializing in the distribution of cooked and vacuum packed meat made it to the food and consumer markets and created two house brands: Chef Brigade and Le Chef et Moi.
It then became imperative to find a way to optimize the company's business processes, while limiting the risk of inherent errors. Since the parent company, located in Spain, was already using SAP Business One, the choice of a new platform was obvious and natural for Industrie Gastronomique Cascajares.
SIMPLIFY OPERATIONS WITH A NEW MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
In search of a more suitable system to optimize daily management, Industrie Gastronomique Cascajares turned to SAP Business One, a solution already in place at its Spanish head office. It was now necessary to find the supplier who could best support the company in its growth. The company chose Forgestik, a company specializing in the implementation of SAP Business One and known for its experience with SMEs in the food industry.
"During our first years, we worked with a simple Excel software for general administration and day-to-day management," told Nicolas Couture to L'actualité Alimentaire magazine. However, as we began to grow, it became obvious that such a system was rendered inadequate for our needs and for the size we had reached. In fact, it was a hindrance to our growth. For example, a full-time employee had to manage traceability activities, when he should have devoted himself to more development-related tasks.
In short, we had reached another stage and we had to equip ourselves to become more efficient and support our development. Not to mention that with the opening of a HACCP-certified factory in January 2012, our challenges took on another dimension. »
SAP BUSINESS ONE: THE OPTIMAL SOLUTION
Following the installation of SAP Business One by Forgestik, Industrie Gastronomique Cascajares was able to see the importance of a change in software. The reduction of administrative tasks, simplification in inventory management, real-time access to information, greater employee autonomy, reduction of potential errors and time saving are only examples of the benefits experienced by the company since the implementation of an SAP solution!
"SAP Business One has become a fully-fledged member of the company, says Nicolas Couture. It allowed us to free ourselves from a lot of work and to be more confident about our procedures."
FORGESTIK: A LONG-TERM PARTNER
If Forgestik cares so much about the growth of its customers, it is because the company is committed to developing a long-term relationship. Industrie Gastronomique Cascajares could not have gone wrong when choosing Forgestik as a business partner, whose expertise in the food sector is well recognized.
“ We had met various suppliers in the region, then we were introduced to Forgestik, explains Nicolas Couture. The choice was made naturally. Geographically, they were located near us. They had a good understanding of our production processes. They already had a lot of experience in the food industry. We felt confident with them and above all, they allowed us to see the future with great optimism. Without this software, we would not have been able to sustain our growth. "