About Clynderwen & Cardiganshire Farmers
Clynderwen & Cardiganshire Farmers (CCF) is a farmer owned co-operative trading across Wales, providing a substantial range of farming products since opening in 1902. Their head office is in Clynderwen (Pembrokeshire) and they have 18 retail stores located across Wales. CCF currently employs 150 members of staff across the society and have been using prof.ITplus since March 2007.
With a rich history and shareholder happiness in mind, they sought to upgrade their existing bespoke ERP system back in 2007.
Number of Employees: 150
Partnered with OGL since: 2007
Company Location: Clynderwen
Company Website: www.ccfagri.co.uk
prof.ITplus helps save time and increase efficiency in large farming co-operative
How did you first hear about OGL and our software, prof.ITplus?
“OGL originally contacted us along with a number of other suppliers. We shortlisted our options and viewed around 6 different systems before deciding to invest with OGL. The decision came down to what we really needed as a business and prof.ITplus fitted our needs the best. The employees at OGL were really trying to understand our business which made us confident they could deliver.”
CCF were previously using a bespoke system that was built around their business but did not have the full integrated functionality of prof.ITplus. CCF commented: “We decided to upgrade as we had grown over the years, meaning the system could no longer process orders to our satisfaction and was a little outdated.”
Were there any specific challenges that you wanted prof.ITplus to help solve?
“Stock control was one of our main issues along with the need for integrated sales/purchase ledger systems. We had a requirement for a trading and transport process which OGL created for us bespoke in prof.ITplus. Our previous system made it difficult to control the traceability of our products, making things a lot harder in the office. prof.ITplus has helped us with our traceability thanks to the reporting tool; this has been of particular help where products are kept in multiple locations. Transparency is key in our business.“
If you had to pick a favourite feature of prof.ITplus, what would it be and why?
“The ability to swiftly reconcile the back-office journals, purchase ledgers and accounts has been a key improvement for myself (I’m sure other departments would have different key improvements!)"
"prof.ITplus has had a massive impact on our time and efficiency. We would definitely recommend OGL to other organisations."