Opera 3 Agriculture & Horticulture industry Case Study
Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (OMSCo), the world’s second largest dedicated organic milk provider, has selected Opera 3. Incorporating Financials, Supply Chain Management, Bill of Materials, Credit Management Centre and Pegasus XRL, the solution will help the organisation to increase transparency, support traceability requirements, improve forecasting and reporting, and make better decisions
Following a review of the market, OMSCo selected Opera 3 from a short list of two, including Sage 200, as it could support all of the milk organisation’s requirements without the need for excessive customisation. Key to the decision was its reporting capabilities, integrated stock control and traceability, multi-currency support, and ability to link to the company’s existing milking system.
“ Having previously used a combination of Sage 50 and Excel, we needed a more robust, scalable system which would support all of our processes, and provide us with the right information from which to make decisions about the business ,” comments Amanda Grist, Finance Director, OMSCo. “ Our business model is not without its complexities and we have a rather unusual ‘price per litre’ currency. However working with Pegasus’ Partner AMA we had complete confidence that the solution would support us fully, and after only a month of using Opera 3 we’d already halved the time it takes to make payment runs. We now have slick processes, accurate, meaningful information, and a robust platform from which to expand offerings and maintain the high standards our business has been established upon .”
“ The Credit Management Centre within Opera 3 is really useful as it enables us not only to ensure that our 16 day credit terms are adhered to, but helps to manage relationships and ensure we’re continuously in touch with our customers. We can invoice at the click of a button and chase payments as appropriate knowing that the right documents are at hand .”
“ With a £90 million turnover and operations in Europe and the US, it is crucial to have tight controls and visibility, and Opera 3 has allowed us to achieve this, giving us confidence to make the right decisions as we continue our journey .”