Kinnerton Confectionery is the largest independent UK company operating in the field of childrenâ€™s and adult confectionery novelties, and the first confectioner in the world to offer chocolates that are manufactured in a Nut Free Zone.
Kinnerton uses QADâ€™s Manufacturing software for managing its business. DataPA provided Kinnerton with a solution that not only improved the quality of high level sales reporting but was one which could also be rolled out to users on the factory floor.
DataPA increased productivity and reduced the demand on IT for Kinnerton by improving high level sales reporting and making it much easier for end users to create their own reports and queries. Kinnerton deployed DataPA using the web interface architecture which enabled their end users to access all the required information via a standard web browser. Kinnerton also deployed the DataPA Windows Scheduler to automatically generate Excel spreadsheets of sales figures and email them at regular intervals to sales executives. This automatically provides the sales executives with accurate information in a format they can easily manipulate and understand.
DataPA for QAD Manufacturing
Considered a leader in the ERP II space, QAD is widely recognised as providing best-in-class manufacturing software. QAD Manufacturing solutions use advanced planning and scheduling capabilities to help companies plan, schedule and track products to reduce cost and increase throughput. As such, information critical to the smooth running of the entire manufacturing organisation are stored in a single complex data repository. This provides a real challenge for organisations to provide useful day to day reports and business intelligence. With its powerful complexity management engine uniquely suited to the QAD architecture and an emphasis on end user reporting, DataPA provides the ideal solution for day to day reporting and high level business intelligence for QAD. DataPA have also worked extensively with QAD resellers and partners to build an application specific framework available "out of the box". This means not only can DataPA be up and running in a matter of hours, but end users can be running live reports and ad-hoc queries the very same day.
â€śDataPAâ€™s simple and intuitive interface meant that users were able to start accessing the real-time data with minimal trainingâ€ť
Danny Chapman, Kinnerton Confectionery
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