A. McLelland & Sons Limited had originally selected the EFACS ERP System back in 1999. The demands from their customers, which included all of the UK’s major supermarket chains, began to strain the limits of their existing IT systems. Working with RAD Software Limited, Exel’s Scottish re-sales partner, McLelland implemented EFACS modules for Sales Order Processing, Order Tracking, Stock Control, Accounts and Logistics Planning. This provided the business integration and rapid EDI order throughput that the business required.
Backed by the Lactalis Group, the newly formed Lactalis McLelland reviewed their existing ERP systems. The options available to them were to go with the JBA System 21 that was already in use in other parts of the Lactalis Group; to extend the JD Edwards system that it had acquired in the 2006 purchase of Italian cheese maker Galbani; or to upgrade to EFACS E/8. The objective was to modernise their 7 year old NT4 platform and upgrade their ERP application to a modern, more easily deployed and maintained system. It was the proven track record and flexibility of EFACS which swung the decision in favour of EFACS E/8.