contacted Granta when we first set up the business
here in the UK. We were looking for a fully
integrated business system, but particularly
something that would give us tight management of the
operational side of our business. Head Office is in
New Zealand and so we were also interested in a good
quality reporting system to meet the Group
requirements. Granta accurately assessed our
business needs and built a system that has not only
met our business management requirements but has
also enabled us to contain the number of staff we
need to run the business. Over the ensuing 5 years,
we have worked closely with Granta to further
enhance the systems; their skill is in drilling into
the real issues and tailoring their system to really
enhance our business. Most recently, we set up a
branch office in Belgium, with Granta taking on the
further variation and complications of business
compliance in another country”.
Chris Balaam Anzco Foods
In June 2002 after
successfully obtaining product approval from Price
Waterhouse Coopers, Optimum had its first
international deployment in the United States of
The flexibility in the system allows for utilization
as well as complying with America's financial
stipulations. As an international company, the
ability to use multi-currency is extremely important
and is one of Optimum's strongest functions. The
ability to add extra's to the system to help them in
their business practices was also likely a key
factor in Anzco Foods choosing Optimum.
have full confidence in Optimum's applications and
believe it will meet our company's main system
requirements for the foreseeable future. The
quickness and ease of data input, without any need
for duplication, is appreciated by our staff."
Ross Cuthbert, Anzco Foods North America
Optimum had its
first European deployment in Belgium in March 2003.
The system had added extra's to support full
traceability on orders including user interfaces to
deal with vessels, containers, and pallets.
is a wholesale distributor of Video and PC games.
The company not only needed a system that was quick
and versatile to use but one that was able to grow
and expand along with the company.
“Previously all of my accounting was outsourced as I
had neither the time nor expertise to do it myself.
Factors that influenced my choice of accounting
product initially were price, reliability and
speed. I also wanted to consider the personality of
the people who would be providing the on-going
support. Being able to relate to my staff has always
been important to me, therefore I would expect a
similar relationship with anyone that would be
visiting or supporting my staff.
Granta installed Optimum with hardly any disruption
to our business; our staff were trained in a matter
of hours and actually requires very little support.
We were very pleased with the suggestions made by
Granta for features that we hadn’t even considered.
Some of these features have saved us an enormous
amount of time and were included in the original
quote. The system is so easy and flexible to use it
has exceeded our expectations completely. Now I know
that I have my finger on the pulse of my business,
guesswork has been eliminated and profits are up.
Andy Hudson Alliance Distribution