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Dale Farm Limited manufactures and markets a wide range of dairy products covering milk, cream, milk powders, cheese, butter, dairy spreads, yogurts, ice cream and desserts. The company operates in the UK, Irish and international markets in its own Dale Farm, Spelga, Dromona, Rowan Glen, and Loseley brands and major multiple own label. The company has a group turnover approaching £300 million with over 1100 employees and comprises of 5 manufacturing locations in Ireland, Scotland and England.
Dale Farm Limited had over 20 legacy systems, a mixture of software packages and in-house developed solutions. Its parent company, United Dairy Farmers, also operated a significant number of packaged and custom solutions and the group decided to introduce standard processes and implement a group wide generic ERP system.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV from Sysco was chosen because it was felt that the breadth of functionality was a cost effective solution for diverse business requirements. Also, the customisation capabilities of Dynamics NAV allowed Dale Farm to make changes easily and quickly. This was very important to the group because there were specific dairy industry requirements that would not be met through a standard ERP solution.