Business Automation and Software Blog

PositiveVision Cooks Up Efficiency At Bernard Foods

Posted by Robert Baran on Tue, Aug 30, 2011 @ 05:53 PM

Since 1947, Bernard Foods has been providing award winning food products, and is the largest family owned and operated food manufacturer in the United States.

As they approached Y2K Bernard Foods faced some unique challenges. From Y2K compliance, books that needed to be straightened and closed for year end and three separate lines of business to sort through, not to mention issues retrieving data out of their old system – they definitely had their work cut out for them. Making matters worse was inaccurate reporting and a complicated commission structure. Eventually a trusted colleague referred Bill Silwa, CFO at Bernard Foods to PositiveVision.

The first thing PositiveVision did was stabilize the environment and prepare for the Y2K transition. Next they recommended and installed Sage PFW – a comprehensive ERP solution that would provide the framework for a more effective financial infrastructure.

Bernard Foods now has three lines of business operating on one platform, allowing them to maintain one database, but still have three distinct entities. Furthermore, their reporting, invoicing, Bills of Lading and Shipping Label processes have all been streamlined, and made more efficient. Bill reflects, “We couldn’t be happier. PositiveVision has put our company on the right track and we know that we can trust them to take care of us.”

If you know of a company like Bernard Foods who is struggling with their data and financial infrastructure that may be in need of new software and/or support – let them know that we’d be honored to have the opportunity to earn their business. They will get the same personal attention that you have come to expect from us, and you can have the satisfaction of helping out your colleague.

Even better, whenever you refer someone who becomes a PositiveVision client, we will give you or your company (depending on your company policy) $300.00, or donate the same amount to the charity of your choice. Consider this our way of saying thank you and as a demonstration of how much we appreciate you and your business.

Topics: Sage PFW ERP, Software Updates, organizational efficiency