Trudeau Foods

Trudeau Foods

“Softengine has been a key contributor to our rollout of SAP Business One. The company’s consultants were excellent and helped ensure that we had a successful implementation.”

Jason Dugan, CFO, Trudeau Distributing Company

COMPANY PROFILE

  • Name: Trudeau Distributing Company
  • Location: Burnsville, Minnesota
  • Industry: Wholesale distribution
  • Products & Services: Specialty food products
  • Website: www.unfi.com
  • SAP Industry Extension Solution Softengine Food One
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Challenge

Trudeau Foods, which distributes goods to retail food stores across a five-state region in the upper Midwest, had been saddled with an outdated and unreliable homegrown system that was incapable of delivering reliable and timely information to management. In fact, users often had to perform risky database manipulations in order to coax critical data from the system. A robust, reliable and scalable ERP solution was needed to support Trudeau’s transition from entrepreneurial organization to midsize enterprise.

Solution

Trudeau Foods selected the SAP Business One ERP system to manage its fast-growing business and then sought an add-on solution to deliver additional functionality that supported the specific requirements of their industry. Softengine Inc., the company’s implementation partner and SAP Gold Partner, offered the ideal product – Food One, which integrated seamlessly with Business One and provided critical industry-specific capabilities such as catch weights, flexible route-management tools and order guides.

Results

The winning combination of Business One and Food One yielded tremendous benefits – a 25% reduction in inventory, increased cash flow and more working capital for growth. Trudeau is now empowered to react more quickly to profitability issues and negotiate more effectively with vendors and customers. Jason Dugan, Trudeau’s CFO, claimed that “Softengine has been a key contributor to our rollout of SAP Business One. The company’s consultants were excellent and helped ensure that we had a successful implementation.”

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