Systems Integration heralds new era for Food Processors with breakthrough technology deals
Leading UK food software specialist, Systems Integration (SI), has agreed partnering deals with prepared food, meat processors, fish & seafood, catering butchers and snack businesses in 2018, heralding a major move to technology driven processing in the food industry.
Focused on real-time shop floor data capture and integrated reporting, the new deals reflect a wider industry move towards information driven production planning, stock and margin management, and the ever-increasing importance of traceability. As Rob Stephens, CEO of Systems Integration explains: “With integrated solutions now clearly the method of choice for being audit ready, food processors have now also been exposed to the additional benefits technology can deliver.
“From a discovery perspective, we have seen more and more businesses question ‘What technology can do for them?’ This is why at SI, we have seen breakthrough partnering deals across the industry, involving a high level of collaboration, for very different reasons. Where all customers need information to support sales order processing and audits, for fixed weight producers like cheese and meat processors, the ability to reduce giveaway can be a major profit contributor.
“Equally, for fresh produce businesses, the importance of stock control and quality assurance for highly perishable goods, has led to a much greater focus on integration and barcode/labelling technologies.
“So as more businesses look at very specific parts of their processes, there has been a much bigger drive to solve individual issues and wherever possible, eliminate manual processes, which often lead to mistakes being made.
“I believe this is why we are seeing a much greater interest in technology and a growing understanding of the benefits it can offer, this is ultimately leading to increased enquiries and deals that are supporting our continued growth and recruitment plans.”
For more information on software solutions from Systems Integration, visit www.sifoodsoftware.com or visit stand S290 at Foodex 2018.