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ARA Food Corporation satisfies its hunger with Sage X3

ARA Foods - United States

Creating snacks for the 21st century with NexTec Group and Sage X3.

Little visibility into inventory or product traceability

Before adopting X3, production at ARA Food Corporation’s plant relied on stand-alone applications and spreadsheets, all managed manually and offering little business visibility. This made it challenging to comply with product traceability and quality checks needed to meet tough food safety requirements.

We saw the business was growing…sales were growing, we knew that we needed to have a system that would grow with us.

Marta De Varona
VP of administration and finance

Focused on growth

Working with food manufacturing business experts at Sage partner NexTec Group, they chose X3 for manufacturing and finance, with the SDMA tool for reporting. Run in a private, hosted cloud environment, X3 offered the perfect blend of functionality and ease-of-use.

Sage X3 has great functionality. It is an excellent product for process manufacturing, where traceability is a key issue.

Russel Harper
COO of Nextec Group

Falling costs and growing sales

Real-time data from X3 identified areas where ARA could immediately cut wastage. In the first six months, it reduced plantain wastage by 1.5 %. As a result, stock and inventory dropped 10 %, cutting costs and reducing the space required to store ingredients. Furthermore, the real-time data from X3 enabled customer service and sales to better service its customers and increase sales.

Sage X3 is unequalled in the market for the flexibility it offers.

Marta De Varona
VP of administration and finance