Lloyd Catering Equipment
Sage 200 Add Ons - Case Study
Preparing for Growth
Lloyd Catering Equipment upgraded to Sage 200 to streamline accounting, sales, and inventory management processes. A fully integrated ERP solution with quoting and document management software add ons has eradicated manual data entry and removed margin for error.
Founded in 1956, Lloyd Catering Equipment create efficient and highly functional foodservice environments for some of the UK’s best-loved hospitality brands. Lloyd’s design, supply and install commercial kitchens for restaurants, bakeries, hotels, and resorts. An impressive portfolio includes Nando’s, TGI Fridays, and Wahlburgers Covent Garden.
A Vision for Efficiency
Accounting processes were almost exclusively manual. Lloyd’s sales and purchase ledger were managed using Pegasus Opera, with all other processes – including cash books, nominal ledger, sales, and purchasing – managed using spreadsheets and text documents. Lloyd’s financial director recognised that existing business management processes would severely restrict the company’s ability to seize opportunities in the growing foodservice sector. To propel their business management processes into the digital era, Lloyds approached Sage Business Partner Kinspeed to conduct a review for a new business management system:
Enhanced with Sage 200 Add Ons
The foodservice equipment industry has unique processes, through quotation and design to project management and after sales servicing. Kinspeed developers delivered a robust solution with Sage 200 and integrated Add Ons.
Sage 200 ERP connects financials, sales, supply chain and commercials, with a single, real-time data set. The solution is future proofed and copes with higher transaction volumes for business growth.
To facilitate accurate inventory management, Kinspeed customised Sage 200’s stock module, removing the need for manual stock adjustments. Kinspeed integrated AutoQuotes, a foodservice industry-specific quoting software system which reduces the sales cycle and related administration. Integration of document management software further streamlines accounting processes.
To deliver a comprehensive after-sales service, Lloyd’s Service Management System was integrated with Sage 200, eliminating manual data entry and with it, the margin for error.
Doing Away with Disparate Systems
Sage 200 has digitised and automated Lloyd accounting functions. Integrating disparate systems with the core Sage ERP ensures data is synchronised across the entire business. With a clear view of performance, Lloyd’s make informed decisions fast, when opportunities and challenges arise.
The elimination of manual processes, including duplication of data entry, ensures data is reliable, forecasting is confident,
and more time is dedicated to nurturing business growth.
Kinspeed continue to support Lloyd Catering Equipment as their business grows and the foodservice industry evolves. With a Service Management system upgrade on the horizon, Lloyd’s can deliver leading customer experience for hospitality clients.