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March 03
13:47 2011

Solarsoft Business Systems (“Solarsoft”), the UK’s leading developer and provider of ERP and business software solutions for food and drink manufacturers, has today become a Commercial Partner of the Food and Drink Federation, the voice of the UK food and drink industry, the largest manufacturing sector in the country.

“This announcement is positive news for our industry” commented Darren Frost, IT Director, of Uniq Prepared Foods, established users of the Solarsoft Tropos suite. “Solarsoft’s solutions help Uniq to manage the key challenges in food manufacturing such as effective traceability, control of yield, wastage and packaging, and managing the requirements of major retailers. I’m sure that FDF members will benefit from Solarsoft’s experience in these vital and topical areas, and that Solarsoft’s product development will benefit from FDF’s insight into the needs of our sector.”

Solarsoft has developed software for food and drink manufacturers since 1990, focusing on effective support of the manufacture and distribution of chilled, frozen and ambient food and drink products. Traceability, quality, waste minimisation, regulatory compliance and rapid fulfilment are key features of Solarsoft’s Tropos ERP for the food and beverage industry. From bulk foodstuffs to short-cycle fresh produce, Solarsoft solutions enable effective management of manufacturing processes and associated supply chains, whether they involve major retailers, the catering trade or direct sales customers.

Clive Thomas, EMEA Sales Director of Solarsoft Business Systems, comments, “We are delighted to be working with the FDF, the leading voice for the food manufacturing sector. The FDF offers an invaluable service to its members and we are proud to have the opportunity to further enhance their proposition. We are looking forward to working closely with the FDF to help both new and existing members to address the industry’s key challenges in sustainability, food safety and supply chain efficiency.”

Charlotte Lawson, Director of Member Services at FDF, comments, “In the past year, FDF has formed commercial partnerships with a range of leading professional services companies to provide added value services to our members.  Effective industry specific software is vital to the competitiveness of food manufacturing businesses and we are pleased that through this partnership our members can more easily benefit from Solarsoft’s extensive knowledge and experience in process IT manufacturing systems.“

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is the voice of the food and drink manufacturing industry – the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. For more information about FDF and the industry we represent visit: www.fdf.org.uk

About Solarsoft

Solarsoft Business Systems supplies modern enterprise software and IT services to manufacturers, distributors and wholesale businesses across North America, Europe and Asia.  The company has grown organically and through acquisition since 1986.  Over 2,000 companies rely on Solarsoft to bring clarity and efficiency to their daily operations.
Solarsoft delivers systems optimized for specific industries, making them easy to install and easy to use. With features designed by industry experts, Solarsoft products help drive performance in sales, purchasing, finance, inventory and warehouse management, e-commerce and EDI, supply chain logistics and manufacturing resource planning (MRP).
Solarsoft is an integrated software and services provider.  All systems are backed by comprehensive support services delivered by technical and industry experts serving customers from offices spanning 16 time zones.

For more information, please visit www.solarsoft.com

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