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Zest implemented at Van der Lans International -

New ERP system for Dutch importer in place for new season

Van der Lans International, a trusted player in the fresh produce sector, has successfully implemented the new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system Zest. What makes this implementation remarkable is the speed with which it was accomplished: within just two months, the system was operational, right in time for the new season.

The old ERP system at Van der Lans was outdated and contained many custom solutions, which complicated the transition to a new version. Armed with an extensive list of requirements and wishes, Van der Lans began a demonstration of Zest. During this demo, it became clear that Zest nearly fully met Van der Lans' specifications. The simplicity and user-friendliness of Zest were so convincing that Van der Lans processed the first orders themselves during the demo.

However, one crucial question remained: could Zest go live in time for the new season? After a thorough inventory of business processes, both Zest and Van der Lans had confidence in an implementation within two months. By making a small adjustment to the standard software to handle bulk products such as onions, Zest was able to fully meet all of Van der Lans' requirements.

The collaboration between Zest and Van der Lans was intense but highly successful. Thanks to joint efforts, it was possible to go live with the new ERP system within the set timeframe. The season is now in full swing for Van der Lans, and the first months with Zest have been positive. Although the transition always takes some getting used to, the switch to the new ERP system can be considered a great success.

When choosing an ERP solution today, it's not just about selecting the right software but more importantly about choosing the right supplier or implementation partner. A good ERP system provides all the necessary functionalities, but the real value lies in the knowledge and experience that the supplier or implementation partner brings. They know the industry, have experience with business processes, and understand how to optimize them. The successful implementation at Van der Lans International is proof of the power of a good ERP system combined with the right knowledge and support.

For more information:
Thijs Terwindt
Van der Lans International B.V.
Tel: +31 35 6422622
[email protected]

Alexander Schrijvershof
Zest B.V.
Tel: +31 85 1303884
[email protected]

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