New Sales System at Countrywide’s New Acquisition

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Advanced Retail Technologies work with Countrywide to develop a bespoke sales order system for their new equestrian acquisition fully integrated into their current EPOS system and supply chain system

we were confident that ART could provide us with a reliable and fully-functional system. The system is now fully integrated and was delivered to meet our timescales - they did not disappoint.

Countrywide is the leading supplier to the rural community in the UK with divisions covering agriculture, energy and retail with products and services available through sales specialists, direct sales, 47 country retail stores and online.

The company’s retail division has a strong growth strategy and has recently acquired the well known equestrian supplies specialists, Dene’s Country Store, in Liphook, Hampshire.

The previous sales order computer system at Dene’s had been developed over a number of years using very old technologies and therefore Countrywide decided that it was not worth spending time and money integrating it with the existing Countrywide EPOS system and supply chain system.

Countrywide asked Advanced Retail Technologies (ART) to develop a new system (based on the Microsoft .Net and SQL Server technologies) to replace the old Dene’s system. ART, already involved with on-going development of the Countrywide retail systems, were well placed to deliver a system against the tight timeline.

ART were able to hit Countrywide’s deadlines and Dene’s are now fully integrated into the company systems with a bespoke sales system which fully meets their requirement to provide an efficient and friendly service to their customers.

Countrywide ICT Service Delivery manager Paul McKeown commented: “Countrywide has worked closely with the ART directors over a good number of years now and we were confident that ART could provide us with a reliable and fully-functional system. The system is now fully integrated and was delivered to meet our timescales - they did not disappoint.”

David Billingham, product development director of ART, added: “The time and effort we have invested in the development of a large range of reusable components throughout our systems allows us to implement new, robust and reliable developments within challenging timescales on a regular basis. “

Contacts: info(at)art-mail(dot)net

Web: http://www.artechnologies.co.uk

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