St-Albert Cheese Co-operative Implements Companion® Suite by CIS Group

Wishing to automate the activities of its delivery team, and following a call for tenders at the beginning of the year, the St-Albert Cheese Co-operative examined several solutions and selected the Companion® software Suite offered by CIS Group.

This period of change is also marked by the implementation of a new ERP system, Microsoft Dynamics NAV. In this respect, the interface engine integrated into the Companion® Suite is an opportune feature that will facilitate the sharing of data between Companion® and NAV, preventing redundancy in administrative tasks.

In the field, established standards show that delivery drivers will save precious time capturing the quantities delivered on their Honeywell CT50 Android hand-held computer, which will then automatically generate a final transaction document that can be given to the customer, depending on his preference, either on paper using the mobile printer that will be coupled with the computer or as an electronic document.

“For several years we have been in contact with the St-Albert team, explains Mathieu Adam, Sales director Canada for CIS Group. Now the right time had come for them to review all their systems, and it is not too surprising that CIS could stand out among the companies they considered. We have numerous clients in the cheese industry, and are certainly well placed to understand and meet their needs.”

A third software system will allow the enterprise to manage its mobile devices in real-time wherever they are located. The MobiControl application, by SOTI, in addition to ensuring the highest security in the maintenance of software and data, also makes remote support to users possible at any time. Its other advantage is that it can support any mobile device, any form-factor, and any operating system, including Android, iOS and macOS, Linux, Windows Mobile, and Windows 10.

About the St-Albert Cheese Co-operative

The St-Albert Cheese Co-operative, one of the oldest co-operatives in Canada, was founded in 1894. A highlight of its 100th anniversary, in 1994, was the first edition of the Curd Festival. Over the years, the Festival has become one of the big events of the summer, attracting up to 50,000 visitors annually to St-Albert for five days of shows and festivities. Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors stop by the St-Albert shop to buy their delicious cheeses and local products. At the same time, more than 2,000 points of sale throughout Western Québec and Eastern Ontario carry the St-Albert cheeses. In 2007, the St-Albert Cheese Co-operative opened a second shop in Orleans, Cheddar Et Cetera, and in 2009 purchased Fromagerie Mirabel, in Saint-Jérôme, Québec. Over the years, many of the cheese products made in St-Albert have won awards in national and international competitions.