Sage 50 Case Study: QuickCrop
Synergy Network has joined forces with the e-commerce website Quickcrop.ie to bolster their online operations. This dynamic web company operates Synergy Network’s most popular product, Sage 50 Professional. It’s integrated with SagePay and makes their daily interactions with online customers a whole lot smoother and more efficient.
Back in 2008 organic farmers Andrew Davidson and Niall McAllister decided to set up Quickcrop as an online business in a response to the growing interest people have in producing their own food.
To achieve their goal of running a successful online business from the heartlands of rural Sligo, they needed accounting expertise, systems and software. Happily for them, a family member suggested Synergy Network’s Sage Instant product for a start-up business which led Niall to approaching our Managing Director James Doyle.
We were delighted to offer them our services while the Local Enterprise Office (the then Sligo County Enterprise Board) assisted with the training costs. Synergy Network’s software Specialist Tony Flanagan then got them up and running in no time. They’ve been with us ever since.
Our Sage Instant system worked perfectly for Quickcrop’s Irish online business and as their internet sales took off in the UK, they purchased a second copy to account for their UK sales which links to their UK website www.quickcrop.co.uk. Not only have Synergy Network helped them implement their own accounting system, we’ve also helped Quickcrop do more business with their customers quickly and efficiently.
Doing more Business
Quickcrop have invested heavily in their website quickcrop.ie which serves as a great educational resource for the amateur vegetable grower as well as facilitating online shopping. They have integrated the credit card processing system SagePay into their user friendly website. When a customer securely makes a purchase on quickcrop.ie, the order is then seamlessly transferred into Sage accounts package along with the payment details. This integration we’ve provided saves a considerable amount of time for a small company such as Quickcrop and means that they can run up-to-date, real-time stock and sales reports from their accounting system.
Expanding with Synergy Network
They say nothing succeeds like success and so with the company growing rapidly and fresh investment from Dragons Den investor, Barry O’Sullivan, Quickcrop’s needs changed. The Sage Instant product was no longer adequate for the management information requirements of a growing business. Synergy Network maintains close working relationships with all our clients and so we were able to propose a more comprehensive accounting and stock control system for them once the need arose, one which reduced the amount of duplicated entry. Synergy Network’s James Doyle implemented Sage 50 Professional which facilitated:
- Merger of both Irish and UK sales into the one company and stock control system;
- Sales order and Purchase Order processing;
- Accounting for Sterling and Euro transactions;
- Downloading internet sales transactions from the website directly into Sage 50;
- Quarterly management accounts;
- Sales analysis of product groupings.
In it for the long haul
Quickcrop are one of our most successful clients. Synergy Network’s implementation of the Sage 50 system continues to provide long term benefits for their business and our experts continue to provide ongoing technical and operational support. The goal of Synergy Network is not only to help with Quickcrop with their immediate accounting needs, but also to ensure their long term success and growth with Synergy Network software expertise.