Dunleavy Meats

Sage 50 Case Study

Dunleavy Meats runs a two user Sage 50 Accounts system integrated with a third party Weighing system and produces monthly management Accounts


Dunleavy Meats is a well established family owned meat processing business based outside Ballina, Co Mayo. The business was established by John and Maura Dunleavy in 1961 and transferred to their son Michael Dunleavy, who is now joined by his two sons John and Brian. The business supplies quality beef and lamb products to the retail sector both in Ireland and the UK.

Accounts System

A single user version of Sage Instant was installed a number of years ago and was operated by both Kathleen and Barbara in the accounts department. When a computerised weighing system was introduced by DEM in 2008, the company turned to Synergy Network Ltd to upgrade the system to Sage 50 Accounts so that it could be integrated with the computerised weighing system. Sales invoices are now generated from the DEM system at point of despatch and pushed back into Sage 50 without any duplication of entry thereby speeding up invoice processing and eliminating the risk of data input errors.

Management Information

When John Dunleavy returned from his travels to work in the family business he realised that he needed management accounts which were accurate and timely to assist managing the business. They approached James Doyle at Synergy Network Ltd who worked with them in sorting out the Chart of Accounts and upgrading the account balances to agree with their most recent audited accounts. Kathleen McHale was then trained to produce monthly management accounts over a period of 3 months leading to the current situation whereby accurate management accounts are produced every month. The most recent upgrade took place in July 2013 when an additional user was added to increase the access to the system. The next step planned is the complete rebuild of the Sage system at the next year end by Synergy Network Ltd which will enhance the use of the system going forward and remove old customers and suppliers which are no longer required.

We look forward to working with Dunleavy Meats for their future requirements with Sage 50 for support, training and upgrades.

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