Leading drinks maker selects tailored ERP solution integrated with Drink-IT from The NAV People

Newbury, UK, 9 August 2016 – Westons Cider has selected Microsoft Dynamics NAV from The NAV People providing the family run company with a solution that can span across its UK and Australian operations.  The solution has improved production management through enhanced planning and forecasting; and has supported the organisation in its rapid growth, which has seen turnover double in the last 5 years without increasing headcount within the finance division due to the increased efficiency.

Westons Cider required a solution that could be tailored to its specific needs as a producer and exporter of beverages and could be used internationally, supporting its export business in Australia. Dynamics NAV was selected for its seamless integration with Drink-IT®.  The solution delivers sector specific functionality and process management, including several individual modules supporting quality and recipe management.

Paddy Smith, Company Accountant at Westons Cider comments: ‘The NAV People helped us to tailor the workflows in the Production and Quality Control modules so they meet our exact requirements. All the cider and perries are produced and tested inline with the workflow process in these modules ensuring consistent quality each time.’

Westons Cider produces over 30 different ciders and perries, sells 46 million pints a year and exports to more than 40 countries worldwide.  Detailed reporting is vital to the business in ensuring supply is aligned to demand.  To simplify and automate the process of producing reports, The NAV People introduced the finance team to Jet Reports, which integrates effortlessly with Dynamics NAV.

Paddy explains: ‘The manual process of producing reports was previously very time consuming; Jet Reports has changed this. The time we have saved through using this one function alone is almost immeasurable. The finance team produce approximately 100 reports each week and we have automated virtually the entire process.’

Paddy concludes: ‘The NAV People have helped us to augment the solution to our needs because they understand the way the brewery sector works. Within the finance department we have maintained the same headcount for the last few years despite almost doubling turnover across the company.’

Dynamics NAV is now used across the entire organisation, including in its Australian export business, with over a third of the workforce using it any given time. This single source of information has proved invaluable to strategic planning and business decision making.

Ian Humphries, Managing & Product Director at The NAV People commented; ‘We are passionate advocates of Microsoft Dynamics NAV and believe that our in-depth understanding of the solution ensures that The NAV People deliver value to our customers. Westons Cider has a long heritage in drink production and has invested in a powerful solution capable of supporting their business operations, both nationally and internationally, for years to come.’




About Westons Cider

Westons Cider is a family run business and has been making cider and perry commercially since 1880.  The traditionally produced, award winning draught and bottled products are available throughout the UK and are also exported to more than 40 countries worldwide.

Westons Cider produces over 30 different ciders and perries and sells approximately 46 million pints a year. From supermarkets to off licences, in hotels, restaurants, pubs and clubs you will find Westons products sold, continuing in their heritage of producing quality products.

For more information visit: Westons Cider


About The NAV People

The NAV People started trading in the UK in 2009 and the business has grown through word of mouth. They are now the country’s no.1 reseller who solely concentrate on Microsoft Dynamics NAV. The NAV People set out to create a company with simple but really important aims; treat customers fairly, provide value for money and make them happy, while treating staff as members of an exceptional family and not merely employees.

The aims of The NAV People are what everyone should expect from a partner in business, a high level of expertise, amazing product innovation and the absolute best standard of customer service.  The NAV People believe fairness is the key to good business and profit is the end result of successful business relationships, not a goal to aim for.

The NAV People operate from three locations in the UK; Newbury, Cardiff and Manchester and also have a US corporate office in Atlanta. For anyone who is looking for a committed, friendly and knowledgeable reseller of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, The NAV People are the ideal partner.  For more information: The NAV People

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