For wholesalers, our systems can help increase your sales volumes utilising multiple trading methods – online, mobile and traditional. Excellent visibility across the business ensures you can be responsive to any customer demands. Purchasing improvements and stock reductions are available and can enhance customer satisfaction and loyalty. Combined with the rapid provision of information directly to your partners, these aspects build brand loyalty and strengthen relationships with customers and suppliers.

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Case Studies

Kestrel Foods

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Distribution and Manufacturing

Staying ahead in the food industry requires strict awareness of stock to ensure products are available for despatch when required. Rapid turnaround and effective distribution management are a must and, seeing the flexibility and reliability of our comprehensive business software, Kestrel Foods chose us in order to achieve success in the food market.
Kestrel Foods have experienced the advantages of stock tracking, providing them with a crucial understanding of their stock position and commitments, significantly improving their picking and distribution efficiencies, ensuring the customer gets the right product at the right time.


Kestrel Foods are based in Northern Ireland and have a significant volume of overseas sales, mainly with the UK. The flexible Accounting module facilitates buying and selling internationally with its multiple currencies consolidation - making trading in Sterling, Euros and other currencies a more simple process.

The level of financial reporting available within De Facto both as standard and within configurable Financial Statements clearly benefits Kestrel Foods when running their business on an international level, from both a Purchasing and Sales perspective.


As a supplier to many large supermarkets, high visibility in production planning is crucial to Kestrel’s success in this competitive market. The system’s powerful features allows Kestrel to plan their production weeks in advance and, through increased product visibility, accurate delivery estimates are ensured as a result.  
Product tracking handles batch control with ease, meaning the company can critically identify specific ingredients within any final product in the case of product recalls, which can often occur when supplying to supermarkets.  
Before the implementation of De Facto ERP’s production module, Kestrel Foods had no true costs of their finished products. With production a major activity, identifying each and every process involved in this phase is essential to determine the true cost of final products. The system crucially handles the costing of each process within production and, as a result, Kestrel have been able to achieve accurate cost control, enabling them to see true margins.
Labour Booking has provided Kestrel a flexible standard facility to book labour to works orders, identifying labour costs, factory cleaning and maintenance, product checking, bagging up and any other labour processes involved in production. Kestrel can apply operations inputs into their Bill of Materials, which can then have labour booked against them during works order processing.

D & F McCarthy

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Distribution and Manufacturing

The new system needed to be tailored to D&F McCarthy’s sector and accurate management of stock was a crucial requirement to be met. Stock handling is at the heart of the McCarthys' business and the Distribution and Manufacturing module allows McCarthy to carry this out with ease. For this module, stock management is the hub in which all the software’s other processes work. McCarthy know that they are able to rely on the accuracy of the system.
De Facto's Price List features were another of the powerful attributes of the software that really stood out for D&F McCarthy. McCarthy have been able to take real advantage of this in the way that the system handles multiple price lists and gives them the ability to offer and match price lists to particular customers. Being in the food industry, McCarthy needed a system which could handle the fluctuation of fresh produce and De Facto ERP’s ability to manage catchweights is an essential part of the daily use of the system.

What our clients say about us

The ERP system is easy to use and does everything one would expect. Together we have enhanced it to suit our needs. This has led on to many other innovative projects that are embedded in our business.

John E Fells
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I thought I’d let you know that last month was a pretty big record for online sales – over 20% up on the previous best month! I think this figure is testament to the quality of the work done on both sides.

Hill's Panel Products
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De Facto has been an excellent partner in producing and enhancing an IT system that is flexible enough to cope with anything we find to throw at it. I’m happy to recommend this solution to prospective clients.

APS Logistics
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