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24th October 2003, London: Swallow Foods, an international food import, export and distribution business with a UK turnover in excess of £15m, has placed an order for a new finance and distribution system with leading Microsoft Business Solutions partner, Advantage Business Systems.

Swallow Foods will initially install Microsoft Business Solutions - Navision at its UK office in Stratford, East London, ahead of a rollout to the rest of the Swallow International Group. They will adopt a wide range of financial and distribution modules including General Ledger, Sales and Receivables, Purchase and Payables and Inventory.

Nigel Potter, Financial Controller at Swallow Foods UK Ltd, outlines the challenges that the accounts department faced, “We were using a legacy DOS based accounting system that had been with Swallow Foods for two years but used by the Swallow International Group for many years before that. The system was quite simply...

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