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Specialty Food Manufacturers Attribute Savings, Growth to SYSPRO ERP Software; SYSPRO at NASFT Winter Fancy Food Show, January 20 – 22, 2013 at Moscone Center, San Francisco

SYSPRO, a developer of best-of breed, award-winning ERP software for on-premise and cloud-based utilization, today announced that specialty food manufacturers and distributors have attributed savings and growth to their SYSPRO ERP implementations. In addition they voice appreciation that SYSPRO ERP software’s Lot Traceability and Visibility features, i.e., the software’s ability to trace ingredients from origin through the manufacturing process to the ultimate customer destination, not only helps them to accommodate customers who demand this capability, but to fully comply with FDA rules and regulations pertaining to food safety.

Gorant Chocolatier, Boardman, Ohio-based maker of quality chocolates, has achieved major successes utilizing SYSPRO ERP. According to Manager Mary Ann Yerage and Director of Operations Jack Peluse, SYSPRO ERP has not only enabled the company to enhance operational efficiencies, but to fully comply with FDA rules and regulations pertaining to food.

Annabelle Candy, headquartered in Hayward, California, has also realized operational improvements via utilization of SYSPRO ERP software. Vice President of Finance Shelly Craft notes, “The results [using SYSPRO software] have far exceeded our expectations.” The efficiencies and insights resulting from the utilization of SYSPRO software are also enabling the company to expand marketing efforts from a West Coast concentration to the entire USA.

Vanns Spices, a manufacturer of spices, spice blends, heirloom beans, grains and rice and flavorings, was selected a winner in the Managing Automation Media 2011 Progressive Manufacturing Awards in the category “Data & Integration Mastery.” Based in Baltimore, Maryland, Vanns sells products under the Vanns label, but the majority of the firm’s business is directed at developing and producing private label spice lines for markets, restaurants and Web sites. The company’s effective utilization of SYSPRO ERP software easily enables Vanns to employ the custom-shop type manufacturing necessary to fill numerous spice blends and private label order variations, as well as to fully comply with supermarket customers that require suppliers have the ability to do lot tracking.

Jonathan Clark, Chief Financial Officer of Honest Tea, a user of SYSPRO ERP software, was named one of ten 2010 Visionaries by leading publication, Consumer Goods Technology (CGT) Magazine ( According to CGT, “Over the past five and a half years with Honest Tea, Jonathan Clark’s most significant accomplishment was putting in place the necessary systems, procedures and personnel to allow Honest Tea Inc. to effectively manage growth. Among them was the implementation of a new ERP system from SYSPRO to better manage inventory levels.”

SYSPRO is urging Fancy Food Show attendees to visit the SYSPRO booth (3014) to learn how SYSPRO ERP software can enhance operational efficiencies, promote profits and facilitate growth.