Minneapolis—March 22, 2013—Leonard’s Syrups, a full-service beverage company based in Detroit and the region’s largest supplier of bulk CO2 and specialty gases, now uses HighJump Software’s HighJump Route Administrator route accounting system to serve as the backbone of its direct store delivery (DSD) operations.
“Almost every feature that we needed for a direct store delivery was already in place,” said Sherri Iskra, Chief Financial Officer, Leonard’s Syrups. “Our biggest challenge was finding a solution that incorporated directly into our accounting package and HighJump provided that solution. Also, their reputation is impeccable, which made the decision that much easier.”
With HighJump Route Administrator, Leonard’s Syrups precisely manages routes, hand-held computers, customers and drivers’ schedules more quickly and efficiently. One system will control sales order management, inventory management, route planning delivery and driver reconciliation. In addition, Route Administrator will automatically update all changes made to customers, pricing, routing and more throughout Leonard’s Syrups’ systems. The customer service team will be able to enter customer requests as they happen, while the back office team can better prioritize customer calls to reduce travel times. This increased efficiency of data flow and faster business processes means drivers can make deliveries more quickly. They can also review the last several orders of their customers, enabling them to more accurately determine the amount of product to leave and ultimately save the customer money.
“We listen closely to our partners and customers, and have developed solutions specific to their industry needs,” explained Amy Stelling, General Manager of DSD Solutions Group, HighJump Software. “At the same time, the core of Route Administrator is the flexible and configurable HighJump platform, giving our customers like Leonard’s Syrups the industry-specific solutions they need right out of the box, with the ability to tailor it as the company grows and evolves.”
Leonard’s Syrups chose HighJump Software, a global provider of supply chain management software, because of its easy-to-use software and integrations to Leonard’s financial package, Microsoft Dynamics GP.