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Sweet Harvest Foods

Client

Sweet Harvest Foods is a worldwide leader in procurement, production, and distribution of top-quality honey, agave, and molasses products to the foodservice, retail, and manufacturing sectors across the United States.

Key Problems

Sweet Harvest Foods ERP provided no direct visibility into channel-by-channel sales, customer profitability or item profitability – making it difficult for sales teams to obtain valuable information. Month end and reporting was a slow and laborious process, lacking critical depth of information.

Solutions

Implemented Catalyst® by EBM Software, cutting the time and effort required for in-depth reporting and analysis while increasing accuracy.

Results

• High Adoption Rate for employees
• REDUCED TIME SPENT on month-end close
• INCREASED VISIBILITIY of SKUs and inventory
• 1 SOURCE of truth for data

Dessert Holdings

Client

Dessert Holdings is a PE-owned multinational food manufacturing company, formed through a series of 3 acquisitions, each with different financial structures and systems.

Key Problems

The company required consolidated reporting and sales forecasting. Operational complexity also led to the need for SKU rationalization to eliminate a drag on margins.

Solutions

Implemented Catalyst by EBM Software, consolidating all disparate databases into one view and structure. Utilized Catalyst’s Profitability Cubes to eliminate low margin SKUs. Used Catalyst’s planning tools to drive efficiency in sales, finance, procurement and manufacturing.

Results

• $18MM in unprofitable SKUs eliminated
• +9% EBITDA growth in 2019
• 200 BASIS POINTS gross margin growth in 2019
• MILLIONS SAVED by avoiding new construction

Targeted PetCare

Client

Targeted PetCare is a multinational company specializing in pet treats and litter. A PE-owned company, they were formed through a series of 5 acquisitions, each with different financial structures and ERP tools.

Key Problems

TPC needed reporting and analysis tools for both finance and sales. Disconnected systems made visibility into each op-co’s data exceedingly difficult. Month close and lender reporting were slow and laborious processes.

Solutions

Implemented Catalyst by EBM Software, providing a consolidated view of all operating companies with in-depth reporting and analysis capabilities.

Results

• 360° SOLUTION for financial & sales analysis
• 80% FASTER month-end close
• TTM ANALYSIS for lender reporting
• 1 SOURCE of truth for data

Chandler Industries

Client

Chandler Industries is a $70MM PE-owned precision machining company, assembled through a series of 5 acquisitions – each with different financial databases and structures.

Key Problems

With 5 different databases, consolidation and reporting activities were slow, laborious and offered questionable accuracy.

Solutions

Implemented Catalyst by EBM Software, consolidating all disparate databases into one view and structure. Used Catalyst’s reporting tools to cut reporting cycle time and eliminate errors, allowing more time for high-quality analysis.

Results

• 66% DECREASE in reporting cycle time
• 1 SOURCE of truth for data
• 500 BASIS POINTS EBITDA growth in 3 years
• 60% SALES INCREASE from 2016-2019

Cameron’s Coffee

Client

Cameron’s Coffee is an approximately $75MM company specializing in the roasting, sale and distribution of premium specialty coffee. Sold in 2019 to Grupo Nutresa S.A.

Key Problems

Cameron’s suffered from a laborious reporting process, that was lacking critical depth. Their ERP provided no direct visibility into channel-by-channel sales, or critical profitability data.

Solutions

Implemented Catalyst by EBM Software, enabling faster, deeper reporting and the analysis they needed. Catalyst also supported data requests during the company’s sale.

Results

• $113MM Sale to Grupo Nutresa S.A.
• 1 SOURCE of truth for data
• ANALYSIS & REPORTING by customer, item & channel

Louisiana Fish Fry

Client

Louisiana Fish Fry is a food manufacturer and supplier that sells Cajun-influenced products all over the country. In 2018, the company was acquired by private equity firm Peak Rock Capital.

Key Problems

Upon acquisition, Louisiana Fish Fry’s accounting system was too disorganized to keep up. CFO Gary Galeziewkski needed to consolidate multiple systems quickly and without slowing down business.

Solutions

Catalyst’s consultants helped Gary’s team implement Catalyst on their pressing schedule, consolidating and memorializing multiple legacy accounting packages to give the team the complete, easy, and immediate access to data they needed.

Results

• 90 DAY Implementation
• 1 SOURCE of truth for data
• BUDGETING & FORECASTING by SKU, category & customer

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