Sweet success for Lorge at bulk sugar repacker

Lorge Press Office

The capability of ACCPAC accounting software reseller Lorge to provide fit-for-purpose, value-added solutions came to the fore when bulk sugar importer and repacker Botswana Sugar Industries upgraded the accounting system at its Lobatse operation.

A system based on ACCPAC Advantage Series Enterprise Edition accounting software was selected and the solution was managed and implemented by Lorge`s Botswana branch.

The new system is Windows-based and is made up of modules that provide General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash Book, Inventory Control and Purchase Orders.

“Sugar Industries has stringent systems in place to control stock and requires up to 70 customised reports for the overall operation. All invoicing is carried out on the shop floor and stock counting is conducted twice a day,” says Lorge Botswana branch manager Jurgens Snyman.

“Loading forms, despatch notes and the invoices were customised to allow invoicing to be done in kilograms, at the same time detailing the number of bags. The total kilograms represents a standard number of pallets packed, dependent upon whether the order is for 1kg packs, 2kg packs or 5kg packs and so on. The customisation also allows sets of non-standard statistical information to be incorporated in the financial reports to maximise turnaround from bulk stock in to repacked stock out.”

Snyman adds that production reports give information such as the total amount of sugar packed during each shift. Stock levels on hand are monitored against the target stock and against orders coming in each day.

Issued by: Copywise


Established in 1986, Lorge has become the undisputed leader in ACCPAC accounting software and business solutions in Africa. Over the years, Lorge`s consistent expertise in the implementation, development, servicing and support of ACCPAC systems as well as the design and application of innovative solutions that provide strategic and competitive advantage, has earned it an enviable reputation in both the public and private sectors.

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