Neil Williams Haulage expands with Pegasus Opera

Case Study: Pegasus Opera

Neil Williams Haulage Ltd was founded in 1967 by Neil and David Williams and is one of Scotland’s most successful family businesses; having grown in the last six years from two companies with sales of £1.8 million to five companies and a turnover of over £20 million.

In addition to the core business of haulage, the company provides complete solutions for waste management, recycling, aggregate supply as well as plant and skip hire to the construction industry. The business has some of the UK’s best-known companies amongst its customer base.

As a result of the expansion the company had outgrown its existing Sage Line 50 system and they felt that they needed a more effective and flexible solution to deliver the appropriate level of reporting for the business. The company opted for a fifteen user Pegasus Opera Enterprise System, including Sales, Purchase and Nominal Ledger as well as Cash Book, Invoicing, Sales Order Processing, Purchase Order Processing, Pegasus Instant Messaging and XRL.

The new system means that essential business information can be extracted instantly in a format that properly meets their needs, rather than within the rigid confines of their previous system.
Supplier invoices can be recorded immediately on receipt ensuring much faster approval from managers and considerably more accurate reporting.

The company were impressed by Castle’s expertise, track record and detailed proposals for a managed implementation, combined with solid backup and system support.

Jeremy Clarke, Financial Director at Neil Williams Haulage Ltdcommented:

“From the start of the process it was clear that Castle had a strong track record for implementing Pegasus and could deliver to a detailed project plan. The business had outgrown our existing Sage system and we needed much greater flexibility and detail in reporting and financial management. The new system gives us confidence in planning further expansion and acquisition.”

George Strathie, Software & Services Director at Castle Computer Services added:

“Neil Williams Haulage now have a complete finance system that has the scaleability to grow with them. Our unique PQIS implementation methodology ensured that we delivered a comprehensive reporting and management system with minimum disruption and to the deadlines agreed at the start of the project.”

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