Striving for success in the Markets?- Season is the solution!

The Markets sector is incredibly fast paced.  Season is designed with speed in mind. It increases accuracy & efficiency, reduce errors and reduces the paper trail by giving your business complete control of all operations. Are you trading in a market? Season is the tool for you! It is simple and easy to use with…

Grow your sales this holiday period with Season.

As we enter the busiest period in the year for the Food Industry is your business getting the sales it expects? Make this holiday period the best one yet and simply manage and increase your sales with our Sales Rep management options in Season. Sales Rep Management with Season CRM Key Features – Customer Lists…

Struggling with Recipe Management?- Piece of cake with Season!

Businesses tend to struggle with Recipe Management (RM) as it is under constant pressure to deliver products that meet the tight requirements and price expectations in the food processing industries. Are you struggling with Recipe Management? Season is the solution! It shortens the time-to market cycle, ensures consistency of your product, is cost effective and…

Are you ready for Digital VAT – The solution with Season

What is Digital VAT? The Government have planned that from April 2019, VAT registered businesses with a threshold over £85,000 have to submit their Tax digitally. Making Tax Digital (MTD) requires compatible software to make it easier for businesses to get their Tax right! Key Benefits to MTD: – Knowledge of your own tax affairs….

Labelling and Traceability with Season

Read the full BBC article on the FSA report here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45371852 Season has a reputation for simplicity and accuracy when it comes to trace and labelling. We have over 100 sites across the UK and Ireland working to multiple accreditation body standards. Some these include BRC, FSA, Bord Bia, Red Tractor, NACB, SALSA, EBLEX and…

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Faster Order Entry with Season

Season gives our clients various ways to get orders into the system as fast as possible without sacrificing accuracy ensuring your customers get the right product at the right price on time. Telesales – With a dedicated telesales module sales operator’s get a call list for the day with the information they choose to be…

Welcome to Season – Smith Sagar

This month seen family run wholesale fish merchants Smith Sagar sign up for a Season system to help push the business forward. Based at New Smithfield Market in Manchester the company is known for their impressive range and quality of fish. With a rich history at the market the company have established themselves as both…

Callan Bacon – Video Case Study – August 2018

Callan Bacon is a family business with a global profile, based in the rural town of Callan, in the South East of Ireland. Established in 1924, the company is now the largest bacon processor in Ireland, and has been providing retailers in Ireland and the UK with quality pork products, with a turnover of  €40m per year….

Struggling To Obtain And Maintain Accreditations? Our Clients Aren’t!

Season is the complete businesses management system that has helped our clients achieve and maintain high level accreditation by making traceability simple. Our clients boast accreditations from the likes of; – Bord Bia – BRC – Red Tractor – EFSIS – SPFA – SALSA – NACB – Organic Certification – Origin Green Certification How? •…

Order Entry, Without Keying a Single Line!

Seasons Online Web Ordering platform allows your customers to order online from the convenience of a phone, tablet or desktop, making answering machines a thing of the past. Your customers can log in and place an order at any time which will automatically update your Season system with no need for keying in a single…

Season EDI – Saving you time and money

According to research from GS1 UK, the grocery sector saves £650 million every year from its use of EDI. Along with research having shown that EDI costs at the most one-third of its paper-based equivalent. Some of our customers including Oakpark, Ribworld, Callan Bacon, CMB Foods, amongst others, have implemented Season’s EDI system into their…

Season’s a real catch for the fish industry

“We believe that by using Season, we are faster, better and quicker than we were before. We have a highly accurate and reliable system.” – Brian McCullagh, General Manager, Morgan’s Fine Fish DATOS has been in the seafood industry for over 26 years now, working alongside leading businesses in the UK & Ireland has led…

Data Protection Alert – Protecting your business from cyber attack

We’ve had reports again this month of sites being targeted by ransom-ware viruses. It’s imperative that you protect your business-critical data as well as having quality back up procedures in the case of a cyber breach.   With this in mind here’s our guide to keeping your business data safe.   Backup your back-up Vitally important that…

Kitchen Bakes sign for Season

This month saw family-run wholesale bakery Kitchen Bakes, sign up for a Season package to help the business continue its trend of growth. Kitchen Bakes are based in Portadown, established for more than 30 years, the family-run business have plans to implement a Season Office package, as well as a  Road system to run alongside. …

TIME is MONEY – Embracing business progression through Season

  Season – The all in one package that has Irelands largest catering butcher on course for saving in the region of €200, 000 over the next 5 years. In any business no matter the industry, time is always valued as money.  Here at DATOS, we recognise that minor adjustments that can save a client…

More than just a re-skin – Your new hub for all things Season

We’ve been teasing our new website for while and as we move closer to the August release we need to tell you why you should be excited. – All new dedicated video page! – From new case studies to hardware reviews, new features to tutorials we have planned more video content for our site than…

Accurate costs deliver accurate yields

How Season takes the actuals to give you superior business intelligence. Our business is your business and when it comes to gauging your performance we believe that by capturing and analysing what actually happens everyday in your business lets us present exact business intelligence at that exact time. This allows our clients to make effective…

Season Spotlight – Catering Butchers

Another month another success story for Season clients. This month see C.M.B. Foods and Price & Fretwell recognised in different categories at the Meat Management Awards. Price & Fretwell were a finalist in the Catering Butcher Award and C.M.B Foods were also a finalist for best “Free From” product. You can read more about the…

Tasty Foods Cuisine sign for Season

This month seen ready meal, pie and sauce manufacturer Tasty Foods Cuisine sign up for a Season package to help the business continue its trend of growth. Tasty Foods Cuisine are based in Dunmurry on the outskirts of Belfast. Established in 1990 the company moved to their 10,000 ft purpose-built facility in 2008 and have…

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Season 18.1 – Countdown to launch

The Season 18.1 launch is right around the corner and were letting you know some of the latest features included! Consignment stock and split orders now available Helps with production planning and other operations. Sales orders can be split if you manufacture batches over multiple days. Operators can split the sales order and have that…

A Solution for Sales Reps – Season CRM

If you’ve got reps on the Road make sure you give them all the tools they need to meet and beat those targets! Key Features – Customer Lists and Account Management Sales reps can access a list of customers and manage their account information. Manage addresses, contacts, set & view credit limits, preferred currency and…

Season Road hardware review – Tetra Tab Casebook 3

We tested the Tetra Tab Casebook 3 this month with impressive results. Specifications Light and easily transportable the Casebook 3 Windows 10 version also comes with a detachable keyboard to double up as a desktop solution. Rugged The Casebook 3 is IP52 rated and is protected against dust and water ingress thanks to a spill…

Growing with Season – New Site for Ballymooney

Long standing Season client Ballymooney Foods have acquired a new purpose built facility in Clane Park Co.Kildare. The company have spent this month getting ready for the big move acquiring a new server and an upgrade to their network infrastructure to ensure optimum system performance as well as creating the platform for any future expansions…

Let’s talk about Recipes! – Recipe Management with Season

Creating profitable product for your customers requires innovation, precise management of consistency and accurate execution of those creating the product. With Season Recipe Management you can ensure the consistency of your products as well as monitoring yields, costs and more. In a nut shell – Set up your recipes in Season Office and have them…

Do we have the solution to YOUR problem? – Common industry issues solved by Season 

Foodex 18 Recap – Top solutions for the industry April saw us exhibit at Foodex 18 and in that time we had the privilege of meeting multiple people from various sectors of the Food Industry. From Meat to Fish, Bakery to Confectionery, Fruit & Veg to Ready Meals and Convenience and everything in between. Each…

How your business can complete an extra 4 deliveries a day* – Season Road.

Our average sized Season Road system allows drivers to complete 2-4 extra orders per day resulting in approx. £52k in additional sales per annum. Season Road users report an average 70% reduction in credits / returns within 6 months of using Season Road. Average saving on admin staff processing paper dockets is £25 k per…

Growing with Season – New site for Oak Park Foods

Another month in 2018 another success story. Oak park Foods have acquired a new site in Clonmel Ireland and are live on a Season Office and Factory package to emulate the success of the current system in place at the company’s’ premier premises in Cahir. Oak park has been a Season client since 2013 when…

Cooper Foods – Video Case Study – March 2018

Cooper Foods are a food service specialist based in Andover, UK. With large seafood processing and butchery units the company can offer their customer base a diverse range of products. The company have a reputation for responsible sourcing as well as top quality service and product. Cooper Foods implemented a Season Office and Factory package…

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New Report – Supplier Prices Report

A new report is coming to Season 18. Now its simpler than ever to get your supplier prices out of the system. Simply navigate to the Supplier Setup screen under the Purchase Ledger tab on your Operations floating menu. Once you have the Supplier Setup screen opened select the pricing drop down menu highlighted below….

Growing with Season – Gibbins Upgrade & Factory

Long-time Season clients Gibbins Quality Meats in Exeter are growing with their Season system. This month saw the company go live on the latest version as well as increasing their users in the Factory. Gibbins are a catering butcher with over 150 years in the industry. Today the business is run by fifth generation family…

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New Feature – Stock Batches Clean Up Utility

New for Season 18 is the ability to clear out redundant stock batches in your system without the need for running a stock take. The new feature makes it easy to clear out stock data ensuring your operators see only what they need to reducing errors and increasing efficiency at the same time. Comes with…

Trace & Labelling – Don’t get caught out! – How Season manages your accreditations 

The importance of accurate labelling and tight traceability was brought to the forefront of the industry again this month. With news that long-established Meat Supplier Russel Hume has slipped into administration following product labelling errors centring around use by dates. The knock-on effect was a mass product recall and the refusal of chains such as…

Season Pro Tips – Getting the most out of your system

Season has been around for 26 years now, that’s a lot of development. Over the years we’ve added some quality of life features to help you get the most out of the system. Field Chooser & dragging and dropping The Field Chooser come into its own in Season 16. Since then we’ve continued to add…

Growing with Season – Kish Fish acquire new site

2018 has got off to a flying start with numerous Season clients reporting unprecedented levels of growth. So much so that we will be making “Growing with Season,” a monthly feature were you can check in on how Season has helped our clients expand their business. This month we focus in on Irish fish processor…

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Introducing Season Road Lite

A new package for businesses focused on Van Sales and Delivery – Coming Soon Is your business reliant on Van Sales and delivery? Do you use multiple systems, manual pen and paper or out of date PDA’s? Season Road Lite is the latest offering from Datos Professional Solutions. It offers a focus on van sales…

Foodex 2018 – Demo booking form

Come see us at Foodex 2018 @ Stand M280 – Book your demo today by filling out the form below.  

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New Feature – Splitting Orders for Consignments / Works Orders

Coming to Season 18 The latest feature in Season will allow you to create consignment orders or “works,” orders for Season Factory. This is for companies who produce bulk orders over a number of days or weeks. You have two options Consignment Order – This is where an operator wishes to ship part of the…

Removing spreadsheets from your business in 2018

Reviewing your processes for 2018? Want to make this year the year you take the business to the next level? Some of the most common issues that hinders business growth come in the form of manual maintenance of every day processes. If your business is still reliant on spreadsheet maintenance, paper trails or redundant technology…

Are you ready for the Sugar Levy?

As of April 2018 a law that will tax high sugar content soft drinks will come into effect. Many producers are reformulating recipes to comply and avoid the tax however some blue-chip company products such as Coke will still be offering the classic recipe. For products effected the extra cost will filter down the supply…

Fresco Foods sign for Season

This month seen Glasgow based food service Fresco Foods get 2018 off to the best possible start by signing up for a Season Office, Factory, Online Shop and Road system. Supplying the catering trade in the heart of Scotland Fresco is a family run business with a reputation for supplying the highest quality products at…

Season Solves vs Generic Accounting Packages

Are you interested in an all in one system designed specifically for the Food Industry and proven to reduce credits and grow profits? Get in touch today for a full Season demonstration send an enquiry to sales@datos.co.uk or give us a call on 028 38 362 002

2018 – How to grow your business for the new year with Season

A new year a new start. Grow your profits in 2018 with a Season System. January is always a popular time to review your processes and plan for the year ahead. If your business is ready for a software system designed specifically for the Food Industry with a proven track record for growing profits now…

Quick pick – The fastest way to pick your products with Season

Want to get your vans on the Road sooner? Want to track the status of orders as they’re being worked on?  You can do all this and more with Season. Paperless option The Season Order Entry program will allow you to quickly and accurately entry orders. – Order History shows what the customer is buying…

Making “farm to fork,” a reality at Mourne Veg

Mourne Veg have pushed forward with their Season system and now track product from the field its grown, through to processing into finished goods.  The final step in the process is Season Road which is due for implementation early in 2018. Mourne Veg print a Gs1 barcode label at the point of harvesting using a…

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Formula Management Systems sign for Season

Limerick based animal feed supplier Formula Management Systems have signed up for a Season Office and Factory package. The company was established in March 2006 and represents parent company Glenstal Foods first venture into manufacturing. Traceability, Stock Control & Labelling the key FMS process bulk powders into animal feeds and have to adhere to tight…

Season Solves vs manual pricing & reliance on key staff

If your selling your managing prices, see how Season can make price management  fast and simple versus manual process and reliance on key members of staff.

Efficiency & Simplicity – Barcode Labelling – the key to simple stock control & traceability

Introduce barcode labelling through Season to your business and get the added benefits of stock control and assist your traceability. Take one step further and scan in your supplier GS1 labels as goods arrive and capture all the product information into Season instantly. – Raise a Purchase Order in Season Office and have it displayed…

“Faster than ever” the verdict from Keenan Seafood after their upgrade to SQL.

As part of our ongoing development and upgrade program, Datos have rolled out an SQL upgrade to Keenan Seafood’s with dramatic results. The latest version of our programming language, DataFlex, allows us to directly interact with an SQL database providing huge performance enhancements regarding data retrieval.  As an example, filling a trend analysis grid with…

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Season 17.2 Out Now!

November marks the release of Season version 17.2. Sites across the UK and Ireland are already signing up and here are some of the latest features to benefit from. Telesales re-written and mods to SOP Simpler, faster, customisable. See status of orders in the system, suspend an order, have KPI information on screen such as…

Build up to launch Season 17.2 Features Teaser – Coming Soon

As we build up to launch Season 17.2 we’ve put together this feature teaser to whet your appetite. Below are some of the latest features we’ve been working on to help streamline your business. Production Requirements Tool What it does Season will calculate how much of each ingredient (both weight and/or quantity) is needed to…

Season Fish Landing (Sales Notes) system update – Stay complaint with new SPFA regulations

In preparation for the new SPFA web service launch we’ve updated the Fish Landing system in Season to ensure you stay compliant. We didn’t just stop there though we’ve added some great time saving features making Season the best system for logging your purchases. Fish Landing (Sales Notes) Update Guide Oct 17<– Click this link…

Season Complaints Module Guide

How do you manage complaints in your business? Do you know how much complaints cost your business? Can you identify customers with frequent complaints or pin point the area in your business that leads to a complaint being submitted? Click the link below to see how Season can manage complaints that come into your business…

Season Solves – Season vs The Pen

Buyer’s Guide – Searching for a solution

Odds are when you are looking for a software solution for your business there are specific issues that you want to address be it traceability, increasing efficiency, reducing your paper flow etc. Only to find that searching for the right system throws up a new set of issues you don’t have the need or time…

Season Online Shop – The complete online buying solution

Tired of translating from the answer machine? Want to embrace the next generation of customers? Put responsibility of placing an order back with your customers by using Season Online Shop. Season Online Shop allows your customers to order online from the convenience of a phone, tablet or desktop, our Online ordering platform makes answering machines…

Systems check list

Season is the complete business management solution designed for the food industry with 26 years of innovation. We know there is a lot to running a business, does your system have the capabilities to run it all? Use our solution checker below for an overview of what Season can offer your business and compare it…

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How to raise a purchase order in Season Factory

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New Feature – Audit Trail Analysis

New for Season 17 is our customisable audit fields for Customer, Products and Suppliers in Season Office. Users can now define exactly which changes to which fields they want to track. In this example we have chosen Customer as our audit file to define. I now want to track any changes to customers address so…

A B Fruits sign for Season

This month seen Bedford based fresh produce specialists A B Fruits Ltd sign up for a Season Office and Factory package. Established for over 30 years this family run business has a respected reputation for sourcing and supplying the freshest produce all year long. Building on that success the company has diversified their product range…

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Deleting labels for over confirmed products – Season Factory

I.T. Food Summit – The Show you can’t afford to miss

With a change of venue and dates show organiser premier publications have made the decision to combine all their flagship events to the one venue with an expected 3000 plus delegates registering interest in attending already. The Ricoh Arena is home to Coventry City F.C. and The London Wasps however 7th November the modern facility…

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New Feature – Sales Receipts Auto Allocation

New for version 17 Season takes the arduous task of allocating payments to invoices and makes it a simple straight forward process. Allocating tools in Season Smart Allocation – based on keyed in amounts the system will automatically search for a match and allocate it to the relevant invoices Auto Search – customer auto search…

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New Website Launch – www.datos.co.uk

After conducting feedback with our customers and other datos.co.uk users we are working towards a complete revamp of our current website. What’s New? – Fully Mobile Optimized for browsing on the go – New Information Hub to include all technical tips, feature announcements, customer case studies and more. Presented in a new easy to navigate…

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New Feature – Price Control Manager Improvements

New for version 17, we have revamped and added to the Price Control Manager under Price Management in Season Office. Introducing the dual grid view system. This presentation makes navigation and making amendments even faster as more information is available on screen at one time. You no longer need to switch between tabs for every…

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Season Spotlight – Daniel Doherty expanding with Season

This month seen one of Ireland’s longest established bakeries Daniel Doherty (est. 1880) sign up for an upgrade to their Season Road system as they continue to expand and grow the company. The company have a wide range of customers spanning both the north and south of Ireland and include some of the largest stockists…

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Reprinting stock labels in Season Factory

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Gourmet Foods ready for Online Road

This month seen Ballynahinch based Food distributor Gourmet Foods sign up for an upgrade to Season 17 along with implementing Season Online Road. Gourmet Foods have been using Season since 2009 utilising the original Season Road package running on handheld devices. The company has moved from strength to strength from then and this latest upgrade…

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French Village Bakery ready for Season 17

This month seen Belfast bakery French Village sign for an upgrade to Season 17. Since the business opened in 1981 the company have been on an upward trend growing into different sectors from a simple home bakery they now have successful wholesale and event catering divisions as well 2 separate restaurants opened in 2009 and…

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Product Ranking in Customer Order History

New Feature – Season 17 Another edition another new feature. Season Office is packed to the brim with sales tools and has been helping Sales teams meet and beat their targets all over the UK and Ireland and now operators can add another string to the bow. Introducing product ranking in Customer Order History. During…

Mourne Seafoods sign for Season

This month seen Kilkeel based Seafood Processor Mourne Seafoods sign for a Season Office and Factory system to improve operations and move the business forward. Based in the picturesque harbour town of Kilkeel Co. Down Mourne Seafood have been locally sourcing and supplying fresh and frozen fish to the restaurant trade for over 40 years…

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Season 17 Launch Feature- The Knowledge Base

We asked for your feedback and you gave it. We are proud to announce the new Season Knowledge Base which will come built in with Season 17.   The Knowledge Base is your access point to all things Season from set up guides to training articles through to troubleshooting pointers. Operators now have the ability…

Mourne Veg go live on Season Factory

This month seen Kilkeel based spud specialist’s Mourne Veg go live on Season Factory. The company was established in 2000 and has moved from strength to strength ever since. They implemented an Office system in the second half of 2016 and have added to that base by taking on the Factory. The company are known…

Tools to Trace – How Season can manage your traceability and save you time and money

Traceability can be a minefield for food suppliers. Laws change at the drop of a hat and consumers continue to pressure businesses into providing the perfect “farm to fork story” without realising the work, time and effort required to trace every product as it moves through a business. With over 25 years’ experience in the…

Thomsons Food Service – Embracing the system

Thomsons Food Service supply the whole of Dumfries and Galloway, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and the Scottish Borders with a wide range of quality products including fresh meats, chilled, frozen and ambient foods boasting a range of over 1000 product lines. Upgrade to 17 The company are pushing forward with an upgrade to Season 17…

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Favour Pet Foods Go Live on Season Online Road

This month seen Favour Pet Foods Co. Antrim go live on Season Online Road. The newly released Van Sales and Delivery System runs on cost effective Windows Tablets. Season Online Road gives delivery teams a plethora of options that makes their everyday operations simple, efficient, fast and error free. Van Delivery Drivers sign on with…

Datos coming to I.T. Food Summit – The one stop shop for food industry solutions

Leading industry technology exhibition the IT Food Summit has had a change of date and venue. The show is now set for November 7th at the new location of Ricoh Arena, Coventry home of the London Wasps and Coventry City FC. The new venue will cater for larger numbers of attendees as organisers Food and…

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Setting up a customer for emailing of statements

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How to reverse a nominal payment

 

“Service second to none,” for Mullaghmore Bakery

This month we caught up with Mullaghmore Bakery Operations Manager Patrick Woods to find out how their Season project is coming along and his experiences with Datos thus far. Mullaghmore Bakery are implementing the Season Office and Online Road system. At this early stage have you experienced any benefits using Season in the Office? “Moving…

Season for Fruit and Veg – Datos @ The London Produce Show 2017

Following a successful venture in London in 2016 we will be attending the 4th annual London Produce Show on June 8th at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane. We will once again be showcasing as part of the Invest NI stand alongside various Northern Irish fresh produce businesses such as Mash Direct, Wilson’s Country and…

Ballymooney set to save €20,000 after latest upgrade

Since the turn of the year Ballymooney Foods have been innovating right across the business with an upgrade, switching to tablet functionality and implementing the Online Road system. We caught up with company founder Pat Doyle to see what impact Season is having on operations. Have you noticed any benefits since your upgrade and implementing…

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Assisting Accreditation – Making traceability easy with Season.

Is your business thinking of going for accreditation? Season is the complete businesses management system that has helped our clients achieve and maintain high level accreditation by making traceability simple. How? Traceability profiles – Season will let you set up traceability profiles for your products. This allows you to record any desired trace info at…

Build up to launch Season 17

As we close in on the launch of the most comprehensive update on Season, Season 17 we’ve decided to go into some detail about some of the new additions. New Security Features and Navigation Season security protocols have been revamped for 17. You can choose which operators are required to input a password to get…

Welcome to Season Crofter’s Foods Ltd

This month seen Yorkshire based Crofter’s Foods Ltd sign for Season to become there all in one business management system. A family run business Crofter’s Foods began its life in 2005 as Grahame Armitage and his wife Jane identified the demand for local Yorkshire produce in their home county. Crofter’s now forms an efficient link…

La Tua Pasta sign for Season

This month seen London based pasta producer La Tua Pasta sign for an Office and Factory Season system. La Tua Pasta delivers delicious fresh pasta to some of the most prestigious hotels, restaurants, caterers and wholesalers in the UK and abroad. Using only top of the range authentic Italian ingredients and artisan goods La Tua…

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Datos Park office units available now

Datos Park, newly refurbished office units now available on Armagh Road, Portadown. Datos Professional Solutions are a Portadown company built on 25 years’ experience, developing software systems for high profile customers across Ireland and the United Kingdom and they have recently expanded with the development of Datos Park. Datos Park is a prominent development of…

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Turning weaknesses into strengths with Season

Season is the one stop shop solution when it comes to business management systems. With 25 years’ experience and working closely with our food industry clients we have developed a system that not only eradicates mistakes and lowers costs but also increases profits. So how can Season take your weaknesses and turn them into strengths?…

Time or Money? Why not both

Season is the proven solution to increase both efficiency and profitability running in hundreds of sites across the UK and Ireland Season continues to grow and bring business forward. No longer do you have to choose between your time or money. Key time and money saving features – SOP is instant and gives sales staff…

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How to view products marked as Not Available only

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Season Online Intro Pack

Want to venture into the world of online sales? You should. E-commerce is the fastest growing market in Europe and now you can analyse the market potential with your customer base without a costly outlay. Season Online Shop Intro Pack features include: – Full mobile and desktop usability – Online Shop will run on any…

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Setting a product as not used

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How to increase your sales through Season

How has 2017 started for your business? Interested in increasing your sales over the coming year and beyond? Of course you are here are just a few of the latest features in Season that can help boost those figures. Season Online Shop Give your customers a choice. Your customers can order online from the convenience of a…

Top Solutions – Wholesale

This month we concentrate on the top solutions in Season for wholesalers/ the general food service. In the Office – Manage your purchases – Season can create a recommended order based on current stock levels and products on sales orders without having to key in a single line. – Email purchase orders directly to your…

Grow your business in 2017 with the proven solution

Northern Ireland’s red meat, poultry, pork and fish sectors have been encouraged to embrace innovation in developing their industry reports Meats Trade Journal. Invest N.I. and the Food Innovation Centre at CAFRE recently announced the push forward and offer free advice and support in areas of innovation and technology solutions, business information, research marketing, funding…

How to solve – The paper trail

In our first how to solve of 2017 we look at how Season can help make your company virtually paper free and how you can save on other overheads by implementing a software solution right across the business. Reduce paper while increasing efficiency and eradicating mistakes. – All invoices, statements and purchase orders can be…

Season Online Road – Get in touch today

Designed to cover all your processes, drivers can Capture signatures, produce dockets, manage vehicle stock, produce in depth reports, conduct van sales, email invoices and much more. All running on high performance, cost effective Windows tablets. Join the companies already making the switch such as Favour Petfoods, Mullaghmore Bakery, Ballymooney Meats and more. For more…

Season converting to SQL

What is SQL? Google defines SQL as a special-purpose domain-specific language used in programming and designed for managing data held in a relational database management system. If that flew over your head don’t worry because here is what it means for Season Users. Backups are faster and more complete. The SQL database will create backups quickly and…

Making better decisions

Datos have been supplying the food industry with systems that have inspired growth and delivered success for 25 years now. Even amidst a challenging economy, high levels of competition, industry scandals like horse gate, Brexit our customers have continued to grow and increase profits. Some of the recent successes include. James Burden Ltd –  Acquired…

Keeping your data safe

We have had an increasing amount of reports from customers whose data has been comprised via either a hacking attempt or a virus. With this in mind here’s our guide to keeping your business data safe. Back-up your back-up’s Vitally important that you take quality and regular back-up’s of your system data. If anything does…

How to solve – Credits

Are credits costing your business? Season is proven to reduce credits to virtually zero with the features listed below. – Order Entry shows the history of what customers are buying so you can be sure of selecting the correct product. – Customer specifications explain how the product should be prepared and Season will remember the…

Season On All Devices- Online CRM

Get selling this January with Season Online CRM. Give your sales reps all the tools they need to meet and beat their targets! Reps can take Season on their mobile devices out on the road and directly to your customers. Reps will be able to place orders and benefit from all of Seasons order entry…

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Running the Customer Reconciliation Report

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Season on all devices – Factory

With such a range of cost effective and high performance hardware available today implementing a software solution has never been as economical. Over the next three issues we will look at how Season’s full mobile usability can be applied to save on costs in each area of your business. Season Factory We start things off…

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Season Office CRM guide

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A system behind the success – James Burden Ltd

Congratulations to Datos customer James Burden Ltd on their recent acquisition of the Smithfield operation of Kentas of London. Kentas of London is a catering Food and Drink Supplier. The business with a turnover in excess of £6 million is a natural extension of both product and customer profile for James Burden. You can read…

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Dispatch Label Auto-Print

Now available in Season 16.2 you can scan any Season produced product label at dispatch and have your dispatch label print automatically. Season will take the information on your intake or production label and print it in the dispatch label format. Previously operators would have to select the correct label from the terminal and select…

Kish Fish go live on 16.2

Dublin based seafood wholesaler go live on the latest version of Season taking advantage of the new traceability features, extremely fast Active X labelling and more. We caught up with Business Owner Bill O’Meara and Production Manager Vladimir Riazanov to get their thoughts on the latest version. What was your motivating factor to upgrade to…

How to solve – Traceability

Managing traceability processes which are prone to change with updates to the law can be difficult, time consuming and costly. Not anymore. Season is the complete business management system that makes recording your trace information simplistic, fast and cost effective. How does Season manage traceability? – Trace Profiles – Season traceability profiles allow you to…

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Season 16.2 is now live

This month marks our latest deployment version of Season 16.2. See below some of the new additions we’ve made to create our best version yet! New Additions to Season Office – Trend Analysis Report – Has been extended and can now be run to show results for the past 12 to 4 days/ weeks /…

Mullaghmore Sign for Season

We’d like to take this opportunity to say a big Welcome to our latest clients Mullaghmore Bakery. Based in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, N.I. They produce a range of traditional Irish breads and cakes to retailers across Tyrone and Fermanagh. Mullaghmore also produce some the finest artisan baked goods including those products that are just that…

How to solve – Labelling

Following on from our How to make more money series we are now looking at how to solve the most common industry problems, to kick things off were starting with labelling. Producing labels? Check out the list below on how Season can solve all your labelling needs. – Stay compliant. As Brexit looms over the…

Futureproof – Embracing Web Sales

Planning is key to business development and success and while we can analyse current situations, facts and figures we can’t always guarantee that things will turn out the way we anticipated. We need only look at Brexit and how we have been left staring at the relative unknown. One trend however that grows year on…

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All in one system

From telesales to financial accounts Season can be extended to manage your Factory, van sales and deliveries, and on-line operations. Season is the complete business management system for the food industry designed with 25 years’ experience in the sector and running in sites across the UK and Ireland. What can an all in one system…

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How to make more money – Proven Results

The past few months we’ve brought you the best features that make money for our customers using Season. Pt 1 – Reducing Credits Pt 2 – Manage Prices Maintain Profits Pt 3 – Sales Reports What do our customers think?       Nick Bircham Bradury, Seafood Holdings Ltd T/A Direct Seafoods – “Implementing Season in…

Top 3 Solutions – Bakery

Our partners in the bakery industry have helped Datos develop the Season Package. Below are some of their favourite features. Recipe Management Create your own recipes and have them fully costed from ingredients to labour and packaging. Our Recipe Management Module will show operators exactly what ingredients to use and how much of it ensuring…

Season Online Road – Complete Van Sales & Delivery Software

Want to use Season Online Road now? Click Here and login with the Username:- Van and Password:- pantec to access our demo version!

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Setting the Delivery Date as the Invoice Date

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J Rastrick (1962) Ltd Go Live on Season Online POS

The company is a wholesaler of fruit and veg operating out of St James Market, Bradford for over 50 years. Graham Hallas owner of J Rastrick originally implemented Season back in 2011 with our mobile factory system running on hand held PDA’s. The upgrade to Season Online POS has replaced the old PDA’s with cost…

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Top 5 Solutions for the Meat Industry

Over the past few months we’ve brought you the top solutions for both fish and fresh produce using Season. August see’s us tackle the meat industry from the catering butcher through to poultry processors and on to the wholesaler if you deal in meat we have the solution! Work with both weight and quantity based…

10% Off any Season Online Modules

Season Online is here! And sites across the UK and Ireland have already started using the latest innovation from Datos. To get your discount simply quote our September 2016 Ezine! What’s in Season Online? Online Shop : – Allows your customers to order from you online from the convenience of a phone tablet or desktop!…

How to Make More Money – Sales Reports

“High quality business reporting is at the heart of strong and sustainable organizations, financial markets and economies.” – International Federation of Accountants, on the value of business reporting. In Part 3 of our 5 part series we take a look at how accurate Sales Reporting can have a positive impact on decision making helping you…

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Setting Up Telesales Operators

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Setting Up and Emailing Purchase Orders

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Product Cost Management

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Reading Traceability Info from GS1 Barcodes in Season Factory

  

Elliott’s Tradition Upgrade to Season

Tradition at the core of Elliott’s In 2016 we don’t often hear the expression “built to last,” especially when it comes to IT. Elliott’s Tradition have been operating for over 30 years and have perfected their process having won awards for their sausage and burger products. The business has steadily grew over the years and…

Get Fresh Get Factory

Approaching their 10th year with Datos, Get Fresh Ltd has seen the company move from strength to strength since first implementing Season in 2007. Their latest upgrade marks the most substantial changes to the business to date as they have implemented Season Factory to operate seamlessly alongside their Office System and take the first step…

Top 4 Solutions for the Fish Industry

Working along-side the best Seafood businesses in the UK and Ireland has led to many of the innovations in Season, in this guide we bring you four of the best as recommended by those in the industry. • Prime Portion Control – Unique to Season this feature was designed in partnership with leading UK Fish…

How to Make More Money – Manage Prices to Maintain Profits

The uncertainty following the Brexit vote has had a dramatic effect on currency exchanges with a corresponding effect on raw material prices from Europe and our other trading partners. Exchange rates have fluctuated by up to 10% on a daily basis, so managing prices to maintain profitability is critical. Here are some of our key…

Sign Ups Start for Season Online!

Coopers of Andover have purchased Season Online Shop, this is what they hope to achieve:   – No More Answering Machine – Customers can enter orders directly onto Season vastly improving accuracy of order entry. Order history and favourites make the process very easy.   – Special offers are displayed and easily selected.   –…

How to make more money – Part 1 Reducing Credits

25 years of working with many profitable businesses have shown us the secrets of how to make money. In part 1 of this 5 part series we would like to share with you how Season can “virtually eradicate credits,” from your business. “As soon as we started using the system our credit notes went down…

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Change transport 16 Update

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Datos and our role in the N.I. year of food and drink

With euro qualification and 3 points at the tournament already Northern Ireland have much to celebrate. However companies across the N.I food and drink sector have had cause to celebrate all year. 2016 is the year of food and drink  in Northern Ireland and having served the industry for 20 plus years we feel here…

Fresh Produce Wholesaler’s ready to look to the future @ London Markets

“After years of decline, the UK’s wholesale sector has levelled out. The key players are looking to the future with optimism thanks to a combination of redevelopment, innovation and adaption. New Covent Garden Market is undergoing a massive renovation, while across the city New Spitalfields is talking about a new composite market.” Reports industry leading…

Top 3 Solutions for the Fresh Produce Industry

Billed as “the annual event for all parts of the fresh produce supply chain,” The London Produce Show 2016 was held June 8th through June 10th and did not disappoint. This year was the shows third rendition and once again the strength of the fresh produce sector shone through as a record number of attendees…

Staying Compliant – Season Bord Bia Web Link

Accreditation in the food industry is recognition that your practices and products meet a standard that goes above and beyond the minimum requirements. We here at Datos realise that keeping accreditation standards can be a time consuming and costly process and as such we strive to make accreditation easy with Season. Our latest development concerns…

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Transferring Balances to Head Offices

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The End of Re-Labelling

A long time barrier to the meat industry in the UK and Ireland has been passing traceability information through a business while simutaneously picking up information such as weights and quantities. This has forced businesses who want to comply with traceability to re-label their products which increases costs as well as being hugely inefficient and…

Combatting COOL with a solution from Season

European Parliament has repeated its call for mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) of meat and dairy products reports industry leading publication Meat Trades Journal. A hefty majority of MEPs have voted in favour of the enforcement of Country of Origin Labelling for all meat and dairy products with a total of 422 votes to…

Datos @ The London Produce Show 2016

In just 3 short weeks on June 8th The Grosvenor House, AJW Marriott Hotel will play host to the premier exhibition for the fresh produce industry, The London Produce Show. Last year the show doubled its attendance to 1665 attendees and 128 exhibition booths representing 36 countries across the globe. Growth is again expected for…

Pococks Poultry score Datos 10/10 for implementation

A distributor of poultry, bacon and game this family business can trace its roots back some 165 years to the south west of England. The business has undergone a lot of changes from its humble inception but this year could be marked as the most significant in their illustrious history. We spoke with Tracy Hillier…

R.P. Meats (Wholesale) Ltd Sign for Season

After an exhaustive trawl of the market for the right software, the directors of R.P. Meats have settled on Season as the solution to drive their business forward. The company have been established since 1977 and have a modern fleet of refrigerated vehicles servicing the South East of England. They will be implementing a full…

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Query Reports

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Season Online Playable Demo

Season Online Demo Link See how online orders could work for your business Scan the QR code with a QR reader on your phone or tablet. (You can download one for free in your App store on your phone or tablet.) Or follow this link  vger.datos.co.uk/seasononline/ Username is “Web-M” for Meat Customers and use the…

Brexit : – What adds up?

7 weeks ago on 20th February 2016 the people of the UK learnt they will take part in the first national referendum in 41 years. A lot has changed from 1975, but not the topic with our EU membership teetering in the balance. 66% of us voted yes back then but were deciding only 2…

Heaney Meats Go Live on Season 15.4

This month seen Season clients Heaney Meats, Irelands largest catering butcher go live on Season 15.4. A company steeped in history they can trace their roots back some 300 years to 1704 and company founder Michael Heaney. Michael began the association of the Heaney name with top quality meat produce which has been cemented through…

Foodex 16 – Show Review

The NEC Birmingham has played host once again to the UK’s premier exhibition for the Food Industry, Foodex. The show brings together over 1200 suppliers that cover a broad spectrum of sectors including seafood, dairy, bakery, meat, fresh produce and much, much more. Being in our 25th year and having a new product to launch…

Season Showreel – Office, Factory, Online

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Red Meat volume sales in decline

Over the past 12 weeks volume sales of beef, lamb and pork have all seen a decline in sales according to the lastest Meat, Fish and Poultry (MFP) figures from Kantar Worldpanel, reports industry leading publication Meat Trades Journal. Over the twelve weeks leading up to 28th February Beef saw a 2.4% drop in volume…

Weighing and Labelling, don’t get caught out!

“Increased scrutiny on the meat sector means that weighing and labelling systems need to be top quality.” Michelle Perrett of Meat Trades Journal reports. The Food sector is ever evolving with the meat sector a crowning example of how the goal posts can shift over-night. In regards to weighing and labelling accuracy the standards to…

Introducing Season Online

Online Shop Allowing your customers to order online from the convenience of a phone, tablet or desktop our Online ordering platform, makes answering machines a thing of the past. Your customers can log in and place an order at any time which will automatically update your Season system with no need for keying in a…

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Ribworld Go Live on Season 15.4

This month seen Season Client’s Ribworld go live on Season version 15.4! Based in County Tipperary, Ribworld are one of Europe’s leading rib specialists. Currently they operate out of their purpose built 1200 square metre premises and pride themselves on the strength and range of their products. Sales Order Processing Season Office has been running…

Datos Professional Soultions @ Foodex 2016

2016 marks Datos 25th year supplying the Food Industry with our complete food software solution – Season. The culmination of working closely with companies in the Meat, Fish, Bakery, Fresh produce and Snack sectors across the UK and Ireland has helped us create a unique and complete business management and production software solution. Office Season…

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Season Solves Problems

We’ve found over our 25 years of working with business in the Food sector across the UK and Ireland that Season Solves problems. So we’ve made a list of common industry issues that we have a proven solution for. 1// Do you hand write orders? Eliminate paper from your business – A paperless flow, from…

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Quick Lookup of Product pricing Filtered by Customer

Need to remove a discontinued product from your customer’s price book? Or maybe you just want to check which customers receive a product and the price they pay. This tip will guide you on how to do so quickly. Firstly navigate to the Customer Setup window by selecting it in the floating operations menu. Once…

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Shortcut to Creating Debtor Journal Adjustments

This month’s second technical tip is both simple and a great time saver as we’ve made it even more efficient to create debtor journal adjustments. Now you can create these on the customers’ account in customer setup. To read on how to create these adjustments check out our original tip for this here. Previously to…

NI Beef industry the engine behind the processing sector

A new survey published in Insider magazine revealed that 26 out of Northern Irelands’ top 100 manufacturers come from the agri-food industry Although beef processors dominated the list poultry processor Moy Park in Co, Armagh leads the list as the country’s biggest business with turnover in excess of £1.3 billion. Joining Moy Park in the…

UK Red Meat Production Rises

The latest market analysis by Hybu Cig Cymru (Meat Promotion Wales-HCC) has revealed that in 2015 despite some cumbersome hurdles to climb production of both Beef and Sheep meat increased over the 12 month period. The figures indicate a 0.6% rise to Beef production a total of 883,200 tonnes recorded moving through UK abattoirs. Sheep…

Price and Fretwell Ltd Go Live on Season

We’d like to take this opportunity to welcome our latest client Price & Fretwell Ltd who this month went live on Season 15.3. Price & Fretwell Ltd is a family run catering butcher situated in their own EC Licensed cutting plant in Derbyshire. The company was founded a stone’s throw away from their current site…

Brexit : What implications can the Food Industry expect?

We have a date! 23rd of June 2016 will see the people of the UK take part in a referendum with our membership in the EU teetering in the balance. That can mean different implications for different people in all walks of life but what about the food industry? Truth is you can turn on…

Scottish Red Meat Need to Embrace Consumer Demand

Quality Meat Scotland’s (QMS) Marketing Conference at the Norton House Hotel in Edinburgh was held on Wednesday 27 January. Industry leading publication Meat trades Journal were there to cover the events. Customers, now more than ever, are on the look-out for convenience and quality-assured products. “If we ignore consumers, there’s no hope for the industry,”…

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Stock Movements Report

This month the tech team have highlighted the Stock Movements Report as a hot support issue. While the base report is easily located in the Stock Reports Centre in Season Office we have also added filters to help you grab those exact niche details. Just another way in which Season gives you back control. Firstly…

Season Weighing and Labelling Innovations

The Food Industry is diverse as it is dense. From fish processors to fruit wholesalers and everything in between techniques in production all vary depending on the product, however there is one thing -they all share in common. At some stage in your process the product will spend time on scales and in turn need…

Investing in the Sea

Ireland launches 240 million euro Seafood programme A new year always begins with aspirations of self-improvement only to fade into the year like the many seldom used gym memberships and half attempted diets, many of our goals even end up in smoke like those cigarettes you were supposed to give up, however it would appear…

Game Season is Open

February spells the end of the shooting Season but it seems Game Season is just beginning. Jack Knott of the Countryside Alliance’s Game to Eat campaign believes the sector is more popular than ever, reports industry leading publication Meat Trades Journal. Knott went on to highlight just how relevant the game market has become now…

2016 Off to a Fresh Start

December is all about over indulgence turkey, ham, chocolate and wine. When the new-year roles round it’s a well-known trope that consumers are ready to begin a health kick setting the precedence for the new-year. Christmas was dominated by sales in the fitness sector spreading across a wide range of markets. Apple reported that its…

Datos 25 years- A history behind the name

Humble Beginnings 1st December 1991, the sound of Christmas was Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and in Portadown, (just south of Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland) David McKane began his first full day’s work in DATOS. The Company had already existed for two years as the original team of David (DA), Tony (TO) and Stephen (S) developed the…

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Datos – 2015 a year in review.

As it “Tis the Season to be jolly,” (See what we did there?) we here at the Datos Offices are feeling a little nostalgic as we look back on what was a challenging, demanding but ultimately successful 2015. Throughout this article you will find links to more in depth analysis of features, case studies and…

Change needed in the red meat industry.

Earlier this month the head of agriculture and research for meat processor Dunbia has encouraged the meat industry to embrace change, reports Meat Trades Journal. A Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust Report by Jonathan Birnie highlighted that “it is essential that the UK industry addresses issues that are restricting profitability and hence the sustainability of individual…

Pepperell’s Meats 50th anniversary

A big congratulations to Season clients Pepperell’s Meats who this month celebrated their 50th anniversary. The Norfolk based business was established back in 1965 by John and Lorna Pepperell as a wholesale butchers serving local businesses with various fine cuts of meat. In 1985 Chris Pepperell joined his Mother and Father in the running of…

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How to run the Gross Margin Report for Profit Percentage

This month’s technical tip is a great way to help you keep an eye on all profit percentages across all your products and customers. Developed into Season Office to increase customer retention the report can be filtered by various criteria for detailed analysis. The first step as always is to open Season Office and from…

The Food Industry- British Business Booming

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and data gathered by Santander Corporate & Commercial has shown that the UK’s food and drink sector has grew by 6% in 2014 to a total of 8,225 firms, reports industry renowned publication Meat Trades Journal. Furthermore, data from the Food and Drink Federation showed that, with…

New Team Member

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new Sales and Marketing Manager Matthew Williams to the Datos Team.  Matt originates from The Wirral, Merseyside but was courted by a Northern Irish Girl his now wife Laura who took him back home to Northern Ireland. Matt got both the loves of his life…

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Zoom Orders

Our second tip of the month is simple yet effective. Using the Zoom Order function allows operators to check a customer’s complete order history in one click of a button. To access this feature firstly navigate to the Customer Account Setup menu from operations floating menu in Season Office. Select the customer you wish to…

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Re-aging Customer and Supplier Balances

The support team have highlighted this month’s first technical tip, re-aging customer and supplier balances. Firstly navigate to your chosen operation in Season. You can run the re-aging report in various areas of Season where operators may need to check accounts balance. Current locations where the report can be accessed are in both customer setup…

Red meat carcinogen fears fail to impact sales

Last month social media exploded with the news of a report that suggested red processed meats can be carcinogenic to humans. In October the Datos Newsletter gave you the industry view with analysis of the findings from experts in the field which went someway to casting doubt over the reports’ findings. Of course in today’s…

China has taste for UK pork

Once again this month meat processors across the UK and Ireland have been reminded of the huge opportunities that continue to arise over-seas. Last month Canada opened its borders for the first time in over 2 decades to EU beef produce, now pork processors can also take advantage of the thriving export market as China’s…

Seafish update U.K traceability guidelines

This month seen SEAFISH who represent the UK seafood industry as a levying body, update their guidelines in relation to traceability and consumer information Fish News EU reports that the guidance aims to support industry in adapting to key legislative changes around information to be made available to seafood consumers, which many in the industry…

McKeown Fine Foods go Live on 15.3

This month seen  family run turkey and meat specialists McKeown Fine Foods go live on the latest version of Season, version 15.3. The Ballymena based food processing company began on the family farm in the late eighties, growing and processing fresh turkeys. The business has come a long way since those early days and now…

New Team Member

We are pleased to announce the newest member of the Datos Team. Our new Support & Implementation Engineer is Matthew Loughlin. Matthew began his studies in Information Technology at Banbridge Academy and graduated from the University of Ulster, Jordanstown with a BSc in Computer Science. A keen sportsman Matthew has played for a host of…

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Creating Jobs in Office for Production in Factory

A much requested feature has made it into the latest version of Season 15.3. Now Office users have the ability to create Jobs for production in Factory. First navigate to the operations menu in Season Office and select the Product Management tab followed by Create Job For Factory Once selected you will be presented with…

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Setting up VAT Codes in Season Office

Another of this month’s frequent support requests is how to set up a Vat Code in Season Office. VAT codes are used to specify the percentage for calculating VAT on sales and purchases. Before customers/suppliers/products/areas can be assigned VAT coded, they need to be set up. Depending on the version of Season you are working…

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Setting Up Customer Rebates in Season Office

The tech team here at Datos have revealed that one of this months hot topics for Season User’s is how to set up a customer rebate in Season Office. So we have come up with this handy guide to keep you right. To setup the rebate go to customer setup and select the following Settings…

Poultry Consumption Reaches Five Year High

Key Note’s Poultry Market Update for 2015 has recovered that value sales last year grew by 1.6% reaching £5.23 billion. It has been estimated that the average UK customer consumed 33.1kg of poultry over the course of 2014, representing a significant increase of 0.9% and 3.1% from 2013 and 2010 respectively. Poultry expenditure accounted for…

Meat Industry Debunk Red Meat Cancer Fears

Research that labels processed meats as carcinogenic to humans has been played down by food and medical experts. Reports Meats Trade Journal. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) report, red meat was identified as “probably carcinogenic to humans” following what it describes as “substantial epidemiological data showing a positive association between…

M & M Walshe Expand into UK

Irish bacon producer and Season clients M & M Walshe Holdings has increased its UK presence with the acquisition of Worcestershire – based Stirchley Bacon. M&M Walshe currently operates Callan Bacon and RibWorld. Both of whom use Season for their business operations. The newly enlarged group has a combined turnover of approximately €120m and employs…

Canada wants EU!

Companies in both the UK and Ireland have been given a prime opportunity to expand their market as Canada has opened its borders to EU beef products for the first time in nearly 2 decades. The ban was fist enforced in 1996 to prevent the spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as “mad…

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Ability to Add Attachments to Emailed Customer Statements and Invoices

Season 15.3 isn’t short on new features and this month we want to highlight one of the most requested we’ve had for our latest version. Version 15.3 now offers the ability to add attachments to emailed customer statements and invoices. Firstly navigate to the Season button along the menu on the top of the screen….

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Adding Product Specifications during SOP

Season also offers a hot key option for adding product specifications for preparation demands from customers, so operators in the factory can prepare orders bespoke to individual customer requirements. Firstly input the required order as normal, select the product line which the customer has preparation requirements for. Simply use Alt + S to open the…

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How to Price Check During Order Entry

This month’s technical tip is a good time saver during sales order processing. If you need to check a price whilst in the middle of an order Season Office has a hot key option that lets you do so. Firstly, navigate to the sales order entry screen and input your order as normal. When the…

House of Commons Fisheries Policy

Grimsby MP Melanie Onn has called on the government to listen to the concerns of the fishing industry over the Common Fisheries Policy, reports leading outlet Fish Update. Key fishing ports across the UK and Ireland have had to adjust their practices in wake of the CFP and for some, its deployment has had some…

Government to Intervene into Slumping Meat Prices

Industry leading publication Meat Trades Journal has reported that MP’s are seeking answers to fall in meat prices. Following a difficult summer period for cattle producers, the government’s environment, food and rural affairs committee is to examine aggravating factors affecting farm gate prices. The government has proposed a host of reasons for the decline in…

Gibbins Quality Meats Go Live on Season 15.3

Gibbins Quality Meats is a specialist supplier to the catering industry, with over 150 years butchery expertise the family business can trace its origins all the way back to Exeter, Devon in 1860. Today Gibbins Quality Meats is owned and managed by the family’s fifth generation butcher, Paul Gibbins. Currently they supply an extensive range…

Social “Meatia”

Meat industry uses social media platforms to “Do something positive for the industry.” With the slump in Lamb and Beef prices in the UK an unorthodox yet obvious marketing campaign was kicked off by farmers, butchers and processors alike. British Lamb is in peak season and during the first week of September producers were keen…

FSA Launch Revised Meat Industry Guide

The Food Standards Agency has published a revised and improved version of its Meat Industry Guidance, following a review by the FSA and a panel of agency and industry representatives. The guide has underwent a complete restructure into 20 chapters in order to achieve easier navigation of its policies. They have also highlighted key elements…

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Deleting Lines in Sales Orders

Once again we have done the rounds with the support team here at Datos. This month has seen you ask about deleting lines in sales orders and so here is your comprehensive guide on how to do so. When Season is opened navigate to the sales orders tab and select confirm/amend orders.   This will…

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Exporting Price Books from Season to an External Package

Another of August’s most frequent questions was how to export customer price books from Season into other software packages such as Excel. Firstly, navigate to the Season button on the Season menu bar. Select and from the drop down menu select Office tools. From the final menu navigate to Database Maintenance and select. This will…

Midlands Food Services signs for Season

We here at Datos would like to welcome another partner into the Season Suite. Midlands Food Services based in Aston, Birmingham were established in 1991 today they process an average of 300 orders per week importing meat and delivering throughout Birmingham, supplying the Chinese restaurant and take-away trade. Company owner and managing director Graham Dolman…

Bord Bía’s Big Beef Campaign

A new campaign has been launched this month by Irish food regulatory body Bord Bía to highlight the qualities of Irish beef to UK consumers. Meats Trades Journal reported that the Irish food board, will use a new UK consumer digital campaign in partnership with high-profile Michelin-starred chefs and food website Great British Chefs. A host…

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“Transparency,” the key as new Responsible Fishing Port Standard is set

Transparency, ethics, traceability, certified these words ring common through the entire food sector across the globe. More and more research continues to show that consumers value ethics when it comes to purchasing food at retail. With this in mind Seafish and the British Ports Association are working together in a bid to improve transparency and…

Labelling Laws Boost British Pork

European Union mandatory origin labelling rules for fresh and frozen meat have helped boost interest among foodservice companies in sourcing pork from British farms, according to the National Pig association, reports Meats Trades Journal. The NPA accounted that foodservice companies were surprised to find their pork products had been imported from the continent, leading them…

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Resetting Floating Menus

The technical team here at Datos have submitted your most frequent support issues and this month sees us take on resetting floating menus. With customisable menu positioning supported within Season Office some users accidently remove their menus this is a guide on how to retrieve these. Firstly navigate to the Season Icon found along the…

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Logging Users out of Season

Another of this months’ hot support topics was logging users out of Season to free up a license. Many users in both Office and Factory often forget to close down the system fully when they finish operations this guide will show you how to log them out and free up another license within the system…

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Awaiting Stock

This month seen a brand new “awaiting stock,” option added to Season Factory. When fulfilling customer orders if stock of a certain item isn’t available but is set to be delivered before the order is sent out the product can now be marked as awaiting stock ensuring that your customers get exactly what they ordered…

Ashgrove Meats Awarded BRC Accreditation

This month seen the 3rd generation family business accredited with the global standard in food hygiene having achieved BRC certification. Ashgrove Meats is a processor based in Limerick, Ireland with a passion for sourcing and producing quality Irish Foods. Ashgrove wholesale was founded in 1991 by the two directors and brothers Michael and Frank Burke…

Animal Welfare is Top Dollar for Consumers

Nearly three-quarters (74%) of consumers claim that meat sourced from well-looked-after animals is a top issue that makes a food company ethical, reports Meat Trades Journal. Of the 1,500 UK consumers who took part in the study, 60% recognised as important a company that can guarantee the ingredients used in its products are responsibly sourced,…

Consumers Continue To Doubt Meat and Fish Authenticity.

A study conducted by Leatherhead Food Research has revealed that a whopping 43% of consumers are not confident that processed foods contain the meat or fish specified on the label. Meat Management magazine reported that the survey respondents were asked to rank their confidence that the meat and fish products they buy actually contain the…

British Meat Exports in Greek Tragedy

This month seen experts gather at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire for the AHDB Meat Export conference. Jean-Pierre Garnier, the AHDB export manager for Beef and Lamb addressed the issues surrouro.nding export volumes due to the strength of Sterling against the Euro. “I think at the moment we have a temporary issue with the strength of Sterling…

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Filtering the Gross Margin Report for Profit Percentage

This month’s first Technical Tip shows how to filter the Gross Margin Report to show items where the profit is greater or lesser than a certain percentage. Their useful to highlight extreme abnormalities which need to be investigated. Normally if a profit margin is outside the expected range this is due to an incorrect price…

Datos Show Preview Meat Up 2015

This month see’s the return of the annual key note event in the Meat Industry’s calendar. Meat Up 2015 kicks off on 30th June at the NAEC Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire and with a new venue comes new opportunities. The Datos team have been hard at work adding new features, streamlining and innovating to the existing…

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French Village Bakery on the Rise

Baking is an art, it requires careful preparation, precise time management, quality ingredients, highly skilled hands and a keen eye for detail. The French Village Bakery is the embodiment of the art of baking bringing a modern 24,000 sq. ft. baking facility to the Montgomery Road, Belfast coupled with a wildly successful bistro in Belfast’s…

Barcoding, Labels and the Future

Hand in hand the food industry and technology continue to evolve at a break neck pace, it is crucial that we understand what changes can affect our processes from receiving orders in the office to breaking down products in jobs on the factory floor. Better yet here at Datos we constantly monitor all aspects of…

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Enhanced Customer Performance Analysis and Graphs

In April we brought you customer performance and graphing to help you keep track and report on sales throughout your entire customer base. This feature was well received by Season Users all over and we are now pleased to announce an enhanced version that allows far greater flexibility in the form of comparative sales totals,…

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Season Shortcut Key Review

This month’s Technical Tip takes us back to basics as we review the shortcut keys for navigation around Season. Speed is key in a busy industry, so save yourself some time by learning these quick tips, not to mention they can also help if you become stuck on a window. F4- The look up list…

“Four Key Challenges,” for the U.K. Shellfish Industry

Following the recent Shellfish Association of Great Britain’s 46th annual Conference in London it is evident that while the industry continues to grow its set to face a number of challenges just over the horizon. Seafood Source reports that John Goodlad, managing director of Havsea Fisheries & Marine Consultancy Ltd. and senior fisheries advisor to…

Scottish Seafood Partnership Grant Achieves Results

With a General Election just behind us we can expect to see the dynamics of the Food Industry change for companies across the UK. A propitious article by Fish Update has reported that The Scottish Seafood Partnership’s ‘Fish Technology and Innovation Support Programme’  launched at the end of 2014 has achieved impressive results by playing…

BMPA launch revised Pork Scheme

Industry leading publication Meat Trades Journal recently reported that the British Meat Processors Association has launched its new BMPA Pork Scheme as of May 1st 2015. The revised scheme is a reformat of the previously named chartered standards and has been developed with a view to simplifying the requirements for businesses, making audits more fit…

Defra talks to food firms about extending COOL

In April 2015 mandatory country-of-origin labelling came into force across Europe. All fresh, chilled and frozen meat from sheep, goats, pigs and poultry are to be labelled where the animal was born, reared and slaughtered. Meat Trades Journal reports Defra have now begun early stage talks to introduce country specific labelling in the UK. With…

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How To Assign A Bartender Label To A Product

May’s Technical tip shows how to assign a Bartender label to a product. Once a new label design has been created in Bartender, you need to tell Season where to find the template.   Open the Factory Setup Window and enter the supervisor password to unlock. Select the Label Setup followed by the type of…

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Product Popup Enhanced

The Product Pop up window has been greatly enhanced by the Datos Development Team to include additional fields and colour coding. The Product pop up is accessed by pressing F4 anywhere a Product Code is required   This has been migrated into the new grids will allows users to enter additional fields and re-arrange the…

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Creating Repeat Orders

  A new feature has been added to create repeat orders in Season Office. This can be done in one of two ways, either based on the Standard Order form, or from Sales History. Standard Order Form Customers can be setup with a Standard Order Form for specific delivery dates   Here users can enter…

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April Technical Tip of The Month

April’s Technical tip shows how to Manage Receipts in the Customer Statement, with the option to un-allocate, cancel or transfer to another customer From the customer statement, you need to find the allocated receipt you wish to un-allocate. Select the allocated receipt and in the bottom table, select the receipt, right click and select ‘Cancel…

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KPI Alerts

The Datos Development Team have released a new module for KPI Alerts. Features include creating an alert to operators when certain KPI targets are reached, for example credit notes, profit warnings and price warnings. This feature currently alerts users to Sales Order Processing and Sales KPI’s but these will be expanded in further versions of…

Oakpark Foods Implement Season

Oakpark Foods operates from a modern factory in Tipperary. They offer pork and bacon products using pork from carefully selected Bord Bia Approved Farms in the region. They are part of the family owned Brett group and have a direct supply linkage with sister company Sunglen Pig Farm which is a fully integrated 1500 sow…

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March Technical Tip of the Month

March’s Technical Tip shows users how to  solve common error messages when running a Month End in Season Office. Prior to running a Sales Month End, Season completes some checks to ensure that your system is ready. One of these includes checking that all receipts which have been created are posted. If the above error…

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Customer Performance Graphing and Analysis

The graphs and performance analysis for Customers have been greatly enhanced. Users now have the ability to set Sales and Profit Targets for Customers There are two difference aspects to the Performance tab – Comparatives and Performance. Comparatives show Sales this year VS last year by month Users now have the option to export the…

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Setting Zero and Tares on Scale Indicator

A new feature has been added into Season Factory to allow operators to view the weight of a product and set the indicator to zero. Both of these operations are useful if the indicator is not easily accessible or available for viewing. Users can now also set up tares which can easily be selected when…

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February Technical Tip of the Month

February’s Technical Tip shows users how to process a refund, for example if a customer has over paid you. In this example, Invoice 261438 is for £50.10 and the customer has overpaid us by £4.90 by paying £55.00. Instead of leaving this amount unallocated, I would like to refund £4.90 to the customer. To do…

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Adding Product Information to Labels

The Labelling Setup interface has been redeveloped to allow users to add specific pieces of information to product labels such as Ingredients, allergen information, Nutritional information, Storage and Cooking Instructions. These new setups allow operators to conform to new legislation surrounding labelling to consumers. The new setups are in rich text which allows users to…

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Ballymooney Foods Implement Season Office and Factory

Ballymooney Foods operate from a 20,000 sq ft modern premises in County Kildare, Ireland. Established in 1996, they are a specialist meat company sourcing and processing top quality beef, lamb and venison. Their client base consists of supermarkets, wholesalers and retailers throughout the UK and Ireland. They have been a Datos client since 2002 and…

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January Technical Tip of the Month

January’s Technical Tip shows users how to do a Contra Account. Contra Accounts are often used where you have one company who is both a Customer and a Supplier and you want to reconcile the balance to see who owes who what. In this example, you can see that Datos Professional Solutions as a Customer…

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COOL Run-Ins – Country of Origin Keeping the Industry on its Toes

Industry leading publication Meat Trades Journal recently featured an article ‘COOL Run-Ins’. This article focused on the challenges which food businesses face trying to stay compliant with the new Country of Origin Labelling Requirements. Datos’ MD David McKane and Marketing Executive Hannah Rodgers were involved in this feature article. The document can be downloaded here MTJ…

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Customer Complaints Redeveloped

After its launch in 2012, the Customer Complaints, part of the CRM Module has been enhanced. The layout has been simplified to make it easier to use and to provide more information to the user. These enhancements are available in Versions 15.1 and above of Season Office. When entering a complaint, users can choose to…

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Getting IT Right – The Need for Traceability

Industry leading publication Meat Trades Journal recently featured an article ‘Getting IT Right’. This article focused on the need for businesses to provide full traceability and embracing an IT system to achieve this, and also the Labelling Legislation which will affect companies from December 2014. Datos’ Marketing Executive Hannah Rodgers was involved in this feature…

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November Technical Tip of the Month

November’s Technical Tip shows how to setup Production Templates. Templates are used within Season Factory to create Jobs or Production Templates. Typically a job has two sides – the products that goes into the job, and the products that can come out of the job. To setup a template, users should open the ‘Product Setup’…

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Using Season to Manage Your Customer Relationships

Managing your customers (CRM) is one of the most important aspects of any business – ensuring your customer gets the correct product, at the correct price, that any complaints are dealt with efficiently and ultimately, that they pay you on time. Our Season suite of software can help your company manage your customers with ease….

Oakpark Foods Completes Major Traceability Investment

Minister Tom Hayes TD launches final phase of €3 million investment by Oakpark Foods in Cahir, Co Tipperary. Oakpark Foods is based in Cahir Co Tipperary and is a leading supplier of bacon and pork products to supermarkets in Ireland and the UK. The company also exports to Scandinavia and is currently planning to export…

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September Technical Tip of the Month

September’s Technical Tip shows how to get the most out of the Trend Analysis Report. The Trend Analysis Report provides useful information about a customer’s sales over the last 12 months, weeks or days. The Trend analysis report provides users with critical information about sales by their customers. It can easily identify if a particular…

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Advanced Search in Complaints

The Datos Technical Team have added in the facility to search criteria on completed complaints. From the Complaints Report Centre, users can select F4 in the ‘Enter Number’ field of the ‘Single Complaint’ function to view the completed complaint pop up Here, a window loads containing information on all complaints is shown and users can…

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Credit Status Feature Added to Customer Pop Up

A new feature has been added into the Customer Pop Up window to allow users to see and filter Customers by Credit Status. When the Customer Pop Up is loaded, users now have the option of adding the Credit Status into the list. This is done by right clicking on the toolbar and using the…

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Levantine Go Nuts for Season

Levantine specialise in baking, coating, seasoning and caramelising of edible nuts and seeds. In 2002, they opened their first nut-roasting factory in London and in 2008, they completed installation of their new factory to fulfill growing market demand. The traditional methods they use and attention to detail have earned them a respectable name in the…

Gourmet Foods Upgrade to Season

Gourmet Foods are based in Ballynahinch, Co. Down. They are a family run business with over 25 years experience of selling premium products from local companies. They supply a range of over 300 deli products to their customers which includes symbol groups, independent shops and cafes. Gourmet Foods first became a Datos client in 2009…

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June Technical Tip of the Month

June’s Technical Tip shows how to use the price and stock filtering in the Product F4 pop up during order entry. By default, whenever this pop is activated, the prices show will be the customer’s specific price for those products. If the customer has a price which is different from the default selling price then…

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Launch of Season 14.2

We are very pleased to announce the launch our second version of Season during 2014 – Season 14.2. This latest version is full of enhancements and improvements. If you would like to view a quick and free online demonstration of these new features, please contact a member of the Datos team or email sales@datos.co.uk Modifications in Season…

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Season Installation for Ribworld

Based in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ribworld are one of Europe’s leading rib specialists. Out of their purpose built 1200 square meter factory, they provide top quality, fully cooked rib products. In December 2013, they implemented Season Office and Season Factory for dispatch and are now running Season Factory for production and Season Mobile Factory for…

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May Technical Tip of the Month

May’s Technical Tip shows how to get the most from the Comparative Sales Reports These reports allow you to identify your best and worst customers/products/groups/reps/departments/areas etc. The reports also let you compare two date ranges so you can compare this month, to the same month last year etc. The Comparative Sales Reports can be accessed…

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Foodex 2014

Datos exhibited at the Foodex Exhibition in the NEC Birmingham. It provided us with a great opportunity to meet some of our existing clients and also show potential clients what the Season Software can offer their food business.

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SEPA Ready

Datos are pleased to announce that the Season Suite of software is now SEPA approved. SEPA affects clients whose main currency is Euro who use the Automatic Direct Debits features. More information on SEPA can be found here. For those clients using AIB, the latest version of Season (14) will be required. We urge anyone…

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Datos MD Receives Certificate from CIMA

Datos MD, David McKane has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants for 30 years. On the 29th November, he received his commemorative certificate. Pictured is David McKane and Louise Connaughton, Chairman of CIMA, Ireland

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Create a Credit Note for Individual Lines

A new feature has been developed to allow users to create a credit note for individual lines automatically from the Invoice. Operators should view the Customers Statement. To create a credit note, the Invoice should be selected. Pressing the right mouse button will provide the user with options. The Credit Note Allocation screen will appear….

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November Technical Tip of the Month

November’s Technical Tip shows users how to use the Audit Trail for Sales and Purchase Orders. This audit trail is a hidden gem that not many clients are aware of, but it is very useful for identifying who did what, when and where for full accountability. As a Sales or Purchase Order is being entered…

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Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Compliance February 2014

The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) is a European-wide initiative to standardize the way we make and process electronic payments in Euro. The goal is to make payments throughout Europe as fast, safe and efficient as our national payment system executes today. SEPA enables customers to make payments (direct debits, credit transfers) to anyone located…

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New Website Launch

Our new website was officially launched this morning. We hope you enjoy our new look and all comments/suggestions are most welcome. Please feel free to contact marketing@datos.co.uk

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October Technical Tip of the Month

October’s Technical Tip shows users how to set up the security rights within Season Office. This gives Managers full control over what staff can and cannot see and access. Select the ‘Setup Security’ Icon from the drop down window. Depending on your version of Season Office depends on where this is found: Season Office 11 Season…

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Hicks Foods Implement Season Factory

Hicks Foods, a Catering Butcher has been a Datos client for over 10 years. They upgraded to Season Office one year ago and have been using it to control the day to day administration of their business. In June 2013, they implemented Season Factory on 2 Touch Screen Terminals which has computerised their Picking and…

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Clients Win at Blas Na hEireann Awards

Datos clients Callan Bacon, Ribworld and Freshcut have recently won awards at this prestigious event. Callan Bacon won three Silver Awards in the Bacon Category for their ‘Bacon Eye Lion Peppered’, ‘Smoked Back Bacon Joint’ and ‘Unsmoked Back Bacon Joint’. Ribworld received a Gold Award in the Pork Category for their ‘BBQ Pork Loin Ribs’….

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CMB Foods Video Case Study

CMB Foods are Catering Butchers based in Surrey. In June 2013, they took part in a short video case study highlighting how their business operates with Season Office and Factory. The video case study can be viewed here Please note that you must register your details to see the video

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Season Provides A Fast Solution for Fast Fish Ltd

Fast Fish Ltd are fish selling agents based in Castletownbere, Cork. Castletownbere is currently one of the 5 main fishing ports on the island of Ireland. It is the largest whitefish port in the country and the second safest natural harbour in the world. They are agents for all types of Demersal and Pelagic Fish…

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Splitting An Order Over 2 Lines

A new feature has been developed in Season 2013. This feature will allow the user to split an order over two lines. This will be beneficial for companies where the customer has been provided with two different batches of the same product. Previously, if a customer had asked for 10 boxes of apples, and when being picked…

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August Technical Tip of the Month

August’s Technical Tip shows users how to set up Standard Order Forms in Season Office. Standard Order Forms are unique to customers and detail a list of products which they typically would buy. Setting up Standard Order Forms The Standard Order form setup is accessed from the Customer Account Setup Window. The user should select…

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Who Has Not Bought From You?

A new trend analysis report has been developed to identify active customers who have not bought from you within a specific timeframe. This report featured in our old software package COMiT and due to popular demand and customer feedback we have developed it in Season. The report will allow you to select customers, and products,…

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J and M Provisions Video Casestudy

J&M Provisions are Food Wholesalers based in Gloucester, England. In May 2013, they took part in a short video case study highlighting how their business operates with Season Office and Factory. The video case study can be viewed here Please note that you must register your details to see the video

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Morgans Fine Fish Video Casestudy

Morgan’s Fine Fish are primary fish processors based in Omeath, Ireland. In April 2013, they took part in a short video case study highlighting how their business operates with Season Office, Factory & Road. The video case study can be viewed here. Please note that you must register your details to see the video. For…

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Scottish Food Wholesalers Install Season

KDI Food Wholesale are based in Elgin, Scotland. They are a wholesale food supplier, with their customer base covering the butcher and catering industry in the North of Scotland – from Stonehaven in the East, Fort William in the West, and up North to Thurso. They offer a range of items including Fresh, Frozen, Dry Goods…

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Fish Wholesalers Upgrade to Season

George Campbell & Sons are an independent, specialist fishmongers supplying the catering trade in Scotland. Based in Perth, they were established in 1872 by George Campbell, the great grandfather of the present MD Iain Campbell. They have a wealth of experience in the fish industry, placing them in an ideal situation to give their customers…

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Batch Emailing of Invoices

A new feature has been added into Season Office which allows the batch emailing of Invoices to the Customer. Not only does this save time but it also saves a significant amount of money when you consider paper, ink, envelope and postage costs. If the Invoice is to be emailed to the customer, it can…

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J and M Provisions Install Season Office and Factory

J&M Provisions were established in 1981 as a business to serve the butchery and delicatessen trades. They offer a range of fresh meats, sausages, frozen food, groceries, soft drinks, crisps, snacks and packaging, operating through a fleet of modern, fully refrigerated vehicles and deliver within an 80 mile radius of Gloucester. The company recently implemented…

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Ballycotton Seafood Implement Season

Ballycotton Seafood was established in 1986 and is a family owned fish and seafood business located in Ballycotton, on the South Coast of Ireland. With their own fleet of boats they offer a huge array of fresh fish, smoked fish and shellfish along with oven ready seafood products. Employing over 40 people they have 4…

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Morgans Fine Fish Implement Season Road

Morgans Fine Fish are Primary Processors based in Omeath, Ireland. Being a Datos client since 2009 running Season Office and Factory, they recently implemented Season Road, making them the first company to run their entire operation through Season. Morgans were currently running a 12 user Office system with 5 Factory Terminals running Season Factory. More…

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Williams of Flint Upgrade to Season

Williams of Flint are Catering Butchers based in North Wales. Established in 1933, this year sees them celebrate their 80th year in business. Starting with a small abattoir, they have grown into one of the most respected catering meat suppliers in the North West, operating out of a purpose built factory. They supply a wide…

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How Traceability Using Season Can Help Your Food Business

Given the recent industry headlines regarding traces of Horse and Horse DNA present in Beef Products and Pork DNA present in Halal products, we thought it would be appropriate to demonstrate how the Traceability features work within the Season Software and how it can help your company during a Food Recall or Food Scare. There…

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New Installation for Client Celtic Chocolates

Celtic Chocolates are based in Summerhill, Co. Meath, Ireland. They were founded in 1990 and specialise in the manufacture of gourmet after dinner chocolates, boxed chocolates and Easter eggs. They also produce ‘no added sugar’ and ‘free from’ gluten, dairy and wheat ranges. In Autumn 2012, they received the Season Office software package giving them…

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Catering Butcher Upgrades to Season

Hicks Foods, a Catering Butcher based in Dublin, Ireland has recently upgraded to the latest version of Season Office with Integrated Ledgers. As well as supplying prestigious catering outlets, Hicks Foods are also experts in Spit Roasts for Hire. Servicing over 1000 customers with over 1000 products in their fleet of 9 vans, Hicks Foods…

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Upgrade for CMB Foods

CMB Foods have been trading for over 30 years, and are a family run independent supplier of high quality meat and poultry for wholesalers, catering and restaurants as well as the general public. They are based in Surrey and have a supplier base throughout London, Southern England and UK Wide. The company are running the…

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French Village Bakery Upgrade

French Village Bakery are based in Northern Ireland. Established in 1981, they have three cafes situated on the Lisburn Road, Botanic Avenue and Stranmillis Road areas of Belfast, and a wholesale manufacturing facility based in Castlereagh. They supply wholesale buns, scones and traybakes to many prestigious outlets throughout Northern Ireland. The company recently received their…

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C.F. Gaynor Upgrade to Season

C. F. Gaynors are based in Clonee, Dublin, Ireland. Established in 1985, they provide sauces, spices, marinades, sausage mixes and crumb coatings to the Retail and Wholesale Meat and Fish Industries and to the Catering/Foodservice Markets throughout Ireland. The company recently received their upgrade to Season Office with integrated ledgers and Linda states that it…

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Scale Integration Made Easy

The Season suite of Software can easily extend your Office into your Factory quickly and cost effectively in three simple steps: 1. Connect an appropriate Indicator to your existing scales 2. Connect a Touch Screen Terminal 3. Install Season for a seamless link from your Office through to your Factory 1. Connect an appropriate Indicator…

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Tara Slevin Group Receive Season

Based in Dublin, Tara Slevin Group are a leading distributor of Office Stationary, Diaries and Promotional/Corporate Gifts. A client of Datos since 1997, they have recently received an upgrade from COMiT to Season. Maureen states “that it is the best system she has used.”  Currently running a 4 user Office system, the Tara Slevin Group…

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Dennis Thomson Foodservice Season Upgrade

Dennis Thomson are Food Distributors based in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. They have been a customer of Datos since 2007 initially with the COMiT Business Software and then upgrading to Season in 2009. They recently received their Season Office 12 Upgrade. Dennis Thomson are Wholesale Distributors of quality fresh meats, cooked meats, dairy, pastry products…

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Smithfield Murray Season 12 Upgrade

Smithfield Murray are Poultry Processors based in Manchester. They have been a client of Datos since 2005 and recently received an upgrade for their Season Office Software. Smithfield Murray operate in state of the art automated facilities and are a UK independent poultry supplier to the ready meal, pastry and deli sectors, with products sold…

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Blake Brothers Season 12 Upgrade

Blake Brother, a food distributor based in Dublin, Ireland, have been a Datos customer since 2002. They recently received their upgrade to Season 12. Blake Brothers were founded over 25 years ago, and have established themselves as a market leader in the supply of fresh and frozen food products to Ireland’s caterers. Their unique success…

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Seafood Holdings Receive Season Upgrade

The Seafood Holdings Group of Companies have been a Datos client since 2003. The group consists of 7 depots throughout the UK who produce and distribute fresh fish to the food service industry. Recently all 7 depots were upgraded to Season 12. The 7 depots consist of Daily Fish London, Direct Seafoods London, Direct Seafoods…

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Morgans Fine Fish Upgrade to Season 12

Morgan’s Fine Fish are primary fish processors based in Omeath, Ireland and have been a Datos client since 2009. Recently they received their Season Office & Factory Upgrades to Version 12. Morgan’s Fine Fish was established in 1890 and are primary fish processors with a custom designed smokehouse. They have been a customer of Datos…

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Castletownbere Fishermens Co-Op Upgrade

Castletownbere Fisherman’s Co-Op based in Ireland recently received their Office Upgrade to Season 12 The Castletownbere Fisherman’s Co-Operative Society employs 29 staff full time and 30 part time staff (with additional seasonal increase) in primary processing (gutting, filleting, collection of roe etc). A wide variety of fish including herring, whiting and salmon are used, almost all…

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Ochil Foods Season 12 Upgrade

Ochil Foods, Scotland’s leading speciality fine foodservice company have recently received their Upgrade to Season 12. Ochil Foods have been supplying the catering trade with Speciality Fine Foods, Game, Poultry and Fish since the 1950’s. Based outside Perth in Scotland, they have recently received their Upgrade to Season 12, including integrated ledgers. Ran by Husband…

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Season 12 Upgrade for Vin Sullivan Foods

Vin Sullivan Foods in Gwent, Wales, have been a customer of Datos since 2002. Recently they received their Season 12 Office Upgrade Vin Sullivans were established in 1960, a wholesale supplier to restaurants, hotels and caterers, supplying the finest of fresh foods. They have been a customer of Datos for over 10 years, which has…

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Contact Marketing NI Receives Upgrade

Contact Marketing NI/Favour Pet Foods, have been a customer of Datos for over 15 years and have recently upgraded to Season 12, using Office and Road. Contact Marketing is an independent sales, merchandising and distribution company based in Randalstown, Co. Antrim. It was established in 1982 as ‘Favour Pet Foods’ and they distribute a combination…

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Upgrade for Callan Bacon

Callan Bacon, a Pork and Bacon processing company in Ireland have recently upgraded to Season 12, using Office, Factory and Mobile Factory with integrated Ledgers. Callan Bacon based in Kilkenny, Ireland are a leading Pork and Bacon Processing Company. Established in 1924 and currently in it’s 4th generation, Callan Bacon have a turnover of €40 million per…

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Season Install for Daniel Doherty

Datos Developers Adam Corkin and Gareth Bingham have recently installed Season software for new client Daniel Doherty Bakery based in Moville, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Daniel Doherty’s produce breads and tray bakes in their purpose built factory in Co. Donegal, Ireland. They have approximately 95 customers with 130 products delivering 6 days per week. They operate…

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Upgrade for Seafood Holdings

The Seafood Holdings Group consists of 7 depots throughout the UK; Daily Fish London, Direct Seafoods London, Direct Seafoods Colchester, Kingfisher Brixham, Neve Fleetwood, Southbank Fresh Fish London, and Taylor Foods Newcastle. These depots produce and distribute fresh fish to the food service Industry. Datos upgraded these 7 depots to Season 11 in Winter 2011….

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Upgrade for Burden Group Ltd

The Burden Group Ltd is a market leader in the wholesaling and distribution of poultry, meat and game. A client of Datos, since 2000, they have recently been upgraded from our COMiT Business System to Season 11 for two of their main businesses; James Burden Ltd Smithfield and James Burden Ltd Trading. James Burden Ltd…

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SuperChip Needs A Super System

Datos Technical Support Manager Aaron Quinn, is on site today training with SuperChip Sauces and Gravies. Brian Agnew, MD of Superchip realised that for a successful, franchisee handheld system that could deliver, he needed a ‘Super’ System and Datos Professional Solutions were only too happy to help! Superchip currently have one franchisee delivering approximately 60…