Alfa Bares is a food distributor based in Portugal and has been operating since 1979. The company focuses on distribution to the Horeca (HOtel, REstaurant, CAtering) sector. Its clients include institutes, schools, hotels, and restaurants. Alfa Bares works with 200 local and international suppliers.
Officially the app is called “ALPHA SALES”, but it is commonly known by users as “Pre-sales”. It is part of the “Gourmet World Food Supply Management” brand of a group of companies operating in Portugal and is integrated with the ERP PHC.
The main functionality of the application is the insertion of customer orders, duly supported by their price list, with the possibility of inserting products via the product catalog and on which numerous validations are carried out, including stock availability and quantity management (multiple and minimum quantities).
Additionally, the application includes several options related to the customer relationship and day-to-day management of the seller, such as recording visits to potential customers, managing price lists, sending the current account and price list, insertion and printing receipts, or changing customer data.
ALPHA SALES is currently being used by 38 users regularly, in tablet and desktop versions.
For Alfa Bares’ Development team, Kalipso Studio has numerous advantages. The main advantage is to achieve mobility and, at the same time, to have a semi-automatic synchronism system that was essential for them, combined with a bespoke order entry screen, which allows them to rely on a complex workflow system, but in which all the registrations and contacts with the application are simple and intuitive for the user.
“In various companies, we have particular needs, but the way the application was developed, in a configurable way, we were able to quickly change and implement new features, always fully integrated with our ERP, also fully developed to measure”, said José Maciel, IT Manager.
As José Maciel, IT Manager at Alfa bares, told us: “We are totally satisfied with Kalipso. In addition to Alpha Sales, we have a project in the area of human resources fully integrated with ERP PHC. Although it allows us to be fully autonomous in the development and use of the platform, Kalipso also gives us guarantees in terms of support. Kalipso is a versatile tool, which has not yet found limitations for our imagination. It allows the product to grow, as the group of companies or users also increases”.