GVM are one of the largest livestock marts in the country. With seven marts located across the country they have a wide and varied customer base. They also have a property sales division.
The mart system was an old legacy system based on a Unix server utilizing dumb terminals and slave printers. The software house had developed a new program which GVM were required to upgrade to in order to meet Department of Agriculture regulations.
This project needed to be completed within a strict timeline so as to ensure that all sales could progress and the changeover would be relatively smooth. There were a number of steps involved for all sites.
The head office at Kilmallock was deployed first and all other sites were set up to connect back to head office with all relevant information.
“Garry IT give us the peace of mind we need, knowing that all our IT requirements are being met with the minimum cost and maximum efficiency, looking at our current needs and how our requirements may change. Garry IT are always ready to respond to queries as they arise” explains Maurice Lyons – Financial Controller GVM. “We recently upgraded our hardware and software across 7 sites and this had to be completed within a tight timeframe. Garry IT in conjunction with the software house completed this work efficiently and professionally.”
“We have invested heavily in training so that all staff are highly qualified and experienced in planning projects for customers” says Dan Garry – Executive Director Garry IT. “It was important that the project was completed on time and on budget. The upgrade was essential to the business needs of GVM and it was our responsibility to ensure we met all their objectives.”
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