Cascade Meats, a subsidiary of Bruce Pac, purchases meat to manufacture pre-cooked meat products. As the company has grown, it was time to overhaul their 20-year-old system used for tracking the purchasing and selling of meat products.
Like many legacy inventory management systems, Cascade Meats' system had unnecessary features, a lack of search functionality, no role-based workflows, and limited remote accessibility. Additionally, their legacy systems were dependent on older operating systems, making roadblocks for their IT department to fix regularly.
Ready to improve their systems and looking for a local partner, Cascade Meats reached out to AltSource, a custom software development company in Portland, to support their software updates.
The AltSource team met with Cascade Meats to identify their system needs, users, workflows, and goals. One of the first recommendations was to go from a legacy system to a cloud-based custom software web application that could handle modern APIs and provide remote access. As part of the web app development, AltSource built workflows and functionalities to improve data entry processes and automate them.
Additional automation was added to purchase orders and invoices to calculate storage charges, interest rates, and other fees. With the ability to create purchase orders and invoices more accurately through automated data, the app allowed Cascade Meats to produce both known and ad hoc reports to keep better track of all related activity.