LINKFRESH Software

Last Updated: 24th September, 2014
Analyst Coverage: Simon Holloway

Introduction


LINKFRESH Software is a software and IT consultancy organisation with a particular specialism in food supply chain. The company holds Microsoft’s highest Gold Enterprise Resource Planning Competency for Microsoft Dynamics solutions and is a 2012 Microsoft Dynamics Presidents Club Member.

The company was named as Global Microsoft Dynamics NAV Partner of the Year in 2010, won the title of UK Vertical Solution of the Year in 2007, 2008, and 2009 and won the ISV Vertical Market Category at the 2011 IT Europa European IT Excellence Awards. 

In January 2005, the company set up a specialist independent software vendor (ISV) operation. This investment was designed to produce leading edge vertical application packages based on the Microsoft Dynamics platform.

In December 2012, the company acquired through a management buy-out (MBO) worth £6 million. As part of this deal, WestBridge Capital took a lead role and provided £2.6 million in return for a 43 per cent stake. Further capital funding has been provided by The Co-operative Bank, vendor loan notes, management, and an American investor group. This additional finance was to allow the company to embark on international expansion as well as increasing its product development. An international HQ has now been set up in Ventura, California, USA.

 

Company Info


  • H.Q.: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, CB22 7GG
  • Web:
  • Tel: +44 (0)1223 873400
  • Approx size: 43 people

LINKFRESH ERP

Last Updated: 25th September, 2014

LINKFRESH ERP was designed specifically by food industry specialists and developed to seamlessly integrate with Microsoft Dynamics through add-on modules and applications.  

For fresh produce growers, packers, shippers, importers, exporters and food service firms, LINKFRESH provides a solution to meet Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) requirements. The solution provides support for Barcodes, GTIN/PTI; Automatic and Promo Pricing; Case, Lot, Pallet Tracking; EDI;  Inventory Control; and Mobility Technologies.

For Beef, Poultry, Pork and Fish processing enterprises, LINKFRESH provides support for assembly, recipe and packaging requirements. The specific requirements for this market sector include:

  • Track and trace meat and ingredients in support of industry best practice and customer compliance
  • Measure yields, scale production, and product cost accounting
  • Capture and manage standard weights, shelf life, expiration dates, variable lot characteristics
  • Manage multiple product output
  • Producing as much high-margin fresh product as possible
  • Preventing missed or short orders
  • Better accountability, predictability, and scalability

The company has its headquarters in Cambridge, UK. After the management buy-out in 2012 it has opened office in Ventura, California, USA.

Its target market is organisations involved in the fresh food sector.

As a Microsoft Dynamics partner it can use the other partners to help it sell its products.

LINKFRESH customers include:

  • Cumbrian Seafoods
  • Lincolnshire Field Products
  • Isleham Fresh Produce
  • Noble Foods
  • Rustler
  • Winfresh Ltd

Since inception, LINKFRESH has been a Certified for Dynamics packaged solution. The way this works is that the package uses Microsoft Dynamics NAV or, since Q2 2014, AX as the base solution and then adds code to verticalise the solution.

LINKFRESH provide standard customer services and implementation support as well as a cloud services


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