Darifair Foods Selects Vicinity Manufacturing

Vicinity’s formula manufacturing software selected by America's leading national dairy supplier.

Darifair Foods Selects Vicinity Manufacturing
Atlanta, GA, November 12, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Vicinity Manufacturing™ announces today that Darifair Foods has selected the Vicinity formula manufacturing software system to further streamline daily operations at its headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida.

Darifair® creates a variety of dairy delights and has selected the Vicinity solution to tighten the gap in integrating sales orders, forecasts, scheduling, purchasing and production. Darifair Foods intends to simplify the recording of existing quality control results, enhance theoretical and actual cost analysis, and create a centralized schedule with integration to inventory, sales and purchasing. Vicinity replaces a series of manual and non-integrated manufacturing and quality systems to seamlessly link Darifair business, laboratory, and production processes.

By selecting Vicinity Manufacturing, Darifair will combine its entire manufacturing and business processes into one unified solution. Examples of key integration features in Vicinity include formula management, automated lot control, formula scheduling, Certificates of Analysis, country of origin disclosure, batch yields by formula, quality control tracking, and batch ticket tracking. Vicinity Manufacturing together with Microsoft Dynamics® GP financial system is a great addition to Darifair’s continued success!

Vicinity’s integration to Genesis® R&D software will enhance Darifair’s daily operations by providing a single, centralized, and in-depth formula management solution. For example, current Genesis® users will utilize Vicinity to update all formulas automatically and feed that information directly into the Genesis® system for further nutritional analysis.

The company is eager to implement Vicinity and anticipates the system to be in operation by early February 2010 according to Jason Bell, Director of Communications & Technology at Darifair.

"We are currently working with the Top 75 casual dining and quick service restaurant chains in the US and are expecting significant growth in the years to come.” said Bell. “Darifair foresees rapidly outgrowing its existing formulation system and we know we need a fully integrated manufacturing software solution designed for a company like ours. We were impressed by Vicinity’s out-of-the-box functionality as well as its seamless integration to our existing financial and distribution ERP solution, Microsoft Dynamics® GP. Due to our rapid expansion, we need a product that will help us as we continue our advancement in the food and dairy industry. We are excited Vicinity Manufacturing is partnering with us to meet our future growth needs."

In 1985 Darifair was chartered as America's first "national" dairy supplier. As the years passed, the company continued to succeed through proactive product development geared exclusively to each customer's individual dairy needs. Darifair Foods manufactures and distributes dairy products and dairy-based ingredients for the food-manufacturing and foodservice industries. The company's products include Compound Butters(Pucks, Sauces, Margarine Systems), Specialty Dairy (Potato blends, Ice Cream Pies, Smoothies), Commodity Dairy (Sour Cream, Aerosol, Fluid Milk, Yogurt) and Cream Alternatives(Identical Plus, Daricream). In recent years, Darifair has expanded its product line to include culinary items, introduced new products like Daricream Cream Replacer, and has expanded its Jacksonville headquarters, which now houses a state-of-the-art research facility.

Vicinity is the premier software solution for the formula manufacturing industry. Vicinity extends the Microsoft Dynamics financial and distribution offerings to deliver a complete ERP package specific to batch manufacturers. Vicinity Manufacturing streamlines the conversion of raw materials to finished goods improving productivity, reducing product loss, and increasing profit. As a Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner, Vicinity Manufacturing provides the missing ingredient in your formula manufacturing business solution.

To learn more about Vicinity Manufacturing or to schedule a demo, call 770-421-2467 x280 or visit our website at www.vicinitymanufacturing.com.

Media Contact:
Brooke Webb
Marketing & Public Relations
Vicinity Manufacturing, Inc.
(770) 421-2467 x280

About Vicinity Manufacturing
Vicinity Manufacturing™ is a software solution designed exclusively for the formula manufacturing industry. Our solution extends the industry leading Microsoft Dynamics™ financial and distribution family to deliver a powerful and flexible ERP solution. Whether your business is running Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, and Microsoft Dynamics NAV or completely new to the benefits of Microsoft Dynamics, Vicinity will work with you to streamline the coordination of raw materials to finished goods increasing productivity and profit. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Vicinity Manufacturing will help put together the missing ingredient in your formula manufacturing business solution. Vicinity Manufacturing understands the unique challenges of batch manufacturing and addresses these issues in an easy and affordable solution. For more information, email info@vicinitymanufacturing.com or visit www.vicinitymanufacturing.com

About Genesis R&D
ESHA Research started in 1981, releasing its first software program, The Food Processor nutrition analysis system, in 1984. Three years of detailed nutrition research were needed to build a comprehensive database with few missing values. The ESHA Nutrient Database follows stringent protocols for nutrient information, and is now the industry hallmark for completeness and accuracy. After more than a decade, The Food Processor remains the product of choice for nutrition professionals. This comprehensive workhorse has continued to experience extensive growth and refinement, while maintaining its position as the industry's top-rated database. Recently, ESHA Research introduced The Food Processor SQL, an upgrade to the original Food Processor. Genesis R&D product development and labeling software was introduced to researchers and food manufacturers in 1991, and is now used by over 90 percent of U.S. top food producers and developers. Today, ESHA Research is professionally associated with leaders in health, education, medical research, and food service and manufacturing.

Vicinity Manufacturing, Inc.
Brooke Webb
770-421-2467 x.280