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Founded in 1999, Java Republic has expanded its hand-roasted coffee business across all of Ireland, setting industry standards for ethics along the way. But with this growth, inefficiencies cropped up, and Java needed a way to integrate operations, including production, service, asset management, dispatch, and finance. That’s SAP’s cup of coffee.
Java Republic Roasting Company
Intelligent Information Systems Ltd.
Supply Chain, Information Technology
SAP Business One
In 1995, David McKernan, a passionate coffee enthusiast, visited San Francisco’s famous Caffe Roma. He decided on the spot that he wanted to do something just like it back home in Dublin, Ireland.
By 2007, Java Republic had grown beyond its existing operations. It had run up against the limits of its back-office software – which was no longer capable of providing accurate and timely management information, and also failed to provide visibility across operations. Anticipating further growth, Java now needed an integrated solution.
Having met with Intelligent Information Systems Ltd. (IIS), an SAP gold partner, Java Republic visited a number of IIS customer reference sites to see SAP Business One in action. As a result, the decision was easy: based on the reputation of IIS and SAP Business One, and good references from customers, it chose to implement SAP software.
SAP Business One has provided a single, affordable application that covers all of Java’s business needs. Fast, flexible and scalable, it offers substantial reporting functionality and an intuitive user interface. Java liked that it was an established brand. It meets the company’s requirements and has supported it during a steep growth period.
As operations have become more complex, the SAP Business One solution has provided the ideal platform, powering business development and taking Java Republic to the next level. It continues to expand its product range, which now includes specialty real leaf teas and hot chocolate as well as highly regarded coffees.