SAP Business One to help give full-flavour to Di Bella Coffee

SAP Business One partner, Enabling, begin implementation of Business One for Di Bella Coffee in Australia

SYDNEY, AustraliaSAP ANZ today announced the kick off of a Business One implementation at Di Bella Coffee in Australia. The project, being run by SAP Channel Partner Enabling, started last month and is in the pre-implementation stages with the aim to go live by September this year.

As a company only founded in 2002, Di Bella Coffee has achieved a wide range of awards and accolades, including its co-founder Philip di Bella being featured in BRW’s Young Rich four years in a row. The company, also recognised three times by BRW’s Fast 100 as one of the fastest growing companies in Australia, is quickly expanding beyond its roots at the Brisbane headquarters.

..Di Bella is on track for another 30 to 40 per cent growth in 2010, Supplying about 1200 cafes all over the country, except in Western Australia, the use of a small business IT solution – specifically, Quick Books – to manage its finances no longer provided an efficient way to manage the expected, but rising, growth. An important IT systems upgrade was not only wanted, but needed, in order to keep up with the day-to-day business of the coffee chain.

“We need a system that can help us manage the size of the business, but also act as a platform for growth,” said Gianna Di Bella, co-founder and project leader for the SAP implementation. “We’ve used Quick Books from the beginning but now we need something more substantial that can integrate several business processes especially now we need to balance our wholesale and retail businesses, with roasting our coffee beans to order as well as managing the online store. We need to make sure that our systems are working together to deal with the rapid turnover of inventory in each of the business models.”

“We saw SAP Business One as a good fit for Di Bella Coffee, said Neil James, Business Development Manager of Enabling,” The company needed to review its business model and streamline its operations by seamlessly integrating key business processes such as sales, purchasing, inventory, and financials together – out-of-the-box.

“Business One will work for Di Bella as it can be flexible for the changing needs the company will have as it continues to grow. The customization tools available mean we can tailor SAP Business One to fit the specific business needs and individual user preferences.”

As part of the Di Bella Coffee global strategy, Di Bella Coffee has now expanded its operations into Shanghai, China. This project uses the business management model that has been key to Di Bella Coffee’s success in Australia and SAP Business One will be incorporated into the market as well.

About Enabling
Enabling is a recognised leader in the provision and support of business management applications throughout Australia and New Zealand, especially in the areas of technical and development expertise, solution design and long-term customer service. For more information, visit www.enabling.net

About Di Bella Coffee
Founded in 2002 by Phillip Di Bella and his wife Gianna Di Bella, Di Bella Coffee was created with the mission to assist customers to create the perfect coffee every time – “The Ultimate Coffee Experience”. With the Head Office and Roasting Warehouse based at Bowen Hills in Brisbane, Di Bella Coffee wholesales freshly roasted coffee to cafes nationally. Our retail Roasting Warehouses in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney bring cups of coffee and premium roasted coffee beans to customers Australia-wide. Di Bella Coffee also has an online store – mydibellacoffee.com – where customers can purchase freshly roasted coffee anytime, anywhere.

Further information:
Peter Sertori, SAP Australia and New Zealand, +61 2 9935 4845, peter.sertori@sap.com

Imogen Rimington, Burson-Marsteller, +61 2 9928 1530, imogen.rimington@bm.com