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Enterprise-wide integration and merchandise management agility lead to improved operations

"Halsted chose Openbravo for its ability to fit our requirements and low cost of ownership, as well as for the ability to support a mobile workforce and the organization e-Commerce aspirations going forward."

James Stevens, Group Accountant
Halsted Openbravo Commerce Suite Customer
Company Name
Product Line
Building Materials and Garden Equipment
Syntegra Solutions

Exceptional customer service since 1897

Founded in 1897, Halsted is the leading supplier for building and plumbing in Zimbabwe.

The company focuses on providing exceptional customer service and maintaining a large stock holding of timber, hardware, appliances and specialist products and materials catering to all requirements.

Today, Halsted manages a central distribution center and seven fully operational branches across Zimbabwe.

The Challenges


Improve operational control and manage all branches more efficiently

One of Halsted's main objectives was to improve the stores' operational control and get higher visibility into their performance. The company needed a modern, modular solution that would be able to handle multiple branches and currencies, improve operational controls and reporting, and grow the business.

It was particularly important to have a robust inventory and merchandising system which could handle a vast assortment of heterogeneous products across its stores as well as e-commerce operations.

Openbravo Customer Story - Cheers - Halsted

The Solution


Gaining enterprise-wide visibility and easy integration with headquarters

Halsted was looking for enterprise-wide visibility while empowering each branch to manage its own sales, procurement, warehousing, and financials.

It was also crucial to find a solution with the flexibility to adapt to key requirements such as integration with fiscal devices, multi-currency payments in a single transaction, or specific cash management on each terminal, all in compliance with Halsted security policies.


Openbravo Customer Story - Halsted - Solution

The Results


Higher capacity for daily orders has dramatic impact on bottom line

Once the solution was deployed, Halsted was able to effectively manage hundreds of daily orders. The company's analytics and decision-making process improved thanks to more accurate, real-time sales information consolidated from every branch.

Operational controls were also improved with the effective use of user permissions and more accurate cash management on each register.

Sales information
Cash management
Operational Control
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