Bridgetown Natural Foods goes live on IFS using Astra for Implementation Services

Tucson, AZ November 6, 2018 – Bridgetown Natural Foods, a manufacturing partner for leading all-natural, organic and gluten-free snack brands, has successfully implemented IFS ApplicationsTM 9 with Astra Inc. as its implementation partner and looks forward to improved productivity, collaboration, production planning and resource management.

“While evaluating several ERP solutions available in the market, we found IFS Apps to be more intuitive, user friendly and the best-fit for our business needs. With IFS we are targeting higher efficiencies in our manufacturing and distributions processes, as well as enhanced analytical capabilities. Astra has been a great implementation partner to work with on this project. They provided high-quality resources and enabled Bridgetown to execute a very important project – under budget and on time.” said Matt Clark, Chief Financial Officer at Bridgetown Natural Foods.

Bridgetown implemented the Manufacturing, Distribution and Finance modules of IFS Applications 9, and selected Astra Inc. to provide end-to-end implementation services that included IFS solution design, forms/reports/custom configuration-development, interface development/configuration, security setups and legacy data migration. In-depth testing (Unit Testing, Integration Testing and Functional Testing) was performed at each step to ensure overall quality of the implementation. In addition, Astra also provided training of functional experts, core users and end users, cutover execution and post go-live support. The project was successfully completed within 9 months, as scheduled, and will ultimately be used by 60+ users at Bridgetown.

“The Food & Beverage segment is one of IFS' target industries in North America. Astra has prior experience in this industry and we are now pleased to add Bridgetown Natural Foods to this family. Bridgetown will reap the benefits of increased operational efficiencies and market competitiveness by using IFS.” said Naren Velu, CEO & President of Astra, Inc.

Astra has been a pioneer in IFS consulting, implementation and support to companies in North America. With its in-depth knowledge and extensive experience, Astra looks forward to continuing to help Bridgetown Natural Foods in achieving its business goals with IFS Applications.

About Bridgetown Natural Foods LLC

Bridgetown Natural Foods, LLC, headquartered in Portland Oregon, is a manufacturing partner for leading all-natural, organic and gluten-free snack brands dedicated to producing sustainable, innovative and healthy products. Bridgetown’s products include extruded and baked bars, slab-formed bars and granolas. Bridgetown embraces innovation and complexity, and the Company’s expertise in handling allergens, gluten-free, organic and kosher products provides its customers with scalable, flexible manufacturing solutions. For more information about Bridgetown Natural Foods, please visit: http://bridgetownnaturalfoods.com

About Astra Inc.

Astra, Inc. was established in 2007 with headquarters in Tucson, Arizona, and offices in Bangalore, India. Astra specializes in enabling companies to leverage the power of their IFS application investments. It provides packaged and custom consulting services related to all aspects of implementing and getting the best use of IFS Applications™ throughout their life cycle. For more information about Astra, please visit: http://www.astra-us.com

For more information contact:

Naren Velu
President & CEO
(520) 908-6481
naren@astra-us.com
www.astra-us.com