Bostock New Zealand moved to snapGrowing several years ago. This came about at the end of an exhausting search for an Orchard Management tool in which we had confidence to house our operational data into the future.
Brendan and the CSEL team gave us that confidence and were by far the best fit for the Bostock Apple Group with superior customer support. They seamlessly integrated of historic data in snapGrowing and provide functionality bespoke to the operation proving invaluable.
"We have found snapGrowing is a very useful tool to support our orchard business. We selected snapGrowing to streamline our spray programme, but have used more and more of the systems capabilities to plan our harvest and to have a central portal for our maps, Globalgap and staff information.
Brendan, Nick and Lisa have been very responsive to our needs and we are keen to utilise more capabilities when we have time after harvest."
"We have been using snapSales for over 3 years now and it is a fantastic system, very practical, flexible and easy to use. I have used many different sales and logistics software packages over the years but snapSales is by far the best.
As it is web based it is also very easy to use on any device, or when travelling or out of the office.
Brendan, Nick and the team are very easy to work with and are always working on improvements to the system. They are very responsive to any suggestions, or in coming up with practical solutions to any issues there may be."
"I have used and dealt with most pipfruit industry software over the last 30 years and snapPacking is the best I have seen by a long way. CSEL are very good to deal with. They will come up with solutions over the phone and implement the same or next day. I highly recommend CSEL to any business that is looking to improve data flow and processes."
"SnapSales has had amazing impact on our business from both a sales and grower perspective. We have been able to complete the same tasks with such efficiency that we no longer require extra staff during the season and we are now able to provide our growers with their own portal log in allowing them to have real time access to information relating to their fruit. Brendan and his team have been fundamental in ensuring the smooth transition from our old system to snapSales and I was amazed at the availability of the team and pace at which concerns or requests were dealt with."
"We have been using snapSales for two and a half years and have found it to be very flexible, highly intuitive and it has generated significant efficiencies for us.
In conjunction with this, CSEL are very experienced, understand our industry and appreciate the business implications of any customisation we request. CSEL is always available and responsive"
"Following a successful implementation of snapPacking we moved on to snapGrowing to allow a seamless integration of information flow between our Orchard and Packhouse operations. Once again, the team at CSEL have produced an excellent system that is superbly backed up and have allowed us to drive further development to suit our business needs."
"We have just enjoyed our first season using snapPacking and we are very impressed with the software. We have had no issues getting used to snapPacking and all those working with the system are pleased we are using it."
"Working with snapPacking has been a great experience for our business. The installation and support on start-up went seamlessly. There is a high level of open communication. Any issues are handled quickly and there is a forum for implementation of user enhancements. I would not hesitate in recommending this software to others."
"After completing our first season on snapPacking for summerfruit and apples we’ve been very pleased with the results. Brendan and his team have always responded quickly to our questions and requests. Our key users have quickly adapted to the system and are looking forward to next season."
"Working with snapPacking has been a great experience. The program is very intuitive and we have been able to find our way round far easier than with other programs we have used in the past. There is a lot of security in the system with regards market requirements and this leads to great confidence in this area. Being web based and so being able to access it from anywhere on any computer or device is another advantage.
The service and support has also been at a level we have not experienced before. Queries and requests for any alterations have been met very positively and timely."
"The snapSales system has been amazing! It is all very well thought out and covers all aspects needed to complete Coolstores orders through to export documentation. It’s very quick and seamless! CSEL are always quick to answer any questions the team has and any issues are resolved instantaneously."
"Was very sceptical of changing systems as thought it would be another system we had to get used to, changing systems in the middle of our busy period didn’t help, no one likes change etc etc. Finding snapSales so easy to work with. Saving so much time as so easy to understand and manipulate the different areas. Everything seems to be a lot quicker for some reason and a lot sharper.
Brendan and his team are a massive part of making the change for us go so seamlessly. Always available to answer question and work with on solutions for our ever evolving requests. Very happy with change now !!!"
"I am travelling at present and the snapSales system has been flawless to draw info in real time. Real bonus and big improvement over [the previous system]."
"What you do, the short timeframe you do it in, and the problem solving has been invaluable to me and to the industry. Just look where we have got to with the USDA programme, accurate, meaningful and user friendly. The uptake has been quick and feedback positive from all quarters."
"That is some of the slickest development work I’ve seen for ages."
"This system has impressed overseas and national customers without exception. CSEL is flexible, thorough, and a pleasure to work with."
"It is innovations such as these that have helped us create an award winning level of service for our customers. The result is a highly sophisticated software package that has impressed all that have seen it.
CSEL provides a very rare combination of being excellent at software development plus having a very good understanding of how a business works. They have proven to be excellent at taking an idea and turning it in to a computer reality. The service CSEL provides is friendly and efficient and I have great pleasure in highly recommending them."
"Brendan and Nick are fabulous friendly blokes, who designed a brilliant system for us. Easy and quick to use with great reporting options. Any requests made for altering or adding to the software are done quickly and efficiently. Basically top blokes, doing a great job for many businesses in Hawkes Bay. I’d recommend to all."
"I have been personally involved in a number of IT system implementations and the CSEL team come out clearly ahead in meeting customer expectations. CSEL are very good at designing a system around your business rather than your business around their system."
"CSEL show a thorough understanding of the tasks placed before them and address them in a professional manner. I readily recommend CSEL services to anyone requiring a well structured, well conceived software package."
"Thanks so much for such great support. EFL has indeed been lucky to have had you in our camp."