Cape Garden Centre was founded in 1996 and specialises in the production and distribution of plants and garden supplies. Their nursery farm in Vredendal supplies their four retail locations across Cape Town, as well as wholesale customers and their own eCommerce store.
The previous point of sale and inventory software, which they had for over 10 years, became prone to freezing, lagging and crashing due to the lack on ongoing updates. To keep the system running, the growing database also required ongoing investments in upgraded servers at head office. With the existing legacy systems being installed on-site, meant they faced challenges with integrating their online store and being able to have real-time oversight over stock in various locations, including the status of plants at various stages of growth at their farm.