23rd March 2018

Growing with Season – Gibbins Upgrade & Factory


Long-time Season clients Gibbins Quality Meats in Exeter are growing with their Season system. This month saw the company go live on the latest version as well as increasing their users in the Factory.

Gibbins are a catering butcher with over 150 years in the industry. Today the business is run by fifth generation family butcher Paul Gibbins as they service the West Country growing their reputation for 1stclass service and top-quality produce.

The company can expect to benefit from a multitude of benefits from the latest version including the migration to SQL which will improve stability and overall speed of the system.

We caught up with James Garnham who headed the Season project at Gibbins to get his thoughts on the latest upgrade and Factory system.

“The deployment of factory was very new for Gibbins. Being able to see the orders on the screen, reduce amount of paper, look at yields instantly, produce different labels, and the most important thing was the traceability being available. Almost farm to fork.

This has helped with the pricing of items being sold e.g. make sure what profit is being generated on each product.


All inspections/audits from FSA, red Tractor etc have been passed with all the traceability information being readily to hand on the screen. These organisations now have confidence on our traceability and use by dates etc.

By using the system it makes you conform. It has cut out all the dodges that were available to butchers to change dates on items, batch codes etc. etc It makes you do things properly.”

Gibbins also upgraded to Season 17.2 and can expect to benefit from some of our latest features and an increase in speed and system stability by migrating to SQL.

“We upgraded really to take advantage of the SQL database version and the speed increase promised doing report etc.

There were a number of new features that also appealed. Product matrix, production report, and the stock control functionality, scanning items into stock for a stock take.”

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