ALFA PRO joins Total Specific Solutions as a provider of software solutions and services for business owners in the fresh produce industry, mainly in the flower, plant, and fruit and vegetable sectors (“TSS”). Cees van den Bosch and Arie Lagerwerf, the former owner, will continue to be active with the business, although the roles they play will change slightly.
ALFA PRO joins Total Specific Solutions as per TSS’s most recent press release, a provider of software solutions and services for business owners in the fresh produce industry, mainly in the flower, plant, and fruit and vegetable sectors (“TSS”). TSS is extending the range of software products it offers to the agriculture industry. AlfaPro NEXT is a cutting-edge web-based ERP system that enables users to handle all of their logistical, commercial, and administrative activities from any location at any time using a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
TSS Portfolio Manager Joost van Haarlem: “With the addition of ALFA PRO, we expand our understanding of the agriculture vertical and add a highly intriguing firm to TSS. We previously had software for tree nurseries and traders, and we can now expand our knowledge by adding software for the trade in goods derived from decorative flowers. ALFA PRO principally concentrates on the wholesale market for fresh vegetables and horticulture. One of our biggest exports from the Netherlands is flowers, which are a highly important sector of the economy. We can concentrate on offering specialized business software solutions for that vertical now that ALFA PRO has joined TSS. The previous owners, Cees van den Bosch, and Arie Lagerwerf, will stay involved with the company, but the division of responsibilities will shift somewhat. Cees will be the managing director of ALFA PRO and Arie will hand over certain duties but will remain commercially active and focus on customer relations.”
Alfa Pro’s managing director, Cees van den Bosch: “We have updated our ERP over the past few years and launched a cloud-based version for the market. With AlfaPro NEXT, we now provide our customers with a cutting-edge website that allows them to handle all of their operational concerns in real time. TSS holds onto software firms they buy and believes in “software for life.” Additionally, they share information and best practices with these businesses to aid in their development. By joining TSS, we are given the strength and power we were seeking, allowing us to concentrate on the future. Together with Arie and our staff, I’m excited about ALFA PRO’s future as a stand-alone business inside TSS.”
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