Case study Bon D’ici

The company chooses Axelor’s Low Code ERP to offer its customers local and artisanal products

As part of its sustainable development approach, Bon D’ici is committed to limiting its carbon footprint as much as possible. It is therefore quite natural that one of the concerns is the dematerialisation of documents.

“ We are extremely pleased with the solution, which is now used by 15 of our employees without any problems after only 2 hours of training. More than 120 local producers are already referenced on the application, we will very quickly be able to offer them an extranet, based on the Axelor BPM solution. ”

Sid-Ahmed Yacoubi – CTO

The company

Created in 2020, Bon D’ici is a large covered market of local and artisanal products, whose first 1000 m2 warehouse opened in March 2021 in Rezé, south of Nantes.

Bon D’ici only offers authentic, local, and environmentally friendly products that promote the local agricultural heritage and its craftsmen. In addition, for the sake of transparency, for each product sold, Bon D’ici offers a poster presenting the producer’s portrait and the history of his production. In addition, the in-store price display tells the customer not only the sales price but also the purchase price from the producer, as well as the margin that Bon D’ici makes on the product. With one shop at the moment, Bon D’ici plans to expand and open other outlets in the west.

The challenge

The dematerialization of documents has double importance for Bon d’Ici: the sustainable development aspect, of course, but also the “time-saving” aspect for its employees. Indeed, each of the company’s shops has to manage its own purchases, sourcing, and sales. Bon d’Ici, therefore, needed a tool that would enable it to manage purchases, stocks, and invoicing electronically, in the most efficient way possible.

The team set out to find a modular and open-source solution that offered the possibility of specific compartmentalized parameterization that took advantage of Low Code. Moreover, as Bon D’ici’s DNA is based on local productions, the chosen editor had to be in line with this philosophy.

Our solution

The choice fell on Axelor, which met all the criteria sought. Indeed, the solution is easy to use, and it’s Low Code and modular nature allows the developer to easily create new modules in a compartmentalized manner and also seamlessly integrate them with existing modules.

With Axelor, I quickly realized that adding functionality was child’s play and that the creation of fields and processes was infinitely expandable. Last but not least, the Axelor solution is not resource-intensive: a simple server of a modest size is enough to manage it.

— Sid-Ahmed Yacoubi, CTO

In order to create a solution tailored to the company’s needs, Bon d’Ici relied on Axelor’s partner, iORGA, for the organizational and project management aspects, while Axelor was involved in the technical side for more advanced and complex deployments.

Based on this perfect organizational agreement, iORGA and Axelor quickly identified the specific needs of Bon D’ici and the integrator defined a precise implementation schedule.

After creating the environment on which the solution is based, the project was divided into 4 parts, with weekly monitoring in place.

Once each batch was completed, it was submitted to Sid-Ahmed Yacoubi for validation, who, before giving his approval, ensured that the company’s employees could easily appropriate the solution. Once this pre-validation was obtained, Bon D’ici validated the batch and the iORGA and Axelor teams tackled the next batch.

The results

For Bon D’ici, it was essential that its employees who were to use the solution were comfortable with it and could make it their own.

With the Axelor solution, it has become possible to propose an adapted interface which enables users to easily hide fields, buttons, etc. and thus allow the user to concentrate on the actions essential to their activity.

In addition, the responsive and agile aspect of the solution allows the company to consider equipping its points of sale with tablets in shops, without losing the quality of the interface and functionality.

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