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About NorthScope

We Offer Food ERP Software…

NorthScope is ERP software for food manufacturers created by the Northlake Partners (NLP) to specifically support the Alaska Seafood, Fruit and Vegetable, Aquaculture, and Primary Food Processing industries. Since 2008, we’ve been providing ERP software and step-by-step guidance for food manufacturers, giving them the tools to build the business they’ve always wanted.

But We Have A Different Approach Than Those Other Guys.

Wouldn’t it be great if your team was fulfilled at work? Wouldn’t it be great if you could spend your time working on valuable things you enjoy doing? We think so, in fact, they’re the reasons WHY we do what we do.

Wouldn’t it be great if your service providers were backed by a team that’s with you for the long haul? Wouldn’t it be great if your vendors always provided you great customer service and exceeded your expectations? We agree and that’s HOW we do what we do.

Wouldn’t it be great if your ERP software was easy to implement, cost effective and made your life better? This is WHAT we do.

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We help people be enriched at work while helping their companies run more efficiently. We believe we sell a better future, it’s not something we just say or take lightly, it’s a belief that drives how we operate… Learning about our customers by listening to their needs has enabled us to design features to make their lives easier. Because we’ve focused on how we can better serve our customers, we’ve built a better solution. In the short-term, this hasn’t always benefited us, but we don’t make decisions based on the short-term impact. We want to be the best solution for our market so we’re in this for the long term.

Tom Williams

NLP Managing Partner

Our goal of really serving our customers is very, very strong. Since the beginning, we’ve always done whatever it took to make and keep them happy. We learned early on that if people throw problems at you and you make those problems go away, they will keep asking you to help with other things… NorthScope is easy to upgrade and update and we can patch problems on the fly. We made our product flexible so customers wouldn’t have to wait for important things they need or have those changes be too expensive.

Adam Herman

NLP Managing Partner

Frequently Asked Questions

What is ERP software?

The ERP in ERP software stands for enterprise resource planning, which means that ERP software is software that helps you manage your various business processes with a single, shared database across multiple functions and business units. With NorthScope, you get one system to manage your GL, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Inventory, Brokerage, Rebates & Promotions, Sales, Fisherman Accounting, Grower Accounting, and Loads.

Will NorthScope work for my company?

NorthScope was built to serve food manufacturers specifically in the Alaska Seafood, Fruit & Vegetable, Aquaculture and Primary Food Processing industries. It’s best for small to medium companies requiring as little as 3 NorthScope users to as many as 100+! NorthScope is great for those who have outgrown Quickbooks (or something like it) and some common pain points our customers experienced before switching to NorthScope were: non-integrated systems preventing them from achieving their goals, lost support for the solution they had because it was old and outdated and not maintained, too high of a cost to migrate or upgrade the solution they had, an inability to efficiently acquire new companies with the solution they had, a difficult to use system, and/or never-ending implementations because of a system that wasn’t tailored to their business or wasn’t implemented by a company with expertise in their industry.

What does NorthScope integrate with?

For our current customers, NorthScope has various integrations including EDI, barcode, eLandings, document imaging, scale weight, and Microsoft Dynamics GP. Additionally, all NorthScope functional areas integrate with each other. We’re constantly improving and adding integrations to NorthScope to offer the best, most efficient solution for our customers so if you don’t see an integration you’d like on this list, it doesn’t mean we can’t or won’t make it happen!

How is NorthScope hosted and accessed?

NorthScope is web-based software that you host based on your preference, whether that’s on a physical server that your company maintains or a cloud server, which is not included with the purchase of NorthScope. Once NorthScope hosting is established, you can access NorthScope from anywhere so long as you have an internet connection and a supported web browser – no individual computer installation necessary!

How many people can use NorthScope at one time?

When you purchase NorthScope you purchase with it as many user licenses as you need and you always have the option of purchasing more licenses as needed. These licenses are concurrent, meaning that you don’t pay for the total number of users but the number of users that are allowed to be logged in at one time. Additionally, any one NorthScope instance can have multiple companies or divisions within it, allowing you to switch between companies without having to log in and out!

How long do NorthScope implementations take and why?

NorthScope implementations average 6-9 months. This is because NorthScope is super configurable in order to give you the control and to avoid custom code (which is too expensive and unnecessary). That means we put a lot of effort into understanding your business and your data to make sure that we get NorthScope setup as best as possible for you to use is most efficiently and seamlessly immediately upon go live. Additionally, a lot of software companies only care about selling their solution and moving on to finding their next dollar, but that’s not us. We care about you and your success, which is why we’re thorough in our implementation process in order for NorthScope to help you succeed. And we don’t just stop at NorthScope, we’ll help you improve your business processes along the way, too.