We are delighted to announce the newest CARAGON FLEX customer; Whitworth Pharmacy, a family owned business with 35 community pharmacy branches across the North of England.

At CARAGON we are all about data and our Data Management Platform can be used to solve an endless number of problems.

In Whitworth’s case the problem was the time taken on manually collating, manipulating and presenting data to give the pharmacy branches and support office, the insight it needed, in real time. With CARAGON FLEX we automated the extraction, collation and presentation of their data and for Whitworth as a group this means:

  • Huge time savings on the daily collation and manipulation of the data (dispensing, daily cash, NHSBSA),
  • A single view of their data sources,  
  • Instant visualization of management dashboard with key business KPIs,
  • Automated alerts when data is not entered,
  • A platform that is configurable for any of their future data needs.  

Commenting on the solution, JB Badenhorst of Whitworth noted “I’ve been very pleased with the solution from planning to the roll-out stages. We are now at a stage of making this ‘business as usual’ and phasing out old procedures. We have also started developing new dashboards that will help us track our company KPI’s in real time, transparent for everyone to see. I am really excited about this project and the additional functionality it brings.”

CARAGON FLEX is a cloud based platform that operates ‘on a service’ model. For our customers this means reduced cost, a speedy implementation, increased flexibility and the ability to scale when they need it.


How Automation Can Deliver Time Savings For Finance Teams

The McCabes Pharmacy Group has 28 pharmacies across Ireland, employing over 60 pharmacists and 400 front line staff. CARAGON have been providing data solutions for McCabes since 2015 and a big part of these solutions has been the introduction of automation to reduce the amount of time people spend on manual tasks.

A recent project we worked on, was the automation of data extraction from SAGE – The finance team in McCabes Pharmacy were spending 1 day each month extracting financial information from SAGE, for their 28 companies and presenting it for reporting. With a few days work in house and the introduction of automation into that workflow, we reduced the time spent from 1 day to 1 hour each month!

Commenting on the benefit of the automation, Conor McDonald, Group Finance Director said “there has been a significant time saving for the group, enabling the finance team to spend more time on value added activity”.

CARAGON is a business with a purpose; we want to facilitate freedom for end users, from mundane manual tasks with our data solutions. We are currently providing solutions for partners in in the health and retail sectors across Europe and the US.