Bluekey specialises in the implementation of SAP Business One, the market leading business software solution for small to medium sized companies now running at Ramburg Beef.


We offer a total abattoir software solution, from networking through data take-on and system setup to management reporting. Our business is to make your business more productive and profitable – through the implementation of the best software technologies.

During the 1970’s Nelspruit Abattoir was built by the Nelspruit Municipality as a service abattoir. During 2001 Vleissentraal Limited purchased the abattoir from OTK and operated it in the name of Skillfull 166 (Pty) Ltd. In 2005 MS Teck Farming (Pty) Ltd purchased a 31% share in Skillfull and Mr MS Tecklenburg was appointed as Managing Director. In 2009 the company sold 49% of its shares to Tshivhase Trust, the balance of the shares belonging to MS Teck Farming (Pty) Ltd. During 2010 the company changed its name to Ramburg Beef (Pty) Ltd. Ramburg beef aims to become the leading meat wholesaler to the Mpumalanga province as well as in Africa (Mozambique and Swaziland).

The decision to implement SAP Business One for Abattoirs stemmed from a need to get more than what their previous application was able to offer them. With no traceability of production and sales systems, management was unable to see the bigger picture through a lack of reporting ability and transparency. Manual integration and spreadsheets between the company and the software used valuable time in a company that is experiencing rapid growth and a need for a more complex and capable business integration solution. “We are of the opinion that SAP Business One and Ramburg Beef could have a mutually beneficial future where we could provide the red meat abattoir market with a ‘better’ integrated system and ground breaking access to information” says Clyde Langenberg, Financial Manager of Ramburg Beef.

Converting to the far superior and advanced SAP Business One was a challenge for Ramburg Beef as there was a complete mind shift that had to occur for the benefits to become evident. There were also hardware constraints that, once implemented, got them on par with the latest technological developments. Langenberg says, “There were three areas we wanted to address to take our business to the next level. Traceability of stock (from feedlot to retailer), improved access to information and a fully integrated production, sales and accounting system was taken care of with SAP Business One”.

Improved stock management, full financial integration, complete stock/sales traceability, no need to manually capture information for reporting in excel, and no need to recapture data into an accounting system are some of the benefits that Ramburg Beef experienced after implementing SAP Business One. When considering what the implications of these benefits are Langenberg sums it up as, “better control = improved productivity = increased sales”.

With the advent of the new Consumer Protection Act and other industry specific legislation, Ramburg Beef now has the ability to accurately track and trace all products and batches – providing a better service to both their retail stores and local butchers.


“The Bluekey team were very knowledgeable and provided interesting solutions to challenges faced. The team were willing and able and problems were resolved timeously”. Clyde Langenberg, Financial Manager, Ramburg Beef.


Modules and Functions

  • Slaughter Planning
  • Grading
  • Supplier Account Processing
  • Transfers
  • De-Boning
  • Wholesale
  • POS


  • Live integration to GL
  • Live integration to Stock Module
  • Live integration to Cashbook
  • Full ERP integration
  • Authorisation and Traceability
  • Single system solution

Reports and Automation

  • Full stock traceability from farmer to customer
  • Stock Ageing report (By carcase)
  • RMAA reports
  • Meat export documentation
  • Prints Bar-coded tags for carcases and Deboning
  • All transfers and sales done with scanners
  • Point of sale system can use touch screens
  • Scale integration