The period before the purchase of the information system was turbulent. High costs in difficult times meant that certain investments were delayed or cancelled in the past. For example, the aging and defective path registration system was not replaced; instead growers switched back to old-fashioned manual labour. However, a good system to keep track of work and harvests has always remained high on the wish list. When space became available for investments, Peter Boekestijn became acquainted with Priva's management information system, FS Performance, via Royal Brinkman.