It was hardly easy. AZNP, working in conjunction with a foreign-trade company, first exported several of its 1000 MB cars to Austria. Unable to sell these vehicles directly to customers, it received vegetables in exchange for them. These vegetables were sold straight away, still in Austria, and the proceeds – now in schillings – were used to finance the purchase of the computer. The computer’s main task was to mass-process data from many different areas, such as optimisation calculations, planning, costing and invoicing.