Nantwich Cheese Company has chosen to partner with us at Technology Management to implement leading business software solution, Microsoft Dynamics NAV

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After years of managing all aspects of their business with Sage Line 50 and a complex series of Excel Spreadsheets, Nantwich Cheese Company were looking to improve stock visibility, reporting and future-proof their continued expansion.

Quality and innovation are the foundations of Nantwich Cheese Company’s success; so they set about finding a software partner and package that could meet their high standards and support them well in to the future.

Nantwich Cheese Company chose Microsoft Dynamics NAV and opted for a cloud-based, rapid implementation of Dynamics NAV called NAV Ignite. NAV Ignite allows small and medium sized, and typically fast-growing organisations, to get up and running in just a few days with a pre-configured, online version of Dynamics NAV. 

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The cloud-based nature of NAV Ignite meant Nantwich Cheese didn’t have to invest in expensive hardware or IT infrastructure or be delayed by its purchase and set up. 

NAV Ignite is exactly what we need from an ERP solution over the coming months – finance, stock, assembly, dispatch and EDI – the functions pretty much tick every box for us. In addition to this, the usability of the solution is great. I like the fact that its ‘windows friendly’ and it looks and feels like a Microsoft program just like Word or Excel. The hosted solution from Technology Management on the Microsoft Azure platform is perfect for us allowing us to grow into the solution without the additional expense of multiple servers from day one.” Luke Morgan, Commercial Manager at Nantwich Cheese.

We are thrilled that Nantwich Cheese Company are joining a growing list of customers opting for our cloud solutions. With our focus on the Food Sector, we will be supporting Nantwich Cheese Company every step of the way as they continue to grow their booming business!

For the full story, see https://www.tecman.co.uk/Resources/Case-Studies/Nantwich-Cheese-Company

Summit Systems to Enhance Customer Experiences

Summit Systems has chosen Technology Management and Microsoft Dynamics to improve productivity, streamline processes & support its customers’ growth.

Keith Bailey, Finance Director for Summit Systems explains, “The integrated solution of Microsoft Dynamics NAV and CRM from Technology Management gives us modern, easy to use software to manage all our projects from initial quotation through to successful delivery and ongoing maintenance/support. Real time reporting and analysis will give us the information we need to make the right decisions for our customers”.

https://www.tecman.co.uk/Resources/Case-Studies/Summit-Systems

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Bounce foods benefit in more ways than one…

Bounce Foods are thrilled with the benefits they have received from implementing to Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics CRM… 

Bounce have gained full, company-wide benefits from their integrated Microsoft software. Features such as Lync (Skype for Business), calendar share and reminders are delivering flexibility to their team internally and externally as they can share information quickly, see team members’ whereabouts and keep track of daily workloads. They also have real-time financial reporting, stock visibility and full P&L capability for each customer and full mobile working for the sales team using Dynamics CRM .

To see the Bounce Food’s directors take on the benefits of Dynamics NAV and CRM watch the video https://www.tecman.co.uk/Campaigns/Bounce-Foods#zone-benefits

Technology Management provide Microsoft Dynamics NAV and integrated eCommerce solution for start-up jewellery business Jadaro

Jadaro is an up and coming jewellery e-tailer and distributor, keen to become the recognised merchant for the contemporary jewellery market…

Established in 2014, Jadaro are currently the UK and Ireland distributor for Platadepalo Jewellery. As a small, independent company based in Wolverhampton, Jadaro owner Jamie Martindale is keen for the company to set off on the right foot to help ensure accurate business to business and business to customer growth for the first crucial few years.

A fully integrated software package, Microsoft Dynamics NAV with Additions eCommerce has been developed to work straight off-the-shelf; populated from Dynamics NAV and easily customised to reflect a brand’s colours and logos. This was ideal for Jadaro, as the software has enabled the company to monitor new retailer relationships and develop new business with no interruptions or limitations.

Real-time synchronisation with Microsoft Dynamics NAV means that the Jadaro eCommerce website will always now reflect correct items, pricing and real time stock availability.

For more information see https://www.tecman.co.uk/Software/Dynamics-Additions/eCommerce 

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Technology Management provides £80,000 software and services contribution to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

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Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s commitment to continually building strong relationships with its thousands of charity supporters and donors, who help fundraise millions of pounds each year, is being strengthened by a significant contribution from IT firm, Technology Management.

As the charity finds it increasingly hard to raise much-needed funds, investing in IT not only improves operational effectiveness by saving time and resources so money goes further, the charity can communicate better to the charity’s supportive donors as information stored on each and every one involved is instantly available. This enables Midlands Air Ambulance Charity to easily adapt the information stored on the database to suit donors’ needs.

Technology Management’s generous software and service contribution, worth over £80,000 over three years, means Midlands Air Ambulance Charity now has a cloud-based Microsoft Dynamics CRM (Customer Relationship Management) solution to support and expand its fundraising activities. The solution will enable the charity to reduce its administrative time, continue to improve engagement with donors and charity supporters across the region, increase donations and ultimately save more lives.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM will enable the charity to:

  • More efficiently co-ordinate all fundraising meetings, phone calls, emails and other activity through Dynamics CRM’s integration with Microsoft Outlook & SharePoint
  • Streamline event management activities such as collection tins, merchandise sales and donation collection at fund-raising events
  • Easily track & report on all donations
  • Continue to improve communications with corporate sponsors, individual supporters and volunteers
  • Execute more targeted, thus cost-effective marketing campaigns – including email campaigns, events & direct mail

Reduce the admin involved in the management of gift aid claims, legacy & lottery registrations, online fundraising platforms and give as your earn schemes

Angela Watkins of MAAC explains, “Our existing system was a combination of cumbersome, rigid software and Excel spread sheets. With the planned expansion in our fundraising activities, we recognised we needed a much more integrated and user-friendly solution.

 “We also needed it to be flexible enough to be quickly tailored to our very specific requirements and work with our existing Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Excel & Outlook. Microsoft Dynamics CRM met all our needs and more.  Without Technology Management’s generosity in providing a substantial contribution towards the software, hosting, implementation and training costs, it just wouldn’t be possible.

“We are so grateful for their commitment and incredible support and we now have a system that’s easy to use and saves a huge amount of time.  It has been welcomed by all at Midland Air Ambulance Charity and means we can spend more time engaging directly with our extremely supportive donors, those that we really appreciate make our service possible.  We value everyone involved and updating our IT is just one part of our on-going commitment to continually improving the fundraising experience for all.”

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) is the UK’s largest air ambulance service. With no government funding, it needs to raise a minimum of £6.5m per year to keep its three helicopters manned and operational.

Covering the counties of West Midlands, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, the charity performs over 2,000 missions a year, increasing a patient’s chances of recovery by ensuring they reach the most appropriate Trauma Centre within the critical first hour.

James Crowter, Managing Director at Technology Management, added: “We are delighted to be supporting Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, which saves so many lives in the region and be part of the charity’s IT improvement programme.  Microsoft Dynamics CRM is such a flexible solution and we have worked with the team to ensure that the software meets their specific requirements.  It is rewarding for us to see how our contribution has made such a difference to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.”

Bounce foods keeps going and growing

Bounce Foods provide bounce energy balls – a healthy and nutritious snack – into a growing health food market. With a rising demand for their produce, they needed to replace their existing software package to keep up with the trend…

Bounce chose to partner with Technology Management and selected Microsoft Dynamics software delivered in the cloud for a complete business solution:

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV: for orders, stock, supply and accounts
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM: for a comprehensive view of all customer activities
  • Microsoft Office 365: for email, conferencing and document management

See why Microsoft Dynamics NAV and CRM were the best match for Bounce Foods https://www.tecman.co.uk/Campaigns/Bounce-Foods#zone-story

Capespan select SI Foodware & Technology Management

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Capespan markets fruit throughout the year in more than 60 countries on 4 continents. The company provides service solutions to international fruit trading partners and develops strategic partnerships in order to offer the right product portfolios at the right price. With marketing offices and operations all over the world, it is a challenge for Capespan to obtain an integrated view of sales, inventory and financial positions. To gain more control over these processes, Capespan in Europe has chosen the Microsoft Dynamics NAV based ERP application SI Foodware Fresh Produce from Schouw Informatisering.

Capespan has devised a clear IT strategy in order to successfully take up this challenge. Replacing several separate non-integrated software systems is part of this, according to Tom Quets, CIO of Capespan’s Fruit Marketing division: "In the field of ​​logistics automation with service providers, we have made great strides in our development, but our ERP systems are still lagging behind. They no longer meet our business needs, their management functions are complex and lack a long-term vision for further development that aligns with the Capespan story. In order to lift service for our customers and partners to a higher level, it is important to roll out a uniform ERP system in different locations."

Achieving Strategic and Operational Objectives

With the implementation of SI Foodware Fresh Produce, Capespan wants to achieve a number of strategic and operational objectives, says Tom Quets: "Firstly, financial and operations integration. We want to be able to apply the cost for each activity, such as transportation and production drives, to consignments and have immediate insight into this. You therefore gain more control over your business. Furthermore, it is a lot cheaper and easier to maintain one standard ERP package at multiple locations. It also gives you a tool to standardise procedures and processes.

Implementation at 8 Locations

To this end, Capespan has opted to work with SI Foodware Fresh Produce at eight locations in the UK and mainland Europe. This involves a fresh produce-specific ERP package based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV. The software was developed for fruit and vegetable traders who place high demands on the optimal matching of supply and demand. Consignment Administration forms the heart of the package.

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Tom Quets is looking forward to the implementation which will start soon: "A team of key Capespan users, together with Schouw Informatisering, will design the implementation. We have completed a detailed study with Schouw Informatisering and its international partners iFacto and Technology Management and I have every confidence in a successful project with this team."

In the UK, Technology Management’s market SI Foodware together with Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP under the brand name Dynamics Food to provide a complete end-to-end business software solution for food & beverage distributors and processors.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV & Technology Management selected to improve customer responsiveness and drive growth by international manufacturer

JURA Impressa Z9 coffee machine sa International coffee machine manufacturer, JURA, selects Technology Management & Microsoft Dynamics NAV to support UK operations and drive continued growth.

JURA manufactures, distributes and services fully automatic coffee machines for home and commercial use. In the continually growing market of speciality coffee types such as ristretto, espresso, cappuccino and macchiato, JURA provides high quality, bean to cup coffee machines that make coffee suited exactly to a customer’s personal preference.

JURA was convinced that Microsoft Dynamics NAV was the right product for the business as it was already in use at its Swiss Head Office and throughout many of its worldwide operations but needed to find a local partner to implement the solution in the UK. Dynamics NAV will be used for order processing, finance, distribution and service management. Service management will include the logging of customer support calls, scheduling routine service visits and managing consumables such as filters and cleaning products.

Local Needs, Local Support

To support the specific needs of the UK, Dynamics NAV will be integrated with JURA’s own eCommerce site as well as Amazon to enable customer orders from both web trading platforms to be automatically passed straight into Dynamics NAV. Additional integration with UPS’s IT systems will enable delivery progress to be tracked. Finally, the implementation will also include the automatic receipt and processing of orders via EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) from John Lewis and Costco.

“This investment in a new business software solution is fundamental to supporting our expected growth and continued drive for efficiency improvements. Reporting will be so much easier and it will automatically aligned to the needs of Head Office without the need for manual intervention. The integration with other systems streamlines order management to improve accuracy and our customer responsiveness. Even the simplest of tasks will be quicker and easier – in our existing ERP solution just searching for the right information could sometimes be painful and time consuming,” says Anton Dreyer, IT Manager for JURA Products Limited.

“We undertook a very thorough process of evaluating local partners before selecting Technology Management. Right from the start, it was clear they wanted to work with us to make our project our success and support us for the long-term. They took the time to understand our business and our goals – and the technical expertise and business experience of their people shone through,” Anton continues.

James Crowter, Managing Director, Technology Management concludes,”We are delighted to be working with such a premium brand as JURA. This win bears witness to our strong position in implementing Microsoft business software solutions in the Manufacturing & Distribution sector. We have grown our staff numbers by over 20% this year and we still have positions left to fill”.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV selected by another growing business

DMW selects Dynamics NAV

Discover how the DMW Group made the most of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Implemented quickly, in the cloud and fully integrated with Microsoft Office 365. Delivered as a replacement for Sage Line 50 at a fixed, low cost price with just 6 days of implementation services. www.dynamicsignite.co.uk

Another NAV 2013 customer goes live in the cloud

 

Mars Horescare recently approached Technology Management about a new project, where they were looking to directly interact with horse owners via an ecommerce site with Dynamic NAV 2013 as the back end dealing with the financials.

It was decided to have NAV 2013 in the cloud for various reasons, not least as it was the most rapid way to get up and running, and the lowest investment, as software is paid per user per month and no hardware is required.

We are pleased to to see the site and the solution go live in February 2013 and adds to the growing list of companies deploying NAV in the cloud with Technology Management.

We are one of the few UK based partners providing the hosting platform and the deployment/configuration of the software. This results in confidence for the customer that we can control the performance and support of both the cloud platform and software support. This way you are never caught between the NAV partner and the hosting provider when they blame each other for issues. For more information around NAV in the cloud please click here

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