Can Midlands businesses cut their stocks levels by 30%?

Last month I spoke with one of our customers about how Microsoft Dynamics NAV helped them cut their stock holdings from £1.2M to just over £800k in a matter of weeks. While their suppliers weren’t too happy about it, Technology Management’s client saw a profit bonanza that quickly helped pay for their new stock control system.

The story isn’t rare (though I admit we’re not always good at spreading such stories)….which is why we’ve decided to run some events in February that will share with attendees how Midlands business can – and are – be cutting their stock by 10, 20, even 30%. We’ll be using Microsoft Dynamics NAV as an example of how good software can facilitate this saving. A saving I’m sure many businesses will be keen to see this year.

Cut Stock, Boost Profit is free to attend at venues across the West Midlands in February.

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Effective sales and marketing using Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Businesses are fundamentally tasked with meeting two objectives:

  1. Finding and keeping profitable customers

  2. Empowering employees to focus on and achieve the objective of finding and satisfying customers

With this in mind Technology Management is running a seminar on Wednesday 17 December in Wolverhampton that looks at how a software tool, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, can help small and medium-sized businesses reach these two fundamental objectives.

What makes Microsoft CRM attractive to SMEs is the ease with which it can be configured to unique requirements, its ability to be hosted on your server or ours and how it works like and with the Microsoft Office tools you're familiar with (Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word).

Registration is free and the morning's agenda can be found here.

And as it will be really close to Christmas I'm sure there'll be mince pies afterwards, too.

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October NAV Knowledge Workshop – Bank Reconciliation

Technology Management’s October Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision) knowledge workshop will be looking at Bank Reconciliations. Delegates will learn the best approach to find any differences when the Bank Account Card value is not agreeing with the General Ledger balance, hints on how to find and correct these differences and also how to input any entries shown on the Bank Statement into NAV via the Reconciliation screen.  We will advise on best practice to keep the Bank Account card and GL agreeing to the Bank Statement Balance.

The event runs on Thursday 23 October 2008, 9.30am – 12.30pm at Technology Management’s offices in Wolverhampton.

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The NAV Knowledge Workshops run monthly and are free to all customers.

Technology Expo 2008

You can now register for free to attend this year’s Technology Expo in Wolverhampton, showcasing the latest software tools for small and medium sized businesses.

Industry experts will be on hand, including help from Microsoft, Business Link, IBM, and Technology Management’s own business consultants.

Short seminars will be running throughout the day, including such topics as ‘Optimising Stock Control’, ‘Creating Reporting Dashboards’ and ‘Hosted vs On-Premise Software’.

All this is on Wednesday 24 September at Technology Management’s offices and seminar rooms in Wolverhampton.

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Pegasus reasserts itself in the SME accounting market

The last decade has witnessed one the most tumultuous periods for business software in the UK mid-market.  Unprecedented levels of merger and acquisition activity combined with the rise of global mid-market providers has re-defined the software landscape, challenging the way that software is delivered and transforming many systems in the SME space from mere bookkeeping systems into fully fledged business information systems.

It’s a situation very familiar to Pegasus Software, the Northamptonshire headquartered software house that has been one of the mainstays of the British software scene for almost three decades.  In recent years the business has changed hands as the market consolidated and although widely used (more than 100,000 users log onto Pegasus products every day), temporarily disappeared off the radar screen.  Now established as an autonomous trading unit of the Infor group, the fiercely independent business solutions vendor is mustering its partner resources, developing leading edge product…read rest of article

Hosting v On Premise Software

From June you’ll be able to choose to have hosted versions of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, NAV and SharePoint from Technology Management.

The option doesn’t suit all, but hosting does offer low fixed monthly payments which can take the strain off up-front capital investments.

To help explain the pros and cons of hosting we’re running a series of events in June across the West Midlands.

Learn more and register now at