Business success sees The Hire Supply Company (UK) of Nottinghamshire upgrade to Sage 200 from Sage 50 with leading Sage Business Partner CPiO.
The Hire Supply Company provides over 2,000 products to the hire industry; products include lighting, heating, gardening and air conditioning equipment.
Over the last 3 years, it was apparent that The Hire Supply Company had outgrown Sage 50 as they were processing in excess of 250,000 transactions and had to regularly clear down the transactions.
Mark Richards, Financial Director explains, ‘We’d looked around the market for software for a number of years and also considered a bespoke system, but Sage has a strong brand which we’re familiar with and so approached Sage directly to enquire about an upgrade. I was referred to leading Sage business partner CPiO.’
‘From the outset, I was impressed with CPiO’s knowledge and experience of Sage 200. They explained competently what the system does and where we can take it in the future. The reporting tool and access to historical trend analysis mean that I can focus more specifically on requirements in the market and Sage CRM, which is included as part of the package, is a bonus; it will enable me to track the success of our marketing campaigns by monitoring the click-through rates. Moving forward I am confident that Sage 200 will grow with the business.’
Mark concludes, ‘The technical expertise and knowledge at CPiO will be of benefit when we begin to look at web integration and the development of a tool to calculate the return on investment of trade shows and exhibitions. The prospects for Sage 200 are endless.’
Moving on from Sage Line 50 to Sage 200 was the most logical option for us. As a company we were already familiar with Sage and CPiO’s ability to work with our bespoke database provider gave us the assurance we needed. We had found the right partner to make the change with.
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