Is a Technical Managed Service for me?

07.03.2019

Is a Technical Managed Service for me?

We all experience occasional IT issues. Is it any wonder given the breadth of technology we access to fulfil our roles every day? But if you begin to experience disruption frequently then something is going horribly wrong. Aside from the obvious productivity issue it can also erode an employee’s confidence in the organisation’s ability to …

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07.03.2019

CPiO customer Fracino awarded prestigious contract with Pizza Express

CPiO customer Fracino has been awarded the contract to supply traditional espresso machines to leading restaurant brand Pizza Express.  https://www.fracino.com/news_pizza_express.html A true champion of British manufacturing, Fracino has been working in partnership with CPiO for the last 3 years in the implementation and support of its Sage business management solution. The move to Sage 200cloud represented a …

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29.01.2019

Birmingham ranked number one UK city for investment prospects

According to a joint report by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC, Birmingham is the highest ranking UK city for investment prospects. The findings were published in the 2019 PwC/ULI Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe report, based on the opinions of over 800 real estate professionals in Europe, including investors, developers, lenders, and advisors. …

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23.01.2019

Greater Birmingham’s economy is performing strongly

Greater Birmingham’s economy is performing strongly in areas ranging from job creation to quality of life. That’s according to data from the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP). Some 29,452 private sector jobs were created in the GBSLEP area during 2017 – a 3.8 per cent increase, against an average rise of 2.4 …

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16.01.2019

Sage 200cloud Winter 2018 Enhancements

As with previous Sage 200cloud Enhancements, the latest release focusses on the three key elements: connected data, customer experience and simplicity. Highlights include: GoCardless The Sage partnership with GoCardless, a leading digital Direct Debit provider will give extra functionality in Sage200cloud to help remove the pain of late payment, improve cash flow and have a …

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15.01.2019

Should Making Tax Digital Be Delayed?

There’s been a great deal of speculation in recent months about deferring the Making Tax Digital (MTD) deadline. The House of Lords report published in November recommends that MTD should not be mandatory when it comes into force in April. Professional bodies including the ICAEW, CIOT and ATT have joined the House of Lords in …

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14.01.2019

Birmingham named number one city outside of London for start-ups

New figures released today from StartUp Britain and Centre for Entrepreneurs show that Birmingham is once again the number one city outside of London for start-ups. In 2018, 18,590 start-up firms formed in the city last year, a rise of 9.68 per cent after accounting for distortions. The city performed well above the national average, which recorded …

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28.11.2018

How should we prepare for a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario?

For 2 years the government has been implementing a significant programme of work to ensure the UK will be ready for Brexit from day one in all scenarios, including a potential ‘no deal’ outcome on 29th March 2019. Whilst the government do not want or expect a ‘no deal’ scenario, it’s duty bound to continue …

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18.10.2018

IT to Meet Manufacturing Needs

Delta Impact (part of the Rebound Technology Group), based in Newbury Berkshire has further developed its long term partnership with Sage UK strategic partner CPiO by working together to implement its new Sage Business Cloud: Enterprise Management software. A manufacturing solutions provider, Delta has over 30 years’ experience in the industry. Due to demand in …

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05.09.2018

Eliminating fear in the cloud

It’s human nature to be fearful of unfamiliar situations, but in business this can hinder a company’s progression.  Here, James Bedford, Director of Infrastructure Services at CPiO Limited, looks at resolving the security fears many businesses have about moving to the cloud. The notion of cloud computing dates back to the 1960s, but its prevalence …

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14.06.2018

The developing role of a CFO – are you ready to step up?

With the uncertainty of Brexit and new US led Trade wars, global economic instability is affecting every aspect of supply and demand – it could be argued that CFOs face a hugely challenging few years. Yet the majority of CFOs also recognise that it is no longer enough to play their traditional role. Brian King, …

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13.06.2018

Evolve Azure Services Selects Sage 200cloud with CPiO

Evolve Azure Services is a young, dynamic technology company, providing services that help businesses manage IT using Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, it specialises in migrating, building and maintaining IT systems in Microsoft Azure in order to reduce costs and improve IT efficiency for its customers. Recently appointed as Financial Controller, Jack …

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23.05.2018

Growth now – uncertain future

Duncan Moore, CFO, Pemberstone Group, outlines the importance of gaining trusted medium-term insight to support the business through uncertain times ahead. The current underlying trading position in the UK is good, with many companies, especially in manufacturing, exploiting the weak position of Sterling to boost exports. However, from Brexit to interest rate policy and geopolitical …

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17.05.2018

C-suite owns the data – not IT; take control

CFOs signing off on a significant ERP investment cannot afford to take a hands-off approach to implementation and adoption. Technology has changed – from the cloud to mobile, IT no longer has ownership of data, it is owned by the business. And the C-suite needs to be driving the innovation that can be delivered by …

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16.05.2018

What does technology mean to you?

No one can deny the impact upstart companies such as Uber, Airbnb, even Amazon (and in upstart terms that is ancient) have transformed and disrupted business models with technology. But the fact is, these companies are not just using tech, they are – and claim to be – technology companies. And that is a model …

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19.02.2017

New Release – Sage X3 Version 11

The release of Sage X3 Version v11 builds upon its strong functionality and technology and responds to feedback from existing users.  The new version release is a leap forward in functionality and connectivity, expanding the solution to support faster supply chain management, production management and financial management. New in Production Management Project Management – Manage …

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