CPiO COVID-19 Update


CPiO COVID-19 Update

Following the most recent COVID-19 update and the lifting of some restrictions, CPiO has conducted a full risk assessment of its Fort Dunlop facility. We have put in place a number of safety and social distancing measures to allow some employees to return to the office in the future when it is safe to do …

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Microsoft changes
Office 365
solution names

The good news is with the name changes there comes no price or feature changes. Subscribers don’t need to do anything to activate or accept the change but will see the change of name on invoices. Of CPiO’s two key Microsoft Office 365 offerings, only one has undergone a name change. Office 365 Business Premium …

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2019 Top 10 Manufacturing ERP Systems Report

Panorama looked at the key strengths of Tier I and Tier II systems best suited to the manufacturing industry basing its analysis on past client experience, vendor RFI and RFP responses, data from reliable industry sources and information gleaned from influencer conferences. 2019 Top 10 Manufacturing ERP Systems Report identified the key strengths of Sage …

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Focus on CPiO Customer Fracino

Adrian Maxwell, Managing Director of Fracino, the UK’s multi award-winning coffee machine manufacturer features in Issue No.17 of Business Focus Magazine this month. The in-depth interview with Adrian showcases a complete profile of Fracino detailing its successful business model over five decades since the launch in 1963 by Adrian’s father. Distributed to over 290,000 business …

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Rapid Growth Prompts Clearabee To Implement Sage200cloud

Headquartered in Birmingham, Clearabee is the UK’s largest man and van rubbish removal company. A fast growing, dynamic company it has over 300 staff and operates more than 100 vehicles. The rapid growth experienced by Clearabee, has been recognised through its inclusion in The Financial Times 1,000 list of Europe’s fastest-growing companies. The accounting package …

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Sage X3 – How To…

This blog shows how you can filter lists the way you want – adding extra fields to Left Lists. Sage X3 gives most users the relevant fields they require to filter a Left List out-of-the-box. If we take the Suppliers function as an example, you have Supplier, Company Name and Short Description available as standard …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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