Why a consultant is not, and never should be, a project manager

24.05.2017

Why a consultant is not, and never should be, a project manager

Too many organisations are opting not to invest in a dedicated project manager (PM) when it comes to implementing new ERP solutions such as Sage 200 because they perceive, wrongly, that project management skills fall under the remit of the IT consultant. Indeed, even those that do opt for a PM often insist on one with both …

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24.05.2017

Who is going to take charge of software implementation?

Over the past few years many SMEs have had no choice but to cut IT heads. Financial Directors have been doubling up as IT Directors; day to day network and desktop maintenance has been outsourced to local IT shops; and companies have become ever more reliant on software vendors to support the user base. At …

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18.05.2017

Best of breed & the Sage ecosystem

When choosing a new ERP system, companies need to look beyond short term requirements. Paul Dallimer, Managing Director, [email protected] explains the importance of best of breed software for SMEs – the value that Sage’s software development partners offer to a growing business. From my perspective, when you put in an ERP for any business, but …

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10.04.2017

Sage 200cloud

Sage 200cloud is a powerful business management software solution created to manage complex processes across your entire organisation. A fully integrated solution, it is designed to manage finances, customers and reporting. Trusted by thousands of companies across the UK, Sage 200cloud offers two solutions to support your business. Sage 200cloud Professional gives you the choice …

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06.04.2017

Should ERP ever be commodity software?

The way in which organisations buy and deploy software has changed fundamentally over the past decade. From corporate quality, commodity cloud-based software solutions such as Microsoft Office 365 to consumer style mobile apps that provide staff with anytime, anywhere access to key information, the focus is on minimising IT requirements and maximising corporate value. Is …

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04.03.2017

Why are so many organisations stuck with traditional reporting?

What does a traditional BI set up typically look like in an organisation compared to visualisation? Undoubtedly it will be all about centralised reporting that comes out of the IT department which takes an age to explain, an age to run, an age to tweak and the user gives up because whatever it was that …

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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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24.11.2016

One Event Management selects Sage X3 with CPiO

One Event Management Limited is a diverse hospitality and retail catering company, providing services for high profile venues including Lords Cricket Ground and Manchester City Football Club. Founded in 2009, One Event Management has independently built itself from the ground up and now has over 100 full time employees, spread across several areas of the …

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22.11.2016

The top three gripes from the SME Financial Director

At CPiO we get to meet numerous Finance Heads whether it be through our work in Sage 200 or Sage X3 and invariably, each FD suffers with the same three common issues – particularly in those sites that are seeing growth or have some ambitious plans to expand over the next few months. Can you …

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24.05.2016

Cablecom Networking selects Sage X3 with CPiO

CableCom Networking, a leading provider of managed Internet services to high density accommodation, has selected to implement Sage X3 with Sage Strategic Partner, CPiO. Based in Bristol, CableCom Networking supplies services to over 250,000 residents across the UK and has seen significant growth over the last few years. In line with CableCom’s ambitious growth plans, …

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