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3 phase approach to optimising your operations

  Knowing where to begin when it comes to optimising your operations can be challenging. That’s why we’ve put together this article, detailing a 3 phase approach for what you need to assess, and consider, when it comes to changing your processes and/or software to achieve your growth aspirations.   1. Assessment The first thing

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Introducing the SAP Integration Hub

When we are discussing the associated project goals with a prospective client, or system road-maps with existing SAP Business One clients, there is one phase or project goal that is regularly listed: “We want to be even more integrated” The good news is SAP are listening. The new ‘SAP integration hub’ within the very latest

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Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)

In October 2020 HMRC will introduce reverse charge VAT rules which will affect you if you supply or receive specified services that are reported under the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).  This is informally described as “CIS reverse charges” and will affect apply to both invoicing and VAT returns. What to do to ensure compliance with

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A guide for Wholesale and Distribution Companies

Often the people and processes that work in wholesale and distribution feel like they are constantly striving to meet the operational targets and historic KPIs that are in place. It’s easy to get frustrated when performance levels plateau, making you feel stuck in a rut. The opportunity to look externally and start to challenge the

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Free Office 365 Threat Report, in partnership with Barracuda

The DCS security series running over the coming months is focused on helping businesses understand security risks, demystify cyber security and identifying positive steps that can be taken to protect from harmful threats. A 2019 Ipsos MORI poll identified that 80% of respondents consider security critical to their business although 30% acknowledged they knew nothing

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UK subsidiaries that are investing because of Brexit

We are all aware of the pressures and strain on SMEs in the UK because of the uncertainties linked to Brexit. With the lack of meaningful advice for SMEs, the need to increase stock holding for imported components, to help reduce the predicted levels of business disruption, is adding to the pressure. However, one small

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SAP Reflect & Recharge Workshop – Registration open

On 9th October we are holding another Reflect and Recharge workshop focused on addressing the specific challenges faced by manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and services and installations companies. During this event you will get individual help and ideas from our experts to help address some of the common SME business challenges: Improving on Time Delivery Performance with

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How can SME businesses benefit from the internet of things?

  With technology at the forefront of modern business, how we merge communication in the digital and physical worlds is becoming more important than ever. The Internet of Things, or IoT, is a system of physical devices connected to the internet, collecting and sharing data. It can allow people and businesses to be more connected

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Enhancing working processes with technology

Technology is great, it helps us in all aspects of our lives, from online banking to wearable devices that track our fitness and exercise levels. The ways in which it can enhance working processes in a business sense are limitless. Some systems, such as Sage 200cloud, bring with them a wealth of benefits when we’re

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DCS to guide businesses on essential steps for growth in the best region for SME growth

North West support for SME growth   Over the last 18 years the private SME business sector has grown by 63% in the UK. The North West has been recognised as one of the most attractive regions for this growth with more that 47,000 SME businesses launching in the area in 2017 – this was

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