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Technica implements Sage200

Here at Technica we know it is important never to rest on your laurels.  Despite another busy year of growth, we have been looking to the future and preparing for further years of progress delivered from our desire to deliver excellence consistently to our clients.

Creating and maintaining a business capable of growing year on year is no mean feat; it requires all the elements of the business to be synchronised and focused on the same vision.  To this end we realised that some of the underpinning functions needed upgrading. Following a review of the market, significant investment has been made in a system to manage the financial function of the business and deliver a greater level of business intelligence to the board.

Sage200 was seen as a product that could deliver the benefits we were seeking; it is a modular and flexible tool which helps us to manage a number of disciplines in one simple solution.  It was decided to implement the core product and initially two bolt-on modules to streamline the management of timesheets and procurement.  Timesheets and purchase requisitions can now be approved by our managers even if they are not in the office, giving them a clearer and more time sensitive grip on their projects.

Although it is still early days the feedback from various elements of the business has been positive.  We have been particularly pleased with the universal support received from staff during the transition, which is never an easy time.

Engineering Director Andrew Ward commented: “Coming from a large international business to a much smaller business (with big ambitions) has been immensely rewarding and when I discovered we were willing to invest in supporting systems and infrastructure it only strengthened the conclusion that I had made the right decision in joining Technica.  The new software has already delivered in giving me more detailed data regarding our projects and in much less time.  I am sure there are more benefits to come in the following months as the Business Support team exploit all its advantages.”