Access Group launches dedicated supply chain division

Colchester, UK – 23 September 2013 – Access Group has announced it has set up a new Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) division to gain further market penetration with its integrated product suite for the manufacturing, warehouse management, wholesale and logistics sectors. The business software provider has seen its SCS customer base increase by 12.6% within the past 12 months.

Ian Roper has been appointed as divisional director for SCS. He commented, “Access has a very solid proposition within the supply chain arena, which has been further strengthened by the acquisition of Access Delta last year. The combined WMS and manufacturing solution is enabling our new and existing customers to leverage any investment made in our solutions; we’re dedicated to concentrating our efforts in this space with further strategic acquisitions in the pipeline.”

Access Group, which has a significant number of wholesale, distribution, manufacturing and 3PLs amongst its extensive customer base, has a long history of serving this sector.

“Customers are looking for an integrated, end-to-end ERP solution that includes finance, manufacturing and warehouse management. We are specialists in these areas and have an intricate understanding of how businesses can capitalise on their investment in the Access SCS software suite to deliver efficiencies, growth and increase profitability.

“Integration is one of our core areas of expertise; it’s something we know we do well, allowing businesses full, real-time visibility across all of their operations. This sets us apart from our competition,” said Ian, who brings with him a wealth of experience across the supply chain sector.

Access is developing the SCS divisional team to ensure that it continually adds the expertise to support its growing client base. Ian commented, “One of our key strengths is our people; we only select the highest calibre of talent to help implement our solutions, add value from day one and support our customers to deliver on their growth aspirations.”

Ian will also be responsible for the steering the product roadmap and is looking to get customers involved in the software development process. “We’re going to be working even closer with our customers to make sure that we continue to provide solutions that are the best fit for the market now and in the future. We believe there’s strength in collaboration with our clients to ensure that forthcoming business requirements are built into our solution ahead of market demand. The new division marks our commitment to serving this sector with the strongest proposition in the marketplace.”

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About Access:

Access is a leading author of fully integrated business management software. The portfolio spans solutions for ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation and manufacturing. More than 10,000 UK businesses and not-for-profit organisations use Access solutions to improve their performance, profitability and drive growth, unlocking their business potential through improved business insight.

Vertical focus and industry-specific solutions differentiate Access in the market and templated solutions make for rapid and easy deployments. Using Access software to automate operations, streamline processes and share real-time business information anytime, anywhere, businesses can benefit from significant performance improvements.

Access is one of the top five fastest growing UK software developers in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 2012 and featured in last year’s Profit Track 100. On-going commitment to excellence, customers and employees has also placed the company among the UK’s top employers in The Sunday Times’ 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ 2011.

Accreditations and memberships:

  • Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Business Application Software Developers Association (BASDA)
  • Access’ software is recognised by HM Revenue & Customs

Awards:

  • The Innovation Award Finalist at the National Business Awards 2013
  • Enabler of the Year finalist at the National Business Awards 2012
  • Software Product of the Year finalist at the British Accountancy Awards 2012
  • ICT in Manufacturing finalist at the Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2012
  • Inclusion in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 list (47th)
  • Inclusion in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 list (63rd)
  • Inclusion in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list for mid-market companies (85th)
  • Accountancy Age Award 2010 for ‘Software Package of the Year’

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Access Group
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Access is a leading author of fully integrated business management software. The portfolio spans solutions for ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation and manufacturing. More than 10,000 UK businesses and not-for-profit organisations use Access solutions to improve their performance, profitability and drive growth, unlocking their business potential through improved business insight. Vertical focus and industry-specific solutions differentiate Access in the market and templated solutions make for rapid and easy deployments. Using Access software to automate operations, streamline processes and share real-time business information anytime, anywhere, businesses can benefit from significant performance improvements. Access is one of the top five fastest growing UK software developers in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 2012 and featured in last year’s Profit Track 100. On-going commitment to excellence, customers and employees has also placed the company among the UK’s top employers in The Sunday Times’ 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ 2011. In the past 12 months Access has completed seven M&A deals including, thankQ, French BI specialists Prelytis and Delta Software, plus the Access customer base of a number of resellers.

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We believe there’s strength in collaboration with our clients to ensure that forthcoming business requirements are built into our solution ahead of market demand. The new division marks our commitment to serving this sector with the strongest proposition in the marketplace.
Ian Roper, Divisional Director - SCS, for Access Group