Access SupplyChain offers improved MRP scheduling to Doughty Engineering

Doughty Engineering, the world leading manufacturer of rigging, suspension and lifting equipment for the film, TV and theatre industry, is implementing Access SupplyChain and Access Document Management to improve its Materials Resources Planning (MRP) scheduling and bring increased time and efficiency savings to the business.

Stephen Wright, director of Doughty Engineering, said, “We’d outgrown our existing Opera Pegasus solution; we were at the database limit, we had problems scheduling our MRP and were looking for a modern SQL based system.”

After initially looking at Access Dimensions through reseller Enhanced it was recommended Doughty looked at Access SupplyChain, going directly to Access. “With Access SupplyChain we got both a manufacturing and a finance solution as part of the same package – all the other systems we looked at had lightweight account systems bolted on,” continued Stephen.

Stephen also details how the people from Access made a difference, “We spoke to quite a few different software providers, and we really liked the team at Access, they listened to our needs and we could tell that they were a company we could work with.”

Doughty is looking to go live with their new software on 1st February 2014, and is already looking forward to the benefits. “We’re going to see a considerable time-saving on our day-to-day operations, by switching from paper-based manual processes to automated workflows. This means there’ll be less admin to do in the back-office and more accurate time recording downstairs on the shop floor, as we’ll have more control of our operations.

“People on the floor will find their job a lot easier as they can now just touch a screen or swipe a scanner. Overall we’re hoping to see a huge increase in efficiency, and an improvement in our MRP scheduling. We can be more productive and we’ll be able to find the relevant data we need quicker,” concluded Stephen.

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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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PR Coordinator
Access Group
T: 44 (0) 1206 322575
F: 44 (0) 1206 322956
E: Daniel.Chapman@theaccessgroup.com 
W: http://www.theaccessgroup.com

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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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’d outgrown our existing Opera Pegasus solution; we were at the database limit, we had problems scheduling our MRP and were looking for a modern SQL based system.
Stephen Wright
We spoke to quite a few different software providers, and we really liked the team at Access, they listened to our needs and we could tell that they were a company we could work with
Stephen Wright