CSL DualCom set for growth with Access solution
Colchester, UK – 21 October 2013 - CSL DualCom, the UK’s leading supplier of dual signalling intruder alarms, is to implement a new financial and self-service system from Access Group, specialists in business management software solutions. The new Access Dimensions & FocalPoint system will help to support future growth and streamline financial reporting and expense management within the business.
Paul Hardwick, Financial Controller for CSL DualCom announced, “We’re forecast to grow considerably in the next few years, expanding both outside of the security industry and outside of the UK into vertical sectors throughout Europe.
“Having used Access before, it was the functionality and ability to extend the software solution in the future that led us to our decision,” said Paul. “We needed a system that could keep pace with our growth plans, that offered detailed financial reporting and a self-service system for staff expenses and purchase orders. The Access solution will improve business processes, saving a great deal of time and effort.”
Paul continued, “Utilising Access Dimensions we’re looking to automate much of our monthly financial reporting, thus substantially reducing our reporting times.” Using Access Dimensions CSL will be able to better manage its financials, automating data to produce real time statistics for analysis, with the ability to drill down into the detail. And the benefits do not stop there. “With Access FocalPoint we found a system that can multifunction, being able to manage staff expenses more accurately, streamline the process of purchase orders, and more efficiently allowing instant access to KPIs,” explains Paul.
With planned growth in mind, CSL will be able to define and analyse those results to aid better decision-making. The firm is also considering how it might further utilise the new system in future. “We may look at timesheets for research and development purposes,” added Paul. “At the moment this is a manual task; to streamline this process online through FocalPoint would be very valuable, particularly in terms of claiming back tax credits.”
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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.
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
- 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’