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Struggling to gain visibility into your supply chain?

What is supply chain visibility?

Supply chain visibility can be defined as the availability of parts, components, or products in transit to be tracked from the manufacturer to their final destination. Manufacturing and distribution companies face challenges throughout every area of their supply chain. Across all stages, visibility is recognised as a key objective. Achieving supply chain visibility means having real time data for all the different processes involved readily available to all parties.

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IFS Applications 10 upgrade streamlines business processes.

Fuel cell engineering business, Intelligent Energy, originally implemented IFS Applications 8 in 2015. In October 2017, the company was acquired by Meditor Energy, part of the Meditor Group. The acquisition heralded the start of a new chapter for the business and also presented the perfect opportunity to begin the process of reviewing their IFS solution to ensure the company was operating in the most efficient way, with the most up-to-date business system that would fully meet its needs.

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Bespoke IFS solution set to disrupt the whisky industry

We are currently embarking on many exciting and challenging projects for our IFS customers across a wide range of industries, however, there is one particular customer with whom we are developing something truly revolutionary. We are delighted to be working with family-owned single malt whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail to implement a new IFS business system as part of a significant investment in their future growth.

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Download your copy of the Cooper Software magazine

It’s been a while since we last published the Cooper Software magazine, however we are delighted to share the new Spring / Summer 2021 issue with you.

Developed exclusively for IFS customers, the magazine gives an insight into what is currently happening at Cooper Software and beyond. Read the latest industry thinking, keep up to date with our latest news, products and services and learn how we’ve been helping our customers get the most out of their IFS investment.

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Cooper Software and IFS partner with Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

We are delighted to lend our support to the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival as they unveil their first ever virtual event programme, by becoming a Gold Festival Partner, alongside IFS.

Now in its 21st year, the four-day virtual festival will return to Speyside, the most famous of Scotland’s whisky regions, from 29th April to 2nd May. Set to be one of the world’s biggest online celebrations of whisky, the festival is enjoyed by whisky novices, budding master blenders and everyone in between.

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Save time, money and effort by adopting a clear IFS update strategy

Cooper Software has a successful long-standing track record of providing consultancy level 24/7 Managed Support for IFS customers.  As part of this support, we have recently helped several customers running IFS Applications 9 and 10 with their quarterly IFS update releases. 

For IFS Applications 9 and 10 users, updates to the core IFS solution are no longer provided via bug fixes or security patches. Instead, they are released every quarter and contain a set of fixes and improvements.

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MTD – Time is running out…

On the 1st of April the soft landing period for Making Tax Digital (MTD) compliance ends. Many are referring to this as ‘Phase Two’ but this is a bit of a misnomer, we are not talking about a new phase so much as actual enforcement of the first phase, the soft landing specifically referred to the lenient (and more importantly non-punitive) approach taken by HMRC since the original rollout of MTD in 2019.

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Review your IT systems with our Business Information Review

Your business software system should be a well-oiled machine: efficient, effective and agile. However, more often than not, it is probably more than a little sluggish and in need of a bit of an overhaul. So, why not do something about it?

Contrary to what you might believe, taking the first steps towards sorting out your business systems doesn’t need to be daunting. With some expert advice your business could be energised and ready for the year ahead.

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Cooper Software’s Managed Service Desk expands to offer IFS Update Support

We are pleased to offer IFS customers currently running IFS Applications 9 and 10 an exclusive update support service. Running alongside our existing managed support offering, the new service is designed to make the adoption of core IFS solution updates as smooth as possible.

Issued quarterly from IFS, an update is essentially a cumulative set of fixes and improvements for the core version of IFS software and is delivered by IFS Product Development. Each update mainly contains patches, legal requirements, new capabilities and security vulnerability and bug fixes. They are a key element of how IFS supports their customers and is a method of ensuring that they can continuously deliver a quality experience.  

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Developing for the Future – Meet our Graduates

Cooper Software recognise the important role that graduates play in the success of our company and the entire software industry as a whole. Not only do they bring the latest skills and knowledge to our teams but they offer fresh ideas and a new perspective. What’s more, bringing students and graduates on board can be an excellent way for us to gain extra resource on projects while at the same time, allowing them to test and develop their knowledge on business and technologies and work on exciting, real-life projects that make a transformational difference to our clients.

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