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Cooper Software expands to Cover DACH region under extended Channel Partner agreement with IFS

Cooper Software has signed an extended partnership and channel agreement with IFS, the global enterprise applications company, to strengthen their ability to sell and deliver IFS solutions to customers in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland).

The agreements come on the heels of Cooper Software reaching Gold Channel Partner status within the IFS Partner Program, and follows recent collaboration with a number of local IFS partners in Germany, successfully supporting them to deliver a wide range of customer projects. Working together has allowed those partners to add value to their customer base by tapping into Cooper Software’s extensive consulting expertise as well as affording them the opportunity to take advantage of their tools and products which have been developed exclusively for IFS users, such as the electronic data interchange product, TRAX and warehouse logistics solution, ACQUIRE.

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Eminox Augment Their IFS Support

An existing IFS customer, a restructure of the Eminox team had left the company with an IFS knowledge gap. This was having an impact on the ability of their users to understand and solve any IFS related issues. To address this, Eminox was looking to partner with an IFS specialist who could provide them with IFS service desk support.

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Acquire Warehouse Management : Custom as Standard

Manufacturing and distribution companies face challenges throughout their supply chain and at all stages, visibility is a key objective. According to the latest GEODIS Supply Chain worldwide survey, the issue rose from the sixth most important strategic priority in 2015 to third but noted that only 6% of firms said they had achieved it.

The survey, which considered the views of 623 supply chain professionals across 17 countries, found 57% of respondents considered their supply chain to be a competitive advantage that would enable the development of their company.

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Cooper Software and IFS Support Virtual Scottish Whisky Awards

Cooper Software are delighted to be taking part in The Scottish Whisky Awards, co- sponsoring two prestigious awards alongside leading ERP software platform, IFS. The two awards are within the highly competitive ‘taste’ category, specifically the 12 year old single malts and the 13 – 16 year old single malts.

The decision to sponsor the awards coincides with Cooper Software working closely with IFS, to develop and implement a single overarching, fully integrated solution that delivers greater operational efficiency to companies within the whisky industry.

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Take your integrations stratospheric with Boomi!

Here at Cooper Software we have many years’ experience connecting all types of businesses software in just about every conceivable use case. Our own proprietary software, Trax, has been built upon native IFS Connect to support all the standard EDI and B2B protocols and has successfully delivered processes all over the globe.

We know what delivers real value for our customers and this is why we are particularly pleased to announce our partnership with Dell Boomi, the unparalleled functionality of their Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service (EIPaaS) takes integration to the next level.

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KAEFER UK & Ireland deploy Trax to streamline invoicing process, significantly reducing admin time

Project Background

Specialising in insulation, access, surface protection, passive fire protection and interior outfitting, KAEFER works across a wide variety of industries including oil, gas, energy and pharmaceuticals.

KAEFER have an ongoing contract with British Gas who are carrying out an extensive programme of work over the course of 5 years to install, replace or maintain boilers for their customers. They have been contracted to provide multiple teams across the UK to erect different types of scaffolding at domestic addresses, as and when required. In order to manage their contracts, KAEFER have developed their own in-house system, DPMS, (Digital Project Management Solution), which allows them to track and record the work carried out for all their different contracts.

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How to easily and quickly extract data from IFS Payroll to create a PAPDIS file

We are always looking to be challenged and love nothing more than combining both our development expertise and extensive IFS knowledge to create neat solutions that solve somewhat tricky problems for our customers. 

When one of our IFS customers changed their company pension provider earlier this year, the new provider stipulated that all data coming from the client’s payroll to the pension scheme must be generated into a standardised file format using the Pensions and Payroll Data Interface Standard (PAPDIS) and then uploaded in to their portal for submission.

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Making Tax Digital: Customer Reviews

In our series of articles on Making Tax Digital (MTD) we have examined all of the recent legislative updates from HMRC. Now don’t get us wrong, regulatory compliance is always a vital requirement for any business but equally important to us at Cooper Software is giving our customers software that works for and with them to achieve this compliance.

Achieving this is easier said than done but for us this process always begins with talking. Good communication is key to the successful delivery of any project and we run regular product and project reviews with all of our customers to get feedback on the whole process – from choosing the system, through to the readiness assessment, implementation and support.

So rather than listen to us, here is what some of our customers are saying about our MTD solution.

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IFS Delivers Greater Flexibility for Scot JCB

Project Background 

As is typical of many companies, Scot JCB rely on several disparate solutions, each suited to a specialist application/subsidiary area. Their current ERP Solution (FMS) has been in place for 15 years but is no longer fit for purpose. It’s highly bespoke, clunky and offers poor visibility and relies heavily on manual processes.

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