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Brexit impact on Making Tax Digital (MTD)

Much of the reporting around Brexit has concentrated on the impacts at the border with all the additional paperwork but it is worth noting these changes extend to the way you record VAT as well. While the tax return submission process will remain the same, it is necessary to update how you record purchases from and sales to the EU if this return is to remain accurate.

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Acquire Warehouse Management: A Foundation You Can Build On

When we embarked on our journey developing ACQUIRE, well over a decade ago, we took a lot of time to engage with our customers to understand their requirements from both a functional and an ownership perspective. This engagement in the endless variety of data capture requirements has seen us develop a number of bespoke solutions, each tailored precisely to the customers’ requirements.

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The Evolution of our IFS Implementation Methodology

Article by Adrian Dickson, Solution Architect and Senior IFS Consultant. 

Choosing the right partner to implement your IFS solution is almost as important as selecting the solution itself. It is vital that the partner you choose has the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience to carry out the implementation. The needs of the entire organisation must be considered, particularly as the implementation spans the entire business and encompasses all critical functions and processes at a time when it is imperative that ‘business as usual’ is maintained.

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Hamamatsu Use Acquire to Deliver Visibility.

Hamamatsu Photonics had recently upgraded their IFS ERP platform to version Applications 9. Following this, they entered a period of business improvement reviews to drive more efficiencies and leverage the use of IFS across more of the business.

At their site in Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany, Hamamatsu Photonics were constructing a brand-new warehouse to house their supply chain processes and wanted to ensure the efficient use of IFS to underpin these processes for increased traceability and stock visibility. More specifically, they wanted to implement a mobile data capture solution to allow their warehouse operators to make use of barcodes for the handling and tracking of inventory/sales parts and reduce the manual burden on the order processing team.

“Cooper software was a great help with our first steps into a location bound warehouse system. The High Level Unit solution they have provided is a real game changer for our logistics.” Stephan Kalkschmidt, Warehouse.

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Our approach to software development brings benefits to our teams and our customers. Here’s why.

One of our key strengths, or USPs if you like, is our ability to develop applications and software products that extend the capability and functionality of our customer’s ERP solutions to meet those “last mile” yet critical requirements. Over the last 15 years, we have developed well over 100 such applications with plenty more in the pipeline. These include mobile applications as well as the creation of our own complementary products such as Trax, Acquire, MTD and ProScope. All have been designed and developed to maximise the value of our customers’ ERP implementations. 

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Cooper Software Maintains ISO 9001:2015 Certification

We are pleased to have successfully passed our annual ISO 9001:2015 certification surveillance assessment with BSI.

The auditor representing BSI concluded that over the last 12 months, Cooper Software has continued to successfully demonstrate the ability of our management system to support the various statutory, regulatory and contractual requirements that are essential under ISO 9001.

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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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