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Support our charity partner, the Homeless World Cup Foundation and #TakeYourSeat in their Virtual Stadium on Homeless World Cup Day on 5th July

The 5th July is Homeless World Cup Day, a virtual celebration of the work of the Homeless World Cup Foundation and its partners, which has been organised in response to the cancellation of the 2020 Homeless World Cup in Tampere, Finland, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cooper Software have proudly supported The Homeless World Cup for more than 3 years, both as their official Technology Partner and by nominating them as our preferred charity. Along with everyone else involved, we were deeply disappointed when this year’s tournament had to be cancelled. To try to continue doing what we can to help the charity and their partners continue their life-changing work, we have donated all of the budget we had set aside to support our involvement.

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Scot JCB Choose Cooper Software to Implement Their New ERP Solution

Scottish plant and machinery specialist, Scot JCB, has selected Cooper Software to implement a new company-wide ERP solution to enhance visibility and streamline all operational functions across the business. For Cooper Software, the project win is one of the largest for a UK-based IFS partner.

IFS Applications™ 10 will replace Scot JCB’s legacy ERP system (FMS), which has been in place for the past 15+ years, along with several disparate SAAS solutions, each serving a different area of the business. 

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Rishi says ‘Relax’: Further updates to MTD Legislation

Last time out we covered HMRC’s announcement to extend the soft landing for MTD to April 2021 and the legislative change was confirmed in the VAT notice published last month. Along with this extension, a number of other ‘relaxations’ to the existing requirements were added that cover many standard business processes. 

Now, it is probably fair to say that reading legislative government updates is something of an acquired taste and here at Cooper Software we take on the burden to save you from that particular fate, please find below a summary of the changes:

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Turners harness TRAX to improve homes for thousands across Scotland

Cooper Software has played a pivotal role in helping Turner Property Services, (TPS), deliver vital maintenance services for thousands of homes across Scotland, thanks to a solution called TRAX.

Turner Property Services, part of the £160million Turner Group, recently won a major maintenance contract with Hanover Housing Association that hinged upon integrating two disparate systems in real time – linking Hanover’s operations system, called Capita, with TPS’s ERP system. To make this possible, TPS turned to Fife-based ERP specialists, Cooper Software. 

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Cooper Software Achieves Gold Channel Partner Status

Cooper Software is delighted to announce they have achieved IFS Gold Channel Partner status. This achievement is the culmination of a successful 10 year partnership between Cooper Software and IFS, which recognises the commitment and investment made by both companies. Gaining Gold Channel Partner status reflects the high level of IFS specialism Cooper Software has displayed when delivering the best quality service to their existing IFS customers, as well as acknowledging that the company is suitably placed to grow the IFS community through new customer acquisitions in IFS’s focused industry sectors.

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MTD Soft Landing Extended

In these unprecedented, challenging and uncertain times, tax is a constant, however the HMRC are not immune to the impact currently being experienced. Last Month was supposed to see the end of the ‘soft landing’ period for Making Tax Digital (MTD) but, to further ease pressure on businesses, HMRC have announced a further extension until 2021.

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Cooper Software: Keeping the Ball Rolling for the Homeless World Cup

Today we are delighted to help promote the launch of the first ever Virtual World Cup day, hosted by our charity partners at The Homeless World Cup Foundation! This innovative event will look to celebrate the year-round work of the foundation and its Street Football partners, bringing together supporters from around the world to take part in fun challenges and find out more about the great work done this year.

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MTD Update – COVID-19 VAT Payment Deferral

As businesses are navigating through the uncertain times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, HMRC have made temporary changes to VAT to ease cash flow on businesses. This blog post has been created on the back of several queries raised by customers using our MTD for VAT solution ahead of making their Q1 2020 (or March 2020 monthly) VAT submissions.

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Business Continuity Update – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

While governments, companies and people around the world look to navigate Coronavirus (COVID-19),  Cooper Software remains fully committed to the health and safety of our staff and customers and to delivering continuity of service at all times.

In the past days, we have implemented a number of preventative measures to safeguard our staff and customers.  From 17 March, we have taken steps to ensure all staff are able to work remotely until further notice.  In addition to these measures, we continue to monitor the situation and adhere to any UK Government guidance.

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How to avoid ERP implementation failure

ERP implementation is considered a difficult thing to get right. According to Gartner, up to 75 percent of ERP projects fail to meet their objectives. This does not make good reading for any business about to embark on a project. Undoubtedly, selecting, designing and deploying the right solution for your business can be a difficult task, but not an impossible one.

When done well, a properly implemented ERP solution can deliver huge return on investment, enable growth and ensure future success. At Cooper Software we are experienced in implementing ERP solutions. Based on our experience, we have identified a list of eight ‘golden rules’ to follow when planning a potential ERP implementation or upgrade project.

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