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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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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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