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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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MTD Update – End of soft landing period on 1 April 2020

As we approach the end of the Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD) soft landing period, now is a pertinent time to reflect on how far we have travelled on our MTD journey and where we are headed next.  We will also try and set out some key information as what dispensations HMRC have allowed during the ‘soft landing period’ which will be removed following 1 April 2020.

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Gordon & MacPhail looks to the future with Cooper Software

Family-owned single malt whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail has appointed Cooper Software to implement new business systems as part of a significant investment in its future growth.

Starting in early 2020, the Fife-based enterprise software specialists will work to replace an array of legacy systems with one unified enterprise resource planning platform – IFS Applications 10. With a scheduled handover and go-live date in early 2021, this swift implementation project will ensure a quick return on Gordon & MacPhail’s investment – reducing costs, boosting efficiency and, ultimately, better serving their customers’ needs. By streamlining processes linking sales demand to production, procurement and stock management processes, the system is projected to deliver significant savings.

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Eminox Achieve Full Integration With Their Shop Floor

Project Background

To support their continued growth and increase manufacturing capacity, Eminox had invested in replacement machine automation on their shop-floor by introducing two of the most advanced TRUMPF laser cuttingmachines. The machines would cut the various parts required to build exhaust after-treatment systems components out of sheet metal. One machine was a newflatbed laser to cut flat-sheet materials while the other was a tube laser, whichwould manage tube processing and 3D tube construction. Both machines would run TruTops control software which can manage everything from part design and data import to nesting. TruTops would analyse the parts that you want to nest,and, by using computer algorithms, would fit as many cutting patterns inside

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Developing Real Time Integration With A Panoply of Housing Association Management Systems.

Project Background

Turner & Co (Glasgow) Ltd, is a family owned group of companies with a turnover in excess of £148m and around 1,100 employees throughout the world. The group delivers a broad range of services including: vehicle rental solutions; equipment rental, sales and service; property, windfarm and aviation services. Turner Property Services Ltd (TPS) is the group’s property management division delivering a range of services for social housing clients.

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