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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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Cooper Software head to Cardiff to Support The Homeless World Cup Foundation

The 17th edition of the Homeless World Cup will take place in Cardiff’s iconic Bute Park, in the heart of the Welsh capital, from 27th July until 3rd August. Over 500 players representing more than 50 countries will be in attendance, in what is promised to be one of the most inspiring tournaments to date.

The Homeless World Cup Foundation is a unique, pioneering charity which uses football to inspire people who are homeless to change their own lives. Their vision is for a world without homelessness. The Foundation operates through a network of more than 70 Street Football Partners to support grassroots football programmes. They provide a focus for—and celebration of—their year-round activity by organising and delivering an annual, world-class, international football tournament for national teams of men and women who are homeless.

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First IFS Customers Submit their Digital VAT Return using our MTD Solution

Following the introduction of HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) legislation on 1st April 2019, Cooper Software has seen a number of our IFS customers successfully submit their firstVAT return digitally using our MTD solution. To date, we have carried out several installations of our cloud-based MTD solution to enable our IFS customers to send their VAT return digitally to HMRC. The installations have covered customers who are using IFS Applications 7, through to IFS Applications 10.

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Star Refrigeration Upgrade IFS To Take Advantage Of Enhance Functionality

Project Background

Star Refrigeration provides total cooling solutions for industrial refrigeration and air conditioning. From plant design, manufacture and installation, through to maintenance support and service, the business works in complete partnership with its customers. A team of over 350 office and engineering staff at12 locations across the UK, undertake a pro-active approach to maintenance and provide a rapid response when needed.

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Polypipe Upgrading Their Outdated IFS

Project Background

Polypipe has been an IFS customer since 2007 and since that time has been running IFS Applications 7, service pack 2. The installation of IFS replaced numerous legacy systems and led to improved efficiency across their UK sites.The introduction of IFS allowed for the automation of a range of labour intensive and therefore, costly, manual processes. IFS provided Polypipe with a single integrated system, improving visibility of information across the group and giving the company the capability to respond with greater agility to internal and external market requirements.

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Cooper Software Develop Mobile App for Olympus KeyMed

Olympus KeyMed are the leading manufacturer of innovative optical and  digital equipment for the healthcare and consumer electronics sectors. For  over 90 years they have designed endoscopy and microscopy products,  medical and industrial equipment, cameras and voice recorders.

"We chose Cooper Software because of their in-depth expertise in both IFS  systems integration and mobile developments. Their experience in having  previously supplied service maintenance applications for other IFS users gave  us confidence that the application delivered was founded on a proven and established platform.” 

Application Development & Support Manager 

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Cooper Software Achieves ISO9001:2015 Accreditation

Cooper Software is pleased to announce that it has recently undertaken a project to certify the operations of the business to ISO9001:2015.  This latest version of the internationally recognised standard places a greater responsibility on the organisation to ensure that the Quality Management System is aligned to the strategic direction of the business and takes into account the needs of customers, partners and employees.

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