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Download your copy of the Cooper Software magazine

It’s been a while since we last published the Cooper Software magazine, however we are delighted to share the new Spring / Summer 2021 issue with you.

Developed exclusively for IFS customers, the magazine gives an insight into what is currently happening at Cooper Software and beyond. Read the latest industry thinking, keep up to date with our latest news, products and services and learn how we’ve been helping our customers get the most out of their IFS investment.

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Save time, money and effort by adopting a clear IFS update strategy

Cooper Software has a successful long-standing track record of providing consultancy level 24/7 Managed Support for IFS customers.  As part of this support, we have recently helped several customers running IFS Applications 9 and 10 with their quarterly IFS update releases. 

For IFS Applications 9 and 10 users, updates to the core IFS solution are no longer provided via bug fixes or security patches. Instead, they are released every quarter and contain a set of fixes and improvements.

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Review your IT systems with our Business Information Review

Your business software system should be a well-oiled machine: efficient, effective and agile. However, more often than not, it is probably more than a little sluggish and in need of a bit of an overhaul. So, why not do something about it?

Contrary to what you might believe, taking the first steps towards sorting out your business systems doesn’t need to be daunting. With some expert advice your business could be energised and ready for the year ahead.

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Cooper Software’s Managed Service Desk expands to offer IFS Update Support

We are pleased to offer IFS customers currently running IFS Applications 9 and 10 an exclusive update support service. Running alongside our existing managed support offering, the new service is designed to make the adoption of core IFS solution updates as smooth as possible.

Issued quarterly from IFS, an update is essentially a cumulative set of fixes and improvements for the core version of IFS software and is delivered by IFS Product Development. Each update mainly contains patches, legal requirements, new capabilities and security vulnerability and bug fixes. They are a key element of how IFS supports their customers and is a method of ensuring that they can continuously deliver a quality experience.  

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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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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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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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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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