A recent survey conducted by SAP has found that, despite the economic downturn, UK small to medium-sized enterprises are in a ‘confident and optimistic’ mood and that they are still, ‘thinking big’ despite being aware of the challenges that this involves.
The survey finds that there are 4 key pillars of growth; Innovation, Management, Technology and Money & Finance.
Other key findings:
- 96% of the SMEs surveyed confirmed that they are looking to grow their business
- 30% are seeking to grow at a fast rate than their competitors
- On average, SMEs expect to grow by 20% in the next 2 years, 48% expecting to grow by more than this
- 41% of SMEs rate growth over commercial stability, seeing this as a greater priority over the coming two years
- Confidence in growth predictions is high – 81% are confident that they will achieve their planned growth objectives
To read the full report, click here.
Find out how Prospettiva can help your business cut its IT overheads and facilitate growth, call us on 0845 257 6001 or click here to send a message.
CONGRATULATIONS to F Searle from London who is the lucky winner of our tower of yum!
Our Tower of yum is on its way to you…
We’ve just about recovered from the unveiling of our new brand, Prospettiva, which was launched at a spectacular gala evening at the end of June 2012. To celebrate, we decided to give away one of these beautiful tower of yum hampers to a randomly selected subscriber of our mailing list/blog, www.softwarenews.co. That lucky person is F Searle who can look forward to receiving her tower of treats either today or, at the latest, tomorrow.
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Just days after launching the Prospettiva brand, we’re delighted to announce the appointment of our newest SAP Business One Certified Technical Consultant, Campbell Hore.
Campbell joins us from Glasgow where he was previously supporting students studying Strathclyde University’s industry-savvy Electronic & Electrical Engineering degree. Campbell also has over 15 years IT experience and has a Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence as well as a second Masters in Natural Language Processing at NAIST, Japan, where, for 2 years, he was also an administrator for the laboratory’s Linux servers. Campbell has also worked at sites in the NHS, Social Work, Skills Development Scotland, schools and leading universities in the UK and Japan.
With over 7 years experience of living and working in Japan, Campbell speaks Japanese fluently, and adapts easily to new environments so we’re anticipating a very smooth transition as he joins the rest of the Prospettiva team.
Managing Director, Tony Marturano, stated that Campbell’s appointment was part of Prospettiva’s drive to offer customers an improved experience. ”It would be easy to think that simply adding somebody else to the helpdesk would equal a better user experience for our customers. But for us it was more than that, we wanted somebody with the right interpersonal traits as well as the skill set to support multiple products across our portfolio. Campbell brings all of these attributes and we’re thrilled to have him on board.”
Campbell will be driving development of web-based software at Prospettiva; supporting general software development; and, as a SAP Certified Application Associate for SAP Business One, he will join Jo, Tristan and the rest of the team both in technical support and implementation services.
Like the rest of the team here at Prospettiva, Campbell is very friendly and passionate about delivering excellent customer care, so be sure to say hello next time you call us.
Welcome to improved customer care. Welcome to Prospettiva!
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After decades of implementing business software solutions, CGA Enterprise Solutions Ltd has evolved and has now become Prospettiva Ltd with a new streamlined portfolio which includes a series of cloud and hosting solutions aimed at start-up businesses with a limited budget and established businesses looking to cut IT costs.
Managing Director and CEO, Tony Marturano and Technical Director, Tristan Hore, revealed the new brand on Saturday 30th June at an exclusive black tie gala attended by over 50 guests made up of family, friends and customers, some of whom have been CGA customers for nearly 20 years.
During a spectacular presentation featuring Hollywood trailer style imagery and music, Mr Marturano stated, “Our strategy is not to simply chase down new business but to look closer to home, by that I mean taking care of our existing customers.” He then went on to cite Prospettiva’s core values; Professionalism; at all times, proficiency; being at the forefront of technological changes, proactivity; with proactive maintenance health checks as standard across all new comprehensive maintenance plans, and a focus on achieving 100% referenceability from its customers.
During his speech, Mr Marturano also paid tribute to former Managing Director, Paul Martin, and Technical Director, Andrew Brooker, saying that each in their own way had been an inspiration to him over the past 17 years.
Mr Martin stepped down as Managing Director of CGA Enterprise Solutions 6 months ago as part of a planned succession strategy initiated by him back in 2011. Mr Martin, who attended Saturday night’s gala along with the former Technical Director, said “It’s fitting that CGA Enterprise Solutions should cease to exist just days before I assume my new role at SAP UK. I’m comforted by the fact that, with Tony, whom I consider to be a good friend, I’m leaving the business in capable hands. And I’m glad that, by working at SAP, I’ll be able to keep in regular contact with Tony and the team. “
Prospettiva is a cloud enabled /paperless company and has been for the past 6 months. “When we recommend a product, where possible, we want it to be because we’ve already tried and tested it,” said Mr Marturano.
With the launch of Prospettiva, it was necessary to change some contact details. Links have been published below and all business partners are asked to please update their records, effective immediately as trading under the new brand name commenced on the 1st July 2012.
CUSTOMERS, please click here.
SUPPLIERS, please click here.
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CGA Enterprise Solutions is evolving in just 3 weeks!
After nearly 3 decades of implementing and maintaining business software solutions for hundreds of customers, CGA Enterprise Solutions is evolving with a new look and brand name.
This momentous occasion will be celebrated at a special black tie gala scheduled to take place on the 30th June 2012 at which new Managing Director, Tony Marturano, and Technical Director, Tristan Hore, will be joined by family, friends and a selection VIPs to unveil the new brand.
The evening will feature entertainment, some surprises and, of course, a special presentation by the new owners who acquired the company in January 2012 as part of a planned succession agreement with former Managing Director, Paul Martin.
“I’ve worked for CGA Enterprise Solutions for nearly two decades and the simple fact that I’ve been here this long is testament to what a great company it is. However, much has changed over the years, like many companies, we’ve evolved. At the heart of what we do is to consult and understand our customer’s business so we can better advise and recommend solutions to streamline operations, reduce overheads and, most importantly, give them a comprehensive view over their organisation, enabling them to offer a better service to their customers and ultimately stay ahead of their competitors. Well, guess what, we’re a business too and I don’t think there’s ever been a better time to turn the spotlight on ourselves. This rebrand not only reflects our introspection but also our evolution as a leading business, and now, cloud solutions specialists. Many companies are still navigating those proverbial choppy economic waters, but we’re in this together, and I’m really proud of the fact and honoured that, as a company, we’re able to help our customers make a difference to their business. Our new brand will reflect this,” said Managing Director, Tony Marturano.
CGA Enterprise Solutions will trade under its new brand name from the 1st July 2012. It’s new portfolio will include a range of cloud solutions that will enable start-up businesses to implement a fully comprehensive IT infrastructure at just the fraction of the cost of current on premise solutions whilst enabling establishing businesses to shave thousands off their annual IT costs.
To find out more about CGA Enterprise Solutions’ evolution, its new focus on customer care or any of the subjects mentioned in this post, please contact the customer care team on 0845 257 6001 or click here.
At least half of the growth in the year ahead will come from SMEs, accounting for the majority of private sector jobs created in 2012.
Ingenious Britain is an exciting initiative, with supporters including The Prime Minister’s Office, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, and The OECD. Its role is to promote innovation in the UK to drive economic growth.
SAP is a proud sponsor.
The Sunday Telegraph supplement included an interview on SMES thinking BIG with better tools.
The BBC has written about how small to medium sized businesses can be left ‘all at sea’ when it comes to IT. It’s all well and good wanting to stay abreast of the latest technology but when is it right to review your IT infrastructure and when is enough enough?
The BBC article talks about how some businesses suffer from ‘Shiny Object Syndrome’, that is the drive to keep up with the latest technological advancements but not necessarily having the resources to host and administer these.
At CGA Enterprise Solutions, we can help you navigate even the most choppiest of IT dilemmas with objective, impartial advice.
If you’re thinking that your IT infrastructure needs an overhaul or your business software needs an upgrade, then talk to us first. Chances are you may need that upgrade but you may not need to spend a fortune doing so.
Give us a call on 0845 2576001 or click here.
To read the BBC article , click here.
We’ve believed in the power of the cloud for sometime now to the point where we’ve virtualised most of our operations. The BBC has also written an article about how the power of the cloud is helping small businesses.
Read the BBC article here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17222816
If you’d like to know more about how the cloud can help your business, from disaster recovery through to antivirus and antiSPAM then get in touch.
As you know, we’ve been going through some major transitions here at CGA Enterprise Solutions, and as part of that process we’ve adopted some tools to help do what we do even better!
We’ve become business partners with PODIO. PODIO enables us to create virtual workplaces to collaborate real time with our customers. Initial trials have been hugely successful and we’ll soon be making PODIO available to many more of our customers. PODIO helps us manage projects, deal with customer service queries and generally interact with all of our business partners via the power of the cloud.
We’ve been looking at trends over the past year and have learned that over 65% of customers contacting our helpdesk preferred to send us an email rather than pick up the phone. We believe this is because once an email is sent, an individual can go about their duties in anticipating of a reply versus picking actually being tied up on a potentially lengthy phone call. Furthermore, emails allow our customers to send us screenshots of the problem they are experiencing as well as attach any associated files.
PODIO goes one step further. It allows us to share all the same information in one space where collaborators can post files, graphics, and comment on a specific topic in real time. We’ve found this particularly useful with projects where the whole project team can view and comment on deliverables at their convenience. PODIO works in pretty much the same way as Facebook with a user friendly interface. It’s also highly customisable which enables us to tailor each work space to the needs of that business partner/project.
Last year we adopted cloud based document sharing solution, BOX, to share project documentation with our customers. This year we stepped things up a gear by virtualising our operations, this included filing and storing all of our documentation in BOX. Retrieving documents is now just a keystroke away, and there’s no need to worry about disaster recovery or version control as this is all covered by the power of the cloud. A paperless office is possible and we’ve proved it. Get in touch with us if you’d like to know more about how to manage your business on the move and via the power of the cloud.
But that’s not all, this week we were one of the first to learn that the guys at PODIO have developed a link with PODIO which means we can now easily access and share documents with our business partners in seconds.
You can read PODIO’s official press release, featuring CGA, by clicking here. If you’d like to know more about any of the topics included in this article, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like to know more about PODIO, click here.