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2019 – A Year in View

2019, has been a year of challenges for us all, GDPR, Making Tax digital and last but not least Brexit.

The Team at Metalogic have worked hard to make sure that these and other issues have had as little impact on their clients as possible and that has not always been easy as many of the changes have included legislation that has only been finalized at the last possible moment.

This has resulted in many long hours of software development and – a lot more than normally – updates to the system. The upside to this is the team has taken the opportunity to use these mandatory requirement updates to add many new modules to the iMetal application. We run feature on a new module once a quarter in our newsletters and many of you have taken the opportunity to let us know how useful this is and have gone on to contact their account manager for more information.

Examples of the last three newsletter modules have been, Counter Sales, Price Books and Bar Coding. In this edition, we provide some details on the “fabrication module” which will be of interest to any clients using multiple processes as part of their route to market.

If you wish to look at the enhancements that have been added to iMetal then copies of all release notes are available through the customer portal on the web site and can be accessed here.  If you do not have a login or have forgotten your details please contact customer support.

Mind you it’s not been all about software change. The Metalogic team in conjunction with their colleagues in the USA, have flown over 63,000 miles consulting and implementing systems in places as far apart as Serbia, Shrewsbury, Toronto, and Slovakia with several hundred new users going live. Making all this happen using web-based software for project management, meetings, and training whenever possible to keep costs and environmental impact down.

Nigel Johnson, PS Consultant and travelling companion

Whilst the very nature of systems implementation means some time needs to be spent on-site and in face to face meetings, many of the tools developed during the move to web-based home working have significantly reduced the on-site time required benefiting the environment and saving clients money.  

Next year looks just as busy and during the first quarter, the team will be implementing a 150 user system across Europe in nine different countries.

Later in the year, the first of the new web-based modules will be in beta test along with the mobile shop floor data recording systems being developed. Information on these modules will be made available through this newsletter initially so make sure you don’t miss out and add [email protected] to your contact list.

Main picture: Leigh Harrison, MD and Steve Baker, Research & Development Manager on a yellow metals distribution and processing site in Buffalo, New York State suitably equipped with PPE. Working with  management and staff on business process improvement on their existing ERP system.

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