ogma-logoAs businesses emerge from one of the toughest recessions in recent history, Lancashire-based software solutions company, Logma Systems Design Ltd, is holding a free event to help companies improve their productivity and efficiency and plan for growth.

The event is being held on 9th June 2010 at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton and will highlight ways in which businesses can save time, money and resources by embracing more innovative and effective IT solutions.

With over 30 years experience in helping diverse businesses to achieve the benefits needed from IT systems, Logma has a proven portfolio of software  which has formed the basis for its latest technology solution. This is  designed to fit the individual needs of most companies, the suite of products includes Customer Relationship Management (CRM) , production, distribution, order processing  and e-commerce software. The dynamic design of these products helps to support organisational agility and support businesses to achieve stability and growth, whilst Logma’s pricing structure aims at reducing capital and on-going costs against achieved benefits.

Managing director of Logma Systems Design Ltd. Audrey Odell, says: “The Manufacturing Institute has cited the need to add ‘services to products’, a theory supported by research and recognised by leading experts across all industries, as the way forward for businesses in the future. Logma is ahead of its field in developing software that supports organisational agility, so that when a business grows or diversifies, further technology and modules of the same product can be deployed to increase functionality. Therefore, the company is only paying for what it needs. Because our systems are flexible a company has choices about which modules they want to implement and when, depending on size and need.”

According to Odell, many businesses buy off-the-shelf software packages without really being aware of what options they have and how the steps they take now can affect them in the future. Consideration of how the company may develop or diversify is essential, especially when there are cost benefits to getting it right, both initially and in the future.

“There is an IT solution for almost every business issue and for every stage of the business cycle. Delegates at this event will have the opportunity to see first hand how the latest technology solutions can be applied right across a business, from the shop floor, to diary reporting and complaints management, thereby reducing staffing hours and increasing productivity,” she explains.

Steve Biddlecombe, managing director of wholesale fruit and vegetable company, Nuttall and Biddlecombe commented: “Changing the computer system was a big decision, looking back we made the decision to upgrade just when the recession was at its worst.  It has enabled us to survive and come through stronger. The ability to reduce our overheads was an essential element.

“We were the first fruit wholesaler on Manchester market to introduce handheld units for the salesmen, it has made a massive difference to the business operation. We can control the stock much better and get accurate profitability reports on a daily and weekly basis.

“Overall it has enabled us to maintain a competitive edge over our competitors and keep out market share.”

Audrey continues: “Above all we want to focus on what the customer wants, not what a package can offer, and the options really are limitless. I would encourage anyone who is struggling with their existing software, looking to upgrade or seeking an IT solution that will grow and adapt with them, to come along and see how they can transform their business through effective use of IT.”

Logma Systems Design’s products are designed for a wide range of businesses, from the service industry and wholesalers to manufacturing and retailing companies.

The event will run from 12.30pm until 3.00pm and includes sector specific workshops, systems demonstrations and the opportunity to meet leading manufacturers of key data capture equipment, mobile computing and specialised printers.

For more information, or to register, call 01257 233123 or visit www.logma.co.uk/bolton2010

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