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Holyrood Distillery video testimonial in which they explain how SAP Business One is helping them grow their business.

Evolved Information Solutions chooses SAP Business One Cloud

"LAKE understood what I wanted right from the outset. They listened, then answered our questions in a careful and considered way."

York College streamlines procurement and improves visibility of spend with LAKE Proactis solution

"The project has been a great success. Feedback from users around college has been really positive."

Tinplate Products streamlines its business with SAP Business One from LAKE

"It seems that whatever I want out of SAP Business One, LAKE delivers it. We are very, very grateful to have LAKE looking after us."

Nottingham Building Society streamlines its procurement process with LAKE Proactis solution for Purchase-to-Pay

"It was never about the solution alone, but the right combination of solution, integration, and people delivering it."

CPC selects LAKE as approved supplier of financial management software to the education sector

LAKE is the only supplier of Infor SunSystems and Proactis covered by this framework agreement.

Greenlink chooses LAKE Cloud solution based on Infor SunSystems, EPM and Proactis

"The choice of LAKE as implementation partner was a key factor in the choice of finance system. I think of them as a trusted partner."

RHA Wales streamlines purchase-to-pay and financial management with Proactis and Infor SunSystems

"We wanted to get away from paper invoices and spreadsheets."

Holyrood Distillery share their experience of working with LAKE to implement SAP Business One

"I see LAKE as an essential part of our future. This is a partnership that I look forward to developing and growing in the years ahead."

LAKE awarded Proactis Reseller Partner of the Year 2021

"They are a great partner for Proactis Cloud spend management solutions and have an excellent reputation for customer service."

LAKE launches new QuickStart EPM framework for SunSystems

QuickStart EPM for SunSystems is the fastest, most cost effective way to get you benefiting from all that EPM has to offer.

BGL Group Upgrades to Proactis 21 to further streamline Purchase-to-Pay and Accounts Payable

"LAKE is a trusted partner that we have worked with for a number of years."

The UK's Specialist Wet Room Floor Manufacturer, On The Level, chooses SAP Business One Cloud Solution from LAKE

"The combination of SAP Business One and LAKE provides the perfect solution to our needs."

Holyrood Distillery and Visitor Experience chooses SAP Business One Cloud

"We were blown away. In fact, it's fair to say we chose LAKE, actually, much more than we chose a software product."

Mallows Bottling invests in SAP Business One from LAKE

"They have been excellent to work with and incredibly professional. It was clear from the start they were the right partner for our business."

LAKE launches new Solution Healthcheck

Even the best systems need a refresh from time to time. A Solution Healthcheck helps you ensure that your system is the best it can be.

Book your place at Proactis ReThink'21

Proactis ReThink - the annual online Spend Management conference promises to be this year's must-attend Finance and Procurement event and it's free to LAKE Proactis customers.

Announcing MTD for SunSystems version 6.4.3

MTD for SunSystems 6.4.3 is now available. This new release includes bug fixes and changes to ensure Brexit compliance.

Scarborough Group International renews investment in SunSystems and Proactis from LAKE

Scarborough Group International, a leading property investment and development business, has renewed its commitment to LAKE solutions by upgrading to the latest versions of SunSystems and Proactis.

Premium drinks distributor, Paragon Brands, implements a new ERP solution based on SAP Business One from LAKE

"We were aware of some of the great service reviews LAKE have received, and so far I have found the LAKE team to be incredibly helpful. Long may it continue."

Leading Further Education College renews investment in SunSystems and Proactis with LAKE

Tameside College has renewed its commitment to LAKE solutions for Education by upgrading to the latest versions of SunSystems and Proactis.

LAKE awarded Proactis Reseller Partner of the Year 2020

LAKE has once again been named Proactis Partner of the year. This award recognises excellence in customer support and leading financial performance.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability goes live with SunSystems 6.4, Q&A 11 and Proactis 20

"The project was well organised. There was minimal disruption to our day to day responsibilities, we worked well with the LAKE consultant and we hit every deadline."

St Catherine's Hospice selects new charity finance system based on Infor SunSystems from LAKE

"I have implemented a number of general ledger systems in the past and have seen most of those that are in widespread use. SunSystems stands out for its reporting flexibility and ease of use. I had a really good experience of using it in a previous role. It is the right system for our type and size of organisation."

SAP Business One Version 10 Available Now

SAP Business One 10.0 is available now. This, the latest version of SAP for small and mid-sized companies, delivers significant functionality and usability enhancements to help make running your business easier.

Animal feedstuff specialist, H Walton Ltd, chooses LAKE to implement SAP Business One

"When LAKE came to pitch for the business, they just hit it bang on. They were very honest and very candid with us and you could tell they knew more about our sector."

Supporting the work of the Charity Finance Group in 2020

LAKE is proud to announce our participation in two major events in the CFG calendar in 2020.

Johnsons Garden Buildings streamlines business processes with SAP Business One from LAKE

"With LAKE, we found from the outset that there was a high level of transparency, honesty and realism that we found quite refreshing."

BLAST ESPORTS, organiser of the world's most entertaining esports tournament, chooses SAP Business One from LAKE

"SAP Business One is ideal for the journey we are on. SAP Business One offers everything we need on one platform, one log in."

Medical Device Regulation (MDR) In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Device Regulation (IVDR) and SAP Business One

Learn how SAP Business One can help you prepare for MDR compliance.

LAKE joins Advanced Data Automation Partner Programme

LAKE is delighted to announce that it has been accredited as a channel partner for Advanced Data Automation, the revolutionary cloud-based eInvoicing and eCommerce service provider.

SAP Partner, LAKE, Sponsors Yorkshire Food and Drink Awards 2020

"LAKE's focus on the food and drink sector made our sponsorship decision an easy one to make."

LAKE and SAP Business One ready for Harrogate Trade Show

LAKE will be raising awareness of SAP Business One at the Brand Yorkshire trade show in Harrogate.

Announcing Made Simple for SAP Business One

Made Simple is best practice SAP configuration built and delivered exclusively by LAKE. Up and running in five days.

Infor Q&A 11.3 Available Now

Infor Q&A 11.3 is available now for users of SunSystems 6.3, SunSystems 6.4, and supported versions of Proactis and SAP Business One.

Infor Q&A 11.3 is the 64 bit version of Infor Query & Analysis combining all the functionality of Q&A XL, Executive, and Alert into one simple Excel add-in.

Infor SunSystems 6.4

Infor SunSystems 6.4 is available now. This important new release delivers full support for 64 bit technology and includes a range of new features and improvements.

D.R. Collin & Son chooses SAP Business One from LAKE

"I had been looking online for the best accounting package for a medium sized business and SAP Business One was the best match to our requirements."

Learning Curve Group choose LAKE to implement a new financial management solution based on Infor SunSystems and Proactis

"In the end, LAKE was the obvious choice. They were recommended to us by two of our college customers, they have a good track record in the education sector and demonstrated a clear understanding of our business. They were very professional in their approach and did not attempt to rush the selection process."

York Chamber of Commerce networking event

LAKE will be answering questions on SAP's preparations for Making Tax Digital (MTD) at the forthcoming York Chamber of Commerce Pure Networking event on the 13th December 2018.

Procurement in Education Conference & Exhibition 2018

College specialist, LAKE, will be raising the profile of Infor SunSystems and Proactis at Procure Ed 2018

Proactis rated "All Star" in Capgemini Digital Procurement Research 2018

The Capgemini report is based on a comparison of 36 solution providers.

New all-in-one Proactis P2P Mobile App

Available from November 2018, customers will roll this out to replace all existing Apps by February 2019.

Top Six Reasons for Upgrading to Version 9.3 of SAP Business One

Take a look at our top 6 reasons for recommending version 9.3 to you.

Learn about SAP Business One software at Brand Yorkshire 2018

Join us on stand 15A where we will be showcasing the award winning SAP Business One software.

Announcing Making Tax Digital for Infor SunSystems

MTD for Infor SunSystems (MTD) automates the link between Infor SunSystems and HMRC. MTD avoids the need to re-key data, thus avoiding errors. It also provides a full audit trail by maintaining the link between VAT returns and source transactions.

TNP chooses SAP Business One from LAKE

"We had outgrown the capabilities of the cloud accounting software we were using."

Raising the profile of SAP Business One in the East Midlands

"Expo East is the only event of its kind serving companies in Lincoln, Nottingham, Leicester and Peterborough."

Raising the profile of Proactis and Infor SunSystems solutions in Social Housing

"Our attendance at this exhibition has been a major factor in raising awareness of Proactis and LAKE's expertise in delivering Proactis solutions to the Infor SunSystems marketplace."

Leading charity chooses LAKE to implement a new finance system based on Infor SunSystems

"There were a number of factors that set SunSystems apart from the other options we looked at..."

LAKE and SAP supporting the North's biggest B2B conference and exhibition

SAP Business One will be front and centre on the LAKE stand at this year's Buy Yorkshire exhibition.

Capture expenses on the move with the new Proactis 17 mobile app

Users of the latest release of Proactis Expenses can now capture expense claims "on the go" via a mobile app. This exciting new facility allows mobile users to take photos of receipts and send claim details in without having to wait for their next visit to the office.

SAP Business One - winner of Software Excellence Award

SAP Business One ( SAP B1 ) is the 2017 winner of the Software Excellence Awards in the category of Enterprise Accounting/ERP.

SAP Business One gains ICAEW accreditation

SAP Business One has been awarded accreditation by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Milo Tools enables business growth with SAP Business One solution from LAKE

"We had reached the limit of what Sage could do and it was holding us back..."

LAKE to host Charity Finance Group Technical Accounting Forum

Date: Wednesday 27th July
Time: 09:30-12pm
Location: Committee Room 3, Royal College of Surgeons, London WC2A 3PE
Agenda: download agenda

LAKE has been a Corporate Partner to the CFG for more than 10 years and supplier of financial management software solutions to not for profit for nearly 25 years. Hosting this month's forum is part of our ongoing commitment to this sector.

LAKE Customer Conference 2017 Highlights

Thank you to everyone that attended our recent customer conference in York. A summary of the conference agenda along with examples of customer feedback are available on the conference website.

SAP Business One Profile Raiser in Bradford and West Yorkshire

LAKE has once again been flying the flag for SAP Business One in West Yorkshire, this time in Bradford.

Manufactured Yorkshire

LAKE will be flying the flag for SAP Business One at Yorkshire's biggest manufacturing exhibition on 10th May.

North East Expo

LAKE will be raising the profile of SAP Business One in Newcastle and the north east at the forthcoming North East Expo being held at the Newcastle Falcons stadium on the 5th April.

Results for the Housing Finance Survey 2017 have been published

Housing Finance Survey 2017 This year's report looks at the priorities for investment in finance systems for the next 12 months and beyond. The report details 8 areas for investment and compares results for users of Infor SunSystems and OpenAccounts.

Download a copy of this report.

Proactis 2017 Available Now

Proactis 2017 is available now, delivering significant enhancements to usability, reporting, technology and eCommerce. Go to Proactis Roadmap 2017 and beyond for an overview.

If you would like to learn more, please register for the forthcoming LAKE Customer Conference on the 24th May. Alternatively, contact your LAKE Account Manager to discuss your upgrade options.

Leeds Chamber of Commerce Pure Networking

LAKE will be raising the profile of SAP Business One in Leeds and West Yorkshire at the forthcoming Pure Network event in Leeds on the 2nd March.

SAP Business One for companies that have outgrown Small Business Accounting Software

Most of our clients who have invested in SAP Business One have been former users of small business accounting software such as Sage 50, Intuit QuickBooks and others. Take a look at their Top 3 Reasons to Switch from Sage 50, QuickBooks, Xero and others

Infor SunSystems 6.3 on General Release

The latest version of SunSystems delivers significant functionality and usability enhancements, meets today's customer expectations for a "web first" deployment strategy, and provides access to a range of new and exciting options...

C40 share their reasons for selecting Infor SunSystems hosted on LAKE Cloud

C40 Video

“We are a charity in the United States and are applying for charitable status in the UK. SunSystems was the obvious choice for us."

"The LAKE Cloud has enabled us to focus on what we're good at and let others do what they are good at."

Proactis Roadmap 2017 and beyond

Starting in the first quarter of 2017 there will be important new releases of the Proactis Spend Control and eProcurement platform. These new releases deliver some exciting enhancements to usability, reporting and technology.

LAKE announced as Proactis EMEA Partner of the Year 2016

"Proactis is a leading purchase-to-pay and procurement solution for Infor SunSystems customers and LAKE are specialists in both of these systems..."

Leading renewable energy supplier reaps benefits from upgrading Infor SunSystems with LAKE

"Migration to a single installation of SunSystems version 6.2 as well as a consistent Chart of Accounts has enhanced the Group reporting process. We now have access to the Group's financial data through Infor Q&A..."

PeoplePlus streamlines supplier contract management with Proactis Supplier Portal

"The implementation of Proactis has allowed us to standardise and manage contracts across the board. It is a smarter way of working and will help us be much more productive."

Scarborough Group saves time and improves efficiency with Proactis AP Automation from LAKE

"Proactis is going to save a massive amount of time. We will scan the invoice, input the data once then push it out to all authorisers simultaneously. Once in the system we shouldn't need to intervene until the invoice comes to payment or when an authoriser says there is a problem."

River and Mercantile goes live with Infor SunSystems from LAKE

River and Mercantile Group PLC (R&M) has implemented a new financial management system based on SunSystems from LAKE. Its powerful currency management and reporting capability are two of the reasons why SunSystems is so widely used by companies like R&M.

Luton Sixth Form College invests in LAKE solution based on SunSystems 6

Luton Sixth Form College has chosen to invest in its Infor SunSystems finance system from college specialist, LAKE. The decision to upgrade was driven by a need to fulfil the strategic IT vision for the college. LAKE were chosen for the quality of their proposal and for being a trusted supplier to the college.

C40 and LAKE working together to implement a new finance system based on Infor SunSystems

C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Inc. (C40) has selected LAKE to implement a new finance system based on Infor SunSystems software. SunSystems was chosen as the 'best of breed' solution for the growing international not for profit organisation. C40 selected LAKE for their partnership approach to system implementation and experience in the not for profit sector.

"Right from the first meeting it was apparent that the team from Lake had a good understanding of our needs and plenty of relevant experience. Also, their partnership approach to system implementation really struck a chord. We felt that here was someone we could work with."

TRAKRAP share some of their reasons for selecting SAP Business One from LAKE

TRAKRAP seals growth plans with SAP Business One from LAKE

"We really picked it because it is an enterprise wide, integrated system that was going to be able to support our growth aspirations and support our quite complicated business process."

AHR upgrades to Infor SunSystems 6 with LAKE

"We are delighted that AHR have reaffirmed their commitment to SunSystems. Its powerful and flexible reporting capability makes it ideally suited to the needs of a complex business such as theirs."

Milestones Trust charity upgrades to Infor SunSystems 6 and Q&A Evolve from LAKE

"We have been working with LAKE for more than five years. They provide great continuity in account management and consultancy. They are methodical and demonstrate attention to detail. The quality and thoroughness of their work has been fantastic..."

TRAKRAP seals growth plans with SAP Business One from LAKE

TRAKRAP has selected SAP Business One from LAKE to help streamline business processes and improve reporting. The new system is hosted in the cloud, thus freeing TRAKRAP to do what they do best - revolutionary packaging solutions - and lowering the total cost of ownership.

"Building for the future plays an important part in everything we do at TRAKRAP and we recognise that growth doesn't just provide challenges to technology innovation, pack development and lean manufacturing. Growth also demands that business processes are highly integrated and robust. We were impressed by SAP B1; it is tailor-made for an SME such as ours offering much of the scope of the full SAP business suite. SAP B1 also ensured that our processes and systems were completely compatible with that of our customers."

Bromley College selects Proactis to streamline Purchase-to-Pay

Bromley College joins a long list of Colleges who use Proactis to deliver bottom-line value, including West Herts College, Solihull College, Furness College and others...

Leading Academy Federation chooses Infor SunSystems and Proactis solution from LAKE

Haberdashers' Aske's Federation has chosen LAKE to implement a new finance system based on SunSystems and Proactis software. LAKE was selected for the reporting flexibility offered by SunSystems and the intuitive nature of Proactis purchase-to-pay software...

LAKE Customer Conference 2014 Highlights

"Very well organised. Good venue and easily accessible from London."
Royal College of Surgeons England

"Very well organised. Lovely venue." Boden

The day began with a preview of Infor Q&A Evolve and Q&A Dashboards. This is the biggest thing to happen to Q&A (formerly Vision) for many years...

Infor SunSystems 6.2 on General Release

Infor SunSystems 6.2.0 is available now. This release delivers significant architectural improvements and new core functionality, including Enterprise Data Management and a new Extended Analysis module.

Furness College choose LAKE

Furness College had been using a finance system based on QLx Financials from Unit4 for 12 years. Following an announcement that QLx was to be retired it was decided that a full system review should be undertaken.

"The quality of ongoing support was high on my list of criteria...

Solihull College chooses LAKE solution based on SunSystems and Proactis

"The LAKE solution ticked all the boxes for our functional requirements. But more importantly, it was the approach of the people we met from LAKE and the support we felt we were going to receive that made the difference."

College group chooses SunSystems Proactis specialist LAKE

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai is comprised of three colleges - Coleg Llandrillo, Coleg Menai and Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor. It is the largest Further Education (FE) institution in Wales and one of the largest FE college groups in the UK.

College specialist, LAKE, awarded Approved Supplier by Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC)

LAKE has been chosen as an Approved Supplier of Corporate Software Systems under a framework agreement operated by the Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC). LAKE is the only supplier of Infor SunSystems and Proactis covered by this agreement.

Vale of Aylesbury Housing goes live with Proactis Purchase-to-Pay

"Our systems were paper intensive and lacked visibility. They were time consuming to maintain and not always as effective as they needed to be."

"Proactis has been well received and quite popular. The users were surprised how easy it is to use."

West Herts College chooses SunSystems and Proactis solution from LAKE

"We have been looking to remove paper from our system for some time. This is in part driven by a desire to reduce costs, such as those associated with duplicate entry of data, and in part a desire to introduce self-service and improved workflow for budget holders."

Infor SunSystems wins FDs' Excellence Award

Infor SunSystems has won the FDs' Excellence Award for Financial Software Provider in the category SMEs (small and medium enterprises).

The FDs' Excellence Awards, in association with ICAEW, are determined by votes cast by finance directors in an annual satisfaction survey completed by 1,180 finance directors and finance decision-makers.

Proactis rated top 3 for functionality in CapGemini report

This year's report is based on a comprehensive survey of the world's top 29 vendors for Supplier Relationship Management (SRM).

Proactis were rated top 3 for functionality and one of only a few to provide full coverage in all areas:

  • Procurement intelligence
  • Project Management
  • Sourcing Supplier Management
  • Contract Management
  • Catalogue Management
  • Operational Procurement
  • External resources
  • BPO Procurement

Another leading Housing Association streamlines purchasing with Proactis purchase-to-pay and document scanning solution from LAKE

Proactis was selected for its ease-of-use, logical structure and proven integration with Infor SunSystems.

LAKE Named Leading European Partner for PROACTIS

"LAKE has made an outstanding contribution to the success of PROACTIS over the last nine years. I believe this is the result of consistently excellent customer service. LAKE's expertise and value-added integration and reporting tools are a valuable asset in PROACTIS' technology leadership strategy to PROACTIS Infor SunSystems clients."

President Petroleum chooses LAKE to supply a new financial management system based on Infor SunSystems

SunSystems was selected for its currency management, its reporting capabilities and because it is used in more than 600 oil and gas sites around the world.

Pensions administrator improves control and visibility of purchasing with Proactis from LAKE

Prior to implementing Proactis, RPMI's process for buying goods and services was a largely manual system. Employees would simply pick up the phone or send an email to a supplier. Budgetary control was limited. Furthermore, the Finance department only got involved once an invoice was received.

Vantage Capital Markets improves financial control and Expense Claim Management with SunSystems & Proactis from LAKE

LAKE announced today that it is to supply Vantage Capital Markets with a new Finance and electronic Expense Claim Management system based on Infor SunSystems and Proactis. SunSystems was selected for its currency management and reporting capabilities. LAKE was selected for being a trusted supplier with an excellent service record.

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