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SAP Business One ( SAP B1 ) is the 2017 winner of the Software Excellence Awards in the category of Enterprise Accounting/ERP.
SAP Business One has been awarded accreditation by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
"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
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.
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 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
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.
Proactis 2017 Available Now
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
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...
“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.”
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.
"Proactis is a leading purchase-to-pay and procurement solution for Infor SunSystems customers and LAKE are specialists in both of these systems..."
"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..."
"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."
"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 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 has chosen to invest in its Infor SunSystems finance system from college specialist, LAKE Financial Systems. 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 Cities Climate Leadership Group Inc. (C40) has selected LAKE Financial Systems 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."
"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."
"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."
"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 has selected SAP Business One from LAKE Financial Systems 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 joins a long list of Colleges who use Proactis to deliver bottom-line value, including West Herts College, Solihull College, Furness College and others...
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...
"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 6.2.0 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 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...
"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."
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.
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.
"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."
"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:
Proactis was selected for its ease-of-use, logical structure and proven integration with Infor SunSystems.
"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."
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.
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.
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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