Anglia wins IT Solution of the Year at Channel Network Awards

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.NET mobility solution for Market Intelligence Services makes Anglia a winner for 5th Year running.

For the 5th year running, Anglia Business Solutions has been named a winner at the annual IT Channel Network Awards.  This year the Company was awarded IT Solution of the Year for a leading edge mobile application. This was deployed at Market Intelligence Services (MIS).

The winning solution is a .NET mobile application designed to eliminate paper based questionnaires used in the collection of weekly retail price information.  The solution facilitates rapid data collection by store researchers using low cost devices. These dynamically transmit the questionnaire results to a web based portal on completion where clients can immediately access the data in report format.

The solution was built using a combination of the latest Microsoft .NET and Windows Mobile technologies together with Anglias own world class suite of .NET development tools and applications.  The solution consisted of 3 phases; an administration console, a mobile application and a web application.

Benefits to date from the solution have been substantial. They include the elimination of paper based questionnaires and a vast reduction in the time taken to compile & process the completed documents. In addition, peaks & troughs in the administrative workload have been flattened out while data accuracy has improved. In addition MIS now has a historical record of all data collected and is able to rapidly interrogate this to identify market trends.  The increasing amounts of data available for analysis will provide new revenue opportunities as the quest for accurate and timely consumer data intensifies.

Commenting on the win, David Tebbutt of MIS said, I am absolutely delighted Anglia won the award, our businesses worked together very closely to ensure we developed a first class application.

The glittering awards ceremony took place on 11th October, at the London Hilton on Park Lane.  David Hurley, Managing Director of Anglia Business Solutions, who collected the award said, This is a superb practical example of a mobile solution in action. It combines highly sophisticated back office and mobile technology with easy to use data capture devices to produce significant productivity gains for the client. This is now a highly scalable system with exciting future potential in areas where rapid data capture and analysis can be used as a competitive aid. We are very pleased to have partnered with MIS in this award winning entry.

Anglia was also awarded Vertical Solution of the Year for its LINKFresh business management solution deployed at Lincolnshire Fields Products (LFP).

Photograph: David Tebbutt & Chris Pacey (centre) from MIS collect the award with Anglias Development Director, Richard Jones (left) and Managing Director, David Hurley (right).

 

About The Channel Network Awards

The Channel Network Awards recognises the best practices in client solutions and encourages channel partnerships and relationships across the whole of the IT, telephony, voice/data convergence and Internet industries.

These are the only awards that recognise real world ICT solutions as well as channel partnerships. The first set of awards, are exclusively for resellers who provide excellent solutions for their clients from SME to major enterprise. The second set of awards, are for suppliers who support their channel partners to deliver these excellent solutions.

The Awards, organised by BPL Business Media Ltd, are supported by the full weight of BPL's leading business publications Comms Dealer, Communicate, Channel Business and IT Europa.
 
 

About Anglia Business Solutions Ltd

Anglia Business Solutions is a 25-year-old software and IT consultancy organisation with extensive supply chain expertise. The company is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner, holding Microsoft Competencies in Mobility Solutions, Microsoft Business Solutions, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions and Information Worker Solutions.

Anglia serves a national customer base from its offices at Harston Mill, near Cambridge. The company is organised into four specialist business units each targeted at specific technology sectors. Integration Services facilitate the provision and configuration of a stable and secure networking and communications infrastructure.  Business Management Solutions design and implement core financial, CRM, manufacturing and distribution solutions based upon the Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP solution. The Software Development Team design and develop client specific applications and implement e-commerce solutions based on Microsoft .NET technologies.

In January 2005, the company set up a specialist independent software vendor (ISV) operation. This investment was designed to produce leading edge vertical applications based on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly known as Navision) platform. Dynamics NAV is a global leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) application suite now used by over 50,000 companies worldwide. 

LINKFresh is the first product of the ISV operation and is already establishing a reputation as a leading packaged business management system for the fresh produce sector. LINKFresh is currently the only Microsoft Dynamics NAV approved add-on package for the fresh produce industry. The application was developed in the worldwide version of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform and is already attracting global interest.  

Anglias customers in the Fresh Produce sector include:

- A V Produce                           - Gs Marketing

- Bakkavor                                - Branston ltd              

- Capespan                               - Lincolnshire Field Products

- MBM                                       - Samsara                    

- Valley Grown Salads Ltd          - Produce World

LINKFresh and the LINKFresh logo are registered trademarks of Anglia Business Solutions

 

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