Marco Cable Management connects to success with Microsoft Great Plains

Microsoft Business Solutions has today announced that Marco Cable Management, a rapidly growing manufacturer in Anglesey, has selected Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains to manage its accounting and ordering system across the organisation. Marco Cable Management has worked with Microsoft Business Solutions certified partner Liber8, who implemented the solution. Liber8s ability to upgrade and integrate Marcos Microsoft powered technology, including Windows Small Business Server 2003, Microsoft Office 2003 and Windows XP SP2 was crucial to a successful deployment.

Marco found that it had outgrown the existing financial systems it had in place since start up and that expansion of the business justified making a longer term IT investment. With a state-of-the-art 22,000 square foot facility and an anticipated 10m+ turnover in the near future, Marco needed an integrated solution to manage its ordering and financial processes. Liber8 was chosen to implement Microsoft Great Plains because it demonstrated an understanding both of Marcos business and how Microsoft Great Plains capabilities would fulfil the organisations needs.

The firm took the opportunity to upgrade their email and server capability as well, with Windows Small Business Server 2003, with integrated Exchange and SQL Server 2000, joining with Microsoft Office 2003 and Microsoft Great Plains to provide an end-to-end solution.

Rod King, Managing Director of Liber8 said: We are very pleased to add Marco Cable Management to our growing customer list. We are confident that our business-driven approach to meeting customers needs will ensure Marco Cable Management is successful in its adoption of Microsoft technologies, including Microsoft Great Plains.

Marco managing director, Ian MacGregor, commented: As a fast growing company, we needed a system that could both support our growth while proving adaptable, to support our future needs. We chose Microsoft Great Plains because it has the financial and process management functionality we required at a price point we found attractive. We opted to work with Liber8 as they demonstrated a deep understanding of our needs as a business and how these could be served through Microsoft Great Plains.

Jon Hughes, Microsoft Business Solutions partner group director, said: Im delighted to see our partner Liber8 delivering Marco Cable Management the specific functionality a growing manufacturer needs from its business software. Im pleased to see Liber8 building on our technology in this way to help Marco Cable Management remain competitive as the business expands.

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