Anagram Systems unveils new cloud-based ERP system for UK small businesses

Anagram Systems (Anagram), developer of business management software, has announced the launch of its new cloud-based version of Encore, the company's established Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for small businesses.

The service has been developed as an affordable solution for businesses with between one and 150 employees. Encore, together with a company's data-file, are hosted on a secure server in a dedicated data centre and users access the system from wherever they are working via the internet.

Encore is hosted in a state of the art facility which is managed by a team of experienced and highly specialist engineers. The system and a company's commercial data are protected by the latest ant-virus and anti-malware applications which are updated on a continual basis.

Encore centralises different business areas within a single system, eliminating the need for multiple software applications. The solution incorporates financial management, advanced stock control functionality, sales order processing, purchasing and customer relationship management (CRM). Additional modules which are fully integrated with Encore include Point of Sale (PoS) and web sales management.

Businesses can also migrate other business software applications to the cloud, reducing the need for in-house server infrastructure. As a result, business can significantly reduce the need for buying and maintaining their own computer hardware.

Andrew Morgan, Managing Director of Anagram Systems says, "Our new managed hosting service provides small businesses with affordable access to advanced, highly secure, hosting facilities that may previously been out of their reach. This is in-step with Encore itself, which includes advanced functionality that is usually only found in more expensive ERP systems designed for large companies.

"Businesses of every size are increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks, including viruses and unauthorised network access by hackers. Our service ensure smaller businesses are as well protected as larger companies who employ IT personnel to manage dedicated security tools and resources."

The service includes performance monitoring and nightly backup of the system. Encore updates are provided by Anagram's software engineers and support is available via a dedicated helpdesk. A service level agreement (SLA) guarantees 99.5 % uptime and application availability.

Anagram Systems is a market leading developer of accounting, inventory control and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for small and medium size businesses. The company has more than 35 years' experience of developing fully integrated front and back office management systems for SMEs in the UK and USA. Anagram supports more than 2,000 companies worldwide.

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