An EFACS user since 2004, Naim enjoys an excellent working relationship with Exel.
“There were no problems with EFACS E/8 8.2 but newer versions offered functionality that we did not have – this was enticing. The main issue was with our old versions of Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Windows Server,” says Systems Development Engineer, Ben Marchington.
The company decided to upgrade its IT infrastructure and introduce virtualisation. A review of business processes was also conducted, comparing old and new versions of EFACS.
“We had various bespoke elements that had been written by Exel as well as other systems added around EFACS. It was everything from Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to custom software.”
Naim quickly found that earlier bespoke work could be duplicated with the new EFACS Customisation Toolkit. EFACS’ Workflow module promised help with other business requirements too.
A project to implement new hardware platforms, the latest versions of Microsoft SQL Server and Windows Server along with VMware virtualisation was completed first. Naim’s attention then turned to upgrading EFACS.
“Because of our working relationship with Exel, they knew our business processes. They also offered us a good deal on upgrading to the latest version of EFACS,” says Marchington.