High Position Short-Listed for an Award


We are extremely delighted to announce that we have been short-listed for the Computer Weekly European User Awards for Enterprise Software, Private Sector category! The winners of the awards will be announced at this year’s Cloud World Forum on 26th June 2013.

The Computer Weekly European User Awards for Enterprise Software aim to recognise innovation through the use of enterprise software and information management.  Entries needed to demonstrate innovation in areas such as open source, software development, financial, customer or cloud applications.  Businesses needed to show advancements in database and business application management, with the projects providing improved efficiency and achieved cost savings.

What were we short-listed for doing?

In May 2012 High Position launched an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software system. This manages the full life cycle of all clients within one single source and ensures accurate and timely control of the client-based workflow which produces the Search Engine based results – the reason why clients employ our services!  This system was the biggest single infrastructure investment project that we had ever undertaken.

Rachel Davidson-Foster, our Operations Director who led the ERP project observed “Because of our market environment – that of the ever changing world of Search Engine Algorithms - our core purpose is to improve what we do on a continuous basis. The work we’re doing now is better than the work we were doing six months ago. And the work we’ll be doing six months from now will be better than the work we’re doing today, but we always need to increase the ‘gradient’ of that improvement and our previous systems were preventing this.  The ERP software provides us with a workflow structure that is relevant to how our team works.  It is the specific expertise and skilled-interpretation of our team members that provide our unique approach to the work of Digital Marketing and Search Engine Optimisation. This knowledge-asset is unique to us and we needed our operational system to be similarly sophisticated and highly configurable to be sure that it would remain contemporary to our continuous improvement direction”.

Our ERP is built using OpenERP s.a’s. technology upon which is a significant level of bespoke functionality.  The whole project was managed and implemented for us by Junari Ltd (www.junari.com) who are pre-eminent OpenERP and bespoke software developers.

More information about the awards can be found here: http://www.computerweekly.com/EuropeanUserAwardsSoftware. We’ll be back to tell you whether we were lucky enough to win our category after the 26th June… watch this space!

Postscript Update:

Steve Austin, C.E.O Junari Ltd, Brian McKenna, Business Applications Editor at Computer Weekly Magazine and Rachel Davidson-Foster, Operations Director at High Position

Brian McKenna, Business Applications Editor at Computer Weekly Magazine congratulates Rachel Davidson-Foster, Operations Director at High Position on being short listed

Rachel Davidson-Foster, Operations Director at High Position and Steve Austin (C.E.O of Junari Ltd) travelled down to London to attend the awards ceremony last week.

Unfortunately High Position’s nomination wasn’t successful this time, being pipped to the post by Toyota Materials Handling with their excellent system implementation. Congratulations to the team at Toyota. Although it was disappointing not to have won, it was thrilling to have been short listed amongst such well known business names (which also included NHS and Virgin Media).

It was also lovely to meet all the Computer Weekly people and the other short listed companies. We’ll definitely try again next year as we are extremely proud of our ERP implementation and the tangible benefits it has bought to our business.

(with thanks to Clliff Saran Photography www.cliffsaranphotography.co.uk for the supply of award photographs).


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