Altrad Beaver 84 is a leading national supplier of scaffolding, fencing and groundworks products both for hire and sale, and have been using ConnectIT’s platform for over 15 years. The company operates a nationwide network of 10 strategically located branches.
Prior to their initial adoption of the ConnectIT platform in 1997, the company had been operating a finance system with customised invoicing that required triple entries to align revenue, cost and stock to deliver business performance and results. This was understandably cumbersome and time consuming for the accounting team who were very pleased with the functionality of the new system and its ability to meet both centralised operations of credit control, procurement and financial accounting. Additionally they found it also streamlined numerous operational requirements, including fast-moving sales order processing of stock-based hire and multi-locational logistics.
“ConnectIT platform helps us to meet the many challenges that our business faces – such as depreciation of assets. It goes out in one shape and size and comes back in another. It can be lost, damaged, purchased, substituted, transferred to other locations and we may even need to track an inspection cycle on it. The point is the system helps us to manage all of these variables.”
“Using ConnectIT software allows us to do what we do best, namely using our mix of skills to drive the business forward, confident that we have good visibility of key performance parameters, thanks to the accurate and timely performance measurement provided. We don’t have to wait to understand the numbers, we see them crystallising and know the initiatives that work and those that require re-direction before it’s too late.”
“With ConnectIT we have a constantly evolving partnership. We know where we want improvements and they know how to do it. Together we make it work!”