Escape Business Technologies, an IT firm focused on the Energy industry, has announced the launch of a new division. Encode Software will offer the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software product Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Sharepoint.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV, previously Microsoft Navision, is a business management solution for small and mid-sized organisations that helps simplify and streamline highly specialised business processes.
NAV assists with a range of functions including finance, manufacturing, supply chain and customer relationship management with the main aim being to increase productivity from people, processes and technology.
Graham Anderson, commercial director at Escape, has been appointed to head up Encode Software with Mike McLeish joins as a consultant to lead all NAV business. Mike previously worked for a leading software development firm based in the central belt that was mainly focused on the construction industry – his role was to develop and implement NAV solutions for customers ranging from manufacturers of timber kits for houses to oilfield related services.
Already securing £100,000 of contracts since its launch in October 2008, Encode forecasts a turnover of half a million within the first twelve months.
Graham Anderson said: “Encode will offer software expertise that can help reduce costs and dramatically improve processes while allowing key people to gain an insight into their business productivity and create profitable relationships with their customers and suppliers. More than ever, in our current climate, it is essential that businesses aim to streamline systems to reduce costs as much as possible.
“The first contract we have secured will see us develop a version of NAV that is going to be an exact fit to the requirements of our client. We expect further work from our own client base, specifically the oil and gas sector, as well as new customers.”
A new client of Encode is Ocean Mainport, the Aberdeen-based standby vessel operator. John Bryce, managing director, commented: “Our previous supplier had not delivered the service and expertise that we required. Encode has already resolved the issues we had encountered and we feel that we have a fit-for-purpose product that delivers exactly what we need for our business.”
Based on Carden Place in Aberdeen, Encode Software can provide specific industry solutions and is already operating in the construction and oil and gas sectors.