We have clients of all types and sizes, from roofing contractors, to care homes, to plumbers and charities, and to golf clubs such as the world famous Carnoustie links club. We also provide system solutions to large multi national businesses such as Mamas & Papas and Shark Ninja. Here are a just a few case histories.
The YMCA (client since 2013)
The YMCA is the largest and oldest youth charity in the world. Starting in London in 1844, the YMCA now has 121 branches in England, with some 45 million members in 119 countries.
A change in structure brought together Ipswich, Bury St. Edmunds and Lowestoft branches in East Anglia, as the Suffolk YMCA. These changes gave the opportunity to review the use of systems across the 3 branches, to look at gaining any possible efficiencies. One area that stood out was the need to co-ordinate the purchasing function across the locations. The paper based PO system of using spread sheets was slow in terms of getting approvals for orders, and not always up to date. Add to this the fact that as many as 50 people may need to raise purchase orders in the 3 locations, meant a new system would need to account for a number of challenges.
Lilian Faithfull (client since 2013)
Lilian Faithfull Homes has been meeting the needs of elderly people who require care for over 65 years. And with that wealth and breadth of experience, currently operate 4 separate homes, based in elegant heritage buildings, within 1.5 miles of the centre of Cheltenham. The Company’s philosophy is all based around people-centred care, extended to supporting the families of residents.
Running 4 separate homes has it’s challenges, and back in the Autumn of 2013, Martin Hughes (then Head of Finance and IT)- who’s department was awarded Finance Team of the Year 2013 (public sector and voluntary)- felt that a full electronic Purchase Order system would add an additional layer of control and speed to the successful running of the operation in each of the homes.
Shark Ninja (Client since 2015)
Shark Ninja, formerly Euro-Pro Operating LLC (established 1993) is the maker of class-leading Shark® vacuums and the innovative line of Ninja® kitchen appliances, with the goal of giving today’s busy consumer better and more efficient products that fit their lifestyle. Since launching in 1993, offices now stretch over the United States, Canada, the UK and China, with the ever increasing product range stocked by major retailers around the globe.
Back in the Autumn of 2014, Liz Kaplan (then divisional financial controller) was looking to instigate a new way of creating and handling both Purchasing and Supplier Invoices for their fast developing business. Having found DOL’s Cloud based Purchase Order and Supplier invoice system via the internet, a series of remote GoTo Meeting sessions convinced Liz that the core system, with development, would meet the company’s needs.
Innovative solutions available for all organisations
At Cloud B2B solutions we pride ourselves at being able to offer practical low cost systems that meet individual client requirements. Whilst the core generic products have evolved through practical use and cater for many organisations needs, we are happy to come up with new ways of helping businesses meet the ever changing challenges they face.