Oliver Caunt is Managing Director of JCS Nuclear Solutions, providing nuclear radiation detection, sensing, and shielding solutions, based in the North West of England.
As a result of retirement, Oliver and the team at JCS Nuclear Solutions saw the opportunity to streamline their finance function and review their business systems. “We were operating the best part of 15 spreadsheets that we needed to touch on a regular basis.“
Working with their external accounting firm, Horsfield & Smith to take on finance function in the company, JCS started looking at modern systems, specifically Xero, to handle the bookkeeping and accounting for the company. Next was a natural progression to look at options to manage the CRM and MRP side of the business.
Three platforms that were shortlisted, and Flowlens with it’s end-to-end sales, operations and Xero integration was ultimately chosen.
In the video Oliver, joined by Mark Tooby of Horsfield & Smith Accountants discuss the process of modernising and changing systems, and the benefits the combination of Flowlens and Xero have brought to the business.
Mark Tooby, of Horsfield & Smith commented “Because Flowlens is real-time it allows not only the staff at JCS to get the information live, we have access to that as well.
Whereas in the past, we concentrated more on compliance work. Now we are looking at helping the business grow by having access to real time data with software like Xero and Flowlens. That means that the client has an understanding of where they are now, where they’re likely to be in the future. That enables them to… If business changes… In the last 18 months has been the strangest 18 months we’ve had. Because of real time data companies have been able to make instant changes to their businesses. In the past you’d be getting information that was 12, 18 months after date.
So you can make serious business decisions. Three months before the year end, if the company’s profitable, you can look at making decisions on pensions and tax saving but not only that, you can look at decisions on growth.”
Oliver summaries the benefit to JCS: “The impact of being able to access real-time information for all employees throughout the business has been immediate.“
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