The value of standardised processes

Everything breaks in 3’s and 10’s This is something I was reminded of when we recently attended the Institute of Directors Women’s Leadership Conference in Belfast to celebrate International Women’s Day. The reminder was delivered by Sophie Cornish, founder of www.notonthehighstreet.com who was part of a panel discussing how businesses can go from good to […]

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Sleepless nights and small business – how Flowlens can help you beat the insomnia.

As leaders of growing businesses we’ve all been there, sleepless night after sleepless night, your mind racing with niggles that you’ve pushed out of the way during the day. There are so many things to juggle in business, however one theme stands above the rest. I speak to business owners and management teams every day […]

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You have the Vision, we have the Platform to make it happen…

We built Flowlens in response to SME customers who needed an easy to use, cloud MRP-CRM toolkit to help them grow. Our customers may be small, but they think big. They make, refurbish, supply and service all kinds of tangible assets. From industrial plant & machinery, to energy and power systems, to street furniture, and […]

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Make life easier with these Flowlens features

Flowlens is designed to make day-to-day life simpler for small business. Spending hours searching for information, or collating spreadsheets, isn’t anyone’s idea of fun. That’s why we’ve made Flowlens easy to use, and easy to capture and find information of different kinds. The following tools can be found throughout these Flowlens features to easily and […]

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Change Minds before you Change Software

You might think a new CRM or ERP is the answer to your prayers for greater efficiency, profitability and customer satisfaction. And it probably is. For most SMEs, software is a natural place to go when faced with mounting paper work and duplicating effort. As a leader in your business, how can you ensure the […]

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How MRP Software brings Long-Term Gains

Modern, cloud manufacturing software can unleash your business potential and long term growth. For build-to-order manufacturers who are competing for market share, there are many demands on budget. Some will have made investments in legacy systems, while some will have no MRP system at all and rely on spreadsheets. Long term gains are clear: Standardised […]

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The Cost of Poor Stock Management

What is paid to the supplier is only part of the true cost of holding stock. Businesses that purchase stock, both for production and direct re-sale, will be familiar with the term ‘carrying cost’, which is the sum of: Purchasing the stock Warehousing Handling/delivery Damage and loss Flowlens cloud MRP, with integrated purchasing, job cards […]

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