When Gloucestershire-based Wood Energy needed a new IT system, they wanted it fast. The biomass heating & renewables specialist was setting-up operations from scratch in an entirely new location and time was of the essence. Wood Energy chose GCC as their business partner to specify and support a new IT system and to manage the transition and transfer of records from the previous IT system which was deeply embedded within a large multinational organisation. The company is now fired up for growth and is delivering against its continued ambitious growth plans.
When Gloucestershire-based Three Choirs Vineyards decided to replace their old IT system, they turned to GCC. The Microsoft Office 365 cloud-based solution recommended by GCC has made a big difference to the way that Three Choirs works. And the ongoing support provided by GCC has ensured that the company’s IT system is now as enjoyable, reliable and smooth-flowing as their wine. Download Case Study
Beta Marine designs, manufactures and markets diesel marine propulsion engines and marine generating sets. Based in a modern manufacturing facility on the outskirts of Gloucester, the company is a major equipment supplier to the international yacht, workboat, and canal boat markets. Since 1987, Beta Marine has supplied over 25,000 diesels and with a turnover of £8m this profitable company continues to grow.
The Alcumus Group is a market-leading provider of compliance risk management solutions and certification services. As well as its own IT platform, Alcumus also provides its clients with hosted IT systems as part of its service offering.
The business faced the challenge of merging four unconnected IT systems onto one platform, whilst also drastically modernising the ageing on-premise servers and desktops.
Formed in 1858, Insight Gloucestershire is a registered charity dedicated to supporting sight impaired and blind people throughout the county. With five offices around the area, and more than 3,500 clients on their database, the main challenge is to record, access and update client information in order to provide responsive and efficient client service.
The solution was Microsoft Office 365, a service which enables access over the internet – or via the ‘cloud’ as this is often called – to well-known Microsoft Office tools such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel, with Outlook for email, SharePoint for document management and Skype for Business.
Salisbury Cathedral is one of England’s finest medieval cathedrals. It attracts over 500,000 visitors each year, hosts many events, and is home to some of the world’s oldest historical artefacts including one of the original copies of the Magna Carta from 1215. Salisbury Cathedral receives no subsidies, charges no entrance fees and has to be entirely self-sufficient through visitor donations and the support of a 600-strong volunteer group. Yet it is also required to operate to the same standards and regulations as private and public sector originations. To meet such special needs, Richard Gurd, Finance & IT Strategy Lead, has been implementing an exceptional 3 year plan to modernise and extend the IT environment with the very latest cutting-edge technology.
Mills CNC Group Ltd was suffering from a telephony system with poor voice quality and reliability issues as well as slow data transfer rates between buildings. GCC innova were called in as Unified Communications experts with a brief to provide a scalable, reliable and robust system.
Air conditioning distributor ICG Ltd were able to significantly reduce call costs and improve the handling of customer calls by installing a Cisco Communications Manager Express solution, complete with GSM mobile gateway.
Chamberlains Nurseries was under pressure from a key customer to provide electronic order transaction capability. In order to deliver this, and other system benefits, the GCC innova IT system upgrade included hardware, software and Sage 200 customisation elements all integrated into a single source solution. Since completion the business has not only retained its key customer and seen business volumes grow, but has achieved a project ROI of less than six months.