For Immediate Release
24th May 2007
123insight, the production management software from 123 Insight Ltd, was announced as both the winner of the Manufacturing/Business Management category as well as the overall winner of the Best of British Manufacturing IT Awards, held on 23rd May at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire and organised by Manufacturing Computer Solutions publication.
Pictured: Guy Amoroso (MD - 123 Insight Ltd), Richard Battersby (MD Delta Design) and Brian Tinham (Editor Manufacturing Computer Solutions Magazine)
The annual Best of British Manufacturing IT challenge is aimed at recognising the very best IT strategies and implementations in British manufacturing industry. They promote the critical business value of IT in underpinning and enabling superior business processes, competitiveness and profitability for UK plc. The awards are judged by an independent panel of leading figures in the industry from companies such as Cambashi, Accenture and Arc Advisory Group.
123insight were nominated due to the successful installation of 123insight at Delta Design and the subsequent case study that highlighted the success. Considerable savings were achieved - paper was reduced by 30%, stock inaccuracies reduced by 85% and general errors cut by half. The business grew by 15%, yet due to further efficiency was able to achieve this with the same number of staff. Richard Battersby, Managing Director of Delta Design was also the Chairman of his former MRP system's official user group. He commented; "The reason we chose 123insight is that I felt we could forge a relationship with a supplier who understood our needs, which had a good generic product that could be tailored to our business. I could see what the up-front costs would be; there was nothing hidden. I like the subscription model as we can budget precisely. I never got the impression that the company would take our money, sell us further consultancy at every opportunity, especially given that we can walk away at any time."
123insight was nominated as overall winner due to a clear demonstration of ROI achievements, competing against companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, UGS, Autodesk and Sage.
Guy Amoroso, Managing Director for 123 Insight Limited, commented; "We feel that this double whammy of two wins mark a turning in the tide of traditional thinking in relation to IT and software. Companies are coming to realise that paying tens of thousands of pounds up front with no guarantee of success is not a good business decision and is no longer the only option. We have built our business on putting the customer first. They attend an Evaluation Workshop and can then send as many staff on training without risk - if they decide not to implement 123insight then they don't pay a penny."