Healthcare, like other areas of manufacturing, is being impacted by several areas outside its control.
The decision to leave the EU has brought both challenges and opportunities to the sector. Healthcare organisations still must adhere with EU regulations, and if they continue to export are very likely to need to continue to comply indefinitely. Exports to the EU rose by 3.1% (source: Office for National Statistics December 2016). The change in the value of sterling, in particular the EURO exchange rate, has made exports that much more competitive – bringing a clear opportunity – for now.
The CBI has also identified innovation as being a key driver for 2017. Across all sectors, the speed of change is increasing – and companies must innovate both in terms of their value propositions and internally so they can bring new products and services to market.
The advent of the term “industry 4.0” or “the fourth industrial revolution” is starting to be used across all manufacturing sectors. However, this is a catch-all phrase for trends, technologies and strategies which are already here. Cloud computing, Big-data and the Internet of Things are all technologies which can be deployed now, to help companies such as yours gain a competitive advantage.
The time to act is now
- Microsoft Dynamics NAV provides manufacturing and warehousing functionality which will reduce your costs, improve your customer service and ultimately increase margins.
- Dynamics 365 for Sales will improve customer service across the organisation.
- Office 365 will allow you to deliver innovation through new product development, and access information anywhere – all fully and tightly integrated.
Of course, all of these solutions are difficult to leverage on their own. This is why companies such as Numark Limited work with Acora as their design and implementation partner. With over 20 years’ of experience with Microsoft technologies within the manufacturing sector, Acora is able to understand your requirements, and work with you to quickly and successfully leverage the latest of technology so that you too remain competitive in such a tough marketplace.
I have no worries about our IT whatsoever because Acora is accountable for everything and is a one-stop shop for all our IT needs. Acora is just like another department within our business and whenever the need does arise for IT advice or assistance then I can simply call the Acora helpdesk and be confident that my issue will be addressed immediately.
Managing Director, Scorpio
We have known Acora a long time and they have proven to be a very good partner for us. I am very happy with them as a team as they understand our business and know where we are going. We talk to them regularly about changes to our business and how they can support us.
Managing Director, Ardent
We’re confident that Acora will always be as hands on and involved as we need them to be. Our Account Manager is very communicative and we hold regular meetings to discuss ideas, future projects and to get advice, that extra-effort will help us to get the best out of our solution.
Group Finance Manager, CT Automotive
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