When investing in a business management system it is imperative that you get it right. These systems are the foundation of your business.
Therefore, in this strategic buying decision, your due diligence should obviously consider if the system fits with your business processes and does the solution provider deliver good training and support.
But you should also look at the stability of the software company. You don’t want to invest in software and the company goes bust or having to constantly deal with different people. Is the company financially secure? And does it have a low turnover of staff?
Recently we interviewed our Software Developer, Stuart Wilson, who reached the 20-year point with Berkeley Myles Solutions.
Over 50 Years of Development and Counting…
What is the best thing about working for Berkeley Myles Solutions?
The best thing about working for the company is the people. I have been part of the development team for 20 years but it is important to mention my colleagues. Even though I have been here 20 years there other people in the team that have been here for 10, 12, 15 years as well. If you think about it, there is well over 50 years of development in ProgressPlus.
In Berkeley Myles Solutions we truly are a team. I have a good boss and we can bounce ideas off each other. Also, I see the team as friends rather than colleagues, and that helps us work together. Over my 20 years, there has been a low turnover of staff and the two directors, Martin and Tony have to be congratulated on employing the right staff that fit well.
I enjoy my job. There’s a sense of achievement. When you look at it and see the system you are developing being used in the day to day running of our customers’ businesses, and I like the variety of the businesses we work with and their different requirements keep things interesting for us.
It is not just the staff that stay a long time, it is the customers as well. My first support call was from a company who still use ProgressPlus today. I feel when you choose Berkeley Myles Solutions you choose them for life.
Why would I ever leave?
As a company, they have been good to me and given me a lot, so I want to give my best back to them. I like the people, enjoy my job and have a good lifestyle. There is a happy, relaxed atmosphere, and there’s even a pool table in the boardroom. It really is a great place to work and I have so many good memories, from classic Christmas party nights to cycling weekends away.
In 20 years, there has never been a day that I didn’t want to go to work!