4iT to stretch Profax to Spandex branches

4iT to stretch Profax to Spandex branches


Melbourne-based distributor 4iT will help Spandex link the accounting systems of its seven branch offices in Australia using the latest version of Profax software, slated for release at the end of this month.

One of Australia's largest sign, screen-printing and design manufacturers, Spandex has been using New Zealand-based Profax for its accounting software applications for nearly three years. Part of the Gerber Scientific Products conglomerate, Spandex's head office in the UK had initially planned to roll out an SAP solution to each of its 18 country locations, according to Spandex Australia financial controller Rakesh Raj. However, it was deemed too expensive for all but a handful of countries.

Instead, Spandex will upgrade to Profax Accredo Saturn in around six weeks, with the accounting systems of each of its seven Australian offices online for the first time. Belinda Coleman, Profax administrator at Spandex, said the ability to log onto the company's branch office accounting systems will save her considerable time when compiling national reports.

Coleman said the vendor's "wish list" enables customers to suggest minor changes such as shortcut keys and reporting macros that help make the product more user-friendly. David Fenton-Wells, NSW state manager of 4iT, said it has been the "wish list" approach by Profax that has resulted in the development of Accredo Saturn.

"That's really how it all came about," said Fenton-Wells. "Customers saying ‘hey, what about this? or 'hey, can [Profax] do that?'"

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