Cairn Technology Ltd is a health, safety and environmental consultancy and infection prevention specialist, leading the way in environmental monitoring, and in the supply of advanced products and training for safer healthcare organisations – primarily hospitals and care homes throughout the UK.
From their Sheffield base, the business has rapidly expanded by working in partnership with NHS Trusts and the private sector to develop and supply highly effective products and services which control and prevent infection. Such specialisation has seen Cairn Technology become fully accredited with ISOQAR ensuring that all business activities are undertaken in accordance with ISO9001:2008. The success of Cairn’s consultancy business has enabled the company to diversify into sales and distribution and continued success in this sector has seen a demand to supplying wider and more specialised product ranges to their rapidly expanding client base. With a new “Medical Devices” distribution division and integrated e-commerce plans for their new “Lifestyle” division, Steffan North, Finance Manager at Cairn Technology quickly realised that an urgent review of the company’s business systems would be required to help support this continued expansion.
“I was very impressed with the consultative approach Wharncliffe took to our initial enquiry. They took the time to listen and understand our current pains and more importantly where Cairn wants to be as a business in 3, 4, even 5 years time…”
Steffan’s enquiry to Sage was referred to Barnsley based Sage Strategic Partner, Wharncliffe Business Systems Ltd, Sage’s experts in helping Sage 50 users take full advantage of the additional functionality in the Sage 200 Suite. In Cairn Technology’s case, integrated e-commerce, full stock traceability with batch and serial number tracking were all pre-requisites, along with much more advanced kitting and warehouse management facilities.
“I was very impressed with the consultative approach Wharncliffe took to our initial enquiry. They took the time to listen and understand our current pains and more importantly where Cairn wants to be as a business in 3, 4, even 5 years time,” Steffan comments. Cairn Technology’s Sage 200 implementation is now well underway and Steffan is delighted with the knowledge and attention to detail that Wharncliffe consultants have delivered.
“We could have simply migrated to Sage 200 and that would have resolved our stock issues but Wharncliffe consultants Victoria and Shaun have helped us lay the key foundations for much better analysis across our business which will support Cairn Technology for years to come,” Steffan concludes.