Access Supply Chain will help WSP Textiles maintain high standards of traceability and quality control

Colchester, UK – 31 May 2012 – WSP Textiles, the leading manufacturer of premium billiards cloth and coverings for tennis balls, has invested in Access Supply Chain from mid-market software providers Access. The textile manufacturer was recently subject of a management buy-out, backed by private equity firm Vespa Capital, and needed to put in independent systems throughout the organisation.

Ewen Hamilton, financial controller at WSP Textiles, said, “We had to come off our former parent company’s systems and implement our own IT infrastructure. Some of our accounting is currently done off site at our old head office, so getting access to underlying data can be difficult. By having our own on-premise solution we’ll have better access to real time information, and it will integrate with our Office software, which will be a huge step forward for us.”

The 15 user Access Supply Chain solution will be handling WSP’s financial and manufacturing processes. “We’re going to have easier access to our purchase invoices as they’ll no longer be sent to our old head office. All the information we need is going to be readily available, and we’ll be better able to shape the management information around the needs of the business,” continued Ewen.

Traceability and quality control is a high priority to WSP, with quality control information held on every single piece of cloth produced. “Our different customers have their own individual requirements, which each order has to meet. The documentation we send out with our invoices includes the serial number, dimensions and weight of each piece of cloth. The new solution must produce all the necessary documentation corresponding to the relevant order, keeping the process simple for us.

“When Access Supply Chain was demonstrated we were impressed that it was able to do what we wanted without any additional be-spoking, and we really liked the integration with Microsoft Office, which will simplify our reporting processes. It’s going to be a key asset for us as we move forward as an independent business,” concluded Ewen.

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About Access:

Since 1991, Access has become established as a leading business solutions provider to the mid-market. It helps organisations improve performance, profitability and cost efficiency by delivering integrated organisation-wide solutions spanning finance, HR and payroll, professional services automation, document management and manufacturing. More than 5,000 customers rely on Access to drive growth and unlock the potential of their people as well as their organisation through better business insight. It has nine offices across the UK and Ireland and employs over 350 people.

A £50 million investment by private equity firm, Lyceum Capital, in 2011 marked a significant step change in Access’ growth trajectory, cementing the company’s notable position amongst the top five fastest growing UK software developers in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 List 2012 and in last year’s Profit Track 100. Access’ on-going commitment to excellence, its customers and its people also placed it amongst the UK’s top employers in The Sunday Times 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ 2011.

Accreditations and memberships:

• Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
• Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
• Business Application Software Developers Association (BASDA)
• Access’ software is recognised by HM Revenue & Customs


• Inclusion in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 list (47th)
• Inclusion in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 list (63rd)
• Inclusion in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list for mid-market companies (85th)
• Accountancy Age Award 2010 for ‘Software Package of the Year’
• SIFT Media Software Satisfaction Awards 2010 for ‘Enterprise Accounting & Finance’
• SIFT Media Software Satisfaction Awards 2010 for ‘SME Human Resources & Human Capital Management’
• FrontRange Partner Awards 2010 for ‘CRM Partner of the Year’
• Green IT Awards 2010 for ‘Environmental Accounting Software of the Year’
• Construction Computing Awards 2010 and 2011, ‘Construction Accounting Software of the Year’

Media information:

Helen Carpenter
Head of Group PR
Access UK Ltd
T: +44 (0) 1206 322575 / 07833 936311
F: +44 (0) 1206 322956
E: [email protected]

Tim Cole
PR Executive
Access UK Ltd
T: +44 (0) 1206 322575
F: +44 (0) 1206 322956
E: [email protected]