Tell us about OGL Software
OGL Software is the author of prof.ITplus, one of the UK’s leading ERP software solutions for stockists, distributors and wholesalers. OGL Software is part of the OGL Group of Companies which also boasts an IT Solutions Division and a dedicated Cyber Security Division which ensures our software is delivered on the highest grade infrastructures coupled with excellent customer service and support, wrapped with the latest cyber security protection.
OGL Computer is the technology partner to over 1,200 businesses in the UK and we are accredited by the world’s leading IT giants including Microsoft, HP, WatchGuard, Kaspersky, to deliver best-in-class IT solutions, business software and cyber security.
We are incredibly proud of the 40+ years we have spent in the technology industry. During those 4 decades we have contributed to the growth and success of thousands of companies by helping them harness the power of technology to drive their business forward.
Tell us about your products / services
prof.ITplus is a complete business management ERP software solution that takes care of all common business processes and brings them together into one central system to create incredible control, insights and opportunities across the business. Prof.ITplus offers a wide range of core modules including CRM, Enquiry & Quote Management, Sales Order Processing, Pricing & Stock Management, Returns Order Processing as well as Making Tax Digital ready Accounts & Invoicing capability. OGL Software also offers fully integrated options for Warehouse Management, Sales & Business Intelligence, Remote Ordering as well as eCommerce websites and Channel Integration with eBay and Amazon.
Our IT Solutions Division incorporates a whole host of products and services that businesses need to run their organisation including; IT Support, Disaster Recovery, Virtualisation, Cloud Computing, Data Backup & Storage, Networking, Infrastructure Planning, Patch Management and much more.
Our Cyber Security services are delivered by CyberGuard Technologies, an independent trading company within the OGL Group. CyberGuard builds defences to protect companies from the threat of cyber-attacks, including hijacked systems, stolen credentials, rogue insiders, ransomware, malware, CEO fraud and compliance failure. Services include Managed Firewalls, Managed Next-Generation Anti-Virus & Patching, Penetration & Vulnerability Testing, Security Awareness Training, Cyber Essentials Certification, Threat Intelligence and Incident Response.
What was your reason for joining BASDA?
OGL Software joined BASDA in December 2018. Our need as a business to be more forward thinking and be an active part of a likeminded body of software professionals focussed on being informed and present with software changes affecting UK businesses.
What value will membership of BASDA bring to your business?
The possibility of networking and adding value to our teams, giving individuals an outlet to specialise and feel supported by peers across the UK.
Are there any particular topics that BASDA is championing that you are particularly interested in?
Brexit, Cyber Security, Faster Payments, Making Tax Digital. Each have the potential to impact our customers and the entire UK business community. We need to be up to speed, and contributing to, the very latest thinking and updates in all these areas.
What are the current challenges within your industry and how can BASDA help your company as the voice of industry?
Skills and legislation. We must know what are the legislative essentials asap, and we must have the talent to deliver!
Can you offer any advice to BASDA members?
Try to get your own staff to champion key areas (rather than be masters of all) and motivate them to lead on all aspects of requirements and delivery to give you a chance to deliver on all the demands currently expected of us as business software providers.
You can find out more information on their website: https://www.ogl.co.uk
We look forward to hearing their views and supporting them as a member.
If you are not already a member of BASDA and would like more information on how to become one, click here for more information on how to join.