It may be July, but for us at k3, it’s the start of a new financial year. So it seems like a perfect opportunity for a quick look back at what we’ve achieved over the past 12 months and how far we’ve come. And it’s definitely been a busy year!
We’ve continued to expand our presence, with new customers and more staff, and we’ve added yet more accolades to our growing trophy cabinet. So let’s go through a quick run-down of the key successes this year.
Lots of new faces
Over the last 12 months, we’ve welcomed 20 new members of staff to our team, with the new arrivals boosting every part of our business.
The biggest area for this has been our development and consultancy team, which has been bolstered by seven new faces. But we’ve also added five sales and marketing professionals, four support personnel and three each to our finance and project management teams. All of these great new people will help us deliver an even better service in the coming years.
New customers, more sites
These new team members will undoubtedly be busy in the next few months, as we’ve added many new customer sites to our businesses in 2015-16. What’s more, we’ve also been commended by Sage for passing a new milestone, as we’ve reached 50 site installations using our Sage X3 ERP offering, which is a fantastic achievement.
What’s more, k3 was also named as Sage’s X3 Partner of the Year for 2015 at the company’s partner conference last October. As well as being yet another addition to our list of awards, it really highlights our expertise and experience when it comes to helping customers get the right ERP solution.
A busy calendar of events
2015 was also a busy year for us as we attended or played a part in a wide variety of events over the last 12 months. Some of these included the Qlik Sense Roadshow and Sage’s Istanbul Summit in July 2015, the Sage X3 partner day in October, and the BI Connect and Intro Biz Expo in December.
Since January, we’ve also hosted a series of Customer Breakfast Briefings in February, while just last month we were in attendance at the Digital 2016 show.
Our webinar programme has continued to expand and has seen the introduction of new topics and content for Sage X3 and other enterprise products. Go to www.k3.com/events for the latest schedule.
k3 beats the CEO
It’s not just on motorways and in the air where we’ve been racking up the miles. In September, several of our team took part in the Great North Run, raising money for Cancer Research UK.
But there was also a more competitive element to the day, as Sage CEO Stephen Kelly had thrown down the gauntlet to all Sage partners to see if they could beat him around the 13-mile course. And k3 responded handsomely, beating him by 21 minutes. Better luck next year, Stephen.
Helping NML as part of the Sage Foundation
This isn’t the only work we’ve done with charities in the last 12 months. We’re also incredibly proud to be partnering with National Museums Liverpool (NML), which is the UK’s first beneficiary of the Sage Foundation initiative.
This is a scheme intended to offer non-profits help with their IT needs. Check out our blog to find out more about how we’re helping NML by delivering Sage X3 software to the organisation.
Keeping you informed
We’ve upped the ante on the communication front following feedback that customers want to be told about a number of important issues, such as support, security advice and product information. We’ve also relaunched the customer newsletter and we’re now on our 5th edition.
2015-16 also saw us refresh our website, with the launch taking place last December. We’ve completely overhauled the look and feel, making it easier to navigate, offering more detailed information such as case studies and blogs to help our customers stay updated.
We think it looks pretty great, and hope you do too. Remember to check back regularly to find out what we’re up to as we head into 2016-17. We’ve got ambitious plans to further grow our business.
Finally, I’d personally like to thank our staff, customers, suppliers and partners for your ongoing support. Collectively we take this business from strength to strength and I’m looking forward to where the company goes next.
By Zoe Bramble