Sunday 6 March 2005

Platform One - Managing Development

Following a highly successful debut at the recent 'Sage Visions' exhibition, IT and management consultancy Platform One are delighted to announce the recruitment of another highly profiled Sage developer to assist in their plans for continued growth.

Former Development Manager for accountancy software company Sage, John Donnelly, joined Platform One in January. He is the second high profiled Development Manager to leave Sage for Platform One, rejoining his former boss Phil Brookes.

Stephen Bales, Director of Platform One, is delighted to with the company's recent expansion: "Platform One now has one of the most experienced Sage development teams in the UK. How many other Sage developers can boast that they have the last two Development Managers for Sage working with them?"

On Platform One's most recent addition Bales comments: "It is a real coup for Platform One to have recruited John. Not only is he a highly skilled and experienced developer in his own right, but his addition to the company increases the significant experience and talent that already existed within the team."

Asked about any future recruitment plans, Bales responds: "Undoubtedly, the process of attracting professionals of this calibre will continue in the future to ensure that the standards of excellence we provide are maintained, whilst also allowing us to meet the high levels of work currently being generated through our unique approach to the Sage development market."

Unlike the majority of Sage Developers, Platform One has foregone re-seller status to provide a reassuring and truly independent service to their Sage re-seller partners.

Phil Brookes, director of Platform One commented, "This approach allows the Sage re-seller to genuinely enter a comfort zone by removing any concerns they may have regarding a third party approaching their client direct. It is our intention to continue to align ourselves in partnerships with Sage re-sellers, providing a development service that will enhance the relationship with their client, not endanger it."

Platform One are an IT and management consultancy with over 30 years experience in the information technology solutions industry specialising in the development of Sage Line 50, 100 and MMS products. The key objective for Platform One is to provide businesses with real cost-saving benefits through the implementation of effective and timely information systems and service solutions based around the three core service areas of software development, package integration and training & support.

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