Motor factor lauds modern, feature-rich cloud solution

Posted: 14-01-2016

John Rickard Motor Factors praises cloud-functionality, speed and cost effectiveness of Autopart Online

John Rickard Motor Factors (JRMF) says that it “will never be out of date again” after upgrading to Autopart Online and the new version 30 (v30) release of MAM Software’s cloud-hosted business management solution. The business praised the system’s security, cloud-functionality and speed, and also outlined Autopart Online’s cost-effectiveness, with flexible monthly payments, as a reason for upgrading.

A GROUPAUTO member, JRMF is one of the leading motor factors in the South Wales area. It supplies a wide range of car parts and accessories.

After utilising the traditional Autopart system for 12 years, JRMF decided to upgrade to Autopart Online and v30 to improve its business security. As Managing Director Neil Rickard explained: “Our server was coming to an end, so it was either buy a new server or upgrade to the cloud.

“We decided to upgrade to the cloud for security purposes. Previously, if our offices fell down, everything would be lost. That’s not the case with the cloud. Now, if something happens to our premises, be it a flood, fire or anything else, we could buy a laptop, set up somewhere else and continue to run the business.”

Enhanced business security isn’t the only benefit Autopart Online has brought to JRMF. The company has also praised the system’s automatic updates, speed and cost effectiveness.

“It’s not just security. With automatic updates, we know that the system will never be out of date,” explained Neil. “I also find that the system is quicker now we’re on the cloud. For example, reports are carried out in a matter of minutes, and the system is easier to navigate. Autopart Online is also cost effective with the monthly costs, rather than the large upfront payments.

“Autopart Online, and in particular v30, does everything. It’s a great all-round system and we rely on it for everything. We really couldn’t live without it.”

The business was also quick to praise the MAM team, as Neil concluded: “The MAM staff are fantastic. They were fully accommodating during setup, they got the job done quickly and the whole team in general, from sales to support, is very good.”

“We’re delighted that JRMF decided to upgrade to Autopart Online and v30; the benefits the company is enjoying demonstrate that it was the right decision” said Ben Whitehouse, Senior Sales Manager at MAM Software. “The cloud is a concept that more businesses are adopting each day, and with success stories such as JRMF, I’m sure the trend will continue.”

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