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How to keep your software infrastructure secure and your customers protected

Build It BetterNovember 3, 2017

Keeping software secure has become increasingly important for businesses over the years. Software security is no longer optional; it has become an absolute necessity. Security breaches and attacks could potentially result in a significant loss to your company’s revenue, reputation and even your customer base. With this in mind, it’s important to have procedures and processes in place to minimize the chances of any sensitive customer data getting into the hands of the wrong people.

Let’s dive in to the five key security steps Enable recommends your company should take to keep your software secure and your customers protected.

1. Preventive Measures

Being part of a connected world provides a significant number of both benefits and risks. Any computer that is connected to the internet is at a potential risk from various security breaches and attacks, such as viruses, Trojans, and spyware. Firewalls should be used to protect your company network by only allowing internet traffic that is defined in your firewall policy. Antivirus software should be used to prevent, detect and remove any malicious software and other threats. All software should be properly patched and kept up to date.

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sales-i and Enable form strategic partnership

Build It BetterAugust 30, 2016

West Midlands, UK — sales-i and Enable, two West Midlands based enterprises, have partnered to provide a suite of software to improve profit margin and increase sales across manufacturing, distribution and wholesale industries.

Founded in 2008, and with offices in both the UK and North America, sales-i provides market-leading sales performance software designed to help manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers. Its award-winning software helps companies to improve their bottom line, identify new business opportunities, and strengthen their customer relationships.

Enable provides Enable — a rebate management solution that helps organizations manage complex trading agreements involving retrospective payments, such as rebates, retrospective discounts, royalties, purchase income and other forms of back margin.

The partnership will combine sales-i and Enable’s vast experience and expertise in wholesale and distribution to provide a suite of software to improve profit margin and increase sales.

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Enable wins ‘Team of the Year’ at Pride of Stratford Awards 2015

Build It BetterFebruary 16, 2015

On Friday 13th February 2015, Stratford upon Avon District and local businesses came together at the Holiday Inn, Stratford, to celebrate the best achievements in business and the community on one truly glittering night - the fourth annual Pride of Stratford Awards.

In the presence of the �who’s who� of Stratford-upon-Avon, they awarded their prestigious �Swan� Awards to the best businesses, individuals and organizations in the local area.

Enable�s Enable team was nominated for �Team of the Year� where the judges were looking for �teams that have made a significant contribution to the business, showing commitment to team working and mutual support and respect.�

Facing some very stiff competition from other local businesses, Enable was a winner in the award for the �Team of the Year� category.

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How Enable can cure your rebate management headaches

Product FeaturesFebruary 14, 2015

We help buying groups, wholesale distributors, and retailers protect margin, accelerate cash flow and reduce risk in their trading agreements. Using Enable, the market-leading rebate management software, clients typically manage between £100m and £30bn of rebatable purchases annually.

The complexities involved in retrospective payments on trade agreements and the sheer volume of these contracts, are often difficult to model in manual systems such as spreadsheets and basic accounting software. Organizations opting to calculate, forecast and accrue rebate income in this way leave themselves at risk of inaccuracies, missed opportunities and supplier disputes.

Rebate management software meets these problems head on, by removing the risks associated with manual processes and delivering a streamlined process that handles complex trade agreements in the following ways.

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Enable finalist in 2015 Pride of Stratford awards

Build It BetterFebruary 4, 2015

On Friday 13th February 2015, Stratford-upon-Avon District will come together at the Holiday Inn, Stratford, to celebrate the best achievements in business and the community on one truly glittering night - the fourth annual Pride of Stratford Awards. In the presence of the ’who’s who’ of Stratford upon Avon, Touch FM will be awarding their prestigious swan awards to the best businesses, individuals and organizations in the area.

Enable is proud to have been selected as a finalist in the Team of the Year category. Andrew Butt, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Enable commented: "We have had a good year of growth in 2014 and it is great to be recognised in awards like Pride of Stratford. The business climate remains challenging and this is an excellent team building opportunity to celebrate success."

Enable has previously been ranked in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100. Enable’s mission is to build the best cloud-delivered business software using Microsoft technologies. The company achieved record sales in 2014 and has ambitious expansion plans for 2015.

Enable wins award for best support services supplier

Build It BetterOctober 22, 2014

Enable is delighted to announce that it has won the award for “best support services supplier” from Today’s Group, presented earlier this month at the 2014 supplier awards at Edgbaston Stadium.

Enable has been working closely with Today’s over the past 3 years to design, develop, implement and support some of the critical software systems that are used by Today’s, both at their central offices and by many of their members.

Andrew Butt, Managing Director comments “Buying groups and wholesale distribution are quickly becoming the biggest sectors in which Enable operates, and we are delighted to have such a fantastic relationship with Today’s Group. The group is very forward thinking and has invested significantly in the development of software systems to create real competitive advantage for itself and its wholesaler members.”

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Is Excel the most dangerous piece of software in the world?

The Deal EconomyAugust 11, 2014

Recently there have been a number of articles published on the possible dangers of Microsoft Excel, with NewStatesman citing that “Microsoft’s calculator is partially to blame for JPMorgan losing $9bn, and a lot more besides”.

Many of us at Enable love Excel and use spreadsheets daily. Spreadsheets are often inexpensive to create, highly flexible, mostly easy to use and very easy to share. But what makes Excel so great is also its Achilles’ heel.

Many business processes start small. For example: recording financial progress, tracking budgets, or managing pricing on complex deal. And each spreadsheet often has a small team sharing, inputting and extracting data from it. In this environment Excel can offer a simple solution.

Difficulties often occur when the scale of the business process increases dramatically and far more people become contributors to the spreadsheets.

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Enable achieves ISO 9001 and ISO 27001

Build It BetterJuly 7, 2014

Members of the Enable team holding ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certificates

Enable is pleased to announce that we have been successful in achieving the internationally recognised ISO 9001 quality and ISO 27001 information security accreditations.

The accreditations recognise the quality and information security management systems in place at Enable. Although many of the systems were in place prior to being recommended for accreditation, a number of them have been adapted and improved to ensure compliance with the standards.

The on-time delivery of correct to specification products and services is vital to our continued success. Our systems are regularly reviewed and improved to ensure Enable’s ongoing commitment to customer, quality and regulatory requirements is met in full.

The accreditations also demonstrate Enable’s promise to maintain confidentiality, integrity and availability of information security; to manage business continuity, and to minimize business damage by preventing and reducing the impact of security breaches.

Sue Cook of First Quality Solutions has supported us throughout the process of achieving both standards, and provided our people with the appropriate training to ensure we remain compliant.

Managing Director, Andrew Butt said “We build custom software to meet the specific needs of our customers businesses which enterprise systems and off-the-shelf software can’t. Therefore high standards of quality and information security are important for us and our clients. We are delighted to have achieved these standards and would like to thank Sue and First Quality Solutions for their hard work.”

Consultant, Sue Cook said “We enjoyed working with Enable and have been very impressed by their standard of commitment to achieving the standards. No non-conformances were raised during the audit, which is a real achievement. In fact, the auditor commented that this was the first time in 85 audits.”

Enable was started in 2000 by Denys Shortt OBE and Andrew Butt and now has sales in excess of £2m per annum and employs 30 people.

The pair recently invested over £1m in new offices in Stratford-upon-Avon with Google-esque office design.

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