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Application testing: setting a new quality benchmark with every project

Application testing: setting a new quality benchmark with every project

Filed as ArticlesPosted November 24, 2017

In today's business landscape, software applications play an integral role. By getting the requirements for an application right first time, Enable's clients are free to focus on what matters: profitable growth, business transformation, and achieving their company's vision.

How to keep your software infrastructure secure and your customers protected

How to keep your software infrastructure secure and your customers protected

Filed as ArticlesPosted November 3, 2017

Keeping software secure has become increasingly important for businesses over the years. Software security has no longer become 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 customers.

How DealTrack software can cure your rebate management headaches

How DealTrack software can cure your rebate management headaches

Filed as ArticlesPosted February 14, 2015

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

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

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

Filed as ArticlesPosted August 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.

The mobile computing revolution

The mobile computing revolution

Filed as ArticlesPosted May 8, 2014

Whilst mobile app usage continues to soar, studies suggest consumers spend nearly half their time using games and a third in social networking apps. It seems mobile is currently offering the most engaging experience on a personal level but how has this tremendous change to the way we think about computing impacted companies like Enable?

Enable’s most wanted: our favourite devices

Enable’s most wanted: our favourite devices

Filed as ArticlesPosted March 18, 2014

Over the past decade, technology has revolutionised the way in which we manage our lives both at home and at work. We have come to expect easy, instant access to information and a constant connection to the world around us, creating a highly competitive marketplace for speedier, increasingly slick devices. But is the consumer as fickle as this ever-changing face of the future suggests? Perhaps not, based upon the opinions of our technology-savvy staff at Enable.

Choosing the right partner — the rocky road to happiness

Choosing the right partner — the rocky road to happiness

Filed as ArticlesPosted March 14, 2014

The press is littered with foreboding tales of failed multi-million pound IT projects. Wasted time, money and effort. So how can you — as a potential client — ensure the odds are stacked towards success when committing to a software development partnership?

A company for the cost of a person

A company for the cost of a person

Filed as ArticlesPosted October 15, 2013

Outsourcing of application development is increasingly seen as a preferred option to support growth, rapid delivery, and to ensure that companies remain focussed on their core competencies.

Ride the wave of opportunity — developing the ‘mobile enterprise’

Ride the wave of opportunity — developing the ‘mobile enterprise’

Filed as ArticlesPosted July 10, 2013

Mobile technology is changing all aspects of our business and personal lives. The way we communicate, conduct business and seek to improve the ‘customer experience’ is being transformed through mobile technology. There is an increasingly wide diversity of devices (Smartphones and Tablets) that allow users to access, communicate and utilise data at a rapidly growing rate.

Buy vs. build: The rise of bespoke software in modern business

Buy vs. build: The rise of bespoke software in modern business

Filed as ArticlesPosted May 4, 2013

Whether it's a way of optimising business, gaining competitive advantage or simply making the most of the best available tools out there, bespoke software has found a crucial place in the challenging business landscape of the post-economic crash.

Government derailed by spreadsheet errors

Government derailed by spreadsheet errors

Filed as ArticlesPosted December 28, 2012

The fiasco of the West Coast mainline rail bidding process has brought the potential pitfalls of spreadsheet reliance to national attention. Quite apart from embarrassing the Department for Transport and the Government as a whole, the DfT announced last week week that the cost to the taxpayer of the bidding scandal has now risen to £55m and counting.

Enable visits Silicon Valley

Enable visits Silicon Valley

Filed as ArticlesPosted June 10, 2012

Directors of Enable have recently returned from a Study Tour to Silicon Valley. Organised and run by Mike and Linda Portlock of E-Vision Consulting Ltd, the focus of the Tour was "Transformative Technologies for Business IT", exploring how emerging technologies can be deployed to help organisations build a better future.

Coventry at work: evolve and fight for sales — or die

Coventry at work: evolve and fight for sales — or die

Filed as ArticlesPosted February 27, 2012

Enable's CEO Denys Shortt recently wrote an article for BBC News on his top tips for business survival. Denys Shortt is a former England under-21 hockey player, an entrepreneur and founder of DCS Europe plc and Enable Software, employing nearly 300 people. He is also chairman of the Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Business process efficiencies can provide competitive edge to UK industry

Business process efficiencies can provide competitive edge to UK industry

Filed as ArticlesPosted March 31, 2010

IT consultants have to shape up or ship out warns software developer Enable if clients are to realise the potential of solutions to their bottom line.

Enterprise solutions and complex spreadsheets: Why do they exist in every business?

Enterprise solutions and complex spreadsheets: Why do they exist in every business?

Filed as ArticlesPosted April 17, 2008

As a company grows, the chances are that a spreadsheet that was designed for one individual to record a specific set of records soon needs to be accessed by multiple users across different sites. Suddenly you need to set access controls, improve security and introduce workflow and, before you know it, you have reached the limit of your desktop software. Now you are faced with having to migrate to your enterprise system—a time-intensive and costly process. Does this sound familiar? Why use a sledgehammer to crack a nut?

The orange logo that's a red hot opportunity

The orange logo that's a red hot opportunity

Filed as ArticlesPosted March 14, 2006

Click on any major news organisation's homepage. From the BBC to Times Online. A bright orange RSS logo will almost certainly be lurking. Next time you see one, give it a click. It offers fresh opportunity for your business.