Friday, 14 November 2014

We've just won a shiny new award!




Chorley based software house, Logma Systems Design Ltd were crowned winners last night at a prestigious awards ceremony.

After lots of hard work and expansion, Logma were awarded with ‘Business of the Year’ at the Lancashire Business Awards 2014 in recognition of their support for their client base, continued growth and development and delivery of OneFit software. They would like to send out a massive thank you to everyone who helped them achieve this.

Logma have had a very busy year with the delivery both locally in the North West and nationally, of the Logma designed and authored solution, OneFit Software and are thrilled to see the efforts of their team being recognised.

CEO Audrey Odell said: “The team here, who have worked so hard to deliver this successful business software, are really pleased to have received this award. This is great motivation for us to stay focussed and benefit from the growth we are achieving and for us to carry on helping the SMEs we supply to grow their businesses too”

Logma were one of 18 winners last night and overcame competition from Enterprise Ventures, Garratts Insurance, Halite and Lantei.

There are undoubtedly a lot of proud faces in the office this morning and the whole team would like to also say a massive congratulations to all the other winners and nominees from last night.

Several hundred people attended last night's glitzy awards ceremony and dinner at The Stanley House, Blackburn.

The awards are run by Downtown in Business (DiB) and set out to honour the most successful and high growth companies from across Lancashire.


Friday, 26 September 2014

OneFit nominated for Business Award

Logma Systems Design, leading designer and developer of business software solution, OneFit, has been shortlisted for a Lancashire Business Award.

The company is competing for 'Business of the Year' alongside four other companies including; Enterprise Ventures, Garratts Insurance, Halite and Lantei.

Run by Downtown in Business (DiB), the awards set out to honour the most successful and high growth companies from across Lancashire.

The nomination follows a successful year for Logma as they prepare to launch their OneFit Software nationally. The software, which provides ERP functionality to SME businesses, has just received funding from Rosebud to support this growth.

The Chorley based software house has also been recruiting this year and aims to double its staff by the end of 2015. Earlier this year they appointed Debbie Pettit as Managing Director to help lead the company in its ambitious growth plans.

Votes are now being taken so please head over to Lancashire Business Awards 2014 | Voting | Downtown in Business to cast your vote while we keep our fingers crossed.

The winner will be announced at a dinner at The Stanley House Hotel on Thursday 13th November 2014.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

North West Based Software House continues to grow its team


Chorley based software house, OneFit Software, part of the Logma Group have a big year ahead of them after securing a six figure funding package from Rosebud Finance.  Their plans include a nationwide launch of the software and they intend to double the size of their team by the end of 2015.
As part of this growth the company have recently recruited  a new Marketing Assistant, Chloe Balcombe, to help build their social media presence and assist the marketing drive to realise their  ambitious growth plans. Chloe has recently graduated from the University of Central Lancashire where she completed a BA (Hons)  Journalism degree.

OneFit is best known for its ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) range of software, which offers integrated functionality only typically available in costly high end ERP solutions, at a price that is affordable to the SME market.  The software supports growth and diversification and provides full integration, removing the need for third party bolt-ons.  Although it offers a full end to end solution, it can be adopted modularly, giving the customer the flexibility to grow their software solution in line with their business growth in turn providing an immediate return on their investment. 
Commenting on her new job role, Chloe said: "I am really excited about working with such a motivated team and a company that is going through such an exciting time at the moment."

"Having the opportunity to work in a new industry while still being able to use all the skills I learnt while at university is a really exciting challenge."
Debbie Pettitt Managing Director at OneFit commented "We are delighted that Chloe has joined our growing team and she will play an integral part in raising the profile of OneFit,  particularly in the manufacturing and wholesale industries where we can help a business to streamline its business  processes to provide better efficiency and improve profits."

Saturday, 19 July 2014

OneFit software set for nationwide launch with Rosebud support


OneFit Software, a new enterprise software solution for SME manufacturers and wholesalers,  has received six-figure funding from Lancashire’s Rosebud Finance to support its national launch.
 
OneFit - part of the Chorley-based Logma Group - offers growing businesses the type of functionality previously only aailable in expensive, high-end systems. The software allows companies to integrate processes, control operations, diversify into new markets and ultimately grow profits.

 The funding will allow OneFit to develop a network of resellers throughout the UK and fund a national sales and marketing campaign. The company is planning to double its staff from 9 to 20 by the end of 2015.

 The Logma Group, a well established software company, began development of OneFit five years ago after identifying a gap in the market when Sage announced it would no longer be supporting Sage MMS and Sage Line 100. Their vision was to deliver an affordable enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution and encourage companies to 'expect more' from their IT solutions.
 
As part of its growth plans, OneFit recently appointed Debbie Pettit as Managing Director. Debbie, who joins founding directors of Logma Audrey and Ron Odell, was previously CEO at leading Lancashire law firm Marsden Rawsthorn and has over 25 years’ experience in the software market, having previously worked for Sage and Datel.

 OneFit offers a complete ERP solution but is available in modules, giving customers the flexibility to develop their system in line with their business growth.  It offers dashboards providing real-time information and advanced features to manage machine and operator assignment.  It can provide full traceability using scanning and bar-coding, allowing companies to track goods from the initial order through to distribution and delivery. OneFit has its own strong financials and web portal yet can integrate with Sage 50 and 200 and leading e-commerce solutions such as Magento.

 Rosebud is a finance package supporting Lancashire firms to grow and expand their business. It is managed by Enterprise Ventures, on behalf of Lancashire County Developments Ltd (LCDL) - the county council's economic development company.

 Paul Taberner of Enterprise Ventures said: “OneFit offers SMEs the type of sophisticated systems previously restricted to large corporates. The Rosebud funding will allow the company to develop a network of resellers and take advantage of the gap in the market for this type of enterprise software system.”
 
 

Monday, 9 June 2014

Job Vacancy - Senior Technical Services

Logma Systems Design Limited are looking to recruit a dynamic and confident resource to assist in the development of a Technical team that will be responsible for ;

Providing systems engineering, design, and support of total infrastructures for our Clients. We are delivering forward looking solutions and  continue to build solutions based on our exceptional product portfolio, suitable for a high number of clients across a wide range of industries. The applicant will need to a have a broad knowledge-base in a variety of fields from Windows setups to full secure and manageable network planning and delivery. This may be from the initial brief or by surveys of existing infrastructures with considerations of products supplied by our company and any legacy systems to be retained by the Client. This will ensure that when working as part of our entire team our clients are provided with the opportunity to work with the best system possible for their current and future business needs.

Technical Skills Required

The ability and experience in specifying, designing, implementing and maintaining hardware and networking infrastructure for organisations big and small. Managed client operations and IT service delivery and a broad experience in all lines of customer support.

The ability and experience of managing staff directly and ensuring that both internal and external procedures are practiced, documented and innovated when required.

Technical experience in 75% or more of;:

•              Windows NT, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2012 server OS
•              Microsoft SBS2000 through to 2011, all versions
•              Clustered back-end server’s, SAN’s and NAS
•              Active Directory, single/multiple domains, security/permissions
•              Exchange 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010
•              VMware Workstation, ESX and ESXi, V-Sphere and MS Hyper-V
•              Windows 95/NT/98/ME/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 desktop OS
•              Terminal Services  2000, 2003, 2008 and 2012 and RDS
•              Thin client devices
•              Anti Virus: Avast, Symantec, CA, Trend Micro, Kaspersky, F-Secure, McAfee, and Sophos
•              Multiple site router and firewall set ups, tunnelled VPN’s. (Ipsec)
•              Symantec VERITAS backup-exec.
•              Imaging software: Ghost, Acronis, Zenworks and Microsoft remote roll out.
•              VNC, PC anywhere, Terminal Services, Console One, Netsupport, Dameware.
•              VoIP systems,  Blackberry BES
•              SQL 2000/2005/2008/2012 Setup & Administration
•              ISA 2004/2006, MS Forefront Threat Manager
•              Citrix Metaframe presentation server configuration and deployment
•              Cloud based infrastructures

Various other skills including: Watch guard, Cisco firewalls. Cat5e, Cat6 and patch panel installation, networked printers and build and repair on PC hardware from
microform factor up to rack-mount servers. 
This will be a Client Facing role and a commercial awareness as whilst the initial salary range will be negotiable depending on experience and subject to performance in the first year, following which incentives may be introduced.

The Company is well and long established being recognised for its business understanding as well as the delivery of software which focuses on achieving more management control for operations that need to be stabilised, grown or implement diversification by choice or for future survival. The Company is now benefiting from recent changes in profile and branding and is in a period of rapid growth, high performance and the opportunity for even greater recognition both in the North West and Nationally.


The successful applicant will be expected to grow and develop this role into a key Management position, however in the first instance a high level of output will be expected to deal with the existing sales pipeline and order book.

To apply please forward your CV to sales@onefit.it

Monday, 2 June 2014

Logma appoints new MD to drive growth

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Debbie Pettitt who joins Logma as Managing Director.  Debbie will work alongside Audrey Odell, who moves to Chief Executive, to lead the company in its ambitious growth plans.  Debbie was previously CEO at leading Lancashire law firm Marsden Rawsthorn and has over 25 years experience in the software market having previously worked for Sage and Datel.

Commenting on her appointment Debbie says " I have been working with the team at Logma for over 12 months in a non-executive role and I am delighted to be joining them at this exciting phase in the company's history, which will see us building a National Reseller Channel to increase market share of OneFit, and in turn, the creation of 10 new North West based roles in the next twelve months."

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Upgrade for Richard Jones

We have successfully completed the upgrade of the Marketeer system at Richard Jones today.  A new Windows 2012 server running the latest version of OneFit Marketeer has been installed to support the 24/7 operation at Manchester based wholesaler Richard Jones