Poundland are the UK’s leading value discount retailer. With a heavy reliance on Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and embedded macros, they needed a system that would allow these business processes to remain with centralised control and management. Core transformed Poundland’s entire infrastructure, moving from an outdated on-premise system to a complete cloud-based Microsoft solution which offers scalability and overall control of all IT systems, whether in the UK or around the world.
The solution is built on Microsoft Office 365, Active Directory and Microsoft System Center, which allows Poundland to scale their IT to the growing needs of the business. Office 365 replaced a Lotus Notes system, while Active Directory and System Center have transformed the running and management of the infrastructure.
“Core were able to offer us a one-stop-shop and they were willing to be flexible to our needs, listening to what we wanted and helping out when needed. The project was so smooth and efficient we have project work days left over.” (Matthew Sparks, Head of IT)
The new system has revolutionised Poundland’s use of IT. It has allowed the small team in the UK to provision services remotely, quickly deploying application to all areas of the business. Core were the only company to display knowledge and skills in all our requirements, leaving behind Novell and Lotus Notes in favour of Office 365, Active Directory and System Center.
“I am really pleased with the new system. It has reduced the reliance on IT and reduced our workload, which is allowing the team to focus more on internal IT projects that we may have had to outsource in the past.”