A trio of Microsoft specialist businesses have joined forces to create The Sheffield IT Partnership.
The newly established group is made up of Arkom, Biz-ICT and Creative Business Systems (CBS), all three companies provide access to Microsoft business solution software.
To mark the creation of the triumvirate, the Sheffield IT Partnership has become the latest Patron of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce.
Arkom design and build websites for manufacturing companies and offer Microsoft Dynamics Customer Relationship Management solution.
Biz-ICT is a Microsoft SharePoint solution specialist which provides integrated collaboration, data and information management solutions, including HR and Talent Management, QHSE Management Systems, intranets and BI Portals.
Meanwhile, CBS offer Microsoft Navision which is used by more than 94,000 businesses around the world to support financial management, business intelligence and reporting, supply chain management and sales, service, and project management support.
Dave Bailey, spokesperson for the Sheffield IT Partnership (SITP), said:
“The partnership has been developed as there are a lot of cross integration points between the Microsoft products and so we can now offer a more formalised, integrated solution for larger SMEs.
“Becoming a Patron of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce has connected us to an organisation that is dedicated to supporting people and businesses within the local area.
“Not only does patronage mean we can show our support for their aims, it will also increase our visibility within the local area and provides a means for enabling local businesses to benefit from the combined specialist knowledge of more than 50 years’ experience in providing integrated Microsoft solutions.”
Richard Wright, executive director of Sheffield Chamber, said:
“We are delighted Sheffield IT Partnership has joined us as a Patron.
“The Chamber is an SME and over the last year we have tried to “trial” new products that are suitable for SMEs and address their issues.
“We have used Arkom ourselves when we upgraded our own systems to utilise The Cloud and Biz-ICT is our official training partner for SharePoint.
“We now have a Patron which is leading the way in innovative thinking and which wants to make a real contribution to this city.”
The first SITP seminar is set to take place on 11 June called “An integrated approach to Marketing using the Microsoft Dynamic CRM”.
Places are available through the SITP website.
Sheffield Chamber’s existing patrons for 2014 include Meadowhall, Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, Westfield Health, NatWest, Wosskow Brown, Sheffield Hallam University, Lead Forensics, University of Sheffield and The Adsetts Partnership.