Marlowe PLC

PSA Software Case Study

A Safe Way to Grow

Professional services automation software – PSA software – connects and standardises financial and operational process across all Marlowe divisions. With growth via acquisition, integrating business management systems was a challenge. Kinspeed, a Sage Business Partner, developed a business wide PSA Software solution integrated with Sage 200 ERP to enable onboarding of new business and management across all divisions.

Marlowe Plc are a professional services provider specialising in safety, risk management and regulatory compliance. Combining business-critical services and SAAS – software as a service – Marlowe Plc deploy a team of 3,500 individuals to support over 50,000 businesses.

Growing Pains

New acquisitions used different software products for business management, with multiple third-party software add-ons to manage both core and peripheral processes.

The lack of a common system to manage financials caused complications as new divisions joined Marlowe Plc. Add to this, the need for a finance solution to efficiently manage VAT and reverse charge VAT for CIS – construction industry services – introduced by the UK government.

Tailored PSA Software

Kinspeed first upgraded Marlowe to a newer version of Sage 200 which enabled reverse charge VAT for CIS and removed the potential to submit incorrect VAT figures.

Additional software products, critical to operations, were integrated by Kinspeed developers to ensure continuity for employees while connecting data collation from all business processes to the central Sage ERP system.

Custom configuration of Sage 200 ensured Marlowe’s business management system provided a perfect-fit solution for every process.

Professional Services Automation

Kinspeed developed a bespoke Sage 200 ERP software solution to meet the needs of Marlowe Plc, its new divisions, customers, and employees. Financial management is standardised across all divisions, with a robust model in place to onboard future acquisitions. Kinspeed configure role-based user interface – or dashboards – to ensure full team engagement of the new software solution, maximising productivity and expediting value delivery. Marlowe Plc has overcome the challenges of aligning newly acquired businesses, and benefit from Kinspeed support as external factors bring new challenges: Control supplier bank details access Open or close all modules in an accounting period Making Tax Digital Hide nominal accounts Reverse charge VAT for CIS

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