Fined!

Charities hit with £880,500 fines this April. Could have been fines of £69 Million if GDPR was in force.

Charities hit with ICO fines in April 2017 equated to £880,500. If the GDPR was implemented this could have been in the region of £69 million.
The biggest change to the data protection act in over twenty years is coming into force the 25th of May 2018. Cracking down on organisations who fail to comply like never before.

You can read more about the fines here.

With less than 12 months until the GDPR comes into force, we are urging our customers to prepare and prevent being fined. Or worse, having a data breach and losing any sensitive data.

Breaches of some provisions by businesses, which law makers have deemed to be most important for data protection, could lead to fines of up to €20 million or 4% of global annual turnover for the preceding financial year, whichever is the greater, being levied by data watchdogs.

It is more important than ever to ensure that you are working with companies that are aware of these regulations, are accredited and committed to protecting your interests. TES with our ISO 27001 certification have been striving hard to protect our customers, and are now focused on complying with GDPR changes coming into force 2018.

Your Microsoft Dynamics NAV system has a variety of configurations which will enhance your compliance.  It may also be time to consider moving to Microsoft Azure. A cloud based server where Microsfoft takes the work out of securing the data, and does it in compliance with GDPR for you.

Microsoft has extensive expertise in protecting data, championing privacy, and complying with complex regulations. The GDPR is an important step forward for clarifying and enabling individual privacy rights. Microsoft Dynamics NAV, and Microsoft Azure can help you focus on your core business while efficiently preparing for the GDPR.

Consider moving your infrastructure into the cloud, this reduces your risk of breaching GDPR. Microsoft Azure is a cloud based server that has a dedicated Azure Security Centre. Security and privacy are built right into the Azure platform, beginning with the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL). The SDL addresses security at every development phase, from initial planning to launch, and ensures that Azure is continually updated to make it even more secure. Operational Security Assurance (OSA) builds on SDL knowledge and processes to provide a framework that helps ensure secure operations throughout the lifecycle of cloud-based services. Azure Security Center makes Azure the only public cloud platform to offer continuous security-health monitoring.

There are many steps you can take to protect your organisation from a data breach when the GDPR comes into force. If you would like any further information as to how we can have you with the impending GDPR regulations please do not hesitate to contact us

Why not download our free guide to Beginning your GDPR Journey in our downloads section.

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TES Retail Update

TES Retail update 2017 

It has been an interesting and productive quarter at TES, especially for all things Retail. We would like to share some highlights with you.

New Retail Customers
TES have been successful in winning contracts for two new Retail customers. We are very excited to be working with Dean & Deluca UK, and The Southbank Centre to deliver LS NAV based Retail systems, and offering us the opportunity to work alongside their prestigious brands. With both projects already underway, we look forward to working alongside their Management and Retail Teams, to deliver Dynamics NAV and LS NAV into their businesses.

 

Products Highlights
Mobile Retail
Verifone are very close to releasing the much anticipated e355 mobile payments device.  We have been anticipating this device for 12 months, and we are expecting it to add a great amount of value to our LS NAV based Tablet POS solutions. With the modern demand for staff to be more flexible in taking the point of sale to the customers, this will expand your ability to queue bust, or allow a more personal shopping experience for high-value customers.

LS Retail
Firstly, at the recent connexion conference in Madrid, LS Retail have announced a new module for Events and Ticketing, called LS Activity. This will be released in September, and bring Ticketing, Planning and Events management to the already feature rich LS NAV solution.
The solution is aimed for solving needs regarding general bookings, managing resources, manage charging, handle additional items and charges and issue admission & ticketing LS Activity can be viewed as our first step into the fast-growing Leisure domain which is closely related to hospitality and travel industries.

Use Cases for LS Activty:

  • General Appointments
  • Doctors, lawyers, pets grooming and anyone who needs to reserve appointments and charge them
  • Leisure
  • Golf, spa, tennis courts, private training
  • Resorts and health clubs
  • Entered from back office or point of sale
  • Classes and courses
  • Conferences and Events
  • Room and equipment reservations
  • Additional charges
  • NAV quotes and cost of event
  • Finalise through point of sale or invoice

LS Activity: 
With many of TES’ partners occupying the Culture and exhibition sector, we believe this addition to the LS NAV portfolio allows further streamlining of systems, reducing workloads and errors, and allowing for a more economic cost of ownership. If you are interested in a demonstration, please contact 0345 257 1173 or check out our whitepapers and downloads for more information.

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4 Top tips from our Finance Directors

TES has worked alongside Charities and the Public Sector for over a decade. We know the demanding work that goes into running a successful organisation.
We constantly strive to assist our customers in increasing efficiency and streamlining their processes. During our research with finance directors we currently work with, we have established these top tips:

1. It’s easy to focus on money that is coming in, but focus on what you have.
Make the money you have work for you. It’s great to see the money coming in through fundraising or grants. But nothing is guaranteed, focus on what you have and make it work for your organisation. Track exactly when your grants are due. With our Budget Management Portal, all committed amounts have a due date, this allows you to easily see those commitments falling into the committed month or year.

2. Compare spend. Comparing spend from a previous project gives you an idea of what you’re potentially getting into.
Multiyear accounting enables you to budget as accurately as possible reducing the likelihood of coming in under, or over the projected cost. Our BMP allows you to view multiple years of accounts, be it calendar year or financial year. Open, view, compare, or close off as required.

3. Make it easy for your business users.
Structure your budget so it reflects the business units and activities that are meaningful to the user.
Filtered reports and system workflows ensures users aren’t cluttered by irrelevant information. This maximises the use of technology such as reporting portals, e-mails/SMS notifications, and mobile platforms, to make it as easy as possible for users to self-service budget data, and interact with approval activities.

4. Apply your budgetary controls pre-commitment.
This allows you to manage scope meticulously. Ensuring any extra hours, materials or spend is tracked so you stay as on, or close to budget as possible. When inputting data the decision maker is armed with the information to ensure they are making a wise decision. If you decide to set approvals you can also approve spend on the go using your mobile device.

All of these features can be found on our Budget Management Portal. Manufactured by Total Enterprise Solutions following a decade of working with Charities and Public Sector Organisations. Tailored with you in mind to ensure your data is, accurate, up to date, and secure.
If you would like any further information, or a Webinar to establish if this Microsoft Dynamic NAV add on would help your business, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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It’s Official!

Here at TES we are committed to achieving and maintaining excellence in all areas of our business. As a Microsoft Dynamics NAV provider we delve into the heart of your business, so it is important you have confidence that our information security management  system is as robust as it can be. Which is one of the reasons why we took steps to gain ISO 27001 certification.

Our team have worked hard for months to implement and enhance information security controls across the business. We have been audited, tested and certified  to ensure our data security is of the highest standard, and the achievement of this internationally recognised certification signifies that the management of our data security is of the highest quality, reliable and is continually being improved.
We are proud to now be certified to display the BSI Assurance Mark, reassuring our customers they are in the safest hands.

Carla Whyte, Senior Client Propositions Manager said:

“Information is a valuable asset for any organization, and the security of information should always be a high priority. TES has demonstrated this by achieving certification to ISO 27001, which will provide assurance to customers and stakeholders that it has a robust approach to managing sensitive data.”