January 2003 - The big push is underway

News ID: 85

With over 100 local authority sites using CHL's range of systems the drive has started to raise awareness of what those systems can offer to the whole of the public sector in the UK. Over the next few weeks we will be "out in the field" telling local government and central government people what the benefits are of using CHL. If you are interested in a free demonstration of any of our systems please use the contact form provided on the contact us page or call us on 0161 237 1872 (ask for Christine or Karen, or FAX : 0161 236 6486).

25/01/2003

January 2003 - Version 7.5 of ETC meets universal approval

News ID: 84

ETC Version 7.5 has been installed in Blackpool, Camden, Bury, Ealing, Southwark, Redcar and Plymouth and they all report huge satisfaction. Jas at ealing said, "I really enjoy using the ETC system and will make considerable use of the reports, especially the Team Staff List"

25/01/2003

December 2002 - Isle of Wight gets CHARMS

News ID: 83

Thanks to Sarah Pepys, Jenny Dix, Jane Sklaroff and Ken Dore for their help on 4 December 2002 when the men from CHARMS installed the new system. In the words of the Team from IOW themselves : " For computer semi-illiterates the system is very easy to use and gives instant access to a multitude of statistics hitherto collected from far flung written records. Above all it was installed by CHARM-ing people !" The Isle of Wight is now one of the increasing number of users of CHARMS (Computing Help Adoption Register Management System) around the UK. CHARMS is the leading software package that matches children and families. Over the next year users will see the benefit of increased use of the internet and further enhancments to monitor progress of children and families throughout the whole process of adoption and fostering - and post adoption

12/12/2002

November 2002 - CHARMS goes live in Coventry

News ID: 82

With the considerable help of Hazel Brooks and the Family Placement Team in Coventry CHARMS is now up and running. Data has been successfully transferred from a number of other systems formerly in use by the Team and over the next couple of months CHL will be liaising closely with Hazel to make sure that the transition is seamless. Coventry are now alongside Birmingham and Manchester Social Services departments in the forefront of the use of CHARMS. Other CHARMS sites are, West Midlands Adoption Consortium, Shropshire CC, London Boroughs of Redbridge, Bromley and Islington, East Sussex CC, Barnsley MBC, Isle of Wight, South Wales Consortium, Parents and Children Together and Greater Manchester Consortium - as well as the National Adoption Register for England and Wales. Thanks again to Hazel and the Team at Coventry.

11/12/2002

Nov 2002 - Xsel Media House Limited get Customer Relationship Management

News ID: 81

The big push has begun and Xsel Media, in the North West of England, have taken advantage of CHL's Customer Relationship Management system which is now available to businesses of all sizes. CHL-CRM offers complete business and customer management, from customer records and contact history to job recording and invoicing. It also manages mailouts and label printing so that all your needs are met in one system. "

14/11/2002

Oct 2002 - Diane Bailey Associates get Computer systems rationalisation

News ID: 80

Diane Bailey Associates of Bamford in Rochdale were looking for jargon free advice and help with their computer systems and infrastructure. CHL were able to offer a cost-efective service to analyse the existing setup, produce a report in plain english and implement the recommendations within a matter of weeks. In the process we were able to reassure the team and provide telephone backup to give complete peace of mind." For more information about Diane Bailey Associates go to DBA"

30/10/2002

Oct 2002 - Surestart Ashton get SureCHART

News ID: 78

Surestart Hattersley have helped CHL with the development of the SureCHART (Computing Help Activity Recording and Tracking) system. SureCHART has been in development for a full year and has been thoroughly tested by the Ashton and Hattersley programmes in the Greater Manchester Borough of Tameside. It is comprehensive and, as it is based on CHL's proven technology, it is also user-friendly and reliable." CHL's support package is recognised as one of the best. We guarantee a response to all calls within 2 hours and we have never been stumped for an answer yet."

22/10/2002

Oct 2002 - Surestart Hattersley get SureCHART

News ID: 79

Surestart Hattersley have helped CHL with the development of the SureCHART (Computing Help Activity Recording and Tracking) system. SureCHART has been in development for a full year and has been thoroughly tested by the Ashton and Hattersley programmes in the Greater Manchester Borough of Tameside. It is comprehensive and, as it is based on CHL's proven technology, it is also user-friendly and reliable." CHL's support package is recognised as one of the best. We guarantee a response to all calls within 2 hours and we have never been stumped for an answer yet."

22/10/2002

Sep 2002 - CES version 3

News ID: 76

"Bury MBC are getting their free upgrade to CES Version 3 which includes full bar coding features, serial number tracking, stock catalogue production and many more features. We are proud of the fact that in 5 years of intensive use, CES has not suffered one day of downtime. However, in response to users' changing needs, CES3 includes many new options to help run a busy community equipment service. CHL have also taken the opportunity to add many more reports, including performance indicators.

For more news and events relating to the integration of community equipment services please see the ICES website."

10/09/2002

Sep 2002 - Meridian East (formerly Norci Step) get ASSET

News ID: 75

Thanks to Suzi Heybourne and the team at Meridian East for making us welcome when we installed ASSET on their new network in Norwich. Both me, Mike Barlow, and Jim Moores - CHL's MD - spent an interesting couple of days on site, setting up ASSET. The next stage is to set up remote access from the organisation's other sites in King's Lynn, Yarmouth and Magdalen Road, Norwich. STOP PRESS - the new synchronisation version of ASSET will be finished before the end of February and meridian east will be the first to see the benefits. (Thanks to them for their patience).

09/09/2002