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Ironbark Client General Stationery Supplies Nominated for Award

October 2nd, 2012 by ironbark

GSS LogoStationery News Magazine’s ‘Supplier of the Year’ Awards winner was announced yesterday on the 24th September 2012.

Sponsored by Office Choice and Office Brands, the decision between the six finalists, ACCO, Dynamic Supplies, Bantex, Cumberland Stationery, Pelikan Artline, and General Stationery Supplies – GSS was a difficult one.

ACCO was named Supplier of the Year with Dynamic taking the runner up place. Ironbark software believe GSS deserve a special mention for being awarded one of only six finalist places as they are a state based supplier within NSW and QLD competing against hundreds of other suppliers whom are national.

Congratulations to General Stationary Supplies – GSS – for being nominated for Stationery News Magazine’s Supplier of the Year Awards as the only supplier without blanketed national reach.

Ironbark are incredibly proud to call General Stationery Supplies a client and know first hand how the GSS web shop design is conventionally simplistic, easy-to-use, and functional.

For over 20 years Ironbark have managed GSS’s warehouse management system, financial management software, and in more recent years the wholesale web shop including the ecommerce platform. Each of these systems is fully integrated to allow seamless communication and eliminate the need for re-entering of information and reducing the time needed to process customer orders.

The custom built website, developed by Ironbark allows customers to log in and order products direct. The search function allows customers to efficiently navigate over 9000 products that are carried by GSS displaying current stock availability. It also provides a shopping cart for the customer to add to that integrates directly with the Customer Order System producing the relevant pick orders.

“The performance, reliability, and functionality of the Ironbark Software platform has given GSS the edge we need to compete effectively,” says Jason Bolton, Product Director.

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Steve Parish Goes Live with their Web Shop

November 21st, 2008 by ironbark

Steve Parish Publishing went live with their Web Shop early last month.

Ironbark Software has developed an online order feeding interface for Steve Parish’s web shop
section, in conjunction with Steve Parish’s website designer.

Online customers place an order via the Steve Parish Web Shop and once the transaction is
complete, an order is sent through to Ironbark for picking and dispatch.

The Ironbark Stock system integrates with the Steve Parish Web Shop; with product info (item
description, image, spread image etc) managed via the Ironbark Stock Item Maintenance (as
pictured above) program.

“This facility has enabled us to streamline our business and has allowed us to provide customers
with an alternative and convenient method of purchase. This system really is an up-to-the-minute
piece of software technology and we were happy to work with the Ironbark team to develop a
system to suit our requirements…” Ben Wallace, Operations Manager – Steve Parish Publishing.

About Steve Parish:
For the last 23 years, Steve Parish Publishing has been producing a range of high-quality books
that showcase Australia’s unique wildlife, wild places, culture, habitats and people. A dynamic,
constantly evolving company, Steve Parish Publishing enlists multi-talented creative staff,

bestselling children’s authors, esteemed natural historians, and many first-time talents, and combines
their text with a library of almost half a million images spanning four decades, to create innovative
fiction, souvenir titles, natural history guides, calendars, travel guidebooks, postcards and
educational products that share the wonders of Australia with the world. Steve Parish himself was
recently recognised with the Medal of the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for contribution to the
Australian publishing industry through nature photography.

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For more information about Ironbark please visit www.ironbark.com.au or phone
1800 649 524.

About Ironbark Software:
Ironbark Software develops and supports customized business management software for high
growth companies. Ironbark specialize in a number of different industries, including Fresh Produce
(from growers, to pack houses), WMS, Seafood, Fuel Distribution, Manufacturing, Timber, Building &
Construction, Job Costing, Project Management, Retail and Medical services. Ironbark’s specialist
knowledge in these industries, combined with their commitment to R&D has led Ironbark Software
to be the number one choice in business management systems for over 30 years.

Ironbark is software to grow with…

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Totally Workwear Cairns Goes Live with Ironbark

November 1st, 2007 by ironbark

Totally Workwear Cairns have gone live with the Ironbark Totally Workwear system.
Established in 1965, Totally Workwear are the specialists in work wear. Each store is
locally owned and operated with over 41 stores around Australia with locations in every
state with further expansion planned for the group in 2008.

Totally Workwear Cairns were previously using the older COBOL version of Ironbark, but
at that point in time, there had been minimal development of the COBOL system.
Totally Workwear Cairns were attracted to another software vendor, even implementing
this other vendor’s solution. Over the course of 3 years, their system requirements were
not fulfilled.

“We returned back to Ironbark, but this time on the new Ironbark C# (C Sharp) system.
We had heard good things about the newer version of Ironbark from 2 or 3 other Totally
Workwear sites who underwent a recent upgrade. The solution that had originally been
replaced by Ironbark was not performing to the standard we had hoped for so we
came back to Ironbark as it is a proven, reliable system”, says Chris Kingsbury – Owner of
Totally Workwear Cairns.

Ironbark’s focus has been on the development of Ironbark C# (C Sharp) as opposed to
development on the Ironbark COBOL system.

Sacha Fahy, Development Team Leader for Totally Workwear Cairns says, “Ironbark C# is
far more robust and stable than previous versions. The COBOL version does not provide
us with the tools for development as it is written in an older platform. To maintain our
competitive technological edge, it has been necessary for our team to move onto
progressive up-to-date software platforms. For this reason many clients are upgrading
from Ironbark COBOL and/or selecting Ironbark to be their preferred solutions provider…”

At the end of September, Totally Workwear Cairns implemented a full Ironbark system
consisting of Debtors, Creditors, General Ledger, Bank Reconciliation, Customer Orders,
POS, Purchase Orders, Stock, Sales Analysis, Payroll and Quotes.

Ironbark has also supplied Totally Workwear Cairns with LAPOS point of sale printers and
RF/Barcode scanning hardware for easier stock management.

“We are an extremely busy store usually running at 200%. To aid in the management of
our stock lines, we will be implementing our newly purchased RF/Barcode scanning
devices” says Kingsbury.

The implementation of RF/Barcode scanning devices is an attractive solution for many
clients who are looking to make their stock control processes easier. These devices are
fully integrated into the Ironbark system which makes the tracking of stock alot simpler.
This especially relates to clients who undergo heavy amounts of daily stock transactions.
“The future looks bright. We look forward to our ongoing partnership with Ironbark
Software” says Kingsbury.

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For more information about Ironbark please visit www.ironbark.com.au or phone
1800 649 524.

Contact:
Natalina Ford
Sales & Marketing Coordinator
Ironbark Software
Ph: 1800 649 524
E: sales@ironbark.com.au

About Ironbark Software:
Ironbark Software develops and supports customized business management software for
high growth companies. We specialize in a number of different industries, including fresh
produce (from growers, to pack houses), seafood, fuel distribution, manufacturing,
timber, building and construction and medical services. Our specialist knowledge in our
industries, combined with our commitment to R & D has led Ironbark Software to be the
number one choice in business management systems for over 29 years.
Ironbark is software to grow with…

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Totally Workwear Joondalup, Bunbury and Mackay Upgrade to Ironbark C#

June 1st, 2007 by ironbark

Totally Workwear Joondalup, Bunbury and Mackay have upgraded their Cobol systems to
Ironbark C#.

Established in 1965, Totally Workwear are the specialists in work wear. Each store is locally
owned and operated with over 41 stores around Australia with locations in every state.

Ironbark C# is fundamentally similar to Cobol, but there are advantages to the C# system
which include more ledger traceability, better audit control and integration with third
party software and analysis tools.

The new features were made possible my upgrading the programming language from the
original Cobol to Microsoft’s latest language C#.

Sacha Fahy, Ironbark Software’s Development Manager says “Better security is just one
benefit of the latest Ironbark C# system. Customers will also have more control over
menus than ever before and will find it easier to audit and balance general ledgers. Our
commitment to R&D is a key factor in the successful rollout of Ironbark C# with full help
desk support facilities available to clients. The need for innovative technology has spurred
the improvement of our systems which are being demanded by clients and potential
clients alike. Development keeps us up to date in a competitive software market. The
older version of Ironbark does not provide for major system advancements and this is why
our focus is lying mainly on the development of Ironbark C#…”

Whilst no new training is required for existing Ironbark customers who wish to upgrade,
Ironbark highly recommend it.

“The programs are more powerful than our customers realize and by utilizing our training
resources, our customers can learn how to use the latest C# Ironbark system which will
save time and money in the long run…” says Fahy.

Going live with Ironbark C# in April, Totally Workwear Joondalup are reaping the benefits
of the new Ironbark system.

Kevin Moore, the Proprietor of the Joondalup store and customer of Ironbark for over 8
years says “Early benefits of using the new Ironbark are the new features that allow us to
maximize the power of the software and take some of the labour intensive tasks out of our
processes…”

The need to stay up to date with advances in technology was one of the key reasons for
the upgrade to C# by Totally Workwear Joondalup.

Some of the main differences noticed by Joondalup include the ability to email PDF files
directly from the system and the overall ease of use of the windows format.
Integration to other 3rd parties will be setup for Joondalup later in the year with
EDI ordering options on the table.

Totally Workwear Joondalup use only Ironbark to run their business from beginning to end
with Bill of Materials, General Ledger, Debtors, Creditors, Customer Orders, Payroll, Stock,
Suppliers Orders and Quotes currently installed.

When asked if Ironbark C# has met their expectations, Kevin Moore of Joondalup replied
“Yes, most definitely…”

He goes on to say, “We are strongly of the opinion that an up to date and fully integrated
computer system is vital to a business if you wish to grow and be part of the modern
business world. Our Ironbark computer systems has played an enormous part in the
successful management and administration of our business…”

Also going live with Ironbark C# is Totally Workwear Mackay, an Ironbark client for over 10
years…

“Our old Ironbark system was great; but we needed something to take us into the next 10
years. Ironbark’s C# system has offered us the tools to make this happen.”
Roy & Beryl Redfern, Directors – Totally Workwear Mackay.

Totally Workwear Bunbury also upgraded their Cobol systems to Ironbark C#. Located in
Western Australia, Totally Workwear Bunbury have been a client of Ironbark’s for over
9 years.

ENDS.

For more information about Ironbark, please visit www.ironbark.com.au or phone
1800 649 524.

About Ironbark Software:
Ironbark Software develops and supports customized business management software for
high growth companies. Ironbark specialize in a number of industries, including fresh
produce (from growers to pack houses), seafood, fuel distribution, manufacturing, timber,
building and construction/job costing, wholesale distribution and healthcare. Ironbark’s
specialist knowledge combined with their commitment to R & D has led Ironbark Software
to be the number one choice in business management systems for over 29 years.
Ironbark is software to grow with…

 

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