It’s been 35 years since Castle started out as a provider of financial management and accounting software to a predominantly Scottish customer base. Fast forward 35 years and even although our portfolio has expanded and we’ve grown beyond Scotland, we continue to work hard to ensure our customers are kept bang up to date on the latest product roadmaps and explore new technologies which can help streamline not just the finance department but the whole organisation. Each year as a thanks for their valued business, we host our annual Infor SunSystems User Day.

This year’s event was at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on 15th November and featured the latest news from the Castle team and Infor along with tailored breakout sessions and a really engaging presentation from the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service on how they plan to use Infor d/EPM to transform their budgeting process, following their recent projects which included SunSystems and P2P eInvoicing.

New technology

Following Infor’s informative roadmap update by Tim Truesdale, our Software & Services Director George Strathie delivered an exciting live demo of Infor OS; a new technology which brings together collaboration, analytics, integration, mobility and document management in a single platform.

Other presentations included an insight into the Castle Support process, in which Natasha Reynolds described that “our aim is to provide an efficient high quality problem resolution support service” and highlighted that our average response time for 2017 is below 15 minutes.

With digital transformation currently on everyone’s agenda, Eoin Maguire of Document Centric Solutions pointed out the benefits of moving to eInvoicing, as “paper invoices cost 74% – 89% more to process than electronic ones”.

Range of topics

The breakout sessions covered a range of topics including budgeting and forecasting, dashboard reporting, HR and payroll and even upgrading SunSystems from an IT perspective.

With the deadline of GDPR compliance only a matter of months away, Brodies LLP explained the importance of being prepared and highlighted that rules around data transparency, consent, accountability, administration and data subject rights will all change. Grant Campbell stressed that “making sure the security around your data is top notch is that much more important with GDPR because the consequences of any breaches are much more severe”.

Chance to network

As well as providing information on SunSystems and companion products, the day gave attendees the chance to network with over 30 other SunSystems users and share their experiences. Attendees even had the chance to join a very enjoyable tour of the historic sporting venue at the end of the event.

Feedback on the day was resoundingly positive:

“Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Well organised, excellent presentations and food and accommodation was excellent.  Particularly enjoyed the tour of the stadium.”

“Really enjoyed the day and found it very worthwhile.”

Thanks to everyone who attended and a special thanks to all our presenters and partners who joined us and contributed to a very successful event. We hope to see you all again next year!

If you’re interested in learning more about our range of accounting and finance software you can find more information here or get in touch to discuss your requirements.