Datalinx Blog

Welcome to the Datalinx blog. Here we cover a range of posts and conversations based around our experiences of warehousing, barcoding and Sage software.

10 minutes with James Pearcy


A sneak peak into the creation of Datalinx, company goals and industry challenges through the eyes of James Pearcy MD of Datalinx Computer Systems...

I trained as an electro mechanical engineer, but moved in the early days of computerised manufacturing systems to material requirements planning (MRP) within a large manufacturing company. After some years in industry it was a logical step, to becoming a consultant within the computer industry and director of a software house. However it was not until 1989 the opportunity occurred to form Datalinx. The first product was a barcode based “Work in Progress tracking and costing system”, that front ended many popular ERP systems, this quickly led to warehousing and a long term relationship with Sage.

Why was Datalinx founded?

After working for various software providers of ERP and MRP systems, 2 friends identified a gap in the market for automated data collection, which in today’s world, we would call Mobile Systems. These were used for Warehousing plus Work in progress tracking and labour costing. With time the focus shifted to Sage and their customer needs.

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Any time, anywhere

Online retail has been growing since 2012 when shopping via mobile devices first became widely adopted. A forecast by Barclays suggested that online shopping will rise by 29% between now and 2018 with 70% of shoppers seeking more innovative and rapid delivery options. Have you heard about Amazon’s trial with Audi and DHL delivering parcels direct to customers’ car boots?

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Sage 200 2015 verdict from our pro's

b2ap3_thumbnail_Laura-1.jpgSage 200’s 2015 release has undergone its biggest overhaul in ten years and has a completely fresh look, as well as satisfying a lot of long-standing requests by users.

The screen and menu have changed in appearance to make everything easier to access. There is now the ability to set up custom colour themes and visually distinguish companies you work in with different colours, reducing the risk of confusion when working with multiple data sets.

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The Perils of Discounting

The Perils of Discounting

With the Christmas season upon us and a constant wave of discounts being offered both on line and in the high street, I have been left surprised by some of the promotions and offers that big, traditional business have run through December.

Being a supplier of warehouse system to the Sage market, we see some of the ripple effects that these offers cause to the IT and Warehouse systems and whilst IT systems are there to help, volumes that fluctuate by 10 fold or more overnight test the best of systems to near destruction.

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