Services at a glance:

  • Accessible from anywhere at anytime
  • Low monthly payments and always up-to-date
  • Guaranteed 99.9% uptime
  • Proactive managed IT services and support

Builders Merchants Federation

We helped this merchanting industry organisation to upgrade its IT infrastructure to meet demand and maintain relevance. We delivered cloud powered connectivity, collaboration and control with Microsoft Office 365 and continue to support the organisation with our Managed IT Services.

The Builders Merchants Federation is the only organisation that represents and protects the interests of Merchants and Suppliers to the merchanting industry. The BMF has over 450 members ranging from small companies to national groups.

Following BMF’s relocation to Coventry and an upsurge in membership the organisation recognised the need to update its IT systems. Microtrading won the contract for the systems upgrade and to provide ongoing managed support to the organisation. Microtrading implemented Microsoft Office 365 and migrated the existing email and data to the new platform. A small server was also installed on premise to run the accounts software application and provide local file and print services.

“Our existing IT systems were old, unreliable, and in desperate need of updating. Out of the various IT companies we spoke with Microtrading were the only one that put forward a new way of working using a combination of on premise and Cloud based systems. Their solution was much more cost effective than the other proposals we’d received and keeps us up to date. Working with Microtrading is easy and hassle free. I definitely recommend Microtrading to any business looking for help with their IT.”

Jennie Sellar, Membership & IT Manager

This hybrid system gives BMF an always up-to-date version of the Microsoft software and allows staff to communicate and collaborate from any location using Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Skype for Business — all hosted in the Cloud.

Our proactive managed IT services and support means BMF’s system is constantly monitored and managed, ensuring optimum performance and maximum productivity from their new system.

If you are looking for advice and guidance on managed IT services and effective IT support in Birmingham, contact Microtrading IT support on 0121 784 0077 or click here to see how we can help.

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