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New Company added to the Border Group

Published on 25th July, 2018 in the category: News.



We are pleased to announce that our parent company, Hermitage Innovation Group (HIG), has recently completed the acquisition of a web development company - Wkdcode.


Wkdcode have many years’ experience in delivering web and e-commerce projects. They have significant Magento expertise to add to what’s currently available via Stratus 21, (our existing web development business.)


This now gives us 14 full time UK based web developers working on e-commerce and web development in the group. Part of the strategy is to be able to offer this expertise to Border customers both on a bespoke basis but also to accelerate our integrated B2B web development.


If you would like any further information on HIG or would like to discuss your e-commerce requirements moving forward, then please don’t hesitate to contact us.




Case Study - Manningham e-commerce

Published on 6th July, 2018 in the category: News.

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Manningham Concrete Ltd continues to grow and expand with the help of e-commerce


The Background


Based in Bradford, this family run business supplies both the building trade and DIY enthusiasts. Manningham sells a wide range of products from hardware, timber, doors, fencing and decking to roofing and tools. It also had a dedicated kitchen and bathroom showroom, as well as a separate door showroom.





New Document Management Options in CounterAct

Published on 11th June, 2018 in the category: Updates.





In the latest CounterAct software release (2-7B), we have made a number of improvements to CounterAct’s document management options.


CounterAct now has the facility to add and link documents for viewing in customer orders, directs, customer details, quotations, purchase orders and returns to suppliers.


In addition to being able to archive returns to suppliers, supplier delivery notes can also be scanned and stored against purchase orders.


All these document management options are included as standard in the core CounterAct system.





Webinars for the rest of 2018

Published on 3rd May, 2018 in the category: News.

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We have released details of the CounterAct webinars that we will be running for the rest of 2018. 


We willl be running one webinar per month covering subjects such as CRM, Supplier Rebates, Buying, Sales Analysis, Price Book and Stock Control.


All the webinars will be recorded and loaded onto our You Tube Channel.


The webinars we have run so far this year, have proven very popular with our customers.


We think they are an invaluabkle tool to help users get the most from their investment in CounterAct.    



Trading Websites - Update

Published on 3rd April, 2018 in the category: News.


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Don't forget that Border can design and develop merchant trading websites as well as integrate them into CounterAct.


We use Magneto, a leading web platform which has a huge range of plug-ins and extensions to easily add extra functionality without lots of costly development.


So if you are interested in web trading please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.



New Customer - Waters & Morris Ltd

Published on 2nd March, 2018 in the category: News.

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Border would like to welcome our newest CounterAct user.


Based in Ammanford in Carmarthenshire, Waters & Morris are a single site family run builders’ merchant providing a wide range of materials throughout the local area. Well established, they are members of the H&B Buying Group.





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