Alan Bird Associates Ltd

Business Systems Consultancy and Project Management


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Projects Undertaken


Thomas Fattorini Ltd

Specification, selection and implementation project.  This project was undertaken in 2000 and was supported by Business Link funding to help Thomas Fattorini define their requirements and select and implement a new computer system.  The system was implemented over a period of 12 months following a successful go live at the beginning of 2000.

National Association of Funeral Directors

Initially a database design and implementation project, ABA now provides IT management services to NAFD on an ad-hoc basis.  More extensive projects being identified and specified when required.

SMT Badges

Specification and selection project to upgrade the companies IT systems, accounts and sales order processing.  Provision of ad-hoc IT management services.

TP Activity Toys Ltd

Specification, selection and implementation project.  This project commenced in June 2002 with the specification of requirements and moved through to supplier selection in early 2003, at which time IFS were selected as the preferred supplier.  The implementation commenced in May 2003 and continued through to December 2004 with Go live on time and on budget during February 2004. Richard Bird our principal consultant undertook the Specification and Selection element of the project and was then retained by TP for a period of 18 months to act as Implementation Project Manager.  This project continues today with Richard providing regular support to TP.

Projects Undertaken

Conway Packing Services Ltd

Working in association with one of the West Midlands premier Sage dealers (SACS-Midlands ltd) we looked at the requirements of the business in terms of upgrade or replacement of their operational software.  This project is part funded by Business Link and is expected to have phase one complete by the end of 2005.


Business Development Service Ltd (BDS)

BDS are one of the West Midlands leading providers of Business Advice, Mentoring and Consultancy Services. We have worked with BDS since 1993, over this time we have provided business advice and consultancy to many of their clients.  Projects have ranged from initial meetings with pre start clients through business planning, start and post start advice, and when working with established businesses full specification selection and implementation projects for operational and management software and systems.