OGL appoints Gary Reynolds as Software Director for ERP Software roll out

OGL Computer has appointed Gary Reynolds as Software Director to manage the roll out of the company’s next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, Profit4.

Profit4 provides stockists, distributors and wholesalers with a comprehensive software suite to connect and manage all core business processes, from order management to stock control, while removing manual processes that hinder progress. Developed in-house by OGL Computer’s Software Division, Profit4 is a cloud-based software, offering flexibility and remote access.

Reporting directly to OGL Operations Director Debbie Barton, Reynolds will be responsible for managing all aspects of Profit4’s UK-wide roll out. His new role will also see him build out OGL Computer’s software offering with further functionality and integrations to meet growing customer requirements.

OGL Computer has seen adoption of its integrated eCommerce solution jump by over 150% in the last six months of 2020, and Reynolds will build on this and grow the business’ turnover and customer base, by strengthening and expanding the software team, and overseeing service delivery for clients.

Commenting on his appointment, Reynolds said: “I was attracted to OGL Computer because of its collaborative culture and I am excited by the opportunity to spearhead the launch of our new Profit4 software. Even before the pandemic, there was an increase in demand for OGL’s web services thanks to the explosion in online sales. With Profit4’s roll out, our customers can rest assured that we can better support multi-channel sales, as more wholesale distribution businesses increasingly sell online or via partners such as Amazon and eBay."

“My vision for the future is ambitious, but attainable, as ERP is the lifeblood of stockist businesses, so there is a huge opportunity for OGL Computer to provide solutions to fill other gaps in customers’ business processes. At the same time, we will continue to provide customers with tools that give them greater data insight so they can make informed business decisions. Together with my team, we will build on OGL’s investment in the new ERP software by adding complementary products and services that deliver greater value to our customers.”

Debbie Barton, Operations Director, OGL Computer, said: “With the launch of Profit4 and the future expansion of the software division, the board was keen to appoint a new Software Director to support and drive our plans. I have run the software team for over 30 years so when looking for someone to take over the mantle, I knew it would have to be an outstanding and dedicated candidate who was also a great fit for the business. I am delighted to welcome Gary to the OGL team. He is already making a difference in the business, working on implementing new initiatives and tools that will make our software delivery even more effective and efficient.”

Reynolds has been in the software industry for over 24 years and has a wealth of experience in taking new software products to market, from designing new applications by actively collaborating with customers, through to building teams to support, deliver and develop the software. He will be based at OGL Computer’s Kidderminster-headquarters.

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