Systems designed by Cannock-based IT consultancy Eyespider - which has recently celebrated its fifth anniversary - are making a big impact in the automotive industry.
Directors James Talbot and Karl Stafford run Eyespider from offices in Bridgtown and act as a single resource for IT requirements, enabling customers to concentrate on their business without the added distraction of everyday IT issues.
Eyespider's core services centre on the design, procure-ment, installation and configuration of IT and telecoms networks, together with the design, development and support of internet websites and the design, development and support of Windows application software.
James' and Karl's combined 30 years of industry experience has seen them provide effective IT solutions to a host of local and national businesses.
However, it is the develop-ment of advanced websites and dealer management system applications specifically for the motor industry which has captured the attention of national car dealerships, including Motorhouse 2000 and Motorpoint.
The systems are programmed and tailored to each business and designed to track suppliers, vehicles, orders, i nvoices and payments, together with modules dealing with the requirements of workshop and transport departments.
"We have designed and programmed an application that has been rolled across the UK," said Mr Talbot, who is operations director at Eyespider.
"Our service, though, is not just aimed at the automotive industry - we have been commissioned to design a number of programs and specialist websites for a wide range of businesses. We are also effectively acting for many as their IT department," he added.
One of Eyespider's key benefits to its customers is the flexible level of support avail-able depending on the size and requirements of the business.
"A large part of our services can be administered remotely without compromising the quality of support. Obviously we still make regular site visits, but our customers appreciate the 24 hour cover we are able to offer and a lot of queries can be addressed electronically or via the telephone," said Mr Stafford, who is managing director.
The company is now looking forward to forging more relationships with businesses that need help on the IT front.
"We really do enjoy the diversity of our work and being able to deliver effective solutions to different businesses and markets," he said.
"We act in partnership with our clients and believe that IT needn't be restrictive or expensive but should always enhance a business. Customers can rest assured their IT will be in good hands with us," Mr Talbot added.