Technical appointments

Business Micros has made several new appointments as the business gears up for the launch of its Touch software platform.

Jim Pears has been appointed Touch operations manager, while Ian Cranshaw joins the Touch data team alongside newly appointed Dave Boaler. All three have extensive industry experience, having previously worked together at Aperture and Synseal.

Jim will oversee the launch of the Touch platform, which will start with the release of the Touch Vendor installer tool.

He will be responsible for the efficient roll out of the Touch products throughout 2021 and for ensuring that customers who sign up for Touch get a market leading experience to match the market leading products.

Jim explained: “I’ll be using my background in project management, business intelligence and e-commerce to get the products delivered on time and give customers the kind of consistently reliable service which they can simply take for granted. They will have all the tools they need built into products like Touch Portal and Touch Business to communicate directly with the team here, and efficiency and ease of use will be our top priorities.”

The Touch data team is dedicated to keeping the datasets within Touch up to date. This is key to the success of the platform because all products quoted, ordered or processed within Touch use the same data from the moment of enquiry to the moment of manufacturer, the company said.