K3 Retail and Barron McCann Group form partnership to provide charity retailers with new Gift Aid opportunities

Two leading IT service providers will be working together as part of a new partnership to provide full-service Gift Aid options and offer more streamlined, manageable and cost-effective support for charity retailers, with the partnership launching at the CRA Charity Retail Conference 2016.

Barron McCann, BMc Azurri and K3 Retail have come together to provide charity retailers with a fully managed and cloud enabled Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution, a combination of K3's software solution and hosting service and BMc Azurri's specialist Gift Aid software. Due to its extensive support network, Barron McCann will be supplying hardware, hardware rollout and support services.

This will allow charity retailers of all sizes and types to replace their old legacy systems with brand new, fit for purpose, up-to-date solutions with volunteer friendly systems, allowing staff to focus their time on what's important to them – raising funds to provide care.

Barron McCann Group and K3 will be exhibiting together at the CRA Charity Retail Conference 2016 to announce their partnership, and to demonstrate the services they will be providing to both large organisations and independent retailers across the UK.

K3 Retail, Barron McCann and BMc Azurri (part of Barron McCann Group) teams will be drawing on their extensive expertise and individual skills to provide end-to-end solutions that are designed specifically with the charity's needs in mind. "In terms of Gift Aid income, we believe that the technology offered will enable charity retailers to build on their currently proven infrastructures and increase revenue opportunities which then flow through to their vital care services," summarised Alastair Petrie, General Manager of BMc Azurri.

The new technology will give charity retailers a significant advantage when it comes to managing donated stock with increased visibility as well as pricing control functionality across any size retail estate. John Little, Sales Director of K3 Retail explains "It is an essential part of any modern retail enterprise, and for an organisation with a wide network of charity stores spread across the country, a fully capable IT service can only be of great benefit. By updating their systems, charity retailers will be enabled greater communication between departments and more clarity within pricing – something that can often become overcomplicated for charity stores when stock changes so rapidly from day to day. The partnership with BMc Azurri allows us to support charities with everything they need to manage their retail stores, in a familiar easy to use Microsoft environment and provide a platform to generate greater revenues from their charity shops."

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