Meet Team PKF SCS: Sage Developer

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Support, Sales, Consultancy, Marketing and Development. These are more than just departments at PKF Smith Cooper Systems – they are teams of people that have brought the company to where it is today.

Many of you may not have interacted with any of these departments or you may have interacted with them all! Either way, this series is intended to introduce you to the people behind the titles and give you insight into the people who make up Team PKF SCS.

Today, we’re hearing from Chic Mortlock, one of our Developers.

Keep reading to find out more about Chic and how her PKF SCS journey began.

We have also featured a range of other team members, so to catch up on our past articles click here.

How did your journey start at PKF SCS?

I joined PKF SCS when they acquired Uniq Systems, where I had worked for over 20 years. I was obviously apprehensive at the change after being at the same place for so long, but I needn’t have worried, I was made very welcome from the start. At Uniq I was the “Development Team”, at PKF SCS we are a team of 4, distributed around the country. It’s great to be part of this team, as well as the wider PKF SCS family. There’s always someone to talk to and discuss the best solution to the varied requests we receive.

What does being a Sage Developer entail?

The Development Team is responsible for providing bespoke add-ons to the Sage software to enhance the performance according to various customer requirements. Often there is a standard Sage solution, but where there isn’t we can usually provide an answer.

What has been the biggest change you’ve seen in Sage software, or the surrounding community?

Because I have worked with Sage for so long I can remember the transition from the DOS based system (the “green screen”) to the current Windows version. This was a major change which required all existing development to be rewritten. Since then there have been numerous updates and improvements.

What achievement are you proudest of at PKF SCS?

Becoming part of a Development Team has enabled me to expand my programming and Sage knowledge.

What three qualities do you think are vital for someone to be a good Sage Developer?

A Sage developer needs to be a problem solver who is able to “think outside of the box” when designing effective solutions for various requests. We need to be logical as well as inventive, whilst also being aware of any Sage system constraints.

That is all for this time around, thank you very much for reading and a huge thank you to Chic for sparing the time to answer our questions!

To read more about Team PKF SCS, head over to our Meet the Team page!

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