Company Profile

David Whitehead Software Solutions Ltd was established in 1995 when the founder broke away from an established, successful Sage Line 100 (since renamed Sage MMS and now Sage 200) dealership to concentrate on software development rather than being a reseller.

The company mission is as a dedicated developer service for the Sage dealer network to provide development capabilities for dealers without their own in-house facility, or to supplement those that are overstretched. We are NOT a Sage Reseller - simply a Sage Development Centre - hence you will never come across us in a competitive sales environment chasing your customers! We operate mostly through the dealers so can provide an impartial confidential service. This also means we have low overheads and hence daily rates are very competitive.

Working solely in the Sage Line 100 / Sage MMS / Sage 200 arena writing mostly specialist one-off bespoke projects, over the years we have shipped over 600 applications - most of which are still in use - and many are now being converted from Line 100 to Sage 200. Combining wide ranging business consultancy experience together with high-calibre programming provides a service you can be assured will provide the right solution first time.

David Whitehead, the founder, is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and also has professional business training in the form of an MBA, and hence combines a great understanding of how businesses and factories operate so that customer requirements can be obtained accurately. Add to this David’s 30 years of programming experience - the last 20 within a Sage environment - and hence getting a system to do what the customer wants is not hard to achieve.

Specialising in VB, VB.Net and Retrieve languages, these are the ones that are typically used within the dealerships and hence match to the same skill sets for support purposes.

Being located in the North West has not stopped dealer relationships developing all of the UK. Many dealers simply provide a specification document for the system to be written and all this is delivered electronically without ever visiting the customer. Other dealers get us to visit the client, establish the requirements and implement the solution directly. Neither method is a problem.

The company has also developed a range of standard addon products that provide standard facilities that MMS and Sage 200 are lacking. These are being added to continuously so keep visiting the site.

All systems are supplied with lifetime technical support built into the price - and hence any queries can always be answered by the developers - hence it makes it imperative for us to get it right first time.