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Medisys plc


Medisys PLC is a technology business which develops, manufactures and markets innovative medical products serving two fast growing segments of the point-of-care medical market - rapid test diagnostics and healthcare worker safety. Manufacturing, research and development and HQ activities based in the UK, with several manufacturing and distribution subsidiaries around the world, particularly in the USA.


Group IT strategy. Definition of requirements and packaged software selection. Recruitment of an IT manager.


Multiple locations, £30m+ turnover.

Scope of requirements

CRM, R&D project costing, manufacturing, finance, Group consolidation, business intelligence and budgeting.


Common Groupwide systems versus locally sourced applications - pros and cons of common Groupwide ERP software versus local ERP packages relevant to that subsidiary and country.

Different worldwide operating cultures - visits to key Group sites were essential to take account of local operating cultures.

Business intelligence - comprehensive Group, Company, Division performance analysis. 

Business process redesign - in key areas including logistics, project costing, manufacturing and business intelligence.

Opportunities for collaborative working - between worldwide locations working on R&D projects.

Need for efficient communication - between head office and locations throughout the world reporting performance on a timely basis.

Multi-disciplinary internal project team - to plan and execute the introduction of new systems and address the identified prerequisites.



A business orientated Group IT strategy was produced defining the key role IT would play in the future of the business. Detailed functional requirements were determined for a number of identified projects. ITTís prepared and sent to qualified suppliers. Following evaluation of supplier responses and detailed structured demonstrations the Company selected appropriate supplier solutions. Group IT manager recruited.

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