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After a year of development, First Degree Systems have launched Window Designer 7 (WD7), the next generation integrated software package that looks set to revolutionise the way fabricators and installers run their businesses.

would ever need and can be tailored to suit any businesses exact requirements. What’s more, despite the system’s immense power it is extremely user-friendly so you do not need to be an I.T expert to get maximum value.”

With so much to offer, it’s no surprise that Alan Bark fully anticipates WD7 will become the default software programme for the window industry.

“WD7 is a quantum leap ahead of any other

software packages on the market today,” he added, “and even has its own dedicated website:”

“It gives managers complete control over every aspect of their business while making sales people, factory workers, order processors and general office workers more productive and efficient.”

WD7 combines every module available on previous versions of Window Designer with a whole host of new features designed to help companies save time, reduce costs and become more efficient, including Management Information Dashboard and Developer Studio.

Previous products such as Sales Chaser, Production Manager and Stock Control have been rewritten and are now fully integrated into WD7 to create a business management tool that can track sales leads through manufacture to dispatch and invoice in one seamless process.

First Degree’s Operations Manager Alan Bark is understandably enthusiastic about the new system.

He told Clearview, “The power of WD7 is absolutely mind-blowing. It can literally do anything and everything a fabricator or installer

“The software will help fabricators and installers

save considerable time, man-power and money and I look forward to rolling it out to the whole industry,” he said.

For more information about Window Designer 7 call 01283 808042 or visit www.

David Offland, Joint MD of Float Glass Industries.


Float Glass

Industries Ltd, one of the UK’s leading independent glass suppliers, is the latest big name to step up their marketing activity and subscribe to Insight Data’s IGU manufacturers database.

The company only subscribed to the database last month but according to Joint Managing Director David Offland, it has already improved the way Float Glass Industries Ltd’s sales team target sealed unit manufacturers.

“The IGU database can be accessed quickly and easily from any internet enabled computer and it has become an integral part of our marketing strategy,” David told Clearview.

“Not only is the data quality superb, but the CRM functions have helped our sales team organise their prospects with greater efficiency.”

“The Sales Pipeline is particularly useful and enables operators to track a prospect from initial contact through to meetings, proposals, follow-up and commitment, and project sales volume, which is a vital function in today’s fast paced market.”

“In these more austere times particularly in the public sector, Aperio is an ideal way of securing doors in refurbished or remodeled areas within a hospital or school for example, without the hassle and cost of introducing a complete, new system.”

“It makes little sense to add an additional system when the customer has already invested in an online access control solution. Managing an online and key based system is enough without complicating matters with a further system.”

“Significantly, installing Aperio can produce

savings of around 35 to 50%, compared to a traditional access control configuration.”

The full Aperio product range will be on

display and suits most systems and various communication protocols, offering different

cylinder and escutcheon types as well as a new one-to-many hub.

ASSA ABLOY will be conducting a seminar at IFSEC, exploring how to add mechanically operated doors to existing online access control systems, using the Aperio technology. This is based on a successful case study. Taking place on Tuesday 17th May at 10:30 – 11:00am in Theatre one, visitors are encouraged to register their attendance early to avoid disappointment.

Aperio has been designed to work with a wide range of lockcases and cylinders.

To find out more, visit the ASSA ABLOY stand (C50) in Hall 4 at IFSEC or log onto www.

Containing the contact details of some 1,100

manufacturers of double and triple glazed units in the UK and Ireland, the database has been adopted by a number of glass, component, sealant, spacer bar, and gas suppliers, as well as suppliers of specialist equipment/machinery, transport and accreditation agencies/bodies.

Sonia Punter, Insight’s Sales Manager added: “I am delighted that Float Glass Industries Ltd has chosen the Insight IGU manufacturers database to organise their prospects and find new customers.”

For more information on Insight Data call 01934 808293 or visit

For more information on Float Glass Industries Ltd call 0161 946 8000 or visit

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