This month we welcome a new client Cole Marie Partners Ltd, a leading Chartered Accountancy firm based in Reigate, Surrey.

The System

Their new design reverted to an on premise client server solution to improve the overall IT performance. All old PC’s running Windows XP where replaced with new workstations powered by the latest i7 processors, to give them the optimum computing experience. All employees still have a remote access option if working outside of the office including the payroll department based in Wales linked via a secure virtual private network.

As part of the new installation all users where migrated to the full Office 365 platform which provides them with the latest Microsoft Office software, business class email and the archiving and compliance features that they need to stay compliant.


In addition to installing the new hardware and software, we reviewed their Sage software installation and use. We found some inefficiencies with storing various versions of sage accounts data and M2 recommended switching to the Sage Client Manager Software which is specifically designed to address the problem in hand. This Sage Client Manager Software offers a number of additional features to improve productivity including the ability to open customer accounts created with older versions of Sage.


To complete the project Cole Marie are now covered by the M2 managed IT support service M2 Assist Gold package to ensure their systems remain in tip top order.