There’s no stopping Adept people

This brings the Board strength to six: joint-owners and founders Paul and Elaine Bragg, Mike Willis, recently appointed Mike Pisapia, Anna French and Henrik Petersen.

A Chartered Marketer, Anna has been with Adept since 1996 and is responsible for project management of all marketing communications activities, plus the day-to-day management of the six-strong marketing team. Her extensive product and Company knowledge makes Anna ideally placed to help shape the future of Adept.

“It is a fantastic opportunity to be appointed to the Board and the culmination of much study and hard work. I am looking forward to the challenges of Board life!” Anna said.

Henrik has been with Adept for three and a half years and is responsible for making Adept Demark a strong and profitable office. “The plan is, as a true Viking, to capture the Nordic region. We measure our success by Paul’s smile every single day,” Henrik commented.

Managing Director, Paul Bragg, said: “It is brilliant to be able to welcome long-serving team members to the Board. Their experience is invaluable and it is always a real pleasure to ‘promote’ from within. Anna and Henrik will bring their own individual strengths to the Board and help Adept to become even stronger in a very competitive market.”

The DAQ team continues to grow

Daniel joins Adept having recently completed a PhD in Physics during which he designed and implemented a LabView based control and data acquisition system for thermo-electric experiments on semiconductor structures, including the development of LabView drivers. Between studies Daniel has worked in IT support.

Originally from Zagreb, Croatia, Daniel will be a great asset to the DAQ and Adept team.

Managing Director, Paul Bragg, commented: “We welcome Daniel to the team. His experience in LabView design is just what we are looking for. This is an exciting time for Adept as we continue to grow and having the right people is crucial to our success.

“We’re always interested to hear from dynamic, enthusiastic people who can contribute to our success. We’re small enough for you to really make a difference and big enough to offer a great working environment where you can grow with us and have fun doing it!”

If you think you might be the right person to join our team email info@alfasoft.com.

Bakhtiar Choudhury has joined leading technical computing supplier, Adept Scientific plc (Letchworth, Herts).

Known to his colleagues as Baki, he joins Adept as Technical Sales Specialist.

Twenty-seven year old Baki is from Bangladesh and has been in the UK for 10 years. He studied Electronic Engineering at Kent University where he met his wife.

Coming to us from National Instruments, Baki has extensive commercial and technical experience which will be crucial to the development of Adept’s data acquisition (DAQ) and Statistical Process Control (SPC) product lines. Baki will be instrumental in introducing a range of opportunities for existing and new Adept customers and will be at the forefront of our customer liaison programmes.

Managing Director, Paul Bragg, said: “We welcome Baki to Adept and value the experience and knowledge he brings to the team. With a strong electronic engineering and instrumentation background, Baki has the experience Adept is looking for.

“We’re always interested to hear from dynamic, enthusiastic people who can contribute to our success. We’re small enough for you to really make a difference, big enough to offer a great working environment where you can grow with us and have fun doing it!”

If you think you might be the right person to join our team email info@alfasoft.com.

Adept General Manager, Michael Pisapia has joined the Board of Adept Scientific plc (Letchworth, Herts).

The addition of Mike to Adept’s Board brings the number of directors to four; joint-owners and founders Paul and Elaine Bragg, Mike Willis and now Mike Pisapia.

“With his wealth of international experience Mike was a natural choice for the Board,” commented Adept Managing Director, Paul Bragg.

Mike is well-known internationally within test and measurement and process control. With his extensive experience of setting-up and managing global companies and company mergers and acquisitions, Mike is ideally placed to strategically grow Adept into new markets.

As an electronics engineer, Mike spent eight years developing guided weapon and missile tracking systems for local defence contractor BAe Systems. With such experience, it is no surprise that latterly Mike was instrumental to the starting and running of several international companies focussing on data acquisition, sensors and gas detection. As acting Managing Director, Mike travelled the world bringing data acquisition to a much broader audience.

Mike is well known to the local business community and is a strong advocate of local business support. Where possible Mike encourages links with local companies using their services as much as possible. He also has close ties with the local Business Link and continues to keep abreast of current trends.

Mike said: “My strengths lie in strategy and vision – looking at the bigger picture to build a long-term future”.

As Adept’s General Manager, Mike is responsible, operationally, for international sales, customer support and service and, at Board level, for building on the strategic vision of Adept.

Mike is also developing the product range and exploring integration of existing products with new propositions. This includes managing the German office to look at longer term growth.

Adeptise Design & Creative Services (Letchworth, Herts) celebrates its first birthday in January 2008

The brain-child of Adept Scientific, Adeptise is a design agency with a difference. Firmly ensconced in the ‘real world’, Adeptise understands that most organisations’ marketing budgets are there to generate sales revenue and have developed a radically different way of working which is more productive and cost-effective for the client.

One year on, Adeptise has managed projects for clients whose briefs ranged from: Web management and development; remote security monitoring; video streaming; marketing materials and branding and; a UK product launch. Clients include companies in both business-to-business and consumer sectors.

When asked about his Adeptise experience, Christophe Stourton, of www.herecomestheboss.com, said: “We are extremely pleased with it, [the website] and wanted to thank you for all your efforts in bringing it to this point. Adeptise’s great skill is to be able to translate creative thought into a working model… at no point have we had a flat “NO” without some way of getting around the challenge”.

With a healthy first year turnover, Adeptise is growing steadily. Paul Bragg, Adeptise’s Managing Director, said: “We’re happy to bet our future success on the quality and effectiveness of the work we do”.

Adeptise (www.adeptise.com) is an offshoot of well-known software distributor Adept Scientific, one of the earliest UK companies to build a strong Web presence and generate real, measurable business benefits from it.

The Adeptise team of Web developers, designers and marketing specialists understand the importance of generating high quality, high impact design to a budget, with the primary aim of improving sales.

Adeptise has the skills and resources to create and produce highly effective marketing materials: brochures; newsletters; magazines; ads; direct mail pieces; Web sites; exhibition displays; packaging; company logos; corporate stationery and more.

As well as company branding, flat graphics and Web design, Adeptise can also provide a range of additional services including copywriting, photography, print and mailing house management.

With the growth of the World Wide Web as a major marketing channel, the Company has also built up strong Web development expertise and can help with Web hosting and development, email marketing and e-commerce.

Adeptise Design & Creative Services can be contacted by email to design@adeptise.com or by telephone at +44 (0) 203 695 7810. Full details can be found at www.adeptise.com.

Adept Scientific, Adeptise’s parent company, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices is available at www.adeptscience.com or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

New Marketing Service from Adept Scientific

Adeptise Design & Creative Services: designed to help you get the most from your marketing budget

A new service from leading software distributor Adept Scientific offers the company’s well-known creative design and Web development expertise to other organisations looking to increase the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns. Under the banner of Adeptise Design & Creative Services, Adept is now offering their design and marketing expertise as a service to other companies and organisations.

The UK’s leading multi-source supplier of personal computing products for the engineering and scientific markets, Adept Scientific has an enviable track record for sales success. A major component of this success has been the marketing skills the company has developed over the years, especially in the areas of graphic design, direct mail, product and sales literature and Web marketing – skills that can be applied to a wide range of business-to-business markets. Together with their successful track record in developing innovative marketing campaigns, generating highly effective marketing copy, and leveraging significant sales success through online and Web marketing strategies, Adept’s creative design skills has underpinned the company’s growth over its 22 year history.

The company’s experienced in-house team of graphic and Web designers and other marketing professionals – all of whom have been with Adept for at least 6 years – is fully geared up to expand its operations to provide this new service. The Adeptise team specialises in generating high quality, high impact design to a budget, with the primary aim of improving sales. They have the skills and the resources to create and produce highly effective marketing materials: brochures, newsletters, magazines, ads, direct mail pieces, Web sites, exhibition displays, packaging, company logos, corporate stationery and more.

Unlike many traditional design agencies, the Adeptise team operates in the real business world, understanding that most organisations’ marketing budgets aren’t there to win awards, but to generate sales revenue. Companies using the services of Adeptise will discover a radically different way of working with a design agency – a way that the company believes will be significantly more productive and cost-effective.

For a start, clients will, from the very start, deal directly with the designer or other specialist who will be working on their job. Adeptise doesn’t employ expensive account executives to “manage the relationship” and act as an interface (or barrier?) between the client and the service provider. Face-to-face meetings – usually so costly in terms of time and travel expenses – are kept to a minimum, as Adeptise believes most projects can be planned, managed and delivered through telephone and email communication, or Web-based meetings. And Adeptise doesn’t look to tie clients into long-term contracts or monthly retainers; they are happy to work on a job-for-job basis, quoting for individual projects. In the words of Creative Director Wendy Tobitt, “We’re happy to bet our future success on the quality and effectiveness of the work we do.”

As well as company branding, flat graphics and Web design, Adeptise can also provide a range of additional services including copywriting, photography, print and mailing house management. With the growth of the internet as a major marketing channel, the company has also built up strong Web development expertise, and can help with Web hosting and development, email marketing and e-commerce.

Adeptise Design & Creative Services can be contacted by email to design@adeptise.com, or by telephone at +44 (0) 203 695 7810. Full details can be found at www.adeptise.com.

Adept Scientific, Adeptise’s parent company, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers.

New Online Training from Adept Scientific

ive, interactive sessions at your own desk focus on the aspects you want to learn

Adept Scientific announces a new, low-cost Online Training service for some of its most popular software products. Designed for people who do not have the time to travel to an off-site training venue, or who just want to focus on a particular aspect of the software rather than absorb the whole package over one or two days, Adept’s Online Training sessions come direct to users’ desks at a time that suits them.

Delivered in real time via the widely-used Webex system (using the Internet and a Freephone telephone connection), Adept’s Online Training sessions are not pre-recorded modules. Each session is live and hands-on, conducted by a skilled, experienced software trainer. Participants can interact with the software on their own computer, ask questions and talk directly to the trainer to make sure they get exactly what they need out of the session. At the end of the session, delegates receive the training notes in electronic form.

Online Training is offered in affordable 60-minute sessions, so users can focus on those features that they wish to know more about, or where they need a refresher. Users can register for a single session or as many as they like, over whatever time period suits them best.

Adept also offers 90-minute overview sessions that cover, in brief, the full range of product features; this gives users a valuable introduction to the software, which they can supplement at a later stage by booking one or more of the shorter sessions to hone their skills.

Online Training is currently offered for EndNote, Reference Manager, RefViz and Quality Analyst; other products will follow. Adept can also provide bespoke, one-to-one Online Training sessions.

Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. The company provides a range of training options for many of its products, as well as a range of value-added consultancy services under the Adept Professional Services banner.

Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers.

Adept Scientific expands into Nordic region

Maplesoft appoints Adept as exclusive distributor of Maple maths software range in Sweden, Norway and Finland

Adept Scientific is pleased to announce that Maplesoft (Waterloo, Ontario) has appointed the company as the exclusive distributor of its advanced mathematical and analytical software products in Sweden, Norway and Finland. Adept Scientific is already Maplesoft’s partner in the UK, Ireland and Denmark, and the two companies are building on their long-standing, successful relationship to further the uptake of Maple, Maple T.A. and MapleNet software in industrial, educational and research organisations in the Nordic countries.

“Adept has represented Maplesoft for many, many years,” explained Fred Kern, Maplesoft’s Vice President for International Sales, “and is one of our largest and most successful representatives worldwide.”

“We have had a highly productive and very enjoyable relationship with Maplesoft for more than a decade,” added Adept Scientific’s chairman and managing director, Dr Paul Bragg. “They have developed some of the most capable, innovative and usable software in the world, and we have been proud to supply and support it. We have a discerning customer base that demands excellence in the software they use and the service and support they receive. In our partnership with Maplesoft we are able to supply both, and we’re looking forward to serving Maple users in the Nordic region too.”

The Maplesoft core product suite includes Maple, the most powerful and intuitive tool for solving complex mathematical problems and creating rich, executable technical documents; MapleNet, a Web-based platform for sharing Maple content for collaboration and e-learning; and Maple T.A., a Web-based system for creating tests, assignments and exercises, automatically assessing student responses and performance. Maplesoft’s standards-compliant algorithms are renowned for their speed, accuracy and reliability.

Adept Scientific sees this new distributorship agreement as an opportunity to extend its sales and support operation across the Nordic region. “From our Nordic region headquarters in Hillerød, Denmark,” says Henrik Petersen, manager of Adept Scientific A/S, “we are able to provide a broad range of PC solutions for mathematics, science, engineering and research to customers in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, the Baltic states and the Danish territories of Faeroe Islands and Greenland.

“As well as Maple, we can offer products such as VisSim, the control systems simulation software that is, in its latest version, compatible with Maple; Northwest Analytical’s statistical process control package Quality Analyst; Weisang GmbH’s FlexPro, an advanced data analysis and presentation package; the MathType equation editor; Easy-PC electronic circuit design and layout software; and the CambridgeSoft range of chemistry and biological software tools.

“Customers in all the Nordic countries can now benefit from a locally based, specialist supplier of technical computing products with an international reputation for the highest quality products, customer service and technical support.”

Petersen’s team in Hillerød is backed up by a systems, marketing and support infrastructure, based in the company’s head office in Letchworth, UK, that is, he says, “second to none in the technical computing market.”

Maple customers in Sweden can contact Adept Scientific on the local telephone number 08 50 52 1145, and the appointment of a Maple sales specialist based in Sweden will be announced soon. Adept Scientific also has local telephone numbers for technical computer users in Denmark (48 25 17 77), Norway (02 152 0243) and Finland (09 2516 6333). Adept Scientific’s Nordic region headquarters are at Nordre Jernbanevej 13c, DK-3400 Hillerød, Denmark; email info@adeptnordic.com.

Links to Adept Scientific’s Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish Web sites can be found at www.adeptnordic.com

Maplesoft (www.maplesoft.com) is a leading developer and provider of interactive mathematical software. Maplesoft leads the market with innovations that make the management of technical knowledge – whether in industry or the classroom – more effective and efficient. Over two million users at thousands of organisations benefit from advanced Maple technology.

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers.

Adept Scientific achieves Investors In People accreditation

On Thursday 25th March 2004, Bedfordshire Business Link officially presented Letchworth-based company Adept Scientific with the Investors in People (IIP) Award. Adept Scientific is the UK’s leading supplier of PC solutions to a wide range of users. It’s likely you’ll find at least one of Adept’s products at work in most of the country’s major industries and universities. Users choose Adept’s software to streamline the development and improve the accuracy of their engineering or research-based projects.

Investors in People is a nationally recognised business standard. It sets out levels of good practice for the training and development of people to achieve business goals. 52% of the Sunday Times ‘Top 50 Best Companies to Work For’ currently work with the IIP Standard.

Adept wanted to achieve IIP accreditation because they believe their most valuable resource is their employees. Even before applying for IIP status, Adept had recruited an internal Training & Development Facilitator. The aim was to deliver a wide range of training to provide staff with the skills they need to do their jobs better, and at the same time, achieve success and satisfaction in their work. Processes were also put in place to continually review staff development. Plus an induction process was set up to ensure the thorough initiation of new staff. So Investors in People was seen as almost a natural progression to enhance the best practice already in place.

As a result, according to Adept’s IIP assessment report, ‘staff feel very positive about the way the company is managed and its caring approach to people.’ There is ‘a positive working environment in which staff feel valued, resulting in high levels of commitment to the company… Staff felt empowered to contribute and make decisions.’

Managing Director, Paul Bragg said, “we’ve always focused on developing employees to their full potential. The enthusiasm of our staff and the general positive atmosphere in the office is something that visitors to the company often remark on. This award underlines our commitment to our people and their development. We understand that each one of our employees acts as an ambassador for Adept – they are the power behind our business and so it’s important to equip them with the skills and the knowledge they need to help push the company forward. And we don’t just focus on developing skills alone – at the same time we invest heavily in providing our employees with the tools and resources to support them in their work.”

Adept Scientific has already received recognition within the local business community by winning the North Hertfordshire Business Internet Award two years running (2002 & 2003) – an award which acknowledges the company that has made best and most effective use of the Web to develop their business. Adept was also short listed for the Most Successful Business 30+ Staff category.

For more information, please contact Bev Smith, Adept Scientific plc, Amor Way, Letchworth, Herts. SG6 1ZA, Tel: +44 (0) 203 695 7810 Fax: +44 (0) 203 695 7819,
Email:
info@alfasoft.com

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers.

Free Chemistry Articles From Adept Scientific Plc

Five downloadable articles NOW available from Adept Scientific

Adept Scientific have published five FREE chemistry Software@work articles, covering hot topics ranging from 21CFR Part 11 compliance through to knowledge management. Each guide features real-life case studies that demonstrate the benefits of using dedicated chemistry software to speed up research and laboratory work. They are available for download at: http://chem.adeptscience.co.uk/articles

The articles have been written with several purposes in mind:

  • To provide any professional, putting their case for adopting a laboratory desktop solution forward to the Board, with tangible evidence of the positive difference it can make to productivity and efficiency.
  • To provide a useful guide to integrating such software throughout the organisation.
  • To identify how CambridgeSoft software could provide the ideal solution to the challenges facing your organisation or institution today.

The articles are available as downloadable PDFs and should make for interesting reading. They are particular relevant in that they address a number of Hot Topics in the chemical and biological research industry today

  • 21CFR11 Compliance The Challenge. Looking at the implications of the new FDA regulation and how CambridgeSoft’s E-Notebook and Document Manager software could help your organisation to work towards 21CFR Part 11 compliance. See the software in action with our case study.
  • The Merck Index Chemistry’s Constant Companion – Introducing The Merck Index on CD-ROM and following Ernie Linek’s experiences as he makes the change from encyclopaedic to electronic format.
  • The Paperless Laboratory – The argument for Electronic Notebooks to replace the standard paper variety. Featuring a real-life example of where E-Notebook has helped to manage data successfully.
  • Knowledge is Power – How E-Notebook Enterprise can create real competitive advantage by managing knowledge and streamlining the research process. This article takes the case study featuring Infinity Pharmaceuticals as a prime example.
  • From Paper Chase to Database – The main feature for this article is a Pfizer Groton ARD case study and the use of ChemOffice Web Server to manage drug degradation information.

The research scientist used to be instantly recognisable by a desk that was bending under the weight of massive encyclopaedias e.g. The Merck Index and endless reams of laboratory notebooks filled with potentially valuable information, representing hours of research work that might never see the light of day! CambridgeSoft software is changing all that and redefining the chemist’s desktop streamlining the whole research process, from recording and disseminating results, to managing and communicating the information. The results can mean huge savings in time and money spent to get new drugs to the market and generally more effective use of resources. The software@work articles demonstrate just some of the benefits.

CambridgeSoft software is supplied and supported in the UK and Ireland by Adept Scientific plc, Amor Way, Letchworth, Herts. SG6 1ZA; telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810, fax +44 (0) 203 695 7819, email info@alfasoft.com; or see Adept’s World Wide Web site http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/. Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers.

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers.

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