iSOFT Business Solutions, has won a contract with the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI)

Posted on 03rd March 2008 | Share

Capita IB Solutions a market leader in providing world class business accounting software, procurement and bespoke solutions to service-centric organisations has won a contract with the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) to develop a system for its Legal Metrology Service (LMS) to enforce laws governing weights and measures. The value of the contract is €275,000. Capita IB Solutions will design and implement the system for LMS inspectors to ensure that over 50,000 traders across Ireland are complying with weight and measures regulations. Designed to operate in the field on ruggedised laptops and transfer information back to a central database electronically, the system is for ten office-based and 40 field-based inspectors and is due for completion in July. The solution will allow full synchronisation of data between the mobile devices and a central database at the NSAI's head office in Dublin. Replacing paper-based methods, the new database will include trader information, details of measuring instruments used and their performance, details of goods sold by measure, inspection reports, alerts and reminders, and detailed test results. The system will help the LMS fulfil its principal role, which is to maintain a uniform system of units of measurement, to ensure accuracy of measuring instruments used in trade, and to maintain confidence in the quantities of goods offered for sale. Eamonn Morris, managing director of Capita IB Solutions, said: "Capita IB Solutions has been providing off-the-shelf and bespoke software solutions for over 30 years. These solutions have enabled our customers to gain significant competitive advantage, streamline business process flows, increase efficiency and productivity and produces significant cost savings. We have developed a reputation for delivering our projects in partnership with our customers on-time, within budget and to specification. This win highlights the importance of the services offered and underpins our reputation in the marketplace." John O'Halloran, director of Finance and IT at NSAI, said: "Capita IB Solutions has a highly experienced project team with a track record of delivering similar distributed systems and an in-depth knowledge of the public sector. The company's partnership approach to the development was another important factor in their selection." For more information on any Capita IB Solutions news story or event please email -

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