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About Us

 
Columbus helps you be smarter with technology to realise the full potential of your business
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You can rely on us to make your life easier while you focus on your business

Our SME team grew from a Cambridge company who provided an online accounting package to local companies. Today we provide software that supports local property managers improve customer relationships, track outsourced manufacturing of organic baby foods, help national farmers’ co-operative pool their grain and ensure international music companies calculate royalties.

 We react to people’s need for finance, ERP and CRM solutions; typically, when their old one had ‘broken’. We also help businesses make use of Microsoft technologies in areas such as data analytics (big data!) and the Internet of Things (connected, smart devices).

 In 2016 we changed from a local UK company to become part of Columbus Global. Our core values and commitment to quality solutions and stand-out customer service remain as always. Our love of technology that provides real business benefit is as evident now as it was in 1978, only now we use the Microsoft Cloud.

To sum up, our team works with you and for you to enable your business to quickly benefit from Microsoft software.

 

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Our History

1989

Columbus was founded

Columbus was founded in 1989. The company started out by offering shared computing services to local companies. The main focus was accounting software and the company advanced from there, by developing their own software to meet companies specific needs.

1996

We became experts in Nav

In 1996 we took on Navision (now known as Dynamics NAV, or D365 Business Central), a Windows-based accounting solution, which we still sell, implement and support today. We continue to deliver standard software and modified solutions to meet customers needs.

2005

We started implementing Microsoft CRM

In 2005 we took on Microsoft CRM and started to implement and support Microsoft CRM solutions. We continue to deliver these solutions, now known as D365 Customer Engagement and D365 Sales and Marketing.

2016

Columbus Global acquires Cambridge Online

2016 marked the year of integration and becoming stronger together. Cambridge Online was acquired by Columbus Global, which enabled true global presence and access to more Dynamics resources worldwide. We still maintain our local presence through offices in Cambridge, Nottingham and Warrington, with a focus on solutions for mid-sized businesses.

2018

Business Central and CX Growth

Columbus expands its SME offerings with new investment in Microsoft Dynamics Customer Engagement and supporting solutions including Connective Field Service and Hololens Remote Assistance. Columbus was also one of the first partners to be Microsoft Business Central co-sell ready, demonstrating investment in helping SMEs make the shift to a unified cloud-based business solution.

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