Shireburn eStore drives Gibraltar retailer

Beacon Press eStoreThe Beacon Press, a leading stationery and office furniture retailer in Gibraltar, has launched their first online commerce website, based on the Shireburn eStore software solution.

The Beacon Press, which since 1988 has provided the Gibraltar market with stationery, office products and furniture, had been utilising Shireburn’s inventory and accounting solutions for a number of years. When they decided to take their business online, the readily integrated Shireburn eStore platform was the most natural progression.

The Beacon Press currently operate a retail shop and a warehouse, both of which supply to the Gibraltar peninsula. Beaconpress.gi will now be providing more comfort 24×7 to its customers with online orders and deliveries.

“We had to launch ourselves online with a solution that would integrate directly with our sales, inventory and finance in order to have a single point of data entry and automated stock control levels. So we naturally approached Shireburn to use their eStore software solution after having used their Inventory and Finance systems for so long,” commented Mr. Alfred Vasquez, Director of The Beacon Press.

John de Giorgio, Managing Director of Shireburn Software stated “We’re chuffed to have The Beacon Press on board. Shireburn’s eStore is used by a number of retailers and B2B suppliers, including Golden Gate and Retail International’s Winedrop.com, which delivers Marks & Spencer goods locally, amongst others. These sites have seen reduced workload due to the high degrees of integration to the Shireburn inventory and accounting solutions after they converted from stand-alone websites using Excel, to Shireburn’s eStore solution.”

About Shireburn eStore

Shireburn eStore enables users to extend their operations online both for B2C and B2B sales, directly integrated into their operational, inventory and accounting system with single point of data management for stock details, orders, payments, and more. Shireburn eStore allows businesses to extend their sales reach while maintaining low operating costs and high degrees of efficiency.

To find out more about Shireburn’s eStore, visit www.shireburn.com/eStore, send an email to info@shireburn.com or call 2131 9977.


Marks & Spencer launch new eStore by Shireburn Software

Winedrop.comMarks & Spencer Winedrop.com have launched their new e-store built and designed by Shireburn Software.

Through the new online shopping portal, customers can choose from a large variety of wines, spirits, minerals and food, as well as seasonal hampers and gifts for every occasion.

The newly launched M&S Winedrop.com is designed to achieve a high level of integration and automation between the company’s Shireburn-based inventory and financial systems, ensuring that online sales processes are a natural extension of their existing inventory and financial controls with reduction in duplication of effort and data entry. This benefits the customer with real time stock inventory information and an overall better online service process.

Shireburn eStore was chosen for this project allowing M&S to extend their operations online both for B2C and B2B sales, directly integrated into their operational data with single point of data management for stock details, orders, payments, and more.

Stefan Balzan, Marketing Executive for M&S commented “Shireburn eStore was the most cost effective and practical choice for us. Their solution created a deep integration with our stock system and with this in place, we could focus on customer experience on our site whilst ensuring an efficient delivery system. The Shireburn team were always very helpful, supporting us in every possible way”.

Shireburn Software are leaders in offering multi-channel business management solutions with a 30 year track record of solutions customised for the local market.


Shireburn sponsors restoration at Sarria Church

Sarria Church RestorationIn commemoration of their 30th Anniversary, Shireburn Software has sponsored the restoration of Mattia Preti’s Sarria Immaculate Conception. The project, managed by Din l-Art Helwa (DLH), is being carried out also on the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of the birth of Mattia Preti, the official artist of the Order of St John.
Shireburn’s directors felt that it was fitting to mark the company’s important 30th anniversary milestone by contributing to Malta’s heritage and leaving behind a permanent masterpiece that will be enjoyed for years to come. This initiative forms part of Shireburn’s CSR strategy to continue to invest back into the society in which it operates, more so this being their 30th year in operation.

Simone Mizzi speaking for DLH said the organisation was extremely grateful to Shireburn Software for recognising the enormous value of Sarria’s Titular Immaculate Conception and for the generous support that has made its restoration possible.
The painting had suffered from neglect over time, and its canvas had separated from its stretcher frame. Acting with the support of the Superintendence of Cultural heritage, Dr Anthony Pace, Din l-Art Helwa was able to take emergency action and intervene thus saving it from collapsing. The restoration work was commissioned to Giuseppe Mantella Restauri. Dott Giuseppe Mantella has restored many other Mattia Preti’s in Malta including the lunette in St John’s Co Cathedral.

DLH plan to put the restored titular painting back into its place over Sarria’s main altar in time for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on the 8th December, while work will continue on its massive stone carved frame in January 2014.
The Sarria Immaculate Conception is unique and rare in that it captures on canvas the symbolic victory over the plague in Malta, and of good over evil. The Virgin stands surrounded by angels over a background of boats that ferry the sick from Lazaretto over to Valletta. Above her figure, God the Father and the Divine Spirit, all look down at the triumph of good over evil. Archangels surround the virgin who, victorious, return their shields to their scabbards.


Shireburn Software supports Dancing Brushes – an art exhibition by Joseph Casapinta

Shireburn sponsors Art ExhibitionShireburn Software is proud to support local artist Joseph Casapinta in his current exhibition entitled “Dancing Brushes”.

The exhibition is being held at Palazzo de Piro in Mdina and is open to the public until 31st January 2014. This is the artist’s 5th solo exhibition and features a number of watercolour paintings.

“We are honoured to have the opportunity to support local art and talent and wish Joseph all the best for this exhibition and many more to come,” commented John de Giorgio, Managing Director, Shireburn Software.

About the artist:

Joseph Casapinta, an artist well known for his command of all mediums, has this time embarked upon a creative journey, an exploration of the real places that have inspired him throughout his life. In order to fulfill this, Casapinta has developed a technique with watercolours that is beyond the traditional; indeed he states unequivocally that his inspiration is part of the technique he uses. (Rob Parry 2013)


Shireburn Blood Donation Drive

Blood DriveFor the second time this year, Shireburn Software organised a blood donation drive at the National Blood Transfusion Unit in Guardamangia.

The initiative was part of Shireburn’s 30th Anniversary celebrations, as well as its ongoing corporate social responsibility programme, encouraging employees to donate blood and give back to the community.

The management of Shireburn Software thanked staff members for potentially saving lives today. They also showed gratitude for those employees who kept the office up and running in the interim so as not to disrupt customer support. The company provided transport to and from the Blood Donation Unit and also surprised staff with a much appreciated light snack back at the office once they returned.

More event photos can be found on our company Facebook page: Shireburn Software

Shireburn Software are developers of an array of robust and integrated business solutions encompassing accounting, inventory, payroll and HR, retail, e-commerce, business intelligence and document management solutions amongst others.


Shireburn Software sponsors FSS Payroll Course

Shireburn sponsors FSS courseShireburn Software is proud to have supported and sponsored a recent Payroll training course, entitled “The FSS System Explained” and organised by iDevelopment. The course was held on the 20th November, at the Excelsior Hotel.

Through such initiatives, Shireburn continues to strengthen its commitment to support local business and education, in particular with this course, the local HR and payroll professions. “Just like our clients, we ensure to keep abreast of all changes occurring in legislation that controls the payroll in Malta,” explained Mr John de Giorgio, Managing Director of Shireburn Software. “We recognise the importance of such training that enables HR and Payroll departments to provide a smoother payroll and HR services to employees. It is our priority to support the industry.”

Shireburn’s leading Payroll and HR Management System encompasses a fully-fledged Payroll solution, an HR module, a Time and Attendance system, and a web-based Leave Management solution that facilitates the leave request and approvals process within organisations. The Shireburn solution services thousands of employees and managers, and is considered a leader in its field.

The 3 hour CPE (Core Competencies) course accredited by the MIA, covered the purpose of the IRD, the FSS (Final Settlement System) and forms, tax bands and categories, social security contributions, end of year submissions and electronic lodgement and other related topics that are pertinent to a successful payroll completion.
For more information about our leading Payroll and HR Solution visit www.shireburn.com/accounting-payroll-software, call on 2131 9977 or email sales@shireburn.com