CAS chairman on the benefits of employee ownership

This article by our chairman was first published in Business Insider magazine. It references the CAS experience of employee ownership and the benefits he has seen it bring to our company. November 2018, www.insider.co.uk

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by Ken Naismith | posted in Company News

CAS chairman on the benefits of employee ownership

CAS makes Scottish Business Pledge

CAS has signed the Scottish Business Pledge, a government and business partnership that champions fair employment practices and sustainable business growth. Making the pledge was a logical, easy step for us as we have been operating under most of the shared values for some time.

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by Ken Naismith | posted in Company News

CAS makes Scottish Business Pledge

Workpro awarded place on UK Gov G Cloud 10 Framework

We are pleased to announce that our case management software, Workpro has been awarded a place on the G Cloud 10 framework, available on the UK Government’s Digital Marketplace.

G Cloud is a procurement framework which can be used by UK public sector…     Read more »

by Lynne Campbell | posted in Case Management News

Workpro awarded place on UK Gov G Cloud 10 Framework

CAS approved for Digital Outcomes and Specialists 3 Framework

We are pleased to announce that we have been once again been awarded a place on the UK Government Digital Outcomes & Specialists (DOS) Framework – version 3 this time, which went live on 1 October 2018.

The DOS framework is available through the Read more »

by Lynne Campbell | posted in Company News

CAS approved for Digital Outcomes and Specialists 3 Framework

Closing the Digital Skills Gap in Scotland

There is estimated to be a shortfall of approximately 11,000 ICT professionals in Scotland per year. Recruiting more women in to the digital sector is a key part of the Scottish Government’s plans to reduce the Digital Skills Gap in Scotland, a goal we at CAS strongly support.

In…     Read more »

by Lynne Campbell | posted in Company News

Closing the Digital Skills Gap in Scotland

CAStodians make EO day count for more

What do IT bods do when they are having a break from working on computers?  They play on computers.  In the spirit of doing something fun to mark Employee Ownership day, that's what the team at Edinburgh-based CAS (Computer Application Services Ltd) undertook to do.
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by Ken Naismith | posted in Company News

CAStodians make EO day count for more

New Office...more staff. CAS is growing!

CAS is delighted to welcome our two latest recruits to the Workpro Business Analyst team, Carol Flynn and Alexander (Sander) Bowie.  

In their roles as Workpro Implementation Specialists, Carol and Sander’s main priorities are tailoring our Read more »

by Lynne Campbell | posted in Company News

New Office...more staff. CAS is growing!

We have moved office!

CAS Ltd, developer of Workpro complaints and case management software, has moved office.

We are still based on the lovely Heriot-Watt University campus in Edinburgh, but please note that our new address from 10th October 2016…     Read more »

by Lynne Campbell | posted in Company News

We have moved office!

Comprehensive new Workpro product documentation created by doc-department

Customers interested in our flagship Workpro case and complaints handling software can now view comprehensive new online product documentation.

The concise and clear support content has been created by technical-communications firm doc-department.

We wanted to find a more…     Read more »

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Comprehensive new Workpro product documentation created by doc-department

CAS celebrates Employee Ownership Day with silver Investors in People accreditation

Computer Application Services (CAS) is delighted to have achieved the Silver Investors in People award in recognition of our excellent team engagement and management practice.  The award’s handover date to the team is 1st July, coinciding with Employee Ownership Day (EO Day)…     Read more »

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CAS celebrates Employee Ownership Day with silver Investors in People accreditation

Caribbean style festivities planned to celebrate EO Day

The sounds and colours of the Caribbean will fill our office on 1st July as we celebrate UK Employee Ownership Day (EO Day).

The Caribbean theme has been chosen in honour of CAS’s two newest clients, both based on the beautiful Caribbean island of Bermuda, who have chosen to…     Read more »

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Caribbean style festivities planned to celebrate EO Day

Deadline approaches for FCA new complaints handling rules – are you ready?

With just over a week remaining until the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) new rules on customer complaint handling come into force, is your firm ready to comply?

These rule changes must be reflected in your firm’s complaint handling processes. In the targets staff are…     Read more »

by Lynne Campbell | posted in Case Management News

Deadline approaches for FCA new complaints handling rules – are you ready?

CAS supports scheme aimed at encouraging women into STEM jobs

A student from Stirling University is joining Computer Application Services (CAS) on a summer placement as part of an innovative scheme to encourage women into STEM jobs.

Laura White, a computer science student, is spending four months at the CAS office in Edinburgh as part of the…     Read more »

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CAS supports scheme aimed at encouraging women into STEM jobs

Newest recruit brings wealth of experience to CAS team

The newest recruit at Computer Application Services brings a wealth of experience to help deliver our innovative products and support our growing customer base.

CAS is delighted to welcome Workpro Implementation Specialist, Rob Fisk, who joins the Business Analyst…     Read more »

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Newest recruit brings wealth of experience to CAS team

How even a small IT firm can be green minded

As a relatively small, specialised IT firm Computer Application Services (CAS) does not have a particularly large carbon footprint. But we are interested in ensuring we are being as environmentally conscientious as possible.

Unlike, for instance,…     Read more »

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How even a small IT firm can be green minded

Why even wealthy industries should sign up to the Living Wage Foundation

This year CAS became one of 500 Living Wage Employers in Scotland. This means we guarantee to pay staff an hourly rate set by the Living Wage Foundation – currently £8.25 per hour.

Now the cynical, or perhaps just the observant,…     Read more »

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Why even wealthy industries should sign up to the Living Wage Foundation

Digital Transformation: Survival of the fittest?

“Digital Transformation” and “Digital Disruption” are the big buzzwords in the tech world at the moment.

They were certainly the focus of attention at the recent sell-out ScotTech Digital Transformation 2016 Conference in Edinburgh.

And…     Read more »

by Chris Ellis

Digital Transformation: Survival of the fittest?

New analyst joins Workpro team from CodeClan digital skills academy

Computer Application Services (CAS) is delighted to welcome latest recruit Peter Hyder, who joins the team as a Workpro Analyst. 

Peter has just completed an intensive course with our partners CodeClan -…     Read more »

by Lynne Campbell | posted in Company News

New analyst joins Workpro team from CodeClan digital skills academy

Skipton chooses Workpro software in readiness to comply with FCA reporting rule changes

Computer Application Services (CAS) welcomes Skipton Financial Services (SFS) as the latest customer to choose Workpro complaints management software. 

SFS receives few complaints but the business seeks to use each as an…     Read more »

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Skipton chooses Workpro software in readiness to comply with FCA reporting rule changes

Capital for Colleagues fuels growth in sales of CAS software

Computer Application Services Ltd is poised for further growth after receiving funding support from investment firm Capital for Colleagues.

Capital for Colleagues (C4C) will inject a mix of equity and a loan facility to a total of…     Read more »

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Capital for Colleagues fuels growth in sales of CAS software

CAS celebrates two years of employee ownership

Computer Application Services has celebrated its two year anniversary of becoming an employee-owned company.

In its second year of employee ownership CAS has gone from strength to strength, attracting new clients in new markets with its Workpro case…     Read more »

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CAS celebrates two years of employee ownership

CAS: focussed on business agenda, not gender

At a recent event in the Scottish Parliament I heard fun being poked, with the expression "male and stale” used to describe the men who had long-time run the show.

It was a tongue in cheek comment and clearly it is ridiculous to suggest that gender has any influence on…     Read more »

by Ken Naismith | posted in Company News

CAS: focussed on business agenda, not gender

CAS staff praised by customers in satisfaction survey

The staff at Computer Application Services have received glowing praise in a customer satisfaction survey carried out about the company.

100% of customers who responded to the survey rated CAS staff as professional, with 88% describing them as friendly and…     Read more »

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CAS staff praised by customers in satisfaction survey

Appeal of Employee Ownership attracts quality new talent to CAS

When you run an IT business in a city in which there are 11,000 more vacancies than there are people to fill them, attracting new team members isn’t to be taken lightly.   CAS is delighted to welcome SQL Engineer, Andrew Miller, formerly a government employee within progressive IT…     Read more »

by Ken Naismith | posted in Company News

Appeal of Employee Ownership attracts quality new talent to CAS

CAS becomes Living Wage Employer

Computer Application Services is pleased to announce that it is now an accredited Living Wage Employer.

Signing up to the voluntary scheme means that every member of staff at Computer Application Services (CAS) earns not just the Minimum Wage but…     Read more »

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CAS becomes Living Wage Employer

Conference shines spotlight on benefits of employee ownership

This year's Employee Ownership Association Annual Conference was the first Employee Ownership national event I have attended.  It was the second for our Employee Benefit Trust Director Simon Harbisher.   As well as…     Read more »

by Ken Naismith

Conference shines spotlight on benefits of employee ownership

Hackathon will see budding financial services experts converge on Scotland’s capital

Are you a software developer who aspires to be the founder of the next billion-pound IT startup or a marketer with the grain of a winning idea?

Could you pitch an idea related to financial services, build it as part of a team and present the product to a team of judges all within 48…     Read more »

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Hackathon will see budding financial services experts converge on Scotland’s capital

CAS Helps Nurture New Generation of Talent for Scotland’s Booming Tech Sector

Computer Application Services (CAS) has thrown its support behind a new coding academy aiming to train up Scotland’s next generation of world-class software developers.

There is a shortage of about 11,000 skilled digital professionals in Scotland and Edinburgh-based CodeClan…     Read more »

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CAS Helps Nurture New Generation of Talent for Scotland’s Booming Tech Sector

Top Tips for Career Success from our own Chief Technical Officer

The secret to success? Making the most of every opportunity to learn new things and meet new people.

This is according to our very own Chief Technical Officer Chris Ellis, who was asked by The University…     Read more »

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Top Tips for Career Success from our own Chief Technical Officer

Thumbs Up for CAS’s Information Security and Quality Management

Computer Application Services (CAS) has proved its commitment to information security and the quality of its products by retaining two important certifications for another year.

Following a formal audit process, CAS has renewed its International Standard Organisation (ISO) 27001…     Read more »

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Thumbs Up for CAS’s Information Security and Quality Management

CAS Shares Employee Ownership Experience

Our CEO Ken Naismith shared his views on the benefits of employee ownership with a packed audience of business people at an event in Edinburgh last week.

The employee ownership workshop organised by Co-operative Development…     Read more »

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CAS Shares Employee Ownership Experience

CAS Employee Ownership Event Edinburgh

Event date: 03 September 2015

Scottish Enterprise are hosting a free event at which Computer Application Services (CAS) will discuss our recent journey to employee ownership.

Founded in 1969, CAS was one of Scotland's first software companies. In 2014, an…     Read more »

by Lynne Campbell | posted in Company News

CAS Employee Ownership Event Edinburgh

Employee Ownership Day 2015 at CAS

Call us party poopers but the team at Computer Application Services (CAS) was flat out working on existing projects and new product development and really didn’t do justice to EO Day this year.  However we did acknowledge the…     Read more »

by Lynne Campbell | posted in Company News

Employee Ownership Day 2015 at CAS

Team CAS Congratulates Mark White, Arran Man

Last weekend, Mark White completed the "Arran Man" (Iron Man triathlon event on Scotland's beautiful island of Arran) 2.4 mile sea swim + 112 mile bike ride + a full marathon, 26.2 mile run to finish.   Answering the sponsorship call seemed fitting as Mark is an Artillery…     Read more »

by Lynne Campbell | posted in Company News

Team CAS Congratulates Mark White, Arran Man

Employee Ownership is better for many firms

Our CEO Ken Naismith was recently interviewed by The Scotsman’s  Kristy Dorsey on our company’s journey and move to Employee Ownership. 

With less than a month until the annual celebration of Read more »

by Lynne Campbell | posted in Company News

Employee Ownership is better for many firms

Software Engineering Student summer placement at CAS

CAS is pleased to once again support Equate Scotland’s Careerwise Placement Scheme, by offering a student placement for a software engineering student for the summer 2015. Read more »

by Lynne Campbell | posted in Company News

Software Engineering Student summer placement at CAS

Celebrating one year of Employee Ownership

CAS is celebrating our first year as an employee owned company. We made the move to employee ownership in January 2014 with the support of Co-operative Development Scotland, part of Scottish…     Read more »

by Lynne Campbell | posted in Company News

Celebrating one year of Employee Ownership

Sint Maarten Ombudsman implements Workpro

We are delighted to welcome Sint Maarten Ombudsman and staff as Workpro customers. CAS Business Analyst Debbie Barr was the lucky staff member to fly out to the beautiful Caribbean island of Sint Maarten to train users…there were a few of us wanting that job! The Ombudsman and staff seem…     Read more »

by Lynne Campbell | posted in Case Management News

Sint Maarten Ombudsman implements Workpro

Equate Scotland Careerwise Placement

A recent article by Equate Scotland  about their Careerwise Placement Scheme features a work placement at CAS undertaken by Shamara Thomson this summer. Shamara is…     Read more »

by Lynne Campbell | posted in Company News

Equate Scotland Careerwise Placement

EOA- Annual Conference 2014

Our Business Analyst Team Manager, Simon Harbisher, attended the Employee Ownership Annual Conference in Nottingham this week. Simon is currently the elected Employee Benefit Trust Director for…     Read more »

by System Message | posted in Company News

EOA- Annual Conference 2014

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