Armed Forces broadcaster halves running costs with dataflow

- SSVC choose dataflow financials to provide them with a cost-effective and flexible solution to managing the multi-currency financial needs of a charity which has operations around the globe -

The Services Sound and Vision Corporation (SSVC) is a registered charity set up to entertain and inform Britain's Armed Forces around the world. In addition to organising 140 live shows a year, SSVC operates three radio networks, two 24-hour television channels and also sends the latest blockbuster movies to Forces Personnel in the UK and overseas. Additionally, SSVC has a retail operation on major military bases in Germany.

One of the key factors in SSVC’s decision to choose dataflow was its strong multi-currency capability. The organisation deals with over 20 different currencies, so finding a software package able to handle multi-currency requirements with ease was crucial.

SSVC has a 15-user dataflow Enterprise licence. 10 users are in the Accounts Department in the UK and the rest of the users log in remotely from overseas with direct access to dataflow.

dataflow financials integrate well with the other systems used by SSVC. There is a direct connection with the organisation’s asset management system and financial information from SSVC’s retail business is imported into dataflow from Cromwell UK’s Open Retail system used by the shops and also from the ADP payroll system which SSVC uses.

Moving to dataflow has enabled SSVC to make considerable cost savings of approximately 50% on previous expenditure. This is particularly evident for system upgrades, which are provided free-of-charge to dataflow customers. 


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About Dataflow (UK) Limited

Dataflow was founded in response to a demand for more flexible software capabilities than standard off-the-shelf packages and specialise in the design and development of business management software, with a particular emphasis on accounting.

dataflow was the first true 32~bit product to be released for the UK SME market and was the first UK accounting software compatible with Microsoft's SQL Server, taking advantage of all aspects of the Windows environment. Dataflow is committed to developing a high quality accounting and business management solution that will enhance the productivity of small to medium-sized businesses.

One of dataflow's strengths is its customisation ability and the Customizer toolkit allows you to adapt dataflow without altering the underlying source code. You can change or add to the standard screens, and create new user-defined screens. All modifications are automatically re-applied when a new release becomes available. Programmable interfaces using ActiveX and XML are available to external systems for retrieving data, creating and modifying customer accounts, supplier accounts, stock items and other similar data, and for posting accounting, document and stock transactions.

We also aim to provide this solution as the financial backbone for vertical market and bespoke applications that offers a controlled environment for secure and professional integration. Utilising the Customizer toolkit, Dataflow have developed vertical market applications for industries such as Distribution, Haulage Management, Storage & Warehousing, Automotive Workshop Administration, Waste Management, Property Management and School Administration. All these systems have at their heart the dataflow financial management software, giving them a truly integrated solution.

For more information, please contact:

For more information, please contact:

Darius Mogtader 
Dataflow (UK) Limited
Dataflow House
Mill Mead
TW18 4UQ

Tel: 01784 454171