Two of the biggest names in wholesale IT solutions, have teamed up with STL to provide modern solutions with a rich development roadmap and superior services to users constrained by legacy systems or frustrated by faceless corporate helpdesks.

Jackie Fieldhouse (also known as Jackie Taylor) was the sales force majeure from Sanderson before it was acquired by Aptean in September 2019, and Martin Beatty was the highly respected Technical Director of Sanderson’s wholesale business.

Jackie said:

‘Having taken a year out of the industry for the first time in 30 years, I’ve had the luxury of being able to objectively review the industry as it has moved through a period of unprecedented change.

‘I’ve seen my former customers bombarded by extraordinary – and often unpredictable – challenges, but not always able to access the quality of support and technology they need.  I’ve also seen the truth in the adage that “when the going gets tough, the tough get going”. And the toughest of IT providers today is undoubtedly STL.

‘Over the last couple of years, whilst others have divested interests, it has ploughed energy and resources into the wholesale sector. It has created a robust corporate leadership and strategy, developed an impressive next-generation merchandise management platform in STL MMS Evo, and introduced new service initiatives. All this adds up to an extremely compelling proposition for users of SWORDS and other systems at the end of their life-cycle.’

Ivan Durkin, Managing Director of STL, said,

‘We’ve always believed that our modern, adaptable and evolving solutions offer the superior option for businesses operating in a dynamic sector like wholesale – and that’s even more the case now that many are reeling from the recent trifecta of IT provider acquisitions, Brexit and the pandemic. So it is exciting that these two industry heavyweights have declared their agreement by backing STL.’