Sharp-ax is 10 years old!


Mike Munnelly, with his wealth of knowledge of the distribution industry, saw the potential for new UK software to be built on the latest modern platforms MS Windows, C# and MS SQL

Key people were employed at that time, Ben Burgess to design and develop, Mantas Grinevicius, Senior Developer and Paul Page – the first Support Analyst, both of whom are still with the company and heading up their own teams.

It is a testament to the strength of the software and the way the company is managed that members of staff have wanted to continue to work on the product over the years. Several other team members have stayed with the project since joining and two people who left to join other software companies returned within months. They realised how much easier Sharp-aX was to implement and how customers were quick to recognise huge time savings and significant returns on investment

Sharp-aX expanded rapidly covering a wide array of wholesalers and distributors across industries including electrical, plumbing & heating, bathrooms, tiles, food products, fasteners & fixings and many more.

In May 2016, the sale of the previous company, Ramtac Computer Systems was finalised. It was agreed that Intact Software would buy back their UK company base, which Ramtac had been re-selling alongside Sharp-aX.

With the sale of the company, came a new opportunity to rebrand directly as Sharp-aX Computer Systems and place the focus squarely on the product that is the future of how ERP solutions are implemented. Since that split we’ve seen a great deal of positive feedback for the product, and we work hard to maintain good levels of customer service and support.

We are very proud of what we do and how we do it.

Posted: 1st March 2018

Posted in: Sharp-aX

Customer Feedback

"The installation has gone very well, and it has saved us a lot of time and made us more efficient especially on the sales desk. We plan to grow the system over the next few years as the company grows"

Mark Slater, Manager
M&S Distributors

"I have worked closely with the Sharp-Ax Web Development Team for more than 4 years now. When we first started working together, I was incredibly green and had little knowledge of how to go about creating a website.

Sharp-Ax were incredibly patient and helped me through the early stages, quickly earning my trust and respect.

Throughout the process they have come up with some truly innovative solutions to tasks I have set and have worked with me to achieve a platform that I am very happy with.

I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone that is looking to either start a website from scratch or are looking to move their business. It sounds corny Jean, Manish and the rest of the team do actually prioritise the customer experience, which in this day and age is refreshing"

Gary Sanderson
Metro Fixings

Skilled, reliable, and excellent customer care

"I've been working closely with the web team at Sharp Ax now for over two years, and during that time they have always been thoroughly professional, reliable and most importantly, very good at what they do.

Our site has gone through strength to strength since we went live around 18 months ago, and it has now become a vital part of our business. We regularly receive glowing compliments about the layout and usability of our website from customers and suppliers, and while I would love to be able to take the credit for it, this is largely down to the website template and CMS, which is simple and easy to use.

As with all tech installations you may get the odd hiccup or something may not integrate seamlessly with your own system at first, but the best thing about Sharp Ax is that any problem is fixed quickly and with the minimum of fuss. It is clear that they prioritise customer satisfaction, which is refreshing to see from a tech company.

I would not hesitate to recommend this company to anyone and I look forward to continuing a strong working relationship moving forward"

Mark Collins
TC Fixings

"We had a big increase in our daily workload as we set up the new system. Our software problems proved to be minimal though and Sharp-aX came to our aid whenever required, so we were able to move forward with total confidence"

Dave Mansfield, Senior Systems and Network Administrator
Apex Grange Ltd

"We wanted to set the company up for the next 15 years with a totally modern Microsoft windows system that has everything we need and all the features that we will need as we grow, and is easy to use. Already it is like having another member of staff and we have all the daily knowledge we need at our fingertips. The sales order processing is splendid"

Simon Carter, Company Manager
Carter Mason Electrical Ltd

"I've looked at different systems and picked Sharp-Ax from Sharp-aX Computer Systems, because it used all modern windows techniques and was by far the best I saw; they are very experienced in electrical wholesalers systems and while they are a large software house which is reassuring, you are still treated as important, whatever size you are"

Jon Bishop, Branch manager
Connect Electrical