Access Group Controls Security With Amthal

Client: Access Group

Amthal is the total solution provider of choice for Access Group to ensure compliance with ISO standards and the safety and security of staff and visitors across multiple sites.

Access Group is a leading author of integrated business management software, with more than 7,000 UK businesses and not-for-profit organisations using Access systems. The portfolio spans ERP, finance, HR, payroll, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation and manufacturing, for which securing data managed is critical.

As the company has continued to facilitate growth, it has moved into multi-site operations and selected Amthal Fire & Security to maintain fire and security systems, including the integration of access control security to ensure certification to ISO27001:2013 by ISOQAR to UKAS standard.

Says Pascale Genevois, FM Manager at Access Group: “Access Group has been recognised as one of the top five fastest growing UK software developers in the Sunday Times Buyout Track 100. And at present we have an in-house team of over 800 employees, supported by a dedicated management team, and spread over 16 locations.

“As well as ensuring the safety and security of all staff and visitors, from an ISO compliance perspective, we have to be able to provide an audit trail of who is at each of our offices, and know exactly where they have been with relation to management and security of assets.

“We turned to Amthal who has been our fire and security partner of choice for a number of years. The team seamlessly implemented an access control solution throughout our UK wide offices enabling staff and visitors to carry ID cards at all times, whilst back at base and at customer sites. This means we can now reassure customers and clients that ISO recommendations have been acutely followed.”

The ISO 27000 family of standards helps organizations keep information assets secure. Using this family of standards helps Access Group to manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted to the Group by third parties.

Paul Rosenthal, Sales Director for Amthal Fire & Security added: “Like other ISO standards, certification to ISO27001:2013 is not obligatory. Compliance shows Access Group to be a responsible company that chooses to follow Best Practice guidance. By choosing to work with one provider in Amthal Fire & Security, as we understand the systems in place and grow with Access Group, we can integrate solutions such as Access Control, Intruder and Fire Alarms that will work with existing solutions, ensuring minimal disruption to everyday operations.”