Manchester Airports Group (MAG) selects Polymorph to develop the organisation's Lotus Notes platform

  • Bespoke applications for quality control, monitoring and reporting
  • To ensure more efficient workflow processes between airport's multiple divisions
  • Extends successful four-year relationship between Polymorph and Manchester Airport

UK - 28 November, 2007 - Polymorph, Lotus Notes specialists and one of the UK's fastest growing IT services companies, has won a major order from Manchester Airport - the UK's third largest airport - to extend its existing Lotus Notes platform and develop bespoke applications to support the organisation's different business divisions across the group. This will deliver more efficient workflow processes and ensure that all essential information, including quality control and peer testing, is sent to the right people in the right departments.

Polymorph won the competitive tender against six other suppliers following a strong business proposal that offered Manchester Airport essential Lotus Notes application development work, as well as dedicated support services. Under the new agreement, Polymorph will work closely with Manchester Airport's business analysts - who will identify and assess the organisation’s specific business requirements - to develop the necessary applications that will run within the airport’s existing Lotus Notes environment.

"After an extensive review of Lotus Notes developers on the market, it was clear that Polymorph has a unique business proposition that we know we will benefit from," commented Janice Griffiths, Head of Group Business Solutions. "Having previously worked with Polymorph, it makes strategic sense to build on our past success. What's more, the company's proven ability to consistently deliver high quality applications and support service made it the obvious choice for us. We wanted minimal involvement in developing the necessary applications, and once the requirements had been identified, we knew Polymorph would deliver to our expectations."

Manchester Airport implemented its Lotus Notes platform six years ago to manage all complex workflow systems and databases that were outside the remit of Excel spreadsheets. This environment enabled the organisation to share vital information between a multitude of divisions within Manchester Airport, and ensure effective working processes. The Lotus Notes platform ensures, for example, that all faults and incidents logged by duty managers are sent to the relevant department to be actioned, and to other divisions that might be impacted by that particular log. This agreement extends Polymorph's successful four-year relationship with Manchester Airport, during which time it assisted the organisation in extending its desktop based solutions to fieldworkers for the first time using handheld technology.

Steve Harris, Managing Director of Polymorph, added: "We are delighted to have been selected to work with Manchester Airport once again and provide the airport with bespoke applications that will ensure seamless workflow processes. As always, Polymorph is committed to helping Manchester Airport provide the best service to its passengers."

About Manchester Airport:
Manchester Airport is the international gateway for the North of England and the UK’s largest regional airport handling 22 million passengers a year. It is part of the Manchester Airports Group plc (MAG), the largest UK-owned airport group that is made up of four airports - Manchester, East Midlands, Humberside and Bournemouth. More than 100 airlines offer direct flights from Manchester to 225 destinations worldwide, more than any other UK airport. Manchester Airport is one of the largest centres of employment in the North West with more than 19,000 people directly employed on site

About Polymorph:
Polymorph Ltd is one of the UK's fastest growing IT services companies with an established team of professionals experienced in IBM, Microsoft and Linux. The company offers bespoke and third party application development and support, as well as infrastructure design and implementation, including upgrade or migration services. Through its Managed Services Division Polymorph provides SMEs with a comprehensive range of services that cover remote and on-site desktop and server support. Polymorph provides organisations across public and corporate sectors with IT consultancy, application development and support services to help improve processes, reduce costs and achieve rapid Return on Investment. Its customers include Merseyside Police, Manchester Airport, BT Plc and ICI Plc.

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