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14 Nov 2018 - Emergency number now redundant; faster help in emergencies

Happily it doesn’t happen very often, but if you do get caught out with a hardware or software glitch, you’ll want help fast. To this end, ALFA PRO IT has a special emergency number which…

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21 Oct 2018 - De Bosrand opts for AlfaPro

‘More control of purchasing, distribution and sales’. De Bosrand is a family concern which operates three nurseries, two wholesale outlets and four garden centres. It is a successful…

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10 Oct 2018 - AlfaPro processes transaction charge in purchase price

It’s a well-known fact: traders who include the auction’s transaction charge as a fixed percentage of their purchase price, usually lose out. For large quantities of products, the sales…

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27 Sep 2018 - Two new colleagues

ALFA PRO IT has welcomed another two new members of staff to its team in the last couple of months. We’d like to introduce them here:

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02 Sep 2018 - AlfaPro flightcase: a bargain at twice the price

For anyone wanting a traditional AlfaPro flightcase with a hand-held terminal for a bargain price, look no further. More and more on-the-road vendors, wholesalers and cash & carry outlets are now…

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29 Jul 2018 - The fruit & vegetable trade increasingly opting for AlfaPro

Riva Fruit: just one of a number of companies in the fruit & vegetable trade that are choosing ALFA PRO IT as automation supplier. Needless to say, we are delighted. But - even though we say it…

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17 Jul 2018 - E-commerce in the fruit & vegetable trade? Made possible by AlfaPro

Whilst it has long been meat and drink to the flower industry, ALFA PRO IT believes that e-commerce will soon be taking the fruit & vegetable trade by storm too. In fact, e-commerce is nothing…

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03 Jul 2018 - Changes in packaging prices

What changes in packaging prices will take place on 2 July 2018 at Royal FloraHolland? 

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07 Jun 2018 - AlfaPro Online Mobile: handy at trade fairs too

Order registration, on-the-road sales, (self-)scanning in a Cash & Carry, writing out orders in a vehicle with samples: AlfaPro Online Mobile in combination with a tablet now makes all this…

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30 May 2018 - Service desk team expanded

Service, we believe, is a priority. And in order to establish exactly the right priority, since last year we’ve been asking you to send your queries by email. That was one of the reasons why…

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10 May 2018 - This is how we safeguard your personal data

We believe your privacy is important. In our privacy statement you can read about how we protect your…

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18 Apr 2018 - Online but with a personal touch

Doing online business can sometimes seem a little impersonal. If you do happen to lose your way around a website or webshop, or just want to ask a simple question, it’s nice to know…

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12 Apr 2018 - Big Time-Saving for Broks

News of yet another enthusiastic user of our tablet: Broks Bloemen, wholesale florist to supermarkets, filling stations and other retailers.

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29 Mar 2018 - More convenience and efficiency thanks to finger scanning

The handy but highly robust finger scanner has been on the market for some time already now. In combination with the PM80 (PDA tablet), it is the ultimate convenience in the ‘box’. With…

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20 Mar 2018 - 21 April: walk-in session at ALFA PRO IT

Did you miss out on our last session, or are you just curious to know about our products and services? If so, why not take the opportunity to attend our walk-in session on the morning of Saturday 21…

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09 Jan 2018 - ALFA PRO IT at IPM Essen, 23-26 January 2018

Once again, ALFA PRO IT will be attending the IPM, the world's leading trade fair for plants, held in Essen (Germany) from 23 to 26 January next year.

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14 Dec 2017 - New (financial) year

Another year is underway: it's now time to put the last financial year to bed and to plan your admin for the new year ahead. But do you know how to do this in your software suite? You can…

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11 Dec 2017 - Can't your webshop customers see the wood for the trees?

Because of the upsurge in VMP links, product supply in webshops has become overwhelming. That’s good for customers, but can be mind-bogglingly confusing! Especially if they are offering the same…

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07 Nov 2017 - Introducing...

This is Rozanne and her surname is De Wit, but we’re allowed to call her just Roos. For the last six months she’s been working at ALFA PRO IT as our telephonist, so we thought it was high…

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24 Oct 2017 - Advertising with images in the AlfaPro database

Good news for businesses who buy through Royal FloraHolland (RFH) and who import EKT messages. The images (of products sold by growers at auction), which are stored in a database can now be…

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11 Oct 2017 - Q Flowers also plumps for 'The mobile webshop'

Thanks to its ‘webshop-on-wheels’, Q Flowers is able to show customers exactly what plants and flowers it has on board its truck so that they can place on-the-spot and…

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22 Aug 2017 - Big savings for Cash & Carries with self-scanning App

In many supermarkets today it’s become the norm to buy your groceries using a hand-held scanner: you simply scan the products you put in the trolley and when you’re finished, you…

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15 Aug 2017 - 30 September: walk-in session at ALFA PRO IT

Did you miss out on our last session, or are you just curious to know about our products and services? If so, why not take the opportunity to attend our walk-in session on the morning of…

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29 Jun 2017 - AlfaPro Mobile offers additional option for on-the-road deliveries

Many on-the-road sales staff are already aware of the fact: thanks to AlfaPro Mobile, the final customer at the end of a day’s round no longer has to make do with the…

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26 Jun 2017 - Walk-in session meets the needs of users

On the morning of Saturday 24 June, our offices at Laan van Verhof once again hosted a walk-in session. Events such as these seem to fulfil a need on the part of users.  The session…

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13 Jun 2017 - A new colleague

This is Leonie Nuijten. Leonie has been working at ALFA PRO IT for a few months now. On her business card it says ‘Implementation Specialist’, which means she provides support to…

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29 May 2017 - Borders no obstacle for AlfaPro

Distance provides no object when it comes to automation and this fact was recently borne out by Dirk van Egmond GmbH in Kiel, Germany. At the end of 2016, ALFA PRO IT was given the task of…

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16 May 2017 - ALFA PRO SYSTEMS on the right road

As far as we’re concerned, the region has become a whole lot more appealing recently, not least because we’ve bought a brand-new service vehicle for our new business unit, ALFA PRO…

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11 May 2017 - Good news for growers and importers

Have you ever toyed with the idea of using our AlfaPro package? If so, let’s clear up any lingering doubts once and for all! Thanks to the constant improvements our systems undergo, you…

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17 Apr 2017 - Viruses, spyware and ransomware

WHAT ARE THEY AND HOW CAN YOU PREVENT THEM?

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25 Jan 2017 - Drop-in day meets with great success

ALFA PRO IT held another drop-in session for its business partners last 21 January and, just as on previous occasions, proved an enormous success. In fact, more people turned up to the event…

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23 Jan 2017 - Keen interest in AlfaPro NEXT sneak preview!

The next generation of software in development, dubbed ‘AlfaPro NEXT’, attracted keen interest at our recent drop-in session.

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11 Jan 2017 - AlfaPro Mobile: now available with handy 5-inch PDA

AlfaPro Mobile continues to be the most complete system for today's on-the-road distributor or roundsperson. But likewise for cash & carry outlets. The system can now be operated using…

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21 Dec 2016 - AlfaPro and the retention of tax records

AlfaPro's new on-the-road sales system (tablet version) allows you to send your invoices direct to customers by email. What could be better…

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16 Dec 2016 - Eye-catching promotional film

The tulip: from bulb to flower is the title of an interesting and informative new promotional film produced by L&M, a major floral wholesaler based…

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23 Nov 2016 - AlfaPro also successfully implemented at Rostock-based Nordflor

At the end of September, following in the wake of AlfaPro implementation at the Stralsund offices of Read more

09 Nov 2016 - All shipshape

Now that renovation work has finished, ALFA PRO IT is looking shipshape once again. The work, completed at the…

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04 Nov 2016 - On-the-road distributors take note!

AlfaPro allows customers to order from your mobile merchandise 

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19 Oct 2016 - New application for AlfaPro Online

Together with Hoekhuis Bloemgroep based in Naaldwijk (NL), we recently developed an intriguing new use for AlfaPro Online, the system which was originally…

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12 Oct 2016 - Comparing apples and oranges...

Recently, we received an email from one of our new clients (an on-the-road distributor) with some extremely encouraging news. Before eventually opting to purchase AlfaPro Mobile, our client…

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07 Oct 2016 - Building work (continued)

We wrote about ALFA PRO IT's plans for expansion earlier this year. Of course, this also means taking on…

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26 Sep 2016 - AlfaPro now also available as a subscription service

ALFA PRO IT follows the fashions and moves with the times. For instance, our Read more

21 Sep 2016 - Succesful launch of AlfaPro tablet system

‘Uncomplicated and really easy to use’, ‘Quite straightforward’, ‘It´s great to now have exactly the same information at your fingertips, be it in the…

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11 Sep 2016 - Support-desk, helpdesk or telephone?

In the world of automation, providing a good service is all-important. Recent surveys have shown that ALFA PRO IT

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29 Aug 2016 - ALFA PRO Systems; office automation and system administration

Introducing ... ALFA PRO Systems: a completely new business unit of ALFA PRO IT. The new unit brings together all those activities that directly involve the supply of hardware and system…

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12 Aug 2016 - Full circle.

H.J. (Hans) Verhave, a supplier of fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs to the catering industry, started using Read more

04 Aug 2016 - Extension 2

All the arduous work has been completed, the rubble disposed of, the air-conditioning installed and the alarm system adapted.

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21 Jul 2016 - There's still time to take advantage of our special discount for AlfaPro via the tablet!

If you remember rightly, we told you a while ago that this summer was the best time to switch to AlfaPro sales software on the tablet. With this…

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19 Jul 2016 - New helpdesk-colleague

ALFA PRO IT has a new member of staff who goes by the name of Kees Ouwehand. Kees joined our growing team of help-desk staff over a month ago. But do our customers really need all this extra…

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11 Jul 2016 - Good neighbours...

ALFA PRO IT's customer base is steadily growing. That means taking on more of our own staff too. That doesn't come without knock-on effects, not least the fact that we're slowly…

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23 Jun 2016 - ALFA PRO IT goes Stateside

No kidding! AlfaPro is now active in the United States of America. And not just anywhere... AlfaPro software and hardware are now up and running at the offices of Read more

16 Jun 2016 - High-quality system administration and hardware solutions

ALFA PRO IT is well-known for its sophisticated modular software. But you might also be unaware that we’re active in all-round system administration and the provision of hardware - and…

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09 Jun 2016 - Enthusiasm for 'Cash-register Monitor' in AlfaPro

The ‘Cash-register Monitor’ functionality developed last year by AlfaPro is enjoying increasing enthusiasm…

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25 May 2016 - There's no time like the present tot start using AlfaPro on your Tablet!

AlfaPro sales software (for both on-the-road sales and wholesaling/cash & carry) is now available for use on a tablet. With this advanced…

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17 May 2016 - Blowing our own trumpet

There's nothing easier than dishing out criticism to the competition. At ALFA PRO IT however, we prefer to blow our own trumpet. Nevertheless, once in a while, it's nice to get some…

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10 May 2016 - AlfaPro Online webshop revamped

Over the last few months we've been hard at work giving the AlfaPro Online webshop a facelift. The layout has been restyled and modernised. We’ve also added a number of new…

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26 Apr 2016 - New compact flightcase for 'mobile' tablet users

Some time ago, we announced that AlfaPro sales software (for both on-the-road sales and wholesale/cash & carry) was now available for use on a tablet. This modern, innovative tablet-based…

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19 Apr 2016 - Walk-in session a huge succes

Last Saturday, we held yet another walk-in session for customers. Many took advantage of the occasion to find out more about the automation solutions AlfaPro offers.

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31 Mar 2016 - Celebration time at Nordflor Blumenhandel Barth GmbH

On 1 March, the corks were popping in Stralsund, northern Germany to signal the start of a partnership between Nordflor Blumenhandel…

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24 Mar 2016 - ALFA PRO IT to throw open its doors on saturday 16 April

In the wake of the previous ‘walk-in session’ on 9 January, at which you were able to hear all about the 1st phase of the new webshop, AlfaPro IT will once again be opening its…

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16 Mar 2016 - ALFA PRO IT carries out Joors.nu automation

New online purchasing platform for fruit and vegetables

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18 Feb 2016 - New computers, screens and server for Bram Hoogendoorn

Bram Hoogendoorn, a wholesaler in fruit and vegetables based in De Lier in the Westland district of the Netherlands, was aware of the fact that ALFA PRO IT also supplies hardware. The company…

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12 Feb 2016 - ALFA PRO IT Gold partner KeepItSafe

Last week we became an official Gold Partner of KeepItSafe, the back-up specialist. This means we are now the official dealer of…

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10 Feb 2016 - ALFA PRO IT automates Schnittblumenmarkt.de

Schnittblumenmarkt.de is the name of a brand new Cash & Carry in cut flowers and plants for the German market. The company has locations in Mönchengladbach (opened 25 January) and…

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27 Jan 2016 - Introducing

ALFA PRO IT has a new member of staff: Yvonne van Beelen (47). Yvonne has recently joined our admin team and her arrival is none too soon, judging by the steadily increasing workload due to…

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20 Jan 2016 - Leaflets given spruce-up

Our leaflets have been given another facelift.  Why not take a look at our website for an overview of our products and services?

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13 Jan 2016 - Floricode launches free FloriBook app

On 21 January, ALFA PRO IT attended the Floricode customer day in Sassenheim. During the event Floricode presented its new FloriBook app, the digital successor to the VBN codebook, but now…

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04 Jan 2016 - New (financial) year

Another year is underway: it's now time to put the last financial year to bed and to plan your admin for the new year ahead. But do you know how to do this in your software suite? You can…

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17 Dec 2015 - Tablet or G4 hand-held terminal

Are you a user of the AlfaPro Mobile flightcase system? If so, we have some good news for you. At the turn of the year we will be offering you a choice of operating systems: you can either use…

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30 Nov 2015 - Rijnsburg trading system to close: what now?

At the end of this year, FloraHolland is to discontinue its old invoicing system. This will have consequences for invoicing based on the Rijnsburg trading system (Handelsregeling Rijnsburg).…

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23 Nov 2015 - Martijn van Mil is new ALFA PRO IT director

Good news: On 1 January next year, Martin van Mil, will be joining ALFA PRO IT as a partner. He will share a seat on the board with fellow directors and founders of the business, Arie…

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16 Nov 2015 - Mobile workstations explained

ALFA PRO IT mobile workstations are already in widespread use, not just in the horticultural trade, but in the fruit & vegetable sector and other businesses too. It has already been…

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30 Oct 2015 - Your complete product range always in the spotlight

Over the last few months we have been asked by various people whether it would be possible to make a change to the standard AlfaPro Online software. This involves the following: at the moment…

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22 Oct 2015 - Automatic blocking of accounts

It might be useful to know that AlfaPro allows you to set a credit limit for individual clients. Once a client has exceeded this limit, their account is automatically blocked and there is no…

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13 Oct 2015 - New telefonist/receptionist

On 12 October, ALFA PRO IT welcomed an enthusiastic new colleague to its team: Lianne van Duijn. As telephonist she is the first point of contact for all our callers.

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24 Sep 2015 - AlfaPro sales software for tablet

A tablet version of the tried and trusted AlfaPro sales software for on-the-road sales (over 20 years' experience!) has…

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17 Sep 2015 - Introducing ...

ALFA PRO IT is pleased to welcome our new colleague Gerald Ravensbergen who started working for us on 1 June. He is an addition to an already strong team and has started working on the AlfaPro…

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07 Sep 2015 - ALFA PRO IT sponsors shirt for Ride for the Roses

This year, once again, Alfa Pro IT was shirt sponsor for ‘Ride for the Roses’. It’s the 18th time that the cycling event has been held - on this occasion in the province of…

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27 Aug 2015 - WARNING if updating to Windows 10

Do you use Windows 7 or Windows 8? If so, at some point recently you will have probably received a free offer to upgrade to Windows 10. This is fine, but it does not come without a…

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24 Jun 2015 - New functionality in AlfaPro for your webshop

It's now possible to lower the price of a consignment (real-time and/or pre-order) and in such a way that this is clearly visible in the webshop (see image). The percentage reduction will…

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16 Jun 2015 - End of support for BIVAS and VAS

From 1 January 2016, our DOS software packages, BIVAS and VAS, will no longer be supported. They have been proving their worth for over 20 years, but modern-day solutions now exist which are…

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09 Jun 2015 - Container price adjustment

From 6 July, the price of a single container with container code 654 (amaryllis box) increase from €1 to €1.05 (see link below). 

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26 May 2015 - Successful presentation of pilot Sales Tablet

On Friday 22 May, we presented the pilot of the new AlfaPro software for the Sales Tablet, the versatile and easy-to-use device that replaces the hand-held terminal. The presentation was…

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21 May 2015 - ‘Sold out’ a thing of the past

Many users of AlfaPro Online (our webshop) have already realised that they'll never have to turn their customers down again. 'Sold out' is no longer part of their vocabulary. Not…

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14 May 2015 - Trade Center for sub-shop customer leads to big savings in time

Specifically for businesses having a sub-shop for their customers, we have developed a new functionality: the Trade Center, sometimes referred to as the admin portal. Your sub-shop customers…

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22 Apr 2015 - Alfa Dashboards now ‘in the cloud’ too

Keeping track of business processes is usually a complex and time-consuming exercise, often requiring consultation of reports in various systems. Alfa Dashboards (formerly iDashboards) …

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15 Apr 2015 - New colleague

From software and complete networks to management of your systems…, ALFA PRO IT can now offer it all. And our know-how continues to expand all the time. That’s no more so now that…

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08 Apr 2015 - Defend yourself against DDOS attacks

Maybe you’ve already been alerted to the danger of DDoS attacks. These are malicious attempts to break into your network digitally. These attacks can lead to serious system overload,…

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26 Feb 2015 - Inspirational product presentations

A new name and new branding also require inspirational new product presentations. This is what we had done ourselves and, to be quite honest, we’re quite proud of the results.

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24 Feb 2015 - New: ‘ALFAPRO-ONLINE CLAIMS’

'AlfaPro-Online Claims’ is a completely new and extremely client-friendly module in AlfaPro-Online. In the unlikely event a customer feels unhappy about a product you’ve sold…

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18 Feb 2015 - Watch out for the new on-the-road sales tablet

During the IPM fair in Essen, we demonstrated our new online tablet for on-the-road sales for the first time, which received an extremely enthusiastic response from visitors. It also enabled…

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18 Dec 2014 - New: iDashboards in the Cloud - staying in touch every day

The perfect solution for someone who doesn’t need business reports at their fingertips all the time, just at regular intervals. iDashboards in the Cloud generates a summary of KPIs,…

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12 Dec 2014 - Closing the financial year

2014 is nearing its end, the time of year when many companies close their financial accounts.

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08 Dec 2014 - Season’s greetings and best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2015

We can look back on an exhilarating year in which we not only celebrated our 25th anniversary, but also equipped our organisation for a bright new future. Behind the scenes we have been…

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01 Oct 2014 - ALFA AUTOMATISERING becomes… ALFA PRO IT

Today, we are officially unveiling the name ALFA PRO IT and a completely revamped company. There are reasons aplenty for this makeover. Not least because an increasing number of foreign customers - in…

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24 Sep 2014 - New look to AlfaPro software

Following the launch of our new company name and ALFA PRO IT logo, we have also decided to give a new look to our AlfaPro® software. The new, revamped logo can now be found on the AlfaPro…

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19 Sep 2014 - ALFA PRO IT becomes iDashboards dealer

ALFA PRO IT has recently become an authorised iDashboards dealer, so now has direct contact with its creators. These closer…

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30 Aug 2014 - Own App helps your webshop go mobile!

Reliable is the word that might best describe the latest development we have come up with for you and your customers. Nothing too fancy about this app, it just does what it says on the box: log in,…

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30 Jul 2014 - The convenience of Online Backup

No need to tell you about the disaster of losing data on your computer. Backup procedures should be a standard procedure in your daily running of your business. As an extra service to our clients,…

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28 May 2014 - Alfa jubilees, you benefit!

Today, all of our clients and customers receive a mailing for the anniversary discount offer!

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20 Feb 2014 - Newsletter Alfa Automatisering

Last week our newsletter was sent out once again to our customers. Once again, some interesting topics are dealt with, such as our new hardware department and recent developments with AlfaPro and…

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30 Oct 2013 - Your order in one ‘click’

The latest technique to make special offers to your clients. Just send an e-mail whit a temporary link. Your client receives the e-mail on a smart phone, tablet or PC, clicks on the link and is logged…

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17 Sep 2013 - E-mail the helpdesk with your questions

Commencing this month, you can now email your questions to the support department.
 

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