Welcome on board – The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA)!

ZEST I/O North East Automotive Alliance

As the NEAA grew, like most organisations, faced increasing resource constraints. The NEAA needed to streamline business operations, improve insight and increase value added activities.

Their whole team embarked on a digital transformation journey with ZEST I/O. Several process review workshops were held and process has provided valuable insight into the business, the challenges they faced and the opportunities for improvement.

Following the process review process, the business and digital priorities were identified and the NEAA have now implemented CRM, Accounts and Timesheet modules from ZEST I/O’s Cloudsuite – modular Cloud software for SMEs.

Paul Butler, CEO of NEAA said:

“ZEST I/O brings a fresh outlook to the concept of digital transformation and Cloud based software for SMEs. Their cloud-based solution is end-to-end, truly modular and tailorable. We wanted to adopt and embrace ZEST Cloudsuite as part of own digital transformation journey and continuous improvement of our operations. Fundamentally the ZEST Cloudsuite will remove some of the administrative, manual tasks associated with our current operation allowing more time for the NEAA team to deliver value add services to the membership – it’s great that ZEST I/O are also a member!!”.

Zeynel Badak, MD of ZEST I/O said:

“NEAA offers excellent continued support to their members and wider business network in the North East of England and beyond. Our enterprise software applications and consultancy services will help NEAA deliver efficiency and productivity benefits in their service delivery to their members, stakeholders and wider business community. We are absolutely delighted to have NEAA on board and the collaboration opportunities as current pandemic has shown that collaboration is ever so important for companies especially SMEs.”

The NEAA is supporting the North East Automotive Supply Chain with a vision is for the North East to be recognised as a true automotive powerhouse.

As the UK’s largest automotive sector, with over 270 members, the NEAA provides an unparalleled collaborative network where companies find benefit from leadership and co-ordination of activities of mutual benefit.

Through the cluster, companies take a collaborative approach to improving the region’s global competitiveness. The NEAA is a perfect platform for member to member engagement and connecting the supply chain to business opportunities, as well as working together to solve skills issues and promote business competitiveness initiatives.

There are several focused working groups covering five thematic areas that drive collaboration and best practice across the region:

– Business Resilience

– Skills, Trade & Investment

– Network & Connectivity

– Innovation & Technology

If you are not a member already, we highly recommend and encourage becoming a member. There are numerous benefits to be gained for companies from all sectors looking to work with other companies for mutual benefit.

More information on NEAA is available at: https://www.northeastautomotivealliance.com