Alfa, the provider of software platform Alfa Systems, has announced a major new upgrade with Close Brothers Asset Finance, which has offices across the UK, and in Ireland and Germany.

Andrew Denton, CEO of Alfa, said: “Alfa and Close Brothers Asset Finance go back a long way, and as a progressive market leader they require effective and lasting systems support. We are delighted to be continuing the journey with them to help make their operation as efficient and successful as possible.”

The Alfa upgrade represents the third and largest part of a comprehensive programme of systems upgrades in the business.

Alfa Systems is a cloud-based system that will bring a number of benefits to Close Brothers Asset Finance, most notably by providing a user-friendly, updated system. It will also enable faster, less expensive change while allowing the business to adapt to change more easily, removing current workarounds and automating many of the manual aspects of the previous version of the software.

Peter Millard, commercial director at Close Brothers Asset Finance, reiterated the importance of considering colleague experience when deciding on any software upgrades.

“Improving colleague experience is central to our requirements when considering investing in upgrades, and I’m confident the new version will deliver what we expect,” he said.

The project represents the latest development in a relationship that goes back 16 years. Close Brothers Asset Finance have been a client of Alfa (previously CHP Consulting) since 2005, going live the following year with Alfa Systems v4.