M4 History

Founded Sep 2000

M4 Systems was founded by: Gary Clarke, Dave Saunders, Darren Channon and Carl Ray .Gary Clarke had previously been  finance director of mid-sized company (250 employees) where he had selected and implemented, one of the first Great Plains Dynamics systems in the UK. All founders had many years’ Dynamics experience, prior to founding M4.

Initial ERP Focus

M4 initially focused upon selling implementing and supporting ERP systems - based upon Great Plains (now Dynamics GP).

Success during a tough time

Even during the severe IT recession of 2001 to 2006 (hangover from overspend on .com hype +Y2K ). M4 successfully grew the business, adding prestigious customers such as: The London Stock Exchange, South East Water, Edmiston Yacht Brokers, Wales Millennium Centre, Crimestoppers, Cardiff Bus, South Wales Fire & Rescue Service, Helphire plc  plus many others.

2004 CRM Practise

M4 started a CRM practice from scratch, successfully building a skilled team of Dynamics CRM application consultants.

2004 Gold Partner Status

M4 was proud to achieve the highest possible Microsoft partner status in September 2004 (which it has retained, uninterrupted to the present date).  3rd party verification, confirming high standards of; relevant accreditations, relevant experience and high customer satisfaction.

2005 Development Center Belgrade

M4 opened an office in Belgrade Serbia to take advantage of the wealth of IT talent available there, particularly from Belgrade University with its excellent renowned IT faculty.

ERP + CRM + SharePoint + DEV - Complete Capability

This rare capability - from a single Microsoft Partner - has proved to be a very successful strategy for M4, customers prefer dealing with a single vendor if possible, who is completely responsible for the delivery of a complete integrated solution.

2008 Successful delivery of large complex projects

Based with several large complex projects successfully delivered during 2008 including; a complete management and recurring billing insurance based solution for the Co-Op End of Life Planning division.

2009 International Rollout

In early 2009 M4 successfully delivered a large complex ERP project, integrating systems across the London Stock Exchange Group following their acquisition of the Italian Borsa.

2009  Management Team strengthened

During 2009, Eric Hall from Microsoft (UK Product Manager for  Dynamics GP) joined M4 as Sales Director  and Mark Stock from the London Stock Exchange (Head of Financial Operations) joined as Operations Director.

2009 Wales Fast 50

M4 was recognised as one of the fasted growing companies in Wales at a prestigious fast 50 awards ceremony.

2010 M4 Systems achieves Certified for Microsoft Dynamics (CfMD)

M4 Systems' SOP/GL Defaulter product passes the comprehensive testing and verification required to become Certified for Microsoft Dynamics (CfMD).