Meet the Team at IMS

Founded in 1990, IMS is the oldest independent System 21 specialist in the UK. We believe in giving you top quality service 100% of the time. Our team of professionals has the ability to fully optimise your system and ensure your financial operations run as effectively and efficiently as possible. IMS control all of our own resources and can respond quickly and offer a complete solution.

Simon Sherwood – Managing Director
Simon has spent over 25 years working with small and medium sized companies to help them use technology to improve business performance and solve IT and business problems. Simon has worked on numerous projects predominately in relation to System 21 (Infor software and Aurora and previously JBA and GEAC) implementations running on IBM Power8 servers (iSeries), with a key specialism in the area of Finance. Enthusiastic and committed to delivering a professional job Simon prides himself on total commitment to customer service and will always go the extra mile, an approach that has made him very successful in managing projects to a successful conclusion.


  Michelle Sherwood – Account Manager
Michelle has been an integral part of the IMS team since the beginning and provides a contact for IMS clients for day to day activities to ensure easy and responsive communications with customers and prospects.
David Harrison – Account Manager
With over 30 years’ experience in IT and communications solutions, David is highly skilled in understanding differing business requirements and building long term relationships to aid sales and profitability. David understands the lifetime value of relationships and works to support the management and development of the existing IMS client base, and to create joint plans with IMS clients to provide value, ensuring business retention and revenue growth for all parties.


Lyse Lemieux – Analyst Programmer
ITIL qualified and an experienced bilingual Application Support Analyst with nineteen years JBA System 21 experience. Lyse worked eight years as a System Analyst/Programmer/Tester using AS400/RPGIV and embedded SQL and eleven years as an Application Support Analyst. Lyse is use to delivered a high standard of support in a demanding working environment.


John Simpson – Technical Analyst and Programmer
John has 39 years’ experience of technical analysis and programming mainly on the AS400 / iSeries using RPG/RPGLE. His role involves both development and support, on-site and remotely. JBA is the common thread although over the past few years. John provides IMS clients with a flexible resource, knowledgeable about their systems and environment and available to support them in any way they need.
  John Donnelly – Analyst and Programmer
30 years’ experience and a strong technical background on the AS/400 and iSeries have developed both excellence in business consultancy and strong technical skills. Working within a broad spectrum of industries throughout Europe has made John both business and client oriented, this combined with excellent communication skills, a practical approach and the ability to work independently has made John a highly sought after resource. John has a record of accomplishment of successful implementations achieving clients’ objectives. Applications covered include: Sales Order Processing; Purchase Management; Requisitions; Warehousing; Customer Scheduling; Vendor Scheduling; Accounts Payable; Accounts Receivable; General Ledger; Sales Analysis; and Advanced Pricing (which he co-designed for system/21).
James Prince – IT Consultant
James Prince has extensive IT and Network Management skills. Prince has over 18 years’ experience in IT management and support gained supporting the IT requirements for both manufacturing and distribution businesses across Europe. His expertise in planning, implementing and supporting the infrastructure required to support a business critical 24×7 multi site organisation and his skills in ERP implementations both provide key IT and infrastructure capabilities to the IMS team.


Alasdair Macdonald – Senior Analyst Programmer and Consultant
Alasdair MacDonald has extensive experience from many years as a Senior Analyst Programmer. Alasdair uses AS/400 (iSeries) RPG, RPGLE and CLP to design, implement and support remote customers using AS/400 platform. He has develop and supported applications in AS/400 JBA system 21 environment as well as in bespoke AS/400 environments. He has also developed AS/400 commands for transferring AS/400 objects to remote systems, applications for generic extraction and analysis of data from XML files and templates for printing from AS/400 to various printer languages.


Lee Neilson – PHP Developer
Lee has joined the IMS team to develop our business in the area of Web Portals and Websites along with the integration of finance systems and accounting systems for business advantage.
Sharon Lewis – Telemarketing Support
Sharon joined IMS in February 2017 and will be assisting Simon and David with office support. Sharon is an experienced Telemarketing professional and her primary role is to ensure we have regular telephone contact with IMS clients and prospects.
Lesley Hansen – Marketing Manager
Lesley joined IMS in July 2014 to provide a focus to marketing in the UK and to ensure a regular and valuable flow of information to customers and prospects. Lesley has a track record of success spanning 28 years within the IT and telecommunications industries.

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