Mark Harrop Business Development Manager

Sep 26

Money for nothing - and your PIPs for free!

To ensure no Personal Insolvency Practitioners (PIPs) get into dire straits when using the latest technology platform for PIPs, Aquarium Software is running the first ever Training Day for users, at The Heritage Hotel in Portlaoise on Monday 29September. Many of the complimentary training sessions are being run by Tara Cheevers of ACO Financial and Business Solutions Ltd and Lecturer at Griffith College, Dublin.

From 09:30 until 15:00, Tara and the team at Aquarium will be using their considerable experience to address the operational, commercial and technical issues currently facing every PIP as the country gets to grips with the new insolvency regime.

“We hope as many people as possible will join us for what promises to be a master class for PIPs looking to better understand the technologies available and get the best out of Aquarium Software’s system,” said Mark Harrop,  Aquarium Software Ireland’s Director. “That’s why the course is free of charge. By the end of the day, delegates will know how to get the very best out of their Aquarium system and be able to manage an increasing number of cases, quickly and efficiently – but more importantly, without increasing operational overheads.”

The first sessions will cover handling an increasing number of enquiries and inputting a case, while the mid-morning agenda includes client communications and production of critical documentation.  A question and answer session at 12.15 will be followed by a break for lunch and networking at 12.30.  The afternoon session will address case management, reporting, banking and file reviews. The afternoon will conclude with a Q&A and a look into future developments.

The Aquarium course comes as the ISI is set to launch an information campaign to promote its PIPs to the general public, as the take up of new debt arrangements has been lower than initially anticipated.

“The forthcoming ISI campaign is great news for PIPs and all of us in the industry hope it succeeds.  What is important now is making sure every PIP is prepared for the increase workload and with the right software, there is no reason why PIPs cannot take on these cases and companies like Aquarium are here to help,” comments Mark. “We have had a tremendous response from not only those PIPs who have our solution already but also companies who have been waiting to see how the industry develops.  The day will certainly be an interesting blend of training, discussion and debate.”

The training day and refreshments are all provided by Aquarium free of charge, so there really is no excuse but places are now very limited.

Mark concludes, “I think it was expecting a lot for this process to take off immediately and despite some reports in the press, such a revolutionary change to insolvency practices was going to take time to bed in for all concerned. But with the right software delivering the right solution, coupled with the ISI’s awareness programme, the whole process will have the best chance of success going forward.”