2020 – the year that sprung a pandemic on us that was to change our way of working, socialising and spending time with our loved ones. The year that scared us, challenged us and made us assess our life priorities. The year that affected us all directly, our families, or people we know and love.

With a vaccine for all around the corner there is light at the end of the tunnel, but that isn’t to take away the uncertainty and upset that we all experienced, collectively.

The team at Standex are a close and loyal team that have worked together for many years and is in itself like a family (without wanting to sound cliched!). We all rose to the challenges that the pandemic faced us with, personally and professionally. Fortunately, we were able to work from home and master the art of the zoom call! Once we had got our ducks in a row we shot into action, making the most of the quieter time we would inevitably have whilst our customers and potential customers adapted to their new ways of working, focussing on protecting their service users and staff (for which we admire you 100%).

We were able to swiftly implement such functioning as Family Share, COVID checklist functions, pre-set text capabilities for the extra care planning you may need, temperature reports and so on, to ensure that we could provide a system that was able to adapt to your changing requirements.

We were able to plan a full and robust development schedule taking us well into next year.

Customers continued to come on board, and we want to give you a little (huge) shout out for having faith and adopting ePlan, which could have been a daunting change for staff at an already high time of stress. But instead, were a series of smooth and successful transitions from paper to electronic care planning.

We want to take this opportunity to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

From the team at Standex