The Research Group are members of the University of Stirling who conduct research our understanding of dementia and related matters.

With users spread over three locations, London, Stirling and Northern Ireland, SugarCRM has enabled the Centre to expand the services we could offer.

Business Issue:

The Dementia centre needed a Web-based CRM solution which would be capable of scaling up to 50,000 records. The CRM needed to record the requests from health and social care professionals requiring information on the studies carried out by the University with an interactive platform which would also record data from an e-commerce website. The CRM systems also needed to act as a logon management system. The centre had already tried propriety contact management programs such as (Act, Goldmine) but these did not provide the flexibility that would allow growth. With 29 users spread over three offices London, Stirling and Northern Ireland in house, on site programmes restricted the expansion of services The Centre could offer.


  • Global Web based CRM solution.
  • Capable of holding vast amounts of data.

Solution: Professional

A fully integrated system using opensource programmes, SugarCRM, Drupal and Ubercart. SugarCRM Professional is at the centre of the platform, being able to collect sales/information requests from both the online shop and field workers and feed this data directly into SugarCRM. By using SugarCRM as the main database, the E-Commerce site is able to check for customer details such as Name, Email Address, and Billing & Delivery Addresses etc. The system would first check to see if the customer already existed in SugarCRM if yes the information was logged against the existing customer; if not a new customer record is created automatically. This now means that The Centre has a fully integrated system which can be used by any of the field staff within any of the offices to recover real time information on Health professionals they are working with.

Business Benefits:

  • Fully integrated CRM with website and e-commerce system.

About The Dementia Services Development Centre

The Dementia Services Development Centre is staffed by academics, health and social care professionals, researchers and event organisers provide comprehensive dementia education and training, consultancy and research services. The Centre’s flagship Iris Murdoch Building is a model for dementia friendly design. This open and welcoming environment provides inspiration for the team’s work in designing and remodelling care homes for people with dementia. Research into understanding the needs of people and how to support them is central to their work. The Research Group are members of the University of Stirling who conduct research to understand dementia and related matters. Their research projects help to improve the quality of life and services for people with dementia and their carers.

About EnableIT Technologies

EnableIT SugarUK is the oldest SugarCRM Partner in Europe and was named as SugarCRM's Top Performing EMEA Partner for 2010/11. Focusing solely on SugarCRM, they are one of a select few partners worldwide who are able to provide the full range of services for all editions of SugarCRM from within their own organisation with nothing being outsourced or hosted in third party data centers.

From licensing to fully hosted solutions, consultancy and data migration to training, custom development to support they offer it all, with all services being provided by their own UK team and their fully hosted solutions being located in their own data centers in the UK. From single user start-up companies to multi-national organizations, they have proven their ability to implement SugarCRM within any sized organization. Their customers include Toshiba, Samsung, MergerMarkets, Co-operatives UK and G4S.