Phillip Hunter qualified as
a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse before moving into the computer industry, initially as the company accountant
but then branching out into sales and management.
activity was born out of a determination to improve the success of the finance and commercial systems being sold in the early
nineties. Phillip Hunter saw that systems could meet the requirements but sometimes failed for lack of competent implementation.
He has considerable skill in matching the business need with software functionality and achieving this through the many
aspects needed for successful use.
He gained a group of colleagues in a loose association to help with additional specific technical tasks or
where more resource was required.
In 2001 he joined Comino, forming
a new subsidiary, Comino Techflow, to introduce a project management package, Workbench from New Zealand, into the Housing
Development market. This was combined with a consulting team which grew into pure performance improvement consultancy specialising
in Local Government work. The Business Intelligence team built up a range of OLAP products which are still being sold successfully
by Comino. Comino's take over by Civica signalled a change of direction for Phillip back into consulting.
The same group of associates continue to provide consulting resulting in a wide set of skills and resource. This
includes expertise in the Professional Advantage products, adding functionality and ease of use to Sun systems.
He has a strong track record in housing specific issues, such as component accounting, service charges, development
accounting and interfaces to housing systems. Procurement systems are evolving as an expanding area of activity.