We are specialists in IBM i application support & development as well as Manufacturing ERP Software & MES Systems

Established in 2007, our team of over 40 specialists based in Leeds and Nottingham provide software solutions, development, support and maintenance to companies across the UK and Europe, including:

  • IBM i development, customisation, mobilisation and modernisation specialists
  • Leading provider and consultants for ERP software (enterprise resource planning) solutions in the process, discrete and mixed-mode manufacturing sectors
  • Certified reseller and implementation services provider for MES system software for the aerospace & defence, assembly, automotive, medical device, packaging, plastics sectors across the UK, Ireland and Europe
  • Providing industry leading tools for understanding and managing the effectiveness and performance of Avaya call and contact centres
  • Performance management of enterprise business assets and resources
  • Comprehensive security solutions to protect IBM i IT infrastructure, applications and systems
  • Helping IBM i-based organisations comply with strict compliance and auditing requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI-DSS and HIPAA.

We have partnerships with some of the world’s foremost software companies including Fresche Solutions, DELMIAWORKS / IQMS, Infor, Zebra, Brightpearl & Veeqo.

Some of our customers

DB Schenker

DB Schenker is the world’s second largest transportation and logistics services provider and has 15 locations and over 730 employees in the UK.

Scandinavian House

Scandinavian House supply high quality children’s bedroom and furniture products through mid and high-end retailers.

Kuehne + Nagel

Kuehne + Nagel is a logistics powerhouse and has more than 1000 offices in over 100 countries, with over 63,000 employees.

Gebruder Weiss

Gebrüder Weiss ranks among the leading transport and logistics companies in Europe with an annual turnover in excess of 1.2bn euros.

Draper Tools

Draper Tools is an iconic British brand of machinery and tools founded in 1919. Based in Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire they probably now have the largest stock of tools in one place in the UK.

Great Little Trading Company

Launched in 1997, Great Little Trading Company is a multi-award winning online retailer of children’s toys, storage and furniture.

Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group is the world’s largest music corporation with a strong market position in recorded music, music publishing, and merchandising.


Glenmorangie is an award winning Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky produced at Glenmorangie Distillery near Tain in Ross-shire, Scotland.

Our partners

Fresche Solutions

Fresche is the one place customers can turn for all their IBM i (AS400) application needs, including strategy and planning, analysis and productivity tools, application modernisation solutions, value-added services and skilled resources.

Dassault Systemes / DELMIAWORKS

DELMIAWORKS (formerly IQMS EnterpriseIQ) uniquely combines manufacturing ERP software and manufacturing execution system (MES) functionality to give manufacturers a comprehensive end-to-end suite for running the business, backed by the real-time performance and scalability that companies demand. Developed specifically for mid-market repetitive, discrete and batch process manufacturers.

Remain Software

Based in the Netherlands and United States, Remain Software has been delivering workflow and change management solutions for the IBM i (AS400 / iSeries), Windows, Unix and Linux platforms. Remain’s TD/OMS and Gravity are closely aligned and integrated with Fresche Solutions’ X-Analysis and WebSmart products amongst others.

Teletrac Navman

Used in conjunction with Stream logistics, vehicle & transport management software, Teletrac Navman DIRECTOR provides valuable telematics data. Track driver and fleet activities with pinpoint accuracy to compare planned routes against actual, identify driver behaviour patterns, and reduce fuel consumption.


With support about to end for Windows CE devices, terminal emulation is essential for businesses running IBM i / 5250 green screen applications on handheld devices. With StayLinked SmartTE and StayLinked iQ businesses are able to deliver risk-free terminal emulation & data monitoring for applications on Android or iOS.


Quickly transform 5250 / IBM i green screen applications and move away from the Windows CE operating system with Ivanti Velocity (powered by Wavelink). Quickly move existing telnet and web apps to Android.


CoPilot is a satellite navigation system designed specifically for HGVs. Once routes are optimised in Stream Go transport management software HGV drivers can use CoPilot for turn-by-turn navigation that avoids low bridges & other hazards.


Infor provide a range of products aimed at driving continual business improvement. Proximity is the only accredited partner in the UK for Infor LX and BPCS and an accredited partner for Infor EAM, Infor SCM and CloudSuite Food & Beverage.

BCD Software

BCD Software has been at the forefront of IBM i (AS400) development, modernisation and mobilisation tools for almost 40 years, including Presto and WebSmart. BCD Software is now part of Fresche Solutions.


Brightpearl exists to help retailers accelerate their growth and profits. Its cloud software enable multi-channel retailers to get orders, inventory, customer data, accounting and reporting in one place.


Real-time information – gleaned from visionary solutions including hardware, software and services – give organisations the competitive edge they need to simplify operations, know more about their businesses and customers, and empower their mobile workers to succeed in today’s data-centric world.

Quadrant Software

Quadrant Software is leading provider of document output management, Fax over IP and modernisation solutions for the IBM i (AS400). Quadrant is now part of Fresche Solutions.


NetLert specialises in performance analysis and reporting solutions for Avaya-based contact and call centres.


Veeqo is an award winning high growth tech start-up company who have customers around the world and with ambitions to become the best software platform for online retailers to manage their business. It helps online retailers sync their stock between their website, retail stores and marketplaces like eBay and Amazon.


Zend provide an end-to-end solution for rapid delivery of PHP-based applications. Products include Zend Server, Zend Studio, Z-Ray and Zend for IBM i.

Look Software

Since 1995, Look Software has provided its customers with rapid return on investment by using its innovative software solutions and ‘on-the-fly’architecture, which delivers market-leading ease of use and productivity to the IBM i.


Raz-Lee Security is one of the leading international providers of security, auditing and compliance solutions for the IBM i (AS400).


EZ-Software are based in Antwerp, Belgium. Amongst a range of IBM i-specific products, they have developed EZ-Banking Enterprise, a web-based application written for Infor LX, BPCS and System 21.

Cobwebb Communications

Cobwebb has been delivering business-critical document delivery services for clients since 1986. Cobwebb provide dependable and efficient solutions that their clients can trust and rely on. The core of Cobwebb’s business is software development, which they complement with consultancy, implementation and support.


IBM i User Group (i-UG)

From the AS400 through to the iSeries, System i and Power Systems i-UG is the UK’s only user group dedicated to the IBM i. Affiliated with COMMON (Europe), i-UG meets four times each year and holds the i-Power two-day conference. Proximity is a vendor member and regularly presents at group meetings and at i-Power.

British Plastics Federation

Established in 1933 the British Plastics Federation is the most powerful voice in the UK plastic industry with over 500 members across the plastics industry supply chain. Proximity is a full member of the BPF, providing plastics manufacturers with DELMIAWORKS (IQMS) EnterpriseIQ ERP and MES software, implementation and support services.