About Us

Who Are we?

Applied Network Solutions (ANS) is a British  software house which specialises in developing on-premise and cloud solutions using the latest Microsoft technologies. ANS also trades as “Amlib UK”, “247lib.com” and “Hedgehog” and is a corporate member of CILIP.

Our Products:

  • Library management systems – 247lib.com and Hedgehog.
  • Refugee management systems – Visit http://rips.amerainternational.org for more information.
  • Case management systems - for law firms and charities.
  • Event management systems.
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions.
  • Specialist web browser applications – e.g. bespoke client cloud solutions.     

What We Offer

  • Globally recognised expertise in Microsoft technologies.
  • A knowledgeable and responsive support desk.
  • Skilled system integrators and migration specialists.
  • Development expertise in ‘apps’ and mobile technologies.

Why Choose Us?

Our systems are:

  •  Based on industry standards- MARC 21, Z39.50 and XML.
  •  Comprehensive – with all the functionality you need in one system.
  •  Custom-built- branded and customised to your exact requirements.
  •  Easy to install- option to run on the cloud or on-premise.
  •  Easy to use- effortlessly manage loans, periodicals and stock.
  •  Powerful- with full content search indexes to help you quickly find documents.
  •  Scalable- from libraries run by volunteers to those with hundreds of employees.

Our Achievements

  • We developed the first self-issue library solution for mobile phones.
  • We introduced the first SQL database solution to the UK.
  • We created the first web browser healthcare patient record system in the UK.