Press release: Electro Tech Namibia opts for K8 integrated ERP solution
|niall.sullivan 15/02/2016 07:58:04
In looking to move their business forward, Electro Tech has selected K8, the leading, integrated business management solution.
"We currently have to run multiple systems to manage the various aspects of our business. With K8, I will have one version of the truth."
- Hardy Spoerer, Managing Director, Electro Tech
Electro Tech has been in operation since 1989, and is a wholesaler of quality electrical products. Their head office is based in Windhoek with branches in Prosperita, and Swakopmund.
Electro tech chose K8 because it was seen as the only system that could cater for all departments within their business. Currently Electro Tech is running three separate systems; A system for their retail department, one for their admin and another for their workshop.
The system will be hosted on premise and comprise of fifteen K8 users. Mr. Hardy Spoerer, Managing Director Says “We currently have to run multiple systems to manage the various aspects of our business. With K8, I can have one version of the truth. We will definitively also be utilizing the e-commerce product as soon as K8 has stabilized throughout the business."
KCS will be installing one central consolidated system across all three branches that will help manage sales margin, and improve customer service. The sales staff will be able to view stock in the other locations while dealing with the customer. K8’s central forecasting tool will help Electro Tech stock more effectively, and will reduce stockholding. Buy outs functionality will improve their customer service and management.
The integration between sales and purchase control will ensure that an item is linked to a customer so it can’t end up as dead stock in the back of the warehouse. In addition, K8’s low bandwidth true thin client technology, means that branches in Prosperita and Swakopmund can connect without installing bigger internet connections or 3rd party middleware.
Tiaan Grobbelaar, Sales Manager of KCS South Africa commented: “K8 has had a long history of success in the electrical product distribution market sector. We are confident that Electrotech will thrive on our functionality rich ERP platform. K8 excels at multi-site trading and consolidation, giving customers and decision makers a singular view of stock, sales, financials and purchasing. We welcome Electotech to our ever growing Namibian family.
About Electro Tech
Their products range from low voltage distribution switchgear, motor control products, electronic soft starters, variable speed drives, programmable logic controller to control boards and automation systems.
In addition to their product supply, they also offer the following services; electric network analysing and reporting, UPS maintenance and repair, generator set maintenance and repair, low voltage distribution board design and manufacturing as well as electrical control board design and manufacturing.