Timbmet, one of the UK’s leading distributors of timber and panel products, has chosen K8 business management software from Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) to drive its UK-wide operation.
KCS will supply a wide-ranging system comprising sales processing, stock management, CRM, business intelligence and financials as part of a fully integrated and hosted service. The convenience of this ‘one-stop-shop’ arrangement represents a complete departure for Timbmet who, up until now, have been using an in-house managed legacy product alongside several third party systems.
Although the robust functionality of K8 was a key differentiator in Timbmet’s decision, the strong relationship built up between the two companies, plus KCS’s stability and long history as a software provider to the timber industry were also significant factors in the selection process.
Timbmet’s 180 user system will be supported by the KCS team from its UK based HQ. The company’s mission is to continually invest in the development of its core product to enable customers such as Timbmet to source effectively, stock efficiently, sell profitably and service competitively.
Crucially for timber companies, K8 supports processing in tallies and packs, chain of custody management and the use of hand held devices in warehouse operations.
Ian Bendelow, Chief Executive Officer at KCS said, “We don’t just deliver high performance, integrated ERP solutions to our customers. We become part of their team and listen to what they need. Only by fully understanding their business goals can we help them maximise every opportunity.”
Roger Thewlis, Finance Director at Timbmet said, “When choosing a supplier for our new ERP solution, we looked for a true partnership; a supplier who would share our vision for the future and provide the infrastructure to turn that vision into reality.
With KCS and their K8 software, we’ve found a software package and a supplier that meets the growing demands of our changing business as we strive for future growth.”
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