UK Roofing Supplies chooses K8 software
Established in 1977, UK Roofing & Plastic Supplies is a leading independent supplier of roofing materials, building plastics and tools. Based in Slough, the company prides itself on being able to supply everything its trade customers need – from the eaves upwards!
UK Roofing is an approved trader within Slough Borough Council’s ‘Buy with Confidence’ scheme. This means they have undergone a stringent vetting procedure and are promoted by the council as ‘a good, honest local business’.
Before deciding to implement K8 software, the UK Roofing team was using a system that was limited to invoice generation and stock management.
Managing Director and owner, Neil Price and Branch Director, Graham Gerrans, had both worked with a more sophisticated system at a previous company and felt it was time to investigate integrated systems that could also handle their purchasing, accounting and reporting.
“The time had come for us to have a system that would help us operate more efficiently and that would provide reports to help us make better business decisions,” said Graham. “We were aware of several other companies in our industry who already used K8.”
Graham looked at a number of systems and came to the conclusion that K8 was the most beneficial for UK Roofing as it was a tried and tested solution within the roofing industry and is designed primarily for use by distributors and merchants operating within the construction industry.
“We’re particularly looking forward to having a much faster system so we can speed up service at the trade counter as well as being able to process purchase orders and goods received notes more efficiently,” he said. “But most importantly, we’ll have better visibility of all our business processes and our current status through the business intelligence suite - this will allow us to forecast more effectively.”
K8 is a fully integrated trading and business management solution already used widely by all types and sizes of companies in the roofing supply industry. It combines a suite of modules designed to manage sales order processing, purchasing, finance, stock control, CRM, E-Commerce and business intelligence. K8 is developed, provided and supported by UK-based Kerridge Commercial Systems.