Woodie’s kitchen sales to grow through K8

Woodie’s DIY Ltd, operating from 37 locations across Ireland, have signed up to implement K8 software across their branches to simplify and move business processes forward. The K8 system will be used to manage quoting, selling, deposit taking and placing orders with suppliers for their Kitchen Sales.

The challenge for Woodie’s in the past was the ability to easily produce quotations based on the CAD drawings. These drawings could also be amended between quotation and sale and re-quotes would be required – K8 is able accommodate these changes and also ensures that Woodie’s would only be quoting on active components from their suppliers. KCS’s track record in Kitchen Sales and the ability of K8 to interface with many CAD Solutions, allows for amended quotations to be created at the click of a button from the revised drawings.

Once a sale is made, the latest iteration of the quotation is simply converted to a sale which triggers a Purchase Note to be sent to their supplier, who can then commence planning. Deposit payments are also tracked against the order, so that customers who wish to pay over a period of time can be tracked in real time.

Project Leader from Woodie’s, Gavin Lambkin said “We look forward to partnering with KCS as they bring a wealth of experience and expertise to help us grow our kitchens and bathroom business.”

Key to the selection of K8 was in some part due to KCS’ experience with other companies, both inside and outside of The Grafton Group, where we have a proven track record in both, kitchen sales and wider joinery markets. The fact that K8 will also sit alongside the existing POS system and that there will be minimal if any impact on that system was also very important to Woodie’s.

Ian Bendelow, CEO of KCS added: “We are delighted that Woodie’s have selected K8 and we look forward to expanding our relationship with The Grafton Group even further as we roll out this project. Our software is designed to work in complex environments, where it is not a typical 'box-shift' operation and has been part of the attraction for numerous customers over the past 12 years since its launch”.

 

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