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Forward-thinking plastics distributor selects K8 to deliver the goods and enhance its growing reputation

Leading independent plastics distributor E.Tupling has selected K8 from Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) as their new business management system.

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KCS is an ERP and business management software provider for merchants, distributors, wholesalers and retailers. Having evaluated offerings from multiple vendors, E.Tupling is confident that K8 is the right platform on which to successfully grow their business.

"We recognize that the market is evolving and that customers are demanding more flexibility in respect of how they engage with their suppliers," explains Ross Duncanson, Director at E.Tupling. "With a range of trading, logistics and financial modules designed and developed specifically for the distribution and wholesale industries, K8 offers us a range of features and technologies that will enable us to move our business forward on a solid platform. The business intelligence and insights that it will provide us will be invaluable. K8 will help us expand and improve our offering, so we're excited about the future with KCS."

Additionally, K8 allows E.Tupling to improve its stock management, and the intuitive 'one-screen' trading functionality will enable the distributor to quickly maximize sales opportunities and deliver the great service their customers expect. Users will quickly and easily identify the right product for the job and enjoy complete visibility of price, stock availability and options. Just as important, they will also be able to source products effectively if they're not immediately available.

"I love how K8 is both sophisticated and simple to use," Ross adds. "When it comes to IT, our staff have varying levels of proficiency, so we wanted a solution that would be quick and easy to learn, but that had all of the sophistication we required to drive our business forward. The simplicity of the screens, coupled with the ability to drill down into the detail when we need to, is fantastic."

K8 supports the management of your entire operation, from sales order processing, procurement and stock control to CRM and business intelligence. As a cloud-based solution with a suite of integrated apps that enable you to 'take the technology to the job' for stock management and delivery, K8 streamlines your operation and helps build towards your sustainability goals by reducing energy, paper and other resource requirements. Focused on the needs of distributors, merchants and wholesalers, K8 is ideally suited to businesses that wish to source, stock, sell and service competitivity.

"We needed to select an ERP system that will help us to communicate effectively between all the departments in the business," adds Ross. "Additionally, to further build on our outstanding service while improving on our efficiencies, we need to be able to monitor our data and identify trends. The good news is that when we go live with K8, we've got all that scientific analysis to look forward to."

With rising costs in the supply chain and a changing landscape, implementing robust trading software that allows the business to digitally transform and take advantage of the new technologies at the same time is becoming increasingly crucial for distributors and merchants. With over 40 years of experience in delivering solutions for traders of all sizes, KCS has ensured that the latest version of K8 can help merchants trade profitably, both now and in the future.

"K8 is a system that will accommodate our growth," Ross highlights. "As a modern, forward-thinking company, it fits with where we are now, but more importantly, where we want to go in the future. Because it's not just about meeting current demand; it's also about doing that for the next three to five years. We have ambitious plans, and we believe K8 is the robust, modern system that can help us achieve them."

"We're delighted to partner with E.Tupling as their digital partner helping them take their next step in their digital evolution," says James Mitchell, Managing Director for KCS in the UK and Ireland. "We work hard to listen to our customers and design and develop solutions to help them keep up with a competitive market. Our continual investment in technology means that the latest version of K8, eApps and eCommerce solutions are perfectly suited to helping merchants and distributors such as E.Tupling. We couple this with an excellent installation process and ongoing customer support, which means Kerridge Commercial Systems can help companies like E.Tupling to grow confidently into a digital future."

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