What customers are saying
The openness of K8 provided us with the means of becoming one of the first builders’ merchants in Northern Ireland to go live with a fully-functional and integrated ecommerce website, allowing customers to check stock availability across our branch network as and when they need to.
Name: Neal Boomer
Position: Group Finance Director
Company: Haldane Fisher
Our digital platform is an important part of our future business strategy; being able to place orders online and have these immediately available within K8 for processing ensures that we can meet our customer’s needs efficiently and positions us as a leading online supplier.
Name: David Monteith
Position: Commercial Systems Manager
Company: Eyre & Elliston
Essentially, our business model is based on making the most from local market knowledge, providing customers with what they want and being as flexible as we can. K8 supports those principles very well.
Name: Edward Broderick
Position: IT Team Leader
Company: MKM Building Supplies
Liffey Distributors is Ireland’s leading distributor of forest, garden and leisure equipment tools. We maintain a philosophy of providing customers with high standards of support and service and K8 has completely changed the way we run the business for the better. The system is everything we wanted and more.
Name: Ronan Brady
Position: Operations Director
Company: Liffey Distributors
It’s an intrinsic, strategic component of our business. It does what we want it to do and what it says it will do - which is not always the case with software. Also, the KCS team are dedicated to support the K8 solution. When we ask them to do something, we always get what we need.
Name: Paul Cornford
Position: Group Information Systems Manager
Company: Howarth Timber
Moving to K8 Babbage means that we can take advantage of Oracle ‘Red Stack’ and the new incremental upgrade architecture – both of which are important to us as we progress the system. In terms of application functionality, improvements such as the enhanced customer returns handling are already proving to be beneficial.
Name: Jonathan Eden
Position: Finance & IT Director
Company: FPS Distribution
We made the decision to upgrade from our legacy system to improve efficiencies right across the business, in line with our continuing growth. After a detailed review of the ERP market, KCS is the right system for JT Dove and there's no other product with such a depth of advanced functionality for builders merchants.
Name: Steve Robinson
Position: Managing Director
Company: JT Dove
K8 ePOD has been revolutionary for us in that there’s no filing back at the branch, so it’s saving a huge amount of time and driving efficiencies. Filing all the paperwork used to be the branch junior’s Saturday morning job – that’s all gone now, so we can save money while improving customer service at the same time.
Name: Darren House
Position: Managing Director for Electrical
Company: Grant & Stone
On average, it takes 90 seconds to create a purchase order through inspHire. Then, when we introduce new members of staff, it's essential they are brought up to speed from day one and having an intuitive and effortless system in place is key. We have a training plan in place, and new starters never struggle to get to grips with the system, so it's great.
Name: Gareth Clements
Position: Operations Director
Company: Ardent Hire Solutions
We are here to provide you with the best software solution
Your business performance depends on product quality, price, differentiation, and availability. Therefore, sourcing the right product at the best price is vital to attaining improved sales, higher profit margins, and excellent service across your supply chain.
Maintaining optimal stock levels can reduce handling costs and ensure economical transportation. However, such efficiency is only possible with software that helps you manage your inventory with clear visibility of supply and demand levels.
Sometimes, there's no need to create or add new products. Instead, businesses can sell more products to customers by opening more routes to market. And by selling through multiple at once, you can take advantage of new and massive business opportunities.
Competition for the same customers is tough, so you must differentiate, and that can't always be through price. To stand out, you need quality products at keen prices and outstanding customer support. All of that and more is possible with our ERP systems.