As a well-regarded provider of software and services relating to the distributive trades, Kerridge Commercial Systems works hard to remain in regular touch with the wholesalers, distributors, retailers and merchants that make up its present and prospective customer base. The company's activities include holding events like its recent customer day, at which it publicised its latest business intelligence solutions in the company of more than 120 delegates.
The event, on 13th June, consisted of an extensive programme covering new and enhanced products, customer experiences and technological developments. Sales Director Duncan Smillie introduced the event, providing an outline of the last year of company operation before attentions were turned to current advancements and plans for the future. The previous twelve months had seen recorded revenues of £25 million as a result of the work of the firm's over 200-strong workforce, which equated to a good platform for further growth.
R&D Director, David Liddle then spoke about the latest news concerning the company's product integration and partner programmes. In doing so, he paid tribute to the organisations providing technologies of great strategic importance to Kerridge Commercial Systems, including Centerprise International, sales-i, Cognito, PHD Mail and Atlas. A firm that has played an especially integral role in the development of Kerridge Commercial Systems business intelligence software is Oracle, with the K8 platform having become Oracle Exadata accredited last January.
Indeed, K8 was at the centre of much of the day's events, signifying its long-term primacy within the company. On the morning, for example, speakers drew attention to the various roles that the software can play as part of the complete efficient and cost-effective solution for distributive firms. These roles include as warehouse management software that allows for better control of goods and materials movement and storage. Also mentioned was the impact of the recent acquisitions by Kerridge Commercial Systems of TIS Software, Strategix and Smartpoint, with the One Office software being rebranded as several K8 modules.
Also present were Andy Saunders, Director at SMH Products, and the IT Director at Bathstore, Andy Campbell, who spoke about the benefits that the platforms of Kerridge Commercial Systems had brought to their businesses. The second half of the day focused on the K8 Web Builder software and K-Cloud, the latter solution allowing for the complete outsourcing of a firm's IT systems.
The successful Kerridge Commercial Systems (www.kerridgecs.com) customer day was brought to an end with a focus on the recent progress of the K8 system, in addition to the company's intentions to deliver customers with new integrated solutions by building on its existing cloud computing software and mobile expertise.