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Reduce your risk: 5 reasons your software needs to stay updated

Reduce your risk

From reducing risk to identifying new initiatives that will save you time and money, your business is constantly moving forwards – but are you taking the right steps to ensure your ERP solution keeps pace? Look after your system, and it will look after your business. Here are our 5 reasons why you simply can’t afford to run an outdated software solution.

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Categories: Cloud / SaaS


Using your ERP to stock more efficiently

Using your ERP to stock more efficiently

Effective and controlled stock management lies at the heart of any successful distributive trade business. After all, the difference between having too much stock and too little can prove financially, logistically and reputationally damaging for a company – so taking steps to prevent this happening makes sound business sense.

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Categories: Distribution


Mark's Story: Mental Health Awareness week 2021

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According to our research by the Mental Health Foundation, last summer more than 50% of people in the UK said that being in nature was a favoured way to cope with the stress of the pandemic. Mark, our Head of our Sales on our rental product inspHire, shares his story below:

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Contributing to a circular economy with ERP software

Contributing to a circular economy with ERP software

The past 12 months have proved just how essential it is for businesses to prepare for disruption. One term you might have encountered recently is ‘circular economy’ - and it’s considered one of the core ways in which companies can build resilience, while enhancing their environmental credentials.

But what exactly is a circular economy? And how can ERP software help businesses like yours prepare for a more sustainable future?

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Categories: Cloud / SaaS, Distribution


Choosing a future-proof ERP solution for your business

Cloud based software

The need for flexible, forward-thinking ERP software has never been greater for businesses. Companies have had to adapt to changing circumstances over the past year - and in many cases, their ERP solution has been integral to making this happen.

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) provides software that has helped companies trade in different, smarter ways. There are several key features of its ERP solutions that have made this possible, by equipping users with the functionality they need to future-proof their operations.

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Categories: Cloud / SaaS, eCommerce


Kerridge Commercial Systems proudly supports Laptops for Kids

Laptops for Kids

Laptops for Kids is a charitable organisation that facilitates the distribution of used digital devices to enable children from disadvantaged backgrounds to participate in remote learning. Giving them access to the technology they need, free of charge, means they can complete homework tasks that would otherwise not be possible without a computer.

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Achieve your New Year Resolutions with K8

Achieve your New Year Resolutions with K8

Kerridge Commercial Systems has been developing innovative software applications for over 40 years, utilising expertise and experience to deliver you a powerful management solution you can trust to achieve your New Year resolutions and take your business forward in 2021.

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Categories: Cloud / SaaS


5 data features that will help inform your business decisions

Data can inform business decisions

Having good data at the heart of your ERP solution is just the beginning - you also need to be able to easily interpret and extract information so it brings value to your business.

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Categories: Cloud / SaaS, ROI


Trade profitably and safely during the pandemic

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Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) launches solutions to help its customers keep moving in difficult times

Businesses have been left with little option but to adapt to the 'new norm' that's arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is why at KCS we have focused our efforts on giving our customers access to solutions and methodologies that can quickly help them prepare for these challenges.

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Categories: eCommerce


SaaS: What it is and why you need it

SaaS: What it is and why you need it

It's fair to say that 2020 has created some unusual trading conditions for businesses. However, companies using SaaS have weathered the storm better than most - is it time you joined them?

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Categories: Cloud / SaaS, eCommerce


Don't be restrained by your ERP

Dont be restrained by your ERP-1

Tony Pey, Head of Product Marketing at Kerridge Commercial Systems, examines how the role of an ERP system is changing. It’s still the engine that drives a business - but today merchants need to choose even more wisely to ensure their system not only delivers the functionality they need now and in the future, but that it can also co-exist in the new technology landscape.

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Categories: CRM & Customer Service, Distribution


Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT

MTD

Kerridge CS is pleased to provide MTD compliant software. Here is why K8 is the perfect solution for your business.

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Categories: ROI


The Benefits of ePOD

Benefits of ePOD

Tony Pey, Head of Product Marketing at Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), explains how using a computer system with integrated ePOD (electronic point of delivery) as part of its delivery management solution will enable you to manage every aspect of the delivery cycle. 

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Categories: CRM & Customer Service, Distribution


The Evolution of IT Support

Support blog

Chris Owen, Chief Support Officer at Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), explains some of the methods that IT support teams use to solve your technological problems.

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Categories: CRM & Customer Service


How to Combat Shopping Cart Abandonment and Win Back Customers

shopping cart abandonment

Shopping cart abandonment can lead to major concerns for online businesses, especially when they experience them in high levels. Considering the fact that at least 50% of all carts are abandoned during the online shopping cycle, it is important that online merchants do everything in their power to ensure that customers continue with their shopping process, and complete the purchase. Here is how you can combat shopping cart abandonment and win back customers:

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Categories: ROI, eCommerce


7 Essential ERP supplier support staff questions you should ask

essential support questions

Do you feel valued, secure and all swotted up about your prospective ERP solution? If you still feel like you need to get some answers from your supplier, you’re in luck. Kerridge CS has come up with seven essential questions that you need to get the answers to before you invest in Enterprise Resource Planning software.

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Categories: ROI


How Can You Achieve Digital Transformation?

Digital transformation

Tony Pey, Head of Product Marketing, examines how to really achieve digital transformation, by using IT to change your business’ culture and behavior.

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Categories: Distribution, eCommerce


IoT Problems: Are Connected Devices Secure?

IOT secure device blog

As we have discussed in great detail on our blog, the Internet of Things (IoT) has changed how manufacturers operate. While the move is undoubtedly positive, offering numerous benefits, the increased use of connected devices has made manufacturers more vulnerable to cyberattack. 

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Categories: Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 / IoT


EEF’s Executive Survey 2018: Predicting the Next 12 Months of Manufacturing

EEF survey

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Categories: Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 / IoT


Measurement & Evaluation for Informed Business Decisions

Measurement & evaluation for informed business decisions

Monitoring business performance on the basis of timely and accurate information is a key priority for decision-makers in the fast-moving distributive trades.

K8 Business Intelligence gives individuals or departments access to secure, centralised data at the precise level they need to perform their roles effectively.

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Categories: Distribution


Annual Manufacturing Report 2018: The Highlights

Annual Manufacturing Report

It seems like only yesterday we published our review of the Annual Manufacturing Report 2017. Since then, manufacturing has been a whirlwind of data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Brexit uncertainty — and before you’ve had time to think, 2018’s edition of the report has landed on your desk.

In this blog post, we present you with a rundown of the biggest talking points from this year’s release for some easy lunchtime reading:

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Categories: Manufacturing, ROI


MRP Software: The Key to Executing Fresh Food & Beverage Lines

MRP Software The Key

There’s no such thing as a million dollar idea, declares American entrepreneur Aaron Patzer on the topic of the start-up he sold for $170 million, 3 years after launch. He goes on to explain that your greatest business concept, however hungry the market, is useless if you’re unable to execute your idea.

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Categories: Manufacturing


4 Top Tips or Advanced Inventory Control in Food Wholesale

4 top tips for advanced inventory

As a food wholesaler you will know that your largest costs lie with stock inventory. Keeping costs tight means striking a perfect balance between stock, storage and demand while maintaining a keen overview. So how can you tread the fine line needed for advanced inventory control?

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Categories: Cloud / SaaS, Distribution


5 Tangible Benefits of MRP for Supply Chain Pros

Tangible benefits of mrp for supply chain pros

Managing the supply chain efficiently can be a complex and time-consuming task for any production, inventory or procurement professional. With differing forecasts supplied by sales, customers or production and in varying formats, the strain on the operations professional to manage inventory manually is huge. Moving from offline spreadsheets and processes to MRP (Material Resources Planning) software can help streamline your process - here's how:

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Categories: Distribution


Field service training and field service technology: the future of augmented reality

Field service AR

Technology has already transformed how businesses operate across industries — and that includes field service. The growth of technology now means field service engineers can access customer data on the move, easily working collaboratively with other engineers and arriving on-time, every time through GPS-powered map functionality. 

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Categories: Field Service Management, HR & Training


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