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Keep Control of your Projects

Project Control Centre Blog

With many facets to a project, you need to manage the multiple orders and quotations, the delivery schedule and agreed pricing terms and the financial performance against the overall project.

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Catagories: Distribution


The Simplicity of Reporting Dashboards

Reporting Dashboards Blog

K8 offers a suite of standard KPI’s and dashboards, tailored to meet the needs of senior management and operations. These KPI’s are available to monitor trends within the business and to ensure that performance indicators may be set and measured across the business.

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Catagories: Distribution


The Benefits of ePOD

ePOD Blog

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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Catagories: CRM & Customer Service, Distribution


Modern ERP enhances supply chain

Modern ERP enhances supply chain

Mark Steggall, Head of Product Management at Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), explains how using a modern computer system can keep your suppliers on their toes and ensure your customer service remains outstanding.

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Catagories: CRM & Customer Service, Distribution


Business intelligence at your fingertips

Business intelligence at your fingertips

Chris Hirst, head of pre-sales at Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), explains how using a computer system with a fully integrated business intelligence (BI) module can provide you with clear insights into every aspect of your business, help you spot trends and support you in making crucial business decisions.

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Catagories: Distribution


The benefits of ERP systems with integrated financials

The benefits of ERP systems with integrated financials

Sanjay Fatania, Financial Implementation Manager at Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), explains how using a computer system with fully integrated financials delivers greater efficiency, visibility and faster decision making to your business.

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Catagories: Distribution


Does your software track your rebates?

Does your software track your rebates?

Mark Steggall, Head of Product Management at Kerridge Commercial Systems, explains the benefits of using a modern ERP system to manage supplier rebates.

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Catagories: ROI, Distribution


Six ways to drive profit whilst the pound is weak

Six ways to drive profit whilst the pound is weak

Sterling has depreciated against the US dollar and the Euro since the referendum in June, hitting a 31 year low against the dollar in October.  At time of writing, the exchange rate had climbed following hints from Theresa May that she will be looking for a transitional Brexit deal that will favour British businesses.  However sterling is still comparatively weak, which presents some challenges for merchants and distributors. For example, the price of imported construction materials is predicted to increase by 3%. It also means that inflation may increase, which adds to the uncertainty we are facing.

But challenging times also present opportunities. Here are six things that merchants and distributors can do to mitigate against, and even benefit from, the economic situation:

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Catagories: ROI, Distribution


How to boost your online sales this Christmas

How to boost your online sales this Christmas

It may seem that the Christmas period offers marketing opportunities primarily for retailers with consumer customers; people don’t tend to buy building, industrial or automotive supplies as Christmas presents. However there are seasonal opportunities for merchants, distributors and wholesalers too, and especially for those with a B2B ecommerce solution.

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Catagories: ROI, Distribution, eCommerce


4 tips on how to select accounting software for your business

4 tips on how to select the right accounting software for your business

Managing your business’ accounts is not always an easy task, especially when you have to make sure that all of your numbers add up. Incorrect reporting could be the difference between you reporting a profit or a loss.

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Catagories: Distribution


What is delivery management software?

What is delivery management software?

With one report suggesting that customer delivery performance expectations are higher than they were two years before, it is imperative that you provide your customers with a smooth delivery process.

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Catagories: Distribution


How to improve stock control in 4 steps

How to improve stock control in 4 steps

As a company that manages the movement of stock, you will be fully aware of the importance of stock control in being able to provide great customer service. This is backed up by the fact that UK brands are estimated to be losing up to £15 billion annually due to poor customer service. We all know how annoying it is when an item you want to buy is out of stock!

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Catagories: Distribution


4 ways to reduce shopping cart abandonment on your website

4 ways to reduce shopping cart abandonment on your website

Shopping cart abandonment is one of the main issues for online traders. According to recent research, three quarters of the world’s online shopping carts are abandoned, which means that you are potentially losing a lot of business.

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Catagories: Distribution, eCommerce


What are the advantages of SaaS software for merchants?

SaaS - What are benefits for merchants?

Tony Pey, Head of Sales Engineering at Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), defines the advantages of SaaS and explains how it could work for your merchant business.

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Catagories: Cloud / SaaS, Distribution


5 reasons why ERP implementations fail

5 reasons why ERP implementations fail

Previously we discussed the many advantages of using an ERP system. However before you get to reap the benefits of the software, it needs to be successfully implemented. With one report suggesting that 21% of companies’ ERP projects had failed, it’s not always a straight forward task.

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Catagories: Distribution


4 ways to improve your warehouse layout design

4 ways to improve your warehouse layout design

Having an efficient warehouse layout (alongside a fully integrated warehouse management system) could be the difference between processing your customers’ orders quickly or not.

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Catagories: Distribution


Trade online easily with K8 Ecommerce Software

trade online easily with k8 

Tony Pey, Head of Sales Engineering at Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), explains how using multi-channel ecommerce software that is fully integrated with your ERP system delivers a more satisfying experience for your customers and makes life easier for your staff.

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Catagories: Distribution, eCommerce


Five Automotive Aftermarket Recruitment Tips

Five Automotive Aftermarket Recruitment Tips

Recruiting in the automotive aftermarket trade can be tough. With a large number of people choosing to go to university, attracting top talent in your trade can also be a big challenge. That’s why we have put together a list of five automotive aftermarket recruitment tips to help you attract the best possible candidates.

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Catagories: HR & Training, Distribution


5 tips on how to improve warehouse safety

Warehouse Safety

When working in an environment with large machinery, pallets and racking, warehouse safety should be considered a priority. According to a HSE survey, the estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions is £14.3 billion.

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Catagories: Distribution


5 innovative warehouse technologies that your business needs

Warehouse Technologies

Technology is constantly evolving and this is certainly the case in warehouses. Not only are companies moving from paper based systems to warehouse management software (according to recent research), they are also looking to get the edge on their competitors by taking advantage of the latest innovative warehouse technologies. We list 5 of the latest technology trends that are currently being used in warehouses.

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Catagories: Distribution


Five Builders' Merchants Recruitment Tips

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Recruiting in the builders merchants’ trade can be tough. With a large number of people choosing to go to university, attracting top talent in your trade is a big challenge. That’s why we have put together a list of five builders merchants’ recruitment tips to help you attract the best possible candidates.

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Catagories: HR & Training, Distribution


20 Good Customer Services Skills that your Business Needs

20 good customer services skills that your business needs - infographic

Whatever industry you're in, offering an excellent customer service is crucial to your success. In a previous blog, we outlined the top omni-channel customer service experience and in this one, with the help of Provide Support we detail the essential customer services skills that you should master.

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Catagories: CRM & Customer Service, HR & Training, Distribution


5 advantages of using an ERP system

ERP software market is expected to be worth £27 billion by 2020

With one report suggesting that the ERP software market is expected to be worth £27 billion by 2020 and Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) predicting a doubling in cloud-based ERP investments by the end of 2016, now is the time for your business to invest in a fully integrated solution. Need convincing? Here are 5 advantages of using an ERP system.

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Catagories: Distribution


What is EDI Software?

edi software

EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange and refers to the transferring of business data electronically from one source to another in a standard format. Some of the common documents that can be transferred via EDI software include purchase orders, invoices and advance ship notices.

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Catagories: Distribution


Warehouse Management Software and K8

warehouse management & K8

Managing your warehouse in a cost effective and efficient way is one of the key components of a successful business.

That’s why our most recent version of K8, K8 Babbage, is our most comprehensive and reliable release to date. As with our other modules, our warehouse management software, can assist you in achieving effective warehouse management.

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Catagories: Distribution