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Strategic Decision Making Made Easier With Right Business Software

What is your business strategy, and what information is that strategy founded upon? It sounds obvious, but it is essential that all forward planning and strategic advancement is based upon the most accurate, complete and recent data possible.

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Categories: Distribution


Protecting Your Business with our Security and Continuity Solutions

It is vital that businesses defend themselves against modern technological risks.

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Categories: Cloud / SaaS, Distribution


Software And Tools to Strengthen Your Customer Relationships

It is crucial that businesses understand customer relationship management tools in order to secure long-term clients. With competitors acting as a constant threat to trading, it is important that you are ahead of the game when it comes to client needs.

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Categories: CRM & Customer Service, Distribution, eCommerce


Control your Cash and Margin levels effectively

Monitor Your Business’ Cash and Margin Control

Ensuring your business is working as efficiently as possible will have the greatest impact on the bottom line if you have control and visibility over your cash flow and profit margins.

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Categories: ROI, Distribution


How Builders' Merchant Software Can Help When It Comes to Stock-Taking Time

BM stock taking time 960 x 270.pngAnyone who has worked within the retail sector will know how daunting stock-taking time can be. Manually counting each and every single item in a vast array of product lines is truly mind-numbing and terrifying at the same time; where can that last pallet of ‘Loft insulation’ be? However, every manager knows that it’s likely that there will always be a small discrepancy somewhere.

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Categories: Distribution


K8 is Builders Merchant Software for the 21st century

BM software for 21st Century The highly advanced and multi-function K8 software system from Kerridge Commercial Systems is builders merchant software for the 21st century. Addressing specific challenges such as warehouse management and stock control, as well as supporting organisations with its business intelligence software functionality, makes K8 a truly innovative and far-reaching software solution for builders merchants.

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Categories: Distribution


Manage Contract Pricing With Plumbers Merchant Software

Whether you sell products or services, and whether you supply directly to end consumers or to other business, you may offer contract pricing. For example, if you have a business that offers bathroom supplies to home renovators as well as directly to the public, then you may offer different prices to these different groups. Furthermore, you may choose to offer additional and increased discounts for those trade accounts that buy more regularly. With our plumbers merchant software it is possible to accurately manage, monitor, and change contract pricing details while using pricing information to further drive strategic decisions.

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Categories: Distribution


Improve Customer Relations with Timber Merchant Software

Tracking sales and stock levels is an integral facet of any retail business, but so too is customer relationship management. Whether your primary focus is on regular contracts or individual sales, you can benefit from more effective customer communications, which can result in improved order values, greater return sales, and increased word of mouth marketing and branding. The advanced timber merchant software developed by Kerridge Commercial Systems offers these benefits and more.

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Categories: CRM & Customer Service, Distribution


3 tips to help your business stock more effectively

The last thing you want to say to a potential customer when they are at your branch is that you’re out of stock for a particular item. The customer, in most cases, will go somewhere else to purchase it and may not choose you in the future. Although at the time, the cost of this decision may not be so obvious, it is the long term effect of this happening too often that is damaging to your business.

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Categories: Distribution


Is your company effectively managing its cash and margins?

Cash and margin control has never been more important than now, when stable but effective private sector business growth has become all the more imperative in the light of the faltering UK and overseas economy. However, many distributive organisations consistently fail to ensure 21st century standards of efficiency as they seek to buy and sell at better prices and streamline their operations. Success in this area depends on effective control of your business processes, which can be improved by supply chain management solutions such as those provided by Kerridge Commercial Systems.

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Categories: Distribution


Why retailers have turned to the K8 software

Retailers have always been among the earliest businesses to notice new developments in the economy. Such are the advantages of their ‘grass roots’ position where they are dealing with end users directly. However, although all areas of the distributive trades have been feeling the pinch amidst the current economic uncertainty, retailers can perhaps feel it slightly less sharply when they invest in system administration software such as the solution developed by Kerridge Commercial Systems.

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Categories: Distribution


K8 software coherently links together a wide range of features

Profitability and efficiency have always been focal points for organisations across the UK and the world, which in recent times has moved many to consider the benefits of software applications that can bring previously unheard-of ease to vital business tasks. There are many areas of functionality that business owners have sought to improve using system administration software. If there has been one persistent issue, it has been keeping track of all of the options available.

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Categories: Distribution


Choose the right hardware provision, installation and maintenance services

For all of the renown of Kerridge Commercial Systems as a provider of the complete software solution for distributors, merchants, retailers and wholesalers, the company’s distributive sector knowledge has also taught it the importance of a host of associated services if its clients are to cut costs, boost operational efficiency and improve customer experience. This has inspired the creation of an extensive range of ongoing ‘K-Series’ support services to help clients to extract the maximum value from their K8 supply chain management solutions.

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The value of our professional services software to your business systems

The K8 software package offered by Kerridge Commercial Systems has already built a reputation for the assistance that it provides in making firms in the distributive trades more time and cost-efficient, and as a result, profitable. Flexible, customisable and comprehensive functions such as business intelligence, sales order processing and supply chain management software bring ease to staff members’ day-to-day back office responsibilities, helping them to better manage stock and customer relationships in the pursuit of overall operational performance.

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Categories: Distribution


The importance of the right system administration software

In the ever-changing and increasingly dynamic distributive trades, as is the case in other sectors of the economy, business software can no longer be ignored as a means of making laborious and time-consuming tasks quicker and more manageable. Moreover, system administration software is integral to the productivity and profit of a given firm, whether distributor, merchant, wholesaler or retailer, with the K8 solution provided by Kerridge Commercial Systems having long led the industry.

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K8 Standalone ensures uninterrupted offline trading

With the Internet having long occupied a prime position in a wide range of industry sectors, the wholesalers, distributors, merchants and retailers that make up the distributive trades now depend heavily on their servers and networks remaining constantly operational. There are many horror stories about business owners having lost their life’s work as a result of an outage caused by unforeseen events, so some kind of provision for this ought to be a major consideration when one is on the lookout for professional IT services.

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K8 and K-Cloud remove the need for firms to run their own IT systems

Developments such as cloud computing software, as well as the adoption of more flexible working practices that stray some distance from the usual weekday ‘9 to 5’, have made clear many of the ways in which a wide range of industries can be more competitive. Companies have increasingly sought to outsource certain tasks, and the K8 software and K-Cloud system-hosting services offered by Kerridge Commercial Systems have played their part in this change.

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Categories: Cloud / SaaS, Distribution


About the K8 Key Performance Indicator (KPI) performance tools

With the distributive trades of 2012 being increasingly characterised by tough competition and hard-to-meet profitability targets, it stands to reason that a company in this sector would benefit from a means of accurately monitoring business performance. Indeed, whether such a firm is a small or large distributor, merchant, wholesaler or retailer, it is becoming customary to invest in some kind of business intelligence solution, such as the K8 solution developed by Kerridge Commercial Systems.

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Categories: Distribution


Supply chain management considerations for smaller companies

In the distributive trades, there is little denying the importance of the effective management of the supply chain. While for major corporations, there are clear benefits of investing in supply chain management software to increase efficiency and boost profits, given what may be billions of pounds of annual spending, smaller or medium sized firms that are supplying goods have slightly different considerations. Nonetheless, they too are likely to enjoy many benefits as a result of using the K8 solution offered by Kerridge Commercial Systems.

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Choose truly effective sales order processing software

The distributive trades have always required rapid and accurate order processing. This was an overriding priority even back in the days when trading would merely take place over the counter or over the phone, but with the emergence of the Internet and the accompanying boom of ecommerce, the increased competition and sheer scale of business in the early 21st century has called for the use of appropriate sales order processing software, such as the K8 solution from Kerridge Commercial Systems.

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K8 as stock management software

The K8 software offered by Kerridge Commercial Systems has long proved integral in revolutionising the operation of many different kinds of businesses, including plumbers, industrial merchants, builders and small companies. However, it is in many ways the stock management applications of K8 that have truly won it renown amongst organisations large and small.

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K8: focus on financial management

Kerridge Commercial Systems have developed the highly advanced and adaptable K8 software solution, which supports the distributive trades in a myriad of ways. This article looks at the financial management solutions provided by the K8 system.

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The value of K8 software to wholesalers

Wholesalers have long been more than mere links or intermediaries between manufacturers and retailers. The truth is that a wholesaler can only know that it is doing its job well when its products are sold to end customers who respond by placing repeat orders. With an important role to play in the supply chain, wholesalers require the best quality distributor software to optimise their operations.

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K8 Enables Faster Sales and More Effective Stock Management

Modern ERP software for forward thinking businesses

K8, the flagship product from Kerridge Commercial Systems, provides integrated software solutions for trade and retail merchants, wholesalers and distributors. K8 is highly advanced while being easy to use, and helps businesses save time and money while providing outstanding customer service. K8 is a comprehensive business support system, but here we specifically look at how K8 provides superior order, point of sale and stock management functions.

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K8: providing real world solutions to the challenges of the modern business

Whether in the distribution, merchant, wholesale or retail trade, the modern business faces the same set of particular challenges. Having identified these challenges, leading specialist software provider Kerridge Commercial Systems has designed real world solutions with its highly advanced K8 system.

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