A solution to help SMEs grow

A solution to help SMEs grow

November 2018

Business software provider, Kerridge Commercial Systems, has developed a version of its powerful K8 ERP solution specifically to meet the needs of small to medium sized businesses.

With fully integrated trading and business management functionality tailored to retailers, merchants and other trade distributors, it is said to be an ideal solution for start-ups and independent operations with up to around 20 users.

Steve Page, New Business Sales Executive at KCS says: “The system is very easy to learn and use, with limited training required, but it has all the functionality and flexibility a smaller business requires.  It can be implemented into the business very quickly.”

For businesses currently using manual processes or basic accountancy packages, the solution will deliver vastly increased efficiencies such as being able to integrate order processes with suppliers and faster, easier pricing maintenance.  Sophisticated reporting means they will be able to drill down into details such as inventory ratio by supplier, and margin by account, supplier, department and customer type.

Businesses planning to set up additional branches will benefit from inter-branch transfers, multiple stock locations and enhanced stock visibility, as well as having the capability in place to support further KCS functionality in the future such as eCommerce and computerised delivery management.

SaaS (or software as a service) is the term used to describe the way in which a business rents its software over a period of time from the provider - rather than purchasing a one-off perpetual licence - and this is how the software is delivered.  A more substantial initial investment is replaced by affordable monthly or quarterly ‘per user’ costs.  The software can be hosted on an on-premise server or accessed over the Internet using a highly secure KCS hosted Cloud solution. The latter option means there’s no need for the business to maintain IT infrastructure on their premises – and the KCS team handles all system maintenance remotely.
T: 01488 662000  W: www.kerridgecs.com

Margaret Reid Display Solutions (MRDS) was set up by Margaret in January 2017 with a highly focused aim - to design and manufacture quality retail and commercial display equipment at affordable prices.  In addition to the new company, Margaret is still the agent for Insca, the premier Spanish manufacturer of high quality showroom display stands.

MRDS uses the latest CAD software and machinery to design and build bespoke stands, boards and cradles with MDF as the principal raw material.  The company is able to offer both large and small production runs and responsive lead times.  Margaret and her team’s experience in this industry puts them in a great position to help identify a customer’s particular need and guide them to a suitable solution.

Providing step by step feedback to the client is an essential part of the design service they offer.  Each project is given an optimal level of focus ensuring all elements of the design brief are met.  The finished product has to be tailored to the client’s needs and able to stand up to the rigours it may endure.  However the design and manufacturing process is only part of the service.  Each new design is tested to ensure durability, stability and cover the necessary safety aspects essential for products placed in a public environment: the complete package.

In the last few months Margaret has launched a brochure website - www.mrdsltd.co.uk - showing boards, and stands as well as some of the bespoke projects undertaken.  This will continue to be developed over time as the product book grows, so clients are encouraged to keep checking back.

Margaret’s current success, and the fact she is working with some of the biggest names in the tile, brick and flooring industries, is undoubtedly down to her dedicated staff.  Please contact Margaret and her team at any time so they can help provide a solution for your display requirements.
T: 01453 835555
M: 07774 817614
E: margaret@mrdsltd.co.uk  
W: www.mrdsltd.co.uk

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