Samuel Kirk

Lumber, Building & Roofing


Samuel Kirk


Customer: Samuel Kirk

What we did: Implemented K8

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Samuel Kirk (Builders Merchants) Ltd is a family-owned business established in 1947 employing 14 people. The company provides a full range of DIY and building supplies for trade and retail customers.

The compelling factors which led to the installation K8 included the inadequacies of the previous system. As a text–based trading and accounting system it required excessive manual intervention, stock control, and management reporting was poor, and it was difficult to price products. A new system had to be easier to use. Samuel Kirk installed K8 in 2005.

Gains and benefits

  • Excellent functionality throughout the system – suits the business needs
  • Information at the finger tips – means efficiency, good service and simplifies workflow
  • Pricing and discounts handled consistently – maintains margin, eliminates costly errors
  • Lumber purchasing and sales capability – a complex area, fully controlled
  • Credit account controls – few debt issues and better cash flow
  • Special orders fully controlled ensures good customer service is provided

To find out more about the solutions that we offer, please contact us today.

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With K8 you can tell exactly how much you are making and exactly how much you are spending. It gives you a very up-to-date picture.

- Kirk Alerdice, Branch Manager and founder’s grandson



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