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Turnbull Building Supplies

Lumber, Building & Roofing


Turnbull Building Supplies


Customer: Turnbull Building Supplies

What we did: Implemented K8

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Turnbull Building Supplies was established in 1895 as a single branch, family-owned business in Lincolnshire. Now with six branches and following a management buy-out in 1984, the company offers a comprehensive product range of building materials, kitchens, bathrooms, and tiles. The company supplies retail customers through to the national house builders – the majority of its business is with from small to medium-sized builders.

During a previous systems review, Turnbull Building Supplies considered the Revision 7 product but implemented an alternative solution. Later, with issues such as product development, scalability, and functionality becoming a concern, it was time to take another look. Considerations such as capacity, culture, resources, reputation, and product roadmap were the priorities. Kerridge Commercial Systems and K8 met the company’s requirements, and in March 2003 an order for K8 was placed – the system went live later the same year. Turnbull subsequently upgraded to K8.07.

Gains and benefits

  • User Interface quick and easy to navigate
  • Sales order processing makes for quick and efficient trading
  • KPI facilities enable accurate, regular monitoring of business progress
  • Spreadsheet interface – great for managing price updates and stock effectively
  • Automatic supplier invoice verification – very efficient and saves time
  • Hosted platform means security, scalability with minimal add-on investment
  • System hosting means staff can focus attention on the business and customer service
  • High levels of customer service achieved using K8, means higher customer retention

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

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K8 is a well-packaged product with all of the functionality of a Windows-based system and an impressive user interface. It has some fantastic features - SOP, for example, is superb.

- Kevin Coombs, IT Manager



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