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K8 takes Parkers to another level

Lumber, Building & Roofing




Customer: Parkers Building Supplies

What we did: Implemented K8

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Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) offers ‘cutting edge software for the wholesale industry,' according to Ian Mitchell at Parker Building Supplies. Ian is Information Systems Manager at the leading independent and award winning lumber and heavy side builders’ supply.

The company was established in 1984 since when its philosophy has always been to offer high-quality customer service backed up with good stock availability and an efficient delivery service. Today the company employs 280 people and trades from 25 locations across the South East.

“We have used K8 software since 2004,” said Ian. “At the time we needed to upgrade our existing system to bring about a change of culture and KCS offered the best solution. Since then it has come on in leaps and bounds, and we have continued to upgrade to the latest version each time a new version is cut.”

Gains and benefits

  • K8 upgrade means sales team can access software remotely on their tablets.
  • Web Builder will provide a portal for customers to access their accounts and print off invoices, PoDs, etc.
  • Parker’s now able to plan a ‘click & collect’ service for the future
  • An earlier upgrade delivered K8’s General Ledger - integrated with the trading system

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A previous upgrade in April 2015 brought about another major change to our business when we started to use K8’s unified ledgers that are integrated with the trading system, and that put us on another platform for moving forward.

- Ian Mitchell, Information Systems Manager, Parkers Building Supplies



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