LSK Supplies prepares for the future with K8 13 April 2016

LSK Supplies Ltd, a Scottish family run architectural ironmonger and builders’ merchant – supplying fasteners, tools, and fixings to both trade and retail customers, has selected the K8 cloud-based solution from Kerridge Commercial Systems to minimise IT overheads and to support future growth.

Established in 1999, LSK Supplies Ltd has six branches in west central Scotland and two more branches opening in early 2016. The company’s previous software system had managed the core processes for selling, purchasing and stock control. However, LSK needed an advanced, fully integrated system to improve the efficiency of its customer contact ‘touch points’ particularly in managing transactions, invoicing and payment processing.

One particular aspect of K8 that appealed to LSK was its considerable flexibility and adaptability. During the system set-up, LSK staff took time to understand how K8 could be fine-tuned to suit the business. The early engagement and commitment gave LSK complete ownership of its new system.

Garry Bell, managing director at LSK Supplies Ltd, comments: “In terms of reliability, functionality and readiness to support our future growth, K8 is the best system for us. Specifically, its capabilities to present accurate and real time management information – especially sales and purchasing patterns – were significant factors in our decision. We were also impressed with Kerridge as a progressive company with proven R&D credentials.”

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