Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has concluded an agreement with BSS, part of the Travis Perkins group, to implement its flagship K8 business solution across the entire BSS estate.
Operating from 53 specialist branches nationwide, together with two ‘state of the art’ Distribution Centres, K8 will support 750 users across the entire BSS business. From point of sale, procurement, inventory and logistics management through to local and central dispatch to customers, BSS will implement K8 in all of its branches.
Kerridge CS says that deploying the latest K8 digital innovations in branch will enable the business to quickly and easily receive and pick goods, as well as allowing BSS to manage the delivery cycle from a single device. Using KCS’ innovative apps will allow BSS to “take the technology to the job… delivering maximum efficiency whilst ensuring a clear customer service focus throughout the BSS network”. It will also take advantage of the “integrated web platform and the sophisticated web services” to further develop its digital strategy.
In addition, K8 will be deployed in the flagship Distribution Centres, where it will “streamline the warehouse operations for the group”. The K8 finance solution, which is described as having a strong focus on optimising working capital and automating processes where possible such as reconciliations and supplier invoice import and matching, will form the “backbone of this implementation, delivering a complete business solution to the group”.
James Mitchell, Managing Director at KCS UK, said: “We are very proud that BSS has chosen K8 as its platform to take the business forward. We are very excited to be part of the BSS future and look forward to developing our partnership over the coming years. This deal is a testament to our focus on supporting the needs of the merchant industry and we look forward to working together with the BSS team.”
Angela Rushforth, BSS MD, commented: “In KCS, we saw early on a business that clearly wanted to build a partnership with its customers and that really understood the needs of our business. From our first engagement through to completion of a rigorous selection process, we were impressed with not only how much the KCS team understood, but also how much they were willing to listen and respond.
“We also spoke to a number of their customers and gained a real understanding of how the K8 platform can work for our business. In KCS, we have identified a solid partner to work with and in K8 we have found a platform that is a great fit for our business as we continue to build!”