Leamington Electrical Distributors


“We have invested in a system that’s ideal for our type of business” Jim Knight, Manager

Challenges: LED wanted a comprehensive, fully integrated system from day one

Leamington Electrical Distributors (LED) began trading in September 2014, serving both trade and the public in the Leamington Spa area.  Currently, with three staff, LED is progressively building up its customer base – concentrating on local electricians in particular and establishing supplier relationships. The company is committed to providing a personal service, backed by experience and up to date technical knowledge.

LED chose to implement a fully integrated system from the start. Creating full customer, supplier, and stock records would be much more efficient than by using manual or basic computer records. Quick transaction processing would also support LED’s customer service requirements. Although various alternative systems were considered, LED chose K8 for its complete, wide-ranging capabilities and standard functionality. K8’s intuitive navigation, ease-of-use and prior knowledge of an earlier version of the software also influenced the decision.

Kerridge CS produced a tailored implementation and training programme for LED. Although the go- live objective was to coincide with LED’s opening schedule, the schedule was moved back for a couple of weeks due to telecom issues. This was not a problem and transactions were subsequently rekeyed into K8 to bring the system up to date.

LED is up and running with K8; the system is certainly meeting this vibrant new company’s expectations.

Gains and benefits

  • Integrated functionality

  • Easy and intuitive to use

  • One-time data entry

  • Transaction history for decision making

  • Complete business visibility

  • Fast transaction processing

  • Complementary product options

  • Gross margin notifications

  • ‘Cloud’ hosting and support

  • Scalable system to support growth


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