Haldane Fisher

“Kerridge Commercial Systems* is a very professional organization. The experience of their consultants is not to be underestimated” Mary Hannaway, IT Manager

Challenges: business growth, multiple systems, international trading, lumber import and machining, credit control, management information, integrated accounting

Founded in 1946, family-owned Haldane Fisher Ltd is one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers to the construction industry. Serving the trade and general public as well as operating a lumber business, with fifteen branches in Northern Ireland, England and the Isle of Man.

Prior to installing K8, Haldene Fisher had several disparate systems which needed replacing. The essential requirement was for an integral solution to control the business finances and provide improvements in management information capabilities. The company also needed a system which would enable international trading – notably for the company’s lumber import business. The Haldene Fisher K8 system has 200+ users.

Gains and benefits

  • K8 is easy and intuitive to use, for training, operators, to complete tasks quickly

  • Multiple open sessions – means quicker workflow – saves time 

  • Better customer service - transaction processing and resolving queries 

  • Electronic document management with online access – less search and access time

  • Operational and management reporting – for fast, informed decision making 

  • Gross margin controls - profitability monitoring at transaction level

  • Complete control of lumber machining and stock – complexities simplified by K8

  • Faster stocktaking – saves time and money, fewer issues, less operational impact

  • Cross branch stock visibility and trading processes easy and quick to process

  • Fast SL and PL reconciliations - complete control – timely attention to issues 

  • An excellent ROI – reduced working capital, lower interest charges

  • Future system developments and add-on opportunities

  • Business growth easily accommodated

 

*Dancik International is part of the Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) Group of Companies.