Kerridge/TIS deal will 'add value for customers'

Published:  19 October, 2011

HUNGERFORD: Kerridge Commercial Systems has purchased TIS Software, a provider of ERP solutions designed for the wholesale and retail distribution of logistics and service sectors and to provide information integration solutions for both the commercial and public sectors.

Kerridge Commercial Systems is based in Berkshire. The company supports an extensive customer-base across the UK, Ireland, Holland, Africa and beyond. It specialises in business management solutions to the distribution industry Its core solution, called K8, includes; advanced sales order processing, purchasing, rebates, e-commerce, finance, transport management, customer relationship management and warehouse management systems.

TIS Software, which trades as Strategix OneOffice and Global Business Systems, is based in Buckinghamshire. It supports an extensive customer base in the UK and also has customers in Australia and New Zealand who are managed through a local distribution partnership.

Ian Bendelow, chief executive officer of Kerridge Commercial Systems, said: "The two companies already share some customers and in some areas we also operate in similar markets. We complement each other very well. I am confident that the blended skills, resources and capacity that the organisations offer together will further strengthen our solutions and services. In other markets we add to each other's capabilities and solutions.

"In those areas, we look forward to extending our reach and growing business together. The combination will bring our joint customers a much more comprehensive solution and deliver even greater value to customers who are constantly innovating and building their own service.

"This acquisition helps us continue to bring our customers the tools, resource and expertise that they need from a focused software solution company driven of continuous investment.

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