Kerridge Commercial Systems acquires EDP
13th August 2018
Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) is pleased to announce the acquisition
of EDP, a company listed on The London Stock Exchange. EDP supplies
sales analytics & CRM and ERP software, such as Vecta and Quantum,
to merchants and other distributors. The K8 ERP solution, developed
by KCS, is widely used in similar markets, where the company has
over 40 years of experience and is a recognised thought leader in
trading and management technology. Clearly the acquisition is a
good fit for both businesses.
During the past eight years KCS has grown rapidly, both organically
and through the acquisition of a number of businesses, to extend
its geographical reach, add product capability and extend into adjacent
vertical markets. The company now serves over 10,000 customers across
Europe, South Africa and the United States.
By integrating the EDP business with KCS, all customers will be
offered a more extensive product suite. KCS will also offer the
Vecta CRM/BI product to its wider global customer base as a stand-alone
product, as well as integrating it as a module within some of the
KCS products. KCS will continue to service and support customers
using EDP's Quantum, Merchant, Charisma, Esprit and The Business
Programme products. Over time, KCS will offer alternative products
(such as its core K8 ERP system) to EDP customers, as potential
Commenting on the acquisition, Ian Bendelow, Chief Executive Officer
of KCS said, "The acquisition of EDP is a great opportunity
to accelerate our strategy. It brings us greater presence in the
UK and an increased platform for growth in our traditional markets.
EDP is a high quality business with customer offerings that are
highly complementary to KCS. We welcome EDP employees to the group
and look forward to working with them."
Sir Michael Heller, Non-Executive Chairman of EDP said, "The
EDP and KCS businesses have been good competitors for many years,
addressing the needs of customers in the same vertical markets.
Accordingly the EDP directors believe that KCS' activities provide
a strong fit with those of EDP and that KCS is an appropriate partner
to continue the development of the EDP business. The additional
resources that KCS will bring will mean that it is well positioned
and resourced to support EDP and the future growth of the EDP business."
the full press release as a PDF.
Quantum VS Warehouse Management System Video Shoot
Courtesy of Aldridge Security at London Depot
22nd July 2016
The QVS marketing team took some time out of the office yesterday
to begin the filming of a new Quantum VS case study style video
designed to demonstrate how the QVS bar coded WMS has streamlined
the Warehouse Management process for our good friends Aldridge Security.
Yesterday's filming took place at Aldridge Security's depot in Eagle
Wharf, London, the first of two location sessions, with the second
location shoot due to feature Aldridge's brand new state of the
art distribution warehouse in Birmingham.
finished video will show Quantum VS implemented within a fast moving,
real life Merchant and Distributor setting, revealing the numerous
unexpected and sometimes hidden benefits and efficiencies bar coded
Warehouse Management delivers.
We will be launching the video online here and via our LinkedIn
and Twitter social media channels as soon as it's finished - it
will be well worth watching if a Warehouse Management System implementation
is something you might be considering in the future.
EDP's Vecta CRM & Sales Analytics Software shortlisted
in Corporate Visions 2016 Technology Innovator Awards
20th June 2016
The importance of technology and its role in the evolution of the
business market cannot be overstated, and as such the 2016 Technology
Innovator Awards are designed to recognise and reward the individuals,
departments and firms behind the ground-breaking developments that
change the way we do business for the better.
the CV Magazine Site to read more....
Windows 10 Update
6th April 2016
Microsoft has very recently released Windows 10 as a free download
for users of either Windows 7 or Windows 8.
We have qualified our Quantum VS Client, Financials and Business
Intelligence software products for use with Windows 10.
The version numbers are as follows:
Quantum VS Client - versions 8.x and versions 9.x
Quantum VS Financials - versions 3.10.3 onwards
Quantum VS myViewpoint - versions 2.1.x onwards
Builders Merchant News Article Jan 2016
27th January 2016
Davey offers an insight into the world of inventory management,
highlighting the importance of supporting purchasing and warehouse
staff to positively impact sales and customer service levels.
the article here (Taken from the Builders Merchants News Jan 2016).
Meet the Quantum VS Team at Torque Expo October
13th/14th at the new Silverstone Wing Stand A3
8th October 2015
The Quantum VS team will be on hand to showcase some of the new
functionality and stylish innovative design recently created by
the Quantum VS development team
further enhancing the software solution to become an even more effective
and intuitive modular ERP software suite.
to respond to the individual challenges faced by fastener and tools
Merchants and Distributors every day, Quantum
VS enables efficiency, and cost savings across the business
using extensible technology to ensure that both the business and
the customer benefit. Incorporating the latest e-business integration
with online stores such as Amazon and Ebay, online document exchange
and document management, Warehouse Management and powerful Sales
Intelligence positioned alongside the customary SOP, Accounting
and BI modules, Quantum VS really drives the responsive and adaptable
merchant or wholesale business.
Visitors and exhibitors at the event will be able to chat to Pete
and Harry about how introducing the various modules within Quantum
VS (as and when it suits your business) will drive time, resource
and financial efficiencies and increased sales results.
With less than two weeks to go to the very first Torque-Expo event,
excitement is mounting. Over 80 companies are set to exhibit, and
visitor registrations are building as the show grows closer. Taking
place at the new Silverstone Wing in Northamptonshire on 13th (9.30am-4.30pm)
and 14th October (9.30am to 4pm) this trade only event is specifically
tailored to provide two busy days of buying and networking for the
UK and Ireland distribution industry. Manufacturers and wholesalers
will bring together a wide range of associated product sold through
distribution in one place, at one time:
- Hand & Power Tools
- Hardware & Ironmongery
- DIY Products
- Fasteners, Fixings & Adhesives
- Locks & Security
- Abrasives & Lubricants
- Clothing, Safety & Janitorial
- Other associated products, IT and support services
It really is a great place to meet up with over 80 key suppliers
and attracting the industry's key decision makers, influencers and
purchasing managers within stockist and distribution companies looking
to source new products. Two busy days of focused business and networking
with relevant industry professionals, the core objective of this
event is to further develop distribution business. Torque-Expo also
provides an opportunity to learn new management techniques within
dedicated seminars, workshops and demonstrations.
Register now at: http://www.torque-expo.co.uk/registration/
Pre-register to attend Torque-Expo before 5th October 2015 and
be entered into a free prize draw to win a Ferrari drive
around the world-famous Silverstone circuit during the show* The
winner for the first two prize draws will be announced on Twitter
soon! Follow Torque Expo on Twitter to keep up-to-date with the
latest Show news! Note: *Terms and conditions apply. Ferrari
Drive is available on 13th October 2015 only.
Don’t forget to come for a chat with Pete or Harry, we know that
you will be truly impressed by the positive changes you could see
using Quantum VS.
Repeated success for Vecta at the European IT &
Software Excellence Awards
30th March 2015
The team at Vecta Sales Solutions are celebrating once again after
picking up another prestigious award for the company’s VECTA combined
Sales Analytics & CRM service at the 2015 IT Europa awards ceremony
on Wednesday evening.
Chief Executive Julian Wassell was accompanied on stage by Jayne
Hill to accept the award for the 'SaaS Solution of the Year'
from former MP now TV presenter Giles Brandreth, watched by an audience
of IT suppliers from across Europe.
When selecting finalists for the awards the four independent judges
were looking for evidence of IT solutions that have transformed
businesses. Organiser John Garratt said of the 2015 Awards: “There
were many more entrants with a stronger software component this
year and the quality of the projects being submitted has risen yet
The Vecta submission for the ‘SaaS Solution of the Year’
was based on the experiences of Lindab UK a Vecta customer, who
after having chosen the powerful Sales Analytics & CRM solution,
confirmed that they immediately saw sales and performance increases
and measured a 30% increase in productive sales activity in the
UK by acting upon information that would not previously have been
win 'SaaS Solution of the Year' at the IT Europa Software Excellence
Awards 2015... Full Story.
EDP's Vecta CRM & Analytics - Four Category Finalist
in IT Europa Awards 2015
11th February 2015
UK software solution specialists Vecta Sales Solutions are once
again celebrating after achieving finalist status, this time in
four separate categories, for the 2015 European IT Awards for Software
in Sheffield, the Vecta team are keeping fingers crossed for winner's
success again after taking two awards at the 2014 IT Europa Awards
hosted at London's Lancaster Hotel. Judged on real life customer
experiences, testimonials and the genuine benefits experienced by
users, the IT Europa Awards are the only awards encompassing business
software solutions across Europe.
This year Vecta has been shortlisted by the independent judging
panel for 4 awards within the 25 selective categories, including
Vertical Solution of the Year, SaaS Solution of the Year
and the surprise selection of two separate client case studies within
the Big Data, Business Intelligence and Analytics Solution of
the Year category.
Looking forward to the Awards event in March, Julian Wassell, Chief
Executive of Vecta Sales Solutions said: "It's great news that we
have been shortlisted as finalists, particularly with two separate
customer testimonials within a major category. This serves to highlight
the flexibility of Vecta within different business sectors and demonstrates
our focus on continued product and service development. Within the
very competitive software industry, recognition at European level
is a great achievement that we are very proud of."
finalists at IT & Software Excellence Awards 2015... Full Story.
Notice of Annual General Meeting 2015
11th Feb 2015
The 2015 Annual General Meeting of the shareholders of Electronic
Data Processing PLC will be held on Tuesday 24 March 2015.
here to visit our Investor Relations page.
EDP Preliminary Results - Year End 30 September
17th Dec 2014
Electronic Data Processing PLC release preliminary results for
the year ended 30 September 2013.
here to visit our Investor Relations page.
Quantum VS – The Only Choice for Carter Engineering
20th August 2014
based fastener stockists Carter Engineering Supplies Limited recently
announced a significant step for the family run company as it chose
Quantum VS as their next generation business solution to take the
Established in 1985, Carter Engineering carries one of the largest
ranges of stainless steel fasteners, supplying the UK and Europe
with a wide range of general fasteners, all of which are accredited
with certified traceability & conformance.
Carter Engineering invested in a typical standard software package
to help automate its processes and improve efficiency, however,
as with many growing companies; the software didn't cater for some
of their specific business needs. Looking to the future and following
a review of the specialist marketplace, the team at Carter decided
to upgrade to the Quantum VS Suite. In addition they recognised
that EDP’s software on demand model would facilitate a reduction
in overheads and at the same time 'future-proof' the business.
Managing Director Brian Carter said of their choice: "As a family-run
company, it's natural and fitting that the younger generation are
keen to leverage the clear benefits of technology, in order to progress
the business. It became apparent that we needed a supplier that
held the combination of the necessary expertise and service and
I knew several EDP customers, many of whom are highly respected
in our industry.
When we saw the Quantum VS business management solution, the company’s
experience became very evident and whilst this is a considerable
step for us, we are confident that with their support, our business
processes will be vastly improved. The option of deploying Quantum
VS under a Service Level Agreement was also a significant factor.
As a small business, understanding and making decisions about technology
can be a major challenge so it's comforting to know that we won't
have to make large capital investments, or keep "second-guessing"
how technology will develop and change. EDP's long term investment
in their impressive Data Centre in Milton Keynes enables smaller
companies like Carter Engineering to benefit from state of the art
technology, at a very affordable price."
the Carter Engineering Website
EDP's VECTA Sales Intelligence & CRM wins in
2 prestigious categories at the 2014 IT Europa Software Excellence
27th March 2014
night at the Lancaster London Hotel we were triumphant in winning
the 'Software Innovation Solution of the Year' and 'SME Solution
of the Year' awards at the industry renowned European IT & Software
Excellence Awards for 2014.
The ceremony for these pan-European Awards took place on 26th March
at the Lancaster Hotel in London, where real world solutions delivered
by Software developers and Suppliers were acknowledged by the judges
based on testimonials and the genuine benefits experienced by client
Organised by IT Europa, the principal European publisher of strategic
market intelligence and analysis, the awards annually attract an
increasing number of entries from across Europe, the focus being
solely on best practices within the field of customer IT solutions.
choosing the 'Software Innovation Solution of the Year' the
judges were looking for software that was particularly innovative
in the way it addresses the customers' issues and uses leading-edge
technology to give the customer a business advantage.
In the 'SME Solution of the Year' category, the judges were
looking for a solution that has transformed a business.This could
be by enabling a different market strategy, completely redesigning
their processes or even enabling them to move into another business
sector. The judges were also interested to see how the solution
provider (VECTA) engages with their customers to understand what
they want to achieve, what advice they gave as to what was possible,
how they implemented the solution and most importantly what were
Jayne Hill, Business Development Manager said of the awards; "We
are thrilled to win 2 categories amongst such strong competition.
We are pleased to see that the judges acknowledged the fact that
VECTA delivers tangible and demonstrable benefits to our customers.
And without our customers, this would not have been possible, so
a big thank you to them.”
VECTA win 2 awards at the 2014 IT Europa Software Awards ...Full
story at the VECTA website.
EDP's VECTA Sales Intelligence and CRM solution
is a finalist in 3 categories at the 2014 IT Europa Software Excellence
24th Feb 2014
month we are celebrating the announcement that our market leading
Sales Intelligence & CRM software solution VECTA7, has been confirmed
as a shortlisted finalist in three prestigious categories for the
industry renowned European IT & Software Excellence Awards for 2014.
The ceremony for these pan-European Awards will take place on 26th
March at the impressive Lancaster Hotel in London, where real world
solutions delivered by the finalist IT and Software developers and
suppliers will be acknowledged by the judges whose winning selections
have been based on testimonials and the genuine benefits experienced
by client businesses.
VECTA7 has been shortlisted for 3 awards by the independent judging
panel at IT Europa within 3 of the 25 selective categories. The
VECTA team and their guests will be at the Awards in March with
fingers crossed for success in their categories; ‘SaaS Solution
of the Year, ‘Software Innovation Solution of the Year’ and ‘SME
Solution of the Year’.
Jayne Hill, Business Development & Key Account Manager said of
the news; “We are absolutely delighted to be shortlisted as finalists
particularly in the categories that demonstrate our focus on continued
product development. For VECTA to be acknowledged at European level
is a great achievement for the company and reflects the hard work
and success in delivering tangible and demonstrable benefits to
our customers. We are looking forward to attending the Awards with
representation from each of the clients whose testimonials were
key to our selection.”
VECTA finalists at 2014 IT Europa Software Excellence Awards ...Full
EDP Partner Hosting Program - Proteus Software
sign SLA to offer their customers cloud hosted services
27th Jan 2014
in 1987 as a business application software provider, Proteus Software
develops software applications that control supply chain business
processes. The company has grown significantly and is now an established
warehouse management system provider with an ever expanding portfolio
of product ranges. Proteus now helps control over 5million sq ft
of warehouse space across the UK, Ireland, South Africa, France
and the Far East.
Proteus supply their clients with the latest warehouse management
software and technology, including RF Directed, Voice Picking and
Cloud based systems, which can be delivered on premise or as Solution
as a Service.
Commenting on the tie up with EDP and their search for an Application
Hosting provider, David Gray, CEO Proteus Software stated "It
was important for us to find a company that not only offered a secure
hosting service, but one that also understood Commercial Application
Learn more about EDP's
Application Hosting services
Case Study: EH Smith builds sales success with
15th Jan 2014
Group customer EH Smith, increases sales performance and productivity,
delivers measurable cost-savings and increases purchasing power
using the unique integrated Sales Intelligence & CRM solution from
Read more on this case study at our VECTA
EDP Preliminary Results - Year End 30 September
17th Dec 2013
Electronic Data Processing PLC release preliminary results for
the year ended 30 September 2013.
here to visit our Investor Relations page.
Face to face with Jayne Hill of EDP VECTA
5th September 2013
Jayne Hill, Brand Manager at EDP's VECTA, discusses industry and
personal challenges in her role at VECTA Sales Solutions, with the
Professional Builders Merchant magazine.
more on this article - Face
to face with Jayne Hill.
The benefits of using Sales Intelligence with CRM
20th July 2013
Sharon Bennett looks at the benefits of using Sales Intelligence
with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and the advantages it
can give companies over their competitors. Published July: Fastener
& Fixing Magazine.
View the article Keeping
ahead with Sales Intelligence (PDF).
EDP Half-year Results - 6 months to 31st March 2013
30th May 2013
Today, Electronic Data Processing PLC release our half-year results
- 6 months to 31 March 2013.
To view the results (PDF)
please click here.
Fastener & Fixing magazine Feature:
VECTA - The Secret to Increasing Customer Spend From an Existing
27th May 2013
Jayne Hill from EDP's VECTA looks at how Sales Intelligence CRM
software can play a big part in boosting sales figures in an increasingly
difficult enonomic climate.
view this article published in the May issue of the Fastener & Fixing
We are hiring... Position for a Graduate Sales Trainee
27th March 2013
We are looking for someone who is hard working, tenacious and target
driven, with the desire to progress and develop a career within
software sales. The position is for a highly motivated Graduate
Sales Trainee who is keen to join an established team, with significant
opportunities for development as part of our sales operation.
Location: Sheffield City Centre Duration:
The role will be focused around new business development, with
some degree of account management responsibility included. The successful
candidate will be involved in all aspects of the sales cycle from
researching businesses and cold calling, to writing proposals and
closing/negotiating deals. There will be substantial focus on building
and developing new business opportunities.
£18-£24k plus bonus package and benefits
View further information
about this position...
To apply please send cv and covering letter, including current
salary to email@example.com
Professional Builders Merchants magazine Feature:
EDP discuss the growth in Cloud Computing, the benefits to business
& how EDP's hosted services data centre is helping builders'
5th March 2013
Across the globe much of the business environment is operating
in the Cloud. We use Cloud Computing, Cloud Backup, documents in
the Cloud - it seems that these days we are hearing the term everywhere,
but what does it really mean? And how is it revolutionising a multitude
of business sectors?
if you ask people 'what is the Cloud?' you might well get a different
answer every time. The phrase is being used more and more in business
today so it is important for any professional to understand what
Cloud Computing is all about.
The general consensus is that Cloud Computing is the future of
IT, yet the term covers an umbrella of differing services such as
SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), Cloud Backup, Disaster Recovery....
is the Cloud? Read the full article (PDF)....
EDP's VECTA judged finalists at European IT &
Software Excellence Awards 2013
1st February 2013
IT Europa, the leading European publisher of strategic market intelligence
news and analysis, announces that EDP's VECTA Sales Intellgence
CRM solution is a finalist in two categories within the Independent
Software Vendor (ISV) section in the European IT & Software
Excellence Awards 2013.
Awards recognise best practices in customer solutions by Systems
Integrators, Solution VARs and ISVs across Europe. The winners
will be announced at the European IT & Software Excellence 2013
Awards Dinner at the Lancaster London Hotel, on 13th March 2013.
These are the only pan European awards which recognise the crucial
role that ISVs and Solution Providers play in the delivery of real
world solutions, and attracted entries from 24 countries - double
that of previous years. Entries were submitted by the ISVs, Solution
Providers and Systems Integrators themselves describing the solution
provided. Each entry had to be supported by an endorsement by the
According to the independent judges the quality of entries was
much higher as well, with some superb entries in the new categories
of Business Intelligence and Analytics, and Communications and Mobility.
Nine categories are designed to allow ISVs and software developers
to show their skill in delivering business applications for their
customers. The judges will be looking for entries that show a real
understanding of the customer's requirements and the ability to
deliver software to specification and time scale while meeting or
exceeding agreed customer targets.
VECTA's 2 entries are in the categories for Relationship Management
Solution and Business Intelligence & Analytics Solution.
finalists at IT & Software Excellence Awards... Full Story.
Notice of Annual General Meeting 2013
30th January 2013
The 2013 Annual General Meeting of the shareholders of Electronic
Data Processing PLC (the “Company”) will be held on Wednesday 13
March 2013 at 12 noon at Tapton Masonic Hall, Shore Lane, Sheffield
S10 3BU to consider and, if thought fit, pass the Resolutions set
out in the Notice of Meeting.
For more information
please click here.
Kings Langley BS Selects Quantum VS from EDP
9th January 2013
Established in 1978, Kings Langley Building Supplies operates from
3 locations, servicing the Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire
and North London areas. Following a recent review of systems, the
Company recently selected the Quantum VS ERP software application
from EDP Plc, to help manage its business processes more effectively
and support further growth.
As a leading provider of specialist solutions for the builders’
merchant sector, EDP also leads the way in providing software as
a service (SaaS), having delivered solutions from its hosted state-of-the-art
data centre in Milton Keynes for over 12 years. Recognising the
benefits of this model and the significant trend towards Cloud Computing,
Kings Langley Building Supplies have elected to use EDP’s well proven
service to facilitate access to business critical information anywhere
and at any time. Whilst enabling the Company to respond quickly
and efficiently to changing business demands, the new system will
also ensure IT overheads are well managed.
Kings Langley BS offers a wide range of building and DIY materials
and products, delivered locally for free by its own specialised
fleet and by experienced staff, who offer practical advice and consultation
drawn from extensive previous personal experience in various trades.
The level of choice offered by Kings Langley BS, combined with the
highest levels of customer service, has helped to build many long
term relationships with clients and much of its business arises
from repeat custom and recommendations.
Quantum VS will support the company in helping to improve and advance
these services, as Jim Rance, Managing Director, confirms:
“We look forward to Quantum VS helping our business remain competitive
and responsive, allowing us to continue to grow in the current challenging