Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has extended its online trading offering with the launch of K8 Sales Rep Portal, a quick-to-deploy, web-based product that allows field sales teams to take orders while working away from the office. The site can be accessed from anywhere with a suitable internet connection and can be used on smartphone and tablet devices.
Designed for occasional users, K8 Sales Rep Portal does not require users to have an in-depth knowledge of the core K8 system. Orders can be captured and processed quickly and efficiently, enabling businesses to continue trading with customers even when their sales teams are based remotely.
Logins to the K8 Sales Rep Portal are secured and validated against a user’s credentials in K8, providing users with immediate access to customers, product and stock information. It is also possible to access top-level sales metrics, which includes sales performance, average order values and summary totals for credits raised.
Locating customer records is similar to searching directly in K8; all matching records are retrieved and the user can choose the correct one before placing the order.
K8 Sales Rep Portal also shows current stock levels at any branch, including what non-reserved stock is due to arrive on purchase orders.
James Mitchell, managing director for UK & Ireland at KCS, commented: “The need for remote accessibility has become evident over the last year, and K8 Sales Rep Portal ensures sales teams can continue to capture and process orders away from the office. The easy-to-use interface and compatibility with mobile devices make it simple to deploy the solution across any business.”
“By displaying a snapshot of an account, the sales team can keep customers informed, as well as spot trends and query performance. We expect K8 Sales Rep Portal to be an invaluable resource for any business with a field-based sales team.”
“This latest App continues our commitment to making key ERP workflows available to users at the time and place that they are doing their job, which is not always behind a PC. As our work life changes and becomes more ‘anytime anyplace’, KCS will continue to invest and innovate to take key workflows into mobile apps or Internet based tools.”
Further information on K8 Sales Rep Portal can be found at www.kerridgecs.com.