Kerridge Commercial Systems

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Kerridge Commercial Systems
Type Limited
Industry ERP software for Distribution, Wholesale and Retail
Headquarters Hungerford, United-Kingdom
Area served Worldwide
Key people Ian Bendelow (CEO)
Products K8
Revenue Increase GBP 30 million (2011)
Employees 300 (2014)

Kerridge Commercial Systems is a software development company, providing integrated business software solutions for the distributive trades. Kerridge Commercial Systems are used by distributors, merchants and retailers in various industries to manage business processes including purchases, sales, stocks, deliveries as well as financial control. With its software development roots starting in 1976 with a business history dating back to 1907, Kerridge Commercial Systems are deployed at more than 3000 trade locations worldwide serving more than 50,000 users.[citation needed]

As originally part of ADP (NASDAQADP),[1] a Fortune 500 company, and previous to that Kerridge Computer Company,[2] the company started trading under Kerridge Commercial Systems in March 2010, following a management buy-out (MBO).[3] The company claims a significant market share in various sectors of the Distributive Trades including:

  • Builders, timber, plumbers and tile merchants
  • Electrical wholesalers
  • Industrial parts distributors
  • Bathroom / Kitchen suppliers
  • Automotive parts wholesalers
  • Electronic components
  • Apparel distributors
  • Food & Drink distribution and retail
  • FMCG
  • Stationery, and more.

Kerridge Commercial Systems employs over 300 workers with offices in Hungerford (UK), Bourne End (UK), Dublin (Ireland), Sliedrecht (Netherlands), Washington,Tyne and Wear(UK) and Johannesburg (South Africa).

K8 Software and Services[edit]

K8 and the predecessor software solution, Rev 7, have been supported for over 30 years and is used by trading divisions of multi-nationals as well as independent distributors, wholesalers and retailers. K8 is an integrated business management system, designed to assist distribution business, from quotation management and sales order processing through to business intelligence, inventory forecasting and financial reporting. Powered by Oracle, K8 is a multi-company, multi-branch and multi-currency ERP system for companies of all sizes and scalable from 3 to 5000+ workstations.


In October 2011, Kerridge Commercial Systems acquired TIS Software[4] headquartered in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, UK and trading under the brands Strategix OneOffice and Global Business Systems.

In October 2012, Kerridge Commercial Systems announced acquisition of Datawright Ltd[5] Based in Washington, Tyne and Wear. Datawright, with its Kingfisher product, specialises in solutions for the manufacturing sector with a client base in the UK and an international presence in China, Sweden, UAE and the USA.


TIS Software (a part of Kerridge Commercial Systems) holds a Royal Warrant.


  1. ^ "MBO of ADP commercial division". DIY week. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  2. ^ "ADP buys UK's Kerridge for $300M". MarketWatch. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  3. ^ "Kerridge MBO backed by NVM". Kerridge Commercial Systems. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  4. ^ "Kerridge buys TIS Software Ltd". Builders Merchant Journals. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  5. ^ "Kerridge Commercial Systems acquires Datawright". Builders Merchants Journals. Retrieved 2013-03-01. 

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