Builders merchant expands its business with MAM Software

Posted: 18-09-2015

Laker Building and Fencing Supplies praises user-friendliness, accounting and cloud functionality of Trader Online

Laker Building and Fencing Supplies has praised the comprehensive functionality of Trader Online, after MAM Software’s flagship business management solution helped accommodate the expansion and growth of its business into a new branch. The West Sussex based company praised the ease of use and accounting functionality of Trader Online in particular, and says that cloud computing has helped to “modernise” its business.

Based across two sites in Crawley and Pulborough, Laker Building and Fencing provides building and fencing materials to the trade and retail markets. It boasts a range of products from construction materials, fencing and landscaping supplies to tradesman tools, accessories and fixings.

After being live on Trader Online for over a year, the business has benefitted from the extensive functionality of the solution, and has praised the system for its role in enabling the company to expand into a new branch.

As Kax Rajani, Managing Director explained: “Trader Online has been fantastic for us in terms of helping to streamline our core business processes. The system is very easy to use. Our staff have had little trouble in learning how to utilise the solution effectively and the simplicity of Trader enables us to carry out everyday tasks efficiently.  

“The software was also extremely helpful when it came to the opening of a new branch. We were up and running in a short space of time, and we feel we wouldn’t have been able to achieve that if not for Trader Online.”

Laker has largely benefitted from the accounting functionality of Trader Online in particular. The system’s ledgers are fully integrated, automatically recording all of Laker’s sales transactions, with no need for manual data entry. Modules for credit control, VAT accounting, reporting and reconciliation are included.

“Having access to a fully integrated system with stock control, different price levels and margin control has been a great help” explained Kax.

“Trader Online has helped us simplify our accounting processes and improve our productivity. This functionality in particular has saved us valuable amounts of time in terms of how long we used to spend dealing with our accounts. Now, we have more time to focus on other valuable areas of the business.”

The cloud technology of Trader Online has also proved to be advantageous to Laker. Available as a monthly subscription service, the solution offers Laker enhanced data security, eliminates the need for server maintenance and gives the business the peace of mind that its data is backed up daily.

“Cloud computing is a fantastic concept, and one we urge other businesses to adopt,” said Kax. “It’s cost effective, an excellent solution to accommodate business growth and has saved us a large amount of time on IT maintenance. It’s helped modernise our business and is definitely the way forward.”

“We’re delighted that Trader Online has assisted in Laker’s growth, and it’s fantastic to see the business is benefitting so largely from its functionality,” said Ben Whitehouse, Senior Sales Manager at MAM Software. “The software is designed specifically for the merchant industry and Laker are a fine example of how the solution can benefit a business. We’re confident Laker will continue to maximise the benefits of Trader Online moving forward.”

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