Direct Adhesives case study with K3 and Sage 1000

Direct Adhesives are a leading distributor working as the UK’S premium partner for German-based Henkel Adhesives

Direct Adhesives stock over 150 Henkel brands attheir Leighton Buzzard site. These include Techno melt Hot melt adhesives andAquencewater based adhesives. In addition,the company is a manufacturer in its own right, having acquired a maker ofwater-based adhesives in 2001. Based in Coventry, the business produceswood and latex adhesives aswell aswaterbased pressure sensitive acrylics. Typical applications for these products include case and carton sealing,woodworking, bookbinding, envelopes, tapes and labels.

“…We find it very easy to use. We’ve got a couple of new people in the business recently and they’ve picked it up quickly. It’s an easy-to use product and its internal logic is very easy to follow.”

Direct Adhesives
Direct Adhesives

Project background

Direct Adhesives approached K3 for helpwhen itwas looking to upgrade its previous Sage System to a solution thatwas more suited for a business ofits size.The company has been a user of Sage ERP products for many years and had always found them to supportthe business operationwell. Itwas becoming increasingly clear that the companywas outgrowing its previous Sage Line 500 software. In particular,the company’s expanding manufacturing operations demand tooled thatwere designed specifically for this purpose. At the same time, the company was undergoing an overhaul ofits hardware, so considered itthe perfect opportunity to upgrade.

Direct Adhesives requirements

An easy-to-use solution
As part of the goal to deliver greater efficiency and productivity, usability was another primary factor when the business was looking for an upgrade. While the company’s previous product provided much of the core functionality needed to run the business, the company was aiming for a solution that would be more intuitive and straightforward for its users. Central to this would be the ability to generate more detailed reports more quickly on areas such as sales, to help the everyday business operation run as effectively as possible.

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Solutions delivered

  • Sage 1000
  • Add ons: k3|paperless

The K3 service benefits

  • Simple to use withverylittle training needed
  • Integrate processes and information to create accurate and complete view of the business
  • Very smooth implementation process with no disruption