Haes Systems turns to K3 to boost internal operations procedures

Haes Systems is one of UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers

Haes Systems is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of fire alarm products. They offer their customers an integrated end-to-end solution tailored to specific fire detection and alarm system requirements. Customers are supported during every stage of a fire system’s life cycle from risk assessment to product supply and installation to ongoing maintenance.

Although Haes is a very successful business, they noticed areas where improvements could be made. These changes would provide a fundamental framework to the future growth of the company. They chose to work with K3 to replace some of their IT systems to boost customer service levels and strengthen their internal operations.

“…The training provided by K3 was great for our guys because there was a lot of hand holding and they answered every question.”

Project background

With customer service at the top of the agenda, Haes were looking at ways that would make things even easier for their customers. They had grand ambitions to make greater use of e-commerce but first and foremost wanted to ensure their back-end operation could support their vision. Their previous way of working involved duplication across a number of systems and didn’t enable them to get an accurate picture of important business KPI’s. Improvements were needed to support their development plans.

Haes Systems requirements

One of the biggest requirements was to ensure that finance and manufacturing was aligned through one system. Haes were using Manusoft for manufacturing and Lakeview for finance. Effectively two standalone solutions. They didn’t link together which meant there was no single view of the business performance, information such as stock levels had to be input twice often resulting in differences and each system had its own associated costs.

Also, sales staff didn’t have access to the manufacturing system so they had no visibility of what was in-production or lead times. The introduction of one single system would streamline processes and allow Haes to work more efficiently and reduce costs by centralising maintenance and support.

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Solutions delivered

  • ERP: Sage 200
  • CRM: Sage CRM

The K3 service benefits

  • Get key business insight to help make critical decisions.
  • Help your people to make the most of a software that is simple to use.
  • Improve efficiency, reduce total cost of ownership and simplify regular tasks.