K3 delivers a strong foundation for McMonagle Stone

McMonagle Stone is one of Ireland’s largest suppliers.

McMonagle Stone was established in 1988 by Dan McMonagle. Today, the company is still very much a family business and has become one of Ireland’s largest suppliers of natural decorative stone, product riven from the rugged landscape adjacent to Ireland’s Atlantic coastline.

At five quarries in Donegal, McMonagle Stone carefully extract and prepare unique and high quality natural slabs which they supply both nationally and around the world. With a challenging domestic economy, the focus in recent years has been on finding and driving their competitive edge and maintaining and growing a strong position in export markets, particularly in Europe, with exports to Asia growing each year. And it’s become increasingly important for them to deliver the very best in customer service.

“ We are a Sage customer because of K3; their service is very, very good, their professionalism is very, very good and they offer a vast range of products.”

McMonagle Stone

Project background

McMonagle Stone had been using Sage 200 for many years. However, against the backdrop of an Irish economic crisis and increasingly frustrated by their current supplier who wasn’t helping them to get the most from their system, they began a full software review. As soon as they met K3, they realised that Sage 200, coupled with the outstanding support K3 offer, could in fact give them the control and insight they needed to drive their business forward.

McMonagle Stone requirements

Rock-solid analysis
When the crash came in the Irish economy, McMonagle Stone needed a single, clear view of their business to help them decide where to put their focus. With clear analysis of which product lines were selling well and the margins on each product, they were able to effectively streamline their range. And with similar analysis of their sales team showing who was selling what to whom, they could offer appropriate support to drive excellent performance.

Sharpened stock control
They needed an integrated system to effectively manage their stock across multiple warehouses and remove the need for data re-entry, which was leading to errors at month-end. As one of the biggest importers of stone from India, China, Brazil and across Europe, McMonagle can have extremely long lead times on their stock. K3 integrated Datalinx Warehouse Manager to Sage 200 giving sales and shipping teams a clear view of what is on order and when it will arrive. They can now fulfill orders accurately and let customers know when to expect their deliveries. Every item is fully traceable using bar code labels so any quality concerns can be quickly traced back to the original supplier.

Download the full case study to understand more about the business requirements, solution and positive outcomes achieved by McMonagle Stones.

Solutions delivered

  • ERP: Sage 200
  • CRM: Sage CRM
  • Add ons: Datalinx warehouse manager
  • Add ons: Price Book

The K3 service benefits

  • Easy to learn and use to keep things simple for users
  • Access data and reports anytime, anywhere
  • Deploy, customise and access in a way that works for you
  • Get key business insight to help make critical decisions
  • Streamline your business processes