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Kerridge K8 Is Now TEC Certified
TEC is pleased to announce that K8 by Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) is now TEC Certified for evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for

3 credit scores  is based on over 36 years’ experience supporting the distributive trades industries, which include wholesalers, distributors, merchants, and retailers. A typical customer who uses K8 often has complex business processes. The customers may have a mixture of credit account and cash sales, product delivery methods, complex products and stocks with added value service, vertical specific needs, complex pricing and rebate models, and a complex supply chain. KCS solutions have been installed and in use at

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