Kerridge Commercial Systems acquires Klipboard

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), a provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business management software for distribution, servicing and rental businesses has completed the acquisition of Klipboard.

According to KCS, this acquisition will further develop its suite of market leading vertical specific cloud software solutions, and marks a significant step forward in its commitment to delivering innovative field service management software globally.

Klipboard describes itself as a mobile workforce management platform designed to streamline and optimise the operations of field service businesses; an all-in-one platform for job management, scheduling, planned maintenance, invoicing, quoting, automated communications, reporting and more.

The London-based company serves customers that range from FTSE listed companies to SMEs, in industries such as fire safety, HVAC, water treatment, plumbing, facilities management, and healthcare equipment servicing.

KCS says Klipboard’s innovative platform perfectly complements its existing business management software in distribution, service and rental. It adds that this strategic acquisition now enables KCS to offer customers a platform that bridges the gap between field operations and back-office processes, enabling its customers to improve operational efficiency and overall service delivery.

Draven McConville, Klipboard (left) and Ian Bendelow, KCS

Ian Bendelow, chief executive of KCS said: “We are excited to welcome Klipboard to KCS. This acquisition enables us to empower businesses to manage jobs and streamline communications with personnel in the field. Klipboard’s expertise in Field Service Management is particularly relevant for our customers who increasingly go to market with mobile work forces.

“This acquisition underlines KCS’ commitment to innovation, best in class industry specific functionality and providing market leading solutions in Field Service Management and again demonstrates KCS commitment to mobile commerce generally with a range of highly functional applications that operate on a smart phone.

“Digitising our customers helps our customers compete better, drive significant efficiency improvements and improve still further their customer service.”

Klipboard CEO Draven McConville, added: “By joining forces with KCS, we are excited to leverage their extensive experience and resources to accelerate product development and market reach. This acquisition will enable us to provide even greater value to our customers, helping them achieve new levels of efficiency and success in their operations. Together with KCS, we look forward to a promising future of growth and innovation.”