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Point Of Sale Focus                                  RETAILING

                 Kerridge Commercial

          Systems acquires Infomat

                         Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), a leading provider of ERP
                       software, services and support solutions for wholesale, distribution,
                         rental, and installation customers worldwide, has announced its
                                                acquisition of Infomat.

                    his is an important     We believe our extensive range     exactly what we do. “We will
                    strategic acquisition for   of complementary solutions will   continue to invest in our solutions,
                    KCS in Benelux and a    enable us to better serve existing   further deepen our solutions for
                    positive development    customers in the long term, while   the professional Tools and DIY
          Tfor Infomat. The                 offering an extremely attractive   sector, electrical wholesalers,
          company will continue to maintain   portfolio to new customers.”     car parts, HVAC, and other types
          and support its existing software                                    of wholesalers, adding value to
          solutions and introduce the benefits   Stephan Van Bulck, CEO Infomat,   our customers. We now have the
          of the KCS portfolio to better    commented: “Joining KCS marks a    opportunity to benefit from the
          support its customer base.        significant milestone for Infomat, its   international scale to bring these
                                            people and its customers.”         solutions to other markets.”
          Ian Bendelow, CEO, Kerridge
          Commercial Systems, said: "Our    “We have a strong technical        “The larger product portfolio of KCS
          acquisition of Infomat marks a    and business functional team of    will also allow us to expand our own
          new and exciting phase for both   46 IT-professionals that in the    products with extra features and
          companies. Infomat is now part of   future will be able to benefit from   add-ons that benefits our existing
          an internationally successful group   the knowledge and expertise of   customer base.”
          which focuses on the global trading   an international team of 1 100
          and distribution market.”         specialists and can exchange ideas
                                            with them.”

                                            “There are so many things
                                            that attracted me in Kerridge
                                            Commercial Systems and how
               I believe that we            we complement each other is                We believe our
               are driven by the            obvious: we share a focus on the         extensive range of
                same company                same markets of trade, wholesale
             values towards our             and distribution, like us KCS has a       complementary
              people, customers             range of strong vertical solutions
                and objectives              which can open doors for us to         solutions will enable
                                            other geographic markets and             us to better serve
                                                                                   existing customers in
                                            “I believe that we are driven by the
                                            same company values towards our             the long term
          “Bringing Infomat into the KCS    people, customers and objectives.
          Group will strengthen and deepen   We don’t just join a large IT-
          our presence in this sector in    company, but a worldwide ERP
          Belgium and The Netherlands.      software company understanding
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