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Meet the inspHirers - Cam Kimbley & Jonny Wan

Meet the inspHirers! (3)

Here at inspHire, we pride ourselves on being customer focussed, taking into account our customer's individual needs from the outset. From sales to support, this is a joint effort across all  departments within our global business, but one integral stage for our customers is their implementation. From establishing objectives and milestones, right through to the day you go-live; our experienced Professional Services Group (PSG) will be on hand from start to finish. 

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Categories: Insights

Kerridge Commercial Systems Ltd acquires Compilator and expands its operations into Scandinavia and Northern Europe

Kerridge Commercial Systems Ltd acquires Compilator

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), a global ERP and business management software provider for the Distributive Trades, has reached an agreement to acquire Compilator (Sweden, Finland and UK). The acquisition of Compilator is a strategic investment for KCS, supporting its strategy of growth into new regions and further expanding its offering to the automotive industry.

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Categories: News

Meet the inspHirers: Ken Hughes & Sean Duryea

Meet the inspHirers! (1)

The KCS Rental Division is made up of many different departments and key teams who drive the customer experience for inspHire users. One integral part of this service is our Helpdesk team, and two people who keep the cogs turning from a service delivery perspective is Ken Hughes, Service Delivery Director, and Sean Duryea, Helpdesk Manager. 

Over the past year, inspHire began implementing a global programme to improve our customer service and support. How and why? We have invested in new dedicated resources and technologies into this department, as well as new collateral and simplified processes to accommodate our customers. Simply put, the end-goal is to provide full transparency to our customers, while delivering the best possible service.  With a combination of 20+ years in IT service delivery and 10+ years at the forefront of inspHire's support team, both Ken and Sean have been working hard on the rollout of the inspHire Continual Improvement Programme. Read the full interview to learn about the latest developments, as well as get to know our team members!  

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Categories: Insights, Thought Leadership

Customer Success Story: Ardent Hire Solutions

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Ardent Hire Solutions is a multi-category equipment rental specialist that differentiates itself through digitalisation, sustainability and spectacular customer service. Back in 2016, Ardent was announced as the new combined company formed by the buyout and merger of established plant hire companies, One Call Hire and Fork Rent. Fast forward 7-years, Ardent has become one of the UK’s most recognised and respected names in the hire industry with over 5,000+ machines available for hire and 10 rental depots across the UK.

From the days of One Call Hire being a customer of inspHire, we have been privileged to witness Ardent’s epic journey thus far having had a relationship that dates back 20+ years and take pride in seeing inspHire Corporate Edition support their operations in today’s age.

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Categories: Insights, Customer Success

Kerridge Commercial Systems Ltd acquire Palladium Business Solutions


Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), a global ERP and business management software provider for distributors, wholesalers, retailers and the equipment hire industry, has acquired Palladium Business Solutions, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, along with its successful suite of products. Palladium Business Solutions is a long-established software provider servicing the distribution, manufacturing and accounting sectors throughout South Africa. The new combined business now has Approx. 13,500 customers and 75,000 users, a combined channel of 370 business partners distributing Palladium Business Solutions and KCS products throughout Southern Africa.

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Categories: News

The KCS Konnect Customer Conference returns to the UK!

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After four long awaited years, the Kerridge Commercial Systems Konnect Customer Conference finally made its return to the UK! The event took place across two days on the 2nd and 3rd of March in Stratford-upon-Avon with 300+ delegates in attendance from the rental, distribution and automotive industries. From guest-speaker, Penny Mallory, talking about the importance of Mental Toughness, to specific breakout sessions focussing on inspHire, Kerridge Commercial Systems and MAM Software's solutions, it was a fantastic two-day event.

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Categories: Insights, Events

Looking for a straightforward rental solution? Check out our OnRent Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

No two rental businesses are the same, which is why OnRent has been built with flexibility at its very core. Whether you're working from home, in the office, or out on-site, having a rental system that allows you access to your business data from anywhere is vital. Are you looking for a rental solution that is simple to set-up and simple to use? We spoke with the rental experts at inspHire and they shared their top OnRent tips and tricks that offer complete flexibility for small to medium rental businesses ready for growth.

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Categories: Cloud / SaaS, Insights

Another year, another successful Executive Hire Show!

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Executive Hire Show, the tradeshow that's renowned for bringing passionate hirers and suppliers from all over Europe together. The 16th annual Executive Hire Show took place on February 8th & 9th at the Coventry Building Society Arena. This year’s event comprised 150 exhibitors and the show also boasted a record number of visitors, the organisers were delighted to report that the unique visitor numbers, who were validated hirers, totalled 2,045 over the two-day show – which has smashed last year’s record!  

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Categories: Events

Why should you come and visit inspHire at Executive Hire Show 2023?

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Categories: Events

Meet the inspHirers: Mark Taylor & Anton Targett!

Mark Taylor, Product Strategist

inspHire first opened its doors to the rental industry way back in 1997, and have gone from strength to strength since. Fast forward 20+ years, inspHire now are a part of the Kerridge Commercial Systems group and support over 20,000+ global users. To support this growth, inspHire now have teams located across the globe with offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, United States, South Africa and the Netherlands. 

Part of inspHire's strategy is to implement customer-centric roles within our business. That’s why we’d like to introduce you to Mark Taylor, Product Strategist, and Anton Targett, Head of Product Delivery, two team members whose roles are integral to inspHire’s day-to-day operations and overall strategy.

Mark and Anton's positions ensure that our customers are the focal point of all decisions related to delivering products, services and experiences to create customer satisfaction, loyalty and advocacy. Read the full interview to learn how these pair drive change throughout our suite of products, that prioritise putting our customers first, by delivering a positive experience and continuing to build long-term relationships.

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Categories: Insights, Thought Leadership