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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Kerridge Commercial Systems strengthens its Field Service Management software offering with the acquisition of Klipboard

Date: Tuesday 09 July 2024

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), the global provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business management software provider for distribution, servicing and rental businesses has completed the acquisition of Klipboard. KCS’s strategy is to further develop its suite of market leading vertical specific cloud software solutions and this acquisition marks a significant step forward in KCS’s commitment to delivering innovative field service management software globally.

Klipboard enables field service businesses to schedule and manage jobs with ease, provide superior customer experience whilst enabling them to streamline operations, make smarter decisions and supercharge their team with an all-in-one field service platform. Klipboard's modern, user friendly, cloud-based Field Service Management software gives an office and field team everything they need to manage operations and grow their business.

Klipboard is built to cater to all field service workflows. Whether the focus is on service jobs, asset maintenance, residential or commercial work. Klipboard 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.

Klipboard's innovative platform perfectly complements KCS's existing business management software in distribution, service and rental. This strategic acquisition enables KCS to offer their 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. This move not only strengthens KCS's market position in field service management but also demonstrates its commitment to adapting to evolving business needs and technological advancements.

Draven McConville, CEO of Klipboard said, “I am thrilled to announce our acquisition by KCS. This significant milestone is a testament to our team's hard work and dedication to bringing innovative technology to the field service industry. 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.”

Ian Bendelow, CEO 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.”