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Beauty Zone chooses K8 Retailer for their new ERP solution



Beauty Zone


Customer: Beauty Zone

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Retail Solution

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) is pleased to announce that Beauty Zone has gone live with its first pilot of our latest ERP Retail solution ‘K8 Retailer’.

K8 Retailer is a full system integration of our flagship ERP solution; K8 combined with our robust retail management solution; Retailer.

K8 Retailer offers an extensive front end retail environment with off-line capabilities available through Retailer and the complete ERP solution offered in K8. Transactions completed on the Retailer front end are fed into K8 and the appropriate K8 tables updated, this includes cash sales and cash refunds. The K8 Retailer integration engine facilitates the automatic synchronisation of all files - this process is fully automated.

K8 Retailer enables retail operations, warehouse and distribution management and financials to work coherently as one integral solution for any complex retail environment.

Ishrat Dastagir, IT Executive commented; “Beauty Zone came on board as the first pilot site for K8 Retailer as we required a solution that was capable of managing a complex multi-branch business. Due to our store locations and down time that we experience as a result of poor network infrastructure, the offline capability of the solution was a key determining factor”.

Beauty Zone, an established FMCG retailer in KwaZulu Natal, offer an extensive range of beauty, health and well-being products, including a range of traditional / natural medicines for all types of ailments.

Beauty Zone houses approximately 15,000 items, across 26 stores, with an exciting expansion plan well into the future. Their distribution centre is estimated at 2500sqm and holds an extensive range of stock. Their business is synonymous for very high transaction volumes with competitively priced items. Their smaller stores average a minimum of 1400 transactions daily while their larger stores reach an average of 50,000 transactions daily.

Key Benefits

  • Improved performance of warehousing and inventory management.
  • Improved control of stock at central, regional and branch level.
  • Boost profit margins and reduce costs through improved processes.
  • Continued trade during offline periods with secure tracking of offline transactions.
  • Drill down functionality and extensive reporting functionality gives total visibility of overall business performance.


The roll out of K8 Retailer was seamless, it did not feel like a go live. I believe that we can attribute this to the shared goals and a family approach between both companies. Based on the success of our go live in two of our stores, we will roll out K8 Retailer in our remaining branches.

- Ishrat Dastagir, Beauty Zone

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