Established for more than 40 years, Solent Wholesale Carpet Company is one of the UK’s leading independent distributors of carpets, vinyl, underlays and accessories.

From their ultra-modern, purpose-built Chichester warehouse facility, Solent covers most of Southern England on a next day basis with their own delivery fleet. As a family run, truly independent carpet wholesaler, Solent stands out from the crowd as far as customer service and efficiency are concerned supplying products from stock and through special order from leading UK and European manufacturers.

“We’ve worked well with the Wharncliffe team over the years. We’ve found their implementation and day to day support services to be knowledgeable and efficient and all their staff have an excellent understanding of the carpets and flooring distribution industry…”

To support this focus on customer service and operational efficiency, Solent Wholesale Carpet Company has recently selected Realitex200, the UK’s leading system for fast-moving and growing carpets and flooring businesses from Wharncliffe Business Systems Ltd, Sage’s Strategic Partner for the flooring industry.

Solent directors, Claire Crooks and Simon McHale are looking forward to implementing Realitex200 which is fully integrated with Sage’s flagship mid-market accounts system,Sage 200 Financials which will provide unrivalled business control and management reporting.

Solent currently uses Realitex, the predecessor of Realitex200, and has done for more than 15 years and the business has always been at the forefront of technology in their specialist market sector. Utilising the system’s real-time stock allocation and paperless warehouse management, the company currently quotes a stock accuracy of 99.9%!

“Realitex200 takes our systems to the next level so we can continuously improve our business processing to ensure all Solent Wholesale Carpets’ customers get the very best service…”

A detailed Realitex200 presentation was carried out at Solent’s office which also included the new Panintelligence Management Information Dashboard for Realitex200 using Solent’s existing system data. Panintelligence is a web-based MIS tool that allows Realitex and Realitex200 customers the ability to analyse all aspects of its business using various charts and respond accordingly.

“We’ve worked well with the Wharncliffe team over the years” comments Claire. “We’ve found their implementation and day to day support services to be knowledgeable and efficient and all their staff have an excellent understanding of the carpets and flooring distribution industry. Sage 200 Financials is a modern and highly functional accounting system which ticks all our boxes and Panintelligence will revolutionise the way we can carry out business analysis. Realitex200 takes our systems to the next level so we can continuously improve our business processing to ensure all Solent Wholesale Carpets’ customers get the very best service,” she concludes.

 

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