Everards turns to K3 to support growth plans

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Everards, a family-owned brewer and pub company in Leicestershire, has adopted the DrinkIT business management solution to support them as they move ahead with company wide growth. K3, the UK's largest Microsoft Dynamics solution provider, is supplying and implementing this market leading solution.

A key part of the company's growth is an integrated IT platform on which they can run their business. Ian Smith, Everards IT Manager and project sponsor, said,  As Everards expands and evolves we need to keep pace with the increasing demand for high quality systems, services and information and it is essential that we upgrade now and finally put in place the last piece of the jigsaw and integrate all our systems.

Smith continued We have been working towards an integrated software platform for some years now and K3s Microsoft Dynamics based Drink-IT system will be the centrepiece of that platform. It offers us the scope to develop in house systems and services as well as integrating third party software seamlessly within the Dynamics framework.

Everards undertook a nine month long review to examine the functionality it required both now and in the future and find a solution that both integrated with its current systems and services and provided it with the scope for flexible development.

Smith said, K3s Knowledge and experience with Dynamics and their understanding of this business sector together with the fact that they have already had experience of converting our current system to Dynamics have been key factors in making the decision. We believe that our partnership with K3 will enable Everards to move forward with confidence in the integrity of our systems and data.

K3s Sales Director Paul Makin commented, More and more often, this market is looking for integrated solutions. This win is further proof that we have the ideal solution for hospitality and leisure companies that combine a range of activities, in this case both brewing and pub management.

Everards has adopted the ordering, finance and property elements of DrinkIT and will go live in May 2007.


About Everards

Everards is a 150 year old family run brewer and pub company with 161 pubs that vary from city centre venues and community locals to village inns and are within a 70 mile radius of the Leicestershire brewery.

The company brews quality award wining ales, including Beacon Bitter, Tiger Best Bitter, Premium Ale Original and Sunchaser Blonde.

In line with its innovation policy, Everards has recently been working with CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale) to introduce a new form of tasting notes for real ale. The Cyclops' tasting notes are easier to understand and help bar staff and drinkers alike to choose and compare real ales.

About K3

As the UKs largest provider of Microsoft Dynamics, K3 provides business software solutions for the brewing and beverage industry, built around the complete Microsoft technology stack.

As a Gold Level Partner, and with 25 years of experience, K3s implementations employ a structured approach that focuses on delivering unique competitive advantages within an agreed performance structure.

Clients that have enjoyed the benefits of a K3 software solution include: Admiral Taverns, Capital Bars, Frederic Robinsons, Hardys & Hansons.

K3 is part of the K3 Business Technology Group Plc

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