At a time when the clarity and flexibility of ERP software licensing is being called into question, K3 Syspro has revealed that 80 per cent of its orders this year have come from manufacturers looking for a flexible and cost-effective solution.

ERP investors like Bowyer Engineering cite total cost of ownership of ERP as one of their main concerns when purchasing new software, alleviating fears around the transparency of software licensing and upgrade costs. In order to respond to these worries, K3 Syspro has always offered a range of transparent licensing options and modules for its SYSPRO solution to suit each individual customer. This means that customers pay only for the modules that they use, rather than a complete package.

"Rather than keep paying to upgrade our old system we wanted to spend the money on a new system that was customisable and could support future changes in the business," says James Bowyer, Managing Director, Bowyer Engineering, a customer of K3 Syspro.

SYSPRO is used by more than 14,000 companies throughout 60 countries worldwide and is a fully scalable solution, able to grow or contract along with its business users. K3 offers the product on-premise, as a full cloud product or as software as a service (Saas), ensuring that users are not restricted to a licensing policy that depends on the size of the business upon its initial order. The module nature of K3’s software means that companies pay only for what they use, rather than investing in unnecessary add-on components.

Andy Latham, Managing Director, K3 Syspro said: "While all software manufacturers develop their software, most place an additional charge for this whereas our solution includes it in the original price. Our annual licence fee is directly channelled back to customer support and product development so our customers invest in a relationship with us rather than just a piece of software."

Leicester based manufacturer and supplier of heating and cooling equipment S & P Coils Products Limited is just one customer that opted for K3’s flexible ERP system in the cloud, over other software when making a recent investment in ERP.

"We needed a solution that would enable SPC to move forward and it was important that the software would adapt to the evolution of the company. We’ve seen our work volumes increase and SYSPRO will allow us to scale up and improve our efficiencies. This is particularly important as we operate just-in-time business processes and we need these to be effective," says Ali Soomro, MIS Project Manager, SPC.

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About K3 Syspro

K3 Syspro employs 80 people at its Manchester head office and its branches throughout the UK and Ireland. The company offers solutions in enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management, advanced planning and scheduling, warehouse management, human resources and e-business. SYSPRO is used by some 14,500 sites in over 60 countries. K3 Syspro is a division of K3 Business Technology Group, a global leader in providing next-generation enterprise software for businesses in the retail, manufacturing and distribution sectors. With more than 3,000 customer installations in over 30 countries, K3 is recognised as a safe, innovative and reliable provider of world-class solutions, backed by world-class service.

For further information, please contact:- Editorial - Ellen Hoefste, Marketing Manager, K3 Syspro on 0161 876 4498, or John Edden, Bridge PR & Media Services on 024 76 520025, or e-mail

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