PFL is the largest Irish owned independent floorcovering distributor in Ireland. Founded in 1974 by the Haugh family, PFL have been helping flooring retailers & contractors meet the demands of the flooring industry across all sectors.
Before using Intact
For Sean Haugh, MD of Provincial Floorcoverings, knowing what is in stock, where it is and in what batch quantities is critical to his business. His aging Sage 100 system left him searching for products across 3 branches, costing him both time and money. Waiting hours, days and even weeks for out of date reports was also making it extremely difficult to make instant & profitable decisions.
For Sean, it was time to look to the next 15 years of PFL. After extensive research of 3 other systems including a bespoke system, Intact was selected for its flexibility (even though it wasn’t the cheapest option), the people involved and the adaptability of the system to meet ongoing requirements without expensive coding. B2B e-commerce & remote access for sales were also key motivators.
- PFL were using an aging system that just wasn’t providing them with the information they needed. Opportunities to increase sales & surpass customers’ expectations were being missed.
- Effective multi– branch stock management was also a major challenge.
“To efficiently run 3 branches I rely heavily on up-to-date, accurate and timely information; something we weren’t getting from our old system. Knowing that we were missing out on the capabilities to better manage our stock, increase sales and enhance our customer service, it was time to look for an alternative solution”
After using Intact
Full stock visibility across PFL’s business and the ability to track the quantity of individual batches has significantly improved the company’s stock control. Intacts batch tracking ensures PFL can now offer effective batch control on new or repeat orders. Relevant and timely information is also instantly pushed out to all employees, enabling them to react faster to business opportunities and continually enhance customer service.
A centralised quotation system stops branches inadvertently competing against each other and in the future the integrated Intact CRM system will have those creating centralised promotional campaigns. Intact also opens the door for PFL to deliver remote access to sales reps and an e-commerce solution offering online stock visibility, customer account queries and orders.
- More Efficient stock management with batch control
- Instant access to information, as it happens
- Multi-branch visibility
“I’m very confident this investment will last us the next 15 years”
Full stock visibility, batch control & instant access to timely/accurate information give PFL the insight to run their business more profitably.