Hill Interiors first started trading 42 years ago, selling antiques and reproduction items in a small retail outlet in Thirsk in North Yorkshire. Due to continued diversification and growth, the company now operates from a 200,000 sq ft warehouse, servicing in excess of 4,500 trade accounts and sourcing 2,500 products from over 100 countries.
These include furniture, accessories, lighting and gifts for the home and garden. The products can be found being sold by interior and furniture shops, garden centres, hardware stores, online traders and even some castles!
The company relied heavily on Sage 50 software throughout its growth, but by 2011 it became obvious that this was not performing in terms of speed and the information it provided to aid important business decisions.
Having found out about Caliq, investigations began with them looking at Sage 200, SAP and MS Dynamics Nav as well as Caliq
It was quickly obvious what significant improvements Caliq would bring, being well ahead on stock management and addressing the integration needed to monitor and control the stock in the company’s retail units. Full analysis of what was selling through that channel was also available as standard.
Before and during the implementation, the Caliq team met and spoke to everybody about their roles, and left no stone unturned to ensure the system would fit perfectly.