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Cutting tools distributor TBS Oxford achieves record sales figures

By Karolina Skinner
13 July 2021

Oxford-based cutting tools distributor, TBS Oxford has achieved record sales figures, putting it on track for future expansion and diversification with a planned e-commerce site, thanks to Profit4, an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solution from OGL Computer.

Established in 2008, TBS Oxford supplies high performance cutting tools to a growing customer base in Oxfordshire and surrounding counties. TBS Oxford selected the comprehensive, cloud-based business management solution from OGL Computer when it encountered the limitations of its legacy IT and accountancy software in managing its wholesale operations. 

TBS Oxford appointed OGL Computer as its IT software partner, following a rigorous search criteria for a future-proof, full-scalable, flexible ERP system allowing automation, with low start-up and running costs. It selected Profit4 on the spot, following an on-site product demonstration with the OGL team. Profit4 does not require additional IT infrastructure set-up costs because it is all cloud-based. TBS Oxford can manage the system from a tablet as no data is stored on-site. 

With the help of OGL Computer, TBS Oxford migrated existing business processes onto Profit4’s centralised platform, thereby eliminating the need for excess time spent duplicating tasks or searching for information on disparate systems. The ERP system affords TBS Oxford the necessary tool to increase visibility, gain control and drive the business to the next level. Profit4 has seen TBS Oxford transform its daily operations, achieving unprecedented time and cost savings, during its busiest periods.

With Profit4 in place, the business was able to achieve its peak period to date, when it turned over 20% against its target. Once the system is deployed to its full potential, order processing times will be further reduced. 

Richard Hare, managing director, TBS Oxford comments: "Our future plans are to continue to grow the business and we’re now in a position where that is a possibility. One of the key restrictions for our plans was the underpinning system we had wasn’t big enough, bold enough or resourced enough to handle what we were trying to do. We now have Profit4 as the hub of our business; everything revolves around Profit4 and everything in the future will too."

Gary Reynolds, software director at OGL Computer said: "Companies of all sizes that are struggling with limited systems and manual processes can benefit from the right ERP system. With Profit4, you can quote, convert to order and make a PO in half a dozen clicks, saving you hours. Companies we work with find that the subscription model means the ongoing costs are small and the software pays for itself because of the hidden costs of inefficiency that it removes."

About TBS Oxford

TBS Oxford is an independent cutting tools distributor. Local to Oxford, the company supplies high performance and specialist cutting tools to customers throughout the Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and West Buckinghamshire areas.

TBS Oxford services the educational, science and research and high-tech engineering sectors, along with general precision machining subcontractors and general engineering manufacturing companies.

About OGL Computer

OGL Computer provides integrated business and stock management software solutions to wholesalers, distributors, and merchants. Its software systems help businesses of all sizes improve efficiencies, increase productivity, and maximise profits.

Pictured: Richard and Sarah Hare, MD and company secretary of TBS Oxford receiving 'welcome on board' cupcakes from OGL Compute

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