Ernest Bentley and Sons Ltd are South Manchester’s oldest and most established independent builders, plumbers and roofing merchants. They have supplied products tradesmen and the general public for over 75 years. In addition to supplying merchants with specialist materials, they also offer various services such as an estimation from a local representative and a next-day delivery guarantee.
Like many companies, despite the fact their business had flourished, Ernest Bentley and Sons IT systems had not been updated for nearly a decade.
This had become a real problem for them, with their existing hardware becoming increasingly unreliable and struggling to cope with large amount of data it now had to handle. On a number of occasions, it even made them unable to process orders.
They began to look for a way to update their existing systems quickly and inexpensively; however, they soon realised that buying the IT equipment they needed and installing it without their own IT professionals would take time and require a huge investment.