Sage 200 Suite is ‘Keeping the World Turning’ at Quality Bearings Online

Founded in 2012, Quality Bearings Online is a leading online supplier and distributor…

January 10, 2017

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Founded in 2012, Quality Bearings Online is a leading online supplier and distributor of over 1,000,000 bearings and ancillary products, from some of the world’s most trusted brands including SKF, FAG, NTN, NSK, Timken, INA, IKO, RHP, FBJ and MTK.quality-bearings-online-logo

Their customer base is extensive, ranging from multi-nationals like Shell and Continental to mid-size engineering businesses right down to the weekend hobbyist, fixing his bike in the garden shed.

From their Leeds base, most products are ordered on-line and delivered from stock the same day, usually with a 1-3 day delivery time to anywhere in the world. Excellent customer service and attention to detail have resulted in a phenomenal 45% year on year growth in sales – with the potential for more!

QBO Director, Denny Maude explains. “Since we started out, Quality Bearings Online has always embraced the power and convenience of e-commerce but we also focus on delivery service and customer service both pre and post-sale. Customers worldwide know that they are getting genuine bearings with our price match promise. This year export growth is up 72% so we needed to ensure that our IT platform will support our planned expansion.”

With this in mind, QBO evaluated several stock control, sales and accounting systems but settled on the Sage 200 Suite from Barnsley based Sage Strategic Partner, Wharncliffe.

Wharncliffe is providing a cloud-based solution, running on the Microsoft Azure platform and will use the Microsoft .net technology platform to deliver full, real-time integration with QBO’s existing e-commerce platform.

“Wharncliffe took the time to understand our immediate and longer term business objectives and then demonstrated how the technology within Sage 200 can be exploited to deliver them,” says QBO project manager and Director Simon Riley.

Malcolm Exley, Director at Wharncliffe concludes. “QBO is a true Northern Powerhouse success story and we are delighted to be supporting Simon and Denny and their team as they expand their operations with Sage 200 Suite on the Azure cloud platform.”