Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has reached an agreement to acquire Integrity Software, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and its successful suite of products. This acquisition is a key strategic investment for KCS in South Africa.

KCS has acquired Integrity Software as part of its ongoing plans to grow and provide business management solutions to markets across the world. With Integrity Software, the company is adding further solutions and expertise for its core market focus of the distributive trades and strengthening its offering for the retail-orientated distributive trades.

The acquisition of Integrity Software by KCS follows the successful acquisitions of Dancik International in July 2015 and Mincron in June 2016 – both in North America.

Integrity Software will continue to maintain and support the existing Integrity Software solutions and, in time, will introduce new benefits to its customers from the KCS portfolio such as advanced e-commerce, mobile commerce and Cloud services as part of an optional upgrade path and optional added functionality. Equally, KCS will introduce modules from the Integrity Software suite to its existing K8 ERP system such as payroll solutions, to further support its existing customers.

Ian Bendelow, KCS Group chief executive, said: “This is a key strategic acquisition for us and our first in Africa, which has been an important market for us over many years. It strengthens our presence on the African continent, expands our capability and provides a further platform for growth. Integrity Software aligns with our successful business strategy of focusing on retail, trading and business management solutions for the distributive trades.”