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20th April 2018
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"KBB 2012 has proved to be the most successful show we have ever done," exclaimed a delighted Leigh Martin, Managing Director of EQ Software, explaining that the provider of kbb business management software had what can only be described as "a frenzy of activity" on its stand for the four day exhibition, resulting in a record number of new customers and leads.
"We initially thought our stand would be over-manned for the show, but we needed more staff to cope with the demand and are now looking to increase its size the next time. The number of customers signing up at the show for software or eCommerce websites was considerably high along with new suppliers joining our Partner Programme, some of which were also exhibiting at the show," he explained. "Judging by the high number of quality leads generated at our stand, the sales team will be booked up for at least the next two months.
"We are going from strength to strength at the moment, after posting record sales in the last quarter of 2011 we have already broken that record in the first quarter of 2012. Thanks to the huge results from KBB, March is already our best month ever."
EQ Software, well known for its business management systems, used the exhibition to showcase its already successful eCommerce package, eStore, launched at KBB Birmingham in 2010. EQ reports a massive increase in demand for online solutions from kbb retailers, manufacturers and suppliers as more businesses look to the Internet for extra revenue streams.
Also launched at the show was a brand new production software package, 'Bespoke Furniture Builder', aimed at companies with complex manufacturing processes. Initially designed for EQ customers in Australia, Bespoke Furniture Builder has already been deployed in the UK by such companies as Chalon and Unitech.
One of EQ's newest customers, Brian Alexander of Roktops Worksurfaces, won the prize draw of a brand new iPad 2, the same day he ordered his first EQ Professional licence.
"This made a great end to a fantastic day at the show. As well as catching up with most of my suppliers and ordering my new business management software, to win a prize like this from EQ just tops it all off for me."
23rd March 2012