KMSS exists to solve problems and provide solutions by developing the highest quality manufacturing management software: robust, modern and most of all configurable. Our software will give our clients the peace of mind to run their business their way, knowing that we will always find the solution for any of their challenges.
KMSS understands excellence in customer service is key. Our clients can count on a highly trained, professional and dedicated technical support team, that will always aim to exceed their expectations. We will neverleave a client struggling with our systems.
KMSS knows its employees are the most important asset. Our employees can count on sympathetic management, support, training and career progression. Their efforts will be recognised and rewarded. We aim to have a team that is highly skilled, diverse, committed and loyal.
The SPOCS system was first developed in the late 80s in a database language called TAS. The original core of the product was developed by the founder for his own Sheet Plant. Hence the emphasis on never entering anything twice and ease of use. Word spread through the industry, and soon “everybody wanted one”! So, the founder launched KM Software Systems Ltd. and started selling software.
Initially SPOCS was further developed as a highly customised system for each client. By 1994, with over 50 systems in the field, support was becoming a major headache. SPOCS Version 4 was born, combining the features of all the disparate systems into a single one with a vast array of settings. At a stroke KMSS could maintain it more easily but without taking away the clients’ ability to configure the system to their own way of working.
At the end of the 90s, and after a lengthy development, SPOCS32 was born. It was a complete re-write of the original product in a 32-bit Windows™ form. In the decades since its launch it has been continuously adapted and improved by implementing our customers’ suggestions and requests. Several key modules have been added to provide solutions to the real-life problems of running a Sheet Plant.
Although still a family-owned and run company, KMSS is looking to the future and planning for growth. The story continues…
Based on values of professionalism and collaboration, we have built a team that is the Company’s most valuable asset. Comprising a wide range of skills, each member of the team brings a unique mix of expertise and talents.
Managing Director, Founder
Clive is our great leader, without whom KMSS would not exist. His original vision of a flexible system that will adapt to individual requirements is still the guiding principle for the company. He spent 16 years in the packaging industry, including running his own sheet plant, before starting KMSS. This in-depth understanding of our clients’ business has been the solid base from which all our products have been developed.
Lisbeth, with a background in Marketing and Advertising, and in Education, manages the administration of the company while also looking after the staff. She also leads the company’s marketing effort, producing the newsletter and all other published material, and regularly contributes large doses of common sense to development discussions.
Client Services Manager
Eduardo, who is Portuguese, Joined KMSS in 2014. In addition to being himself a talented software developer, he leads the Client Services part of our operation with great efficiency, delivers most product training to clients, and manages the Client Services team.
Vassil joined the company in 2010 from Bulgaria. He leads our technical team, ensuring the highest standards are followed in the maintenance and development of our software, and fostering the continued professional development of our technical staff.
The Fencor Packaging group has been using SPOCS32 in all its operating sites for a number of years. The platform provides critical management information, and this is backed up by a tailored service from KMSS, which has allowed us to adapt the software to suit our particular requirement.
Professional, quick feedback, excellent system, excellent response time
We have had an excellent experience using KM Software’s products for more than 20 years. Their software is an integral part of our company, managing all aspects of our business… However, more importantly, it is the support that we receive that has proved that KM are the right partner for us. They are a team of friendly, and hard-working people.
KMSS have a terrific and incredibly flexible product in SPOCS… I feel that as we continue to grow KMSS is certainly more than capable of supplying the support and future enhancements that we will undoubtedly need… There is no doubt in our minds that this continued relationship will reflect positively in our future financial performance.