Advantages of automatic information processing versus manually

Blogpost by: Richard Zuijdam
From: Monday 1 October 2012

Many surveys show that manually processing of information leads to mistakes. In structured business processes like purchasing taking place electronically, manually processing information is unnecessary. By connecting the ERP/ financial system of Sellers (suppliers and wholesalers) and Buyers (retailers), the entire process regarding Purchase can take place automatically (so called chain integration). There are a lot of solutions available on...

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Article File Management; why is this still going manually?

Blogpost by: Richard Vriezekolk
From: Friday 25 July 2014

It amazes me every day how many organizations still work the traditional way (read manually), trying to keep their product range up to date. This is accompanied by a lot of time loss by manual work and it is and remains a daily recurring activity for the purchasing department. Especially because assortments, especially in the IT and Telecom sector, are subject to a short availability-cycle, daily prices and increasing assortments from the...

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Daily and manually cut and paste work

Blogpost by: Richard Vriezekolk
From: Friday 20 February 2015

Quickly and conveniently obtain up- to-date prices, stocks and specifications will remain a big problem in these days of automation.Each Distributor in the IT and/or Telecom industry has its own communication, mapping and data format. It's up to you to find a generic form which is (re)workable for you. Every day Resellers are working through a lot of manual cutting and pasting, to draw an import file. Especially with the highly variable...

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Are your sales team maximising their time?

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Monday 31 August 2015

Many IT VAR’s employ experienced sales staff to seek out new opportunities and cross/up sell to their existing client base. Naturally this requires spending a lot of man hours searching for products, putting together accurate quotes and ensuring they have a margin protection in place. The more sophisticated businesses are capable of running GAP analysis across their clients purchase trends to see if there are more opportunities to...

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Retailers – Interested in entering the IT market?

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Friday 18 September 2015

Blurred Lines,      The once clear demarcation lines between different types of seller are becoming more and more blurred every day. It wasn’t that long ago that if you wanted to do your weekly grocery shopping you went to a supermarket or ordered from one online. If you wanted some stationery for your business you went to an office products supplier and an IT reseller for your computer or ordered from them...

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Not all content is created equal!

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: Friday 13 November 2015

  Many undervalue product content as a necessary frustration, “surely it can’t cost that much for a few pictures and description ……”, “we’ll make do with what we have its cheap….”. Yet like an iceberg floating in the sea much of the substance on the subject of data lies beneath the surface out of sight. The age old phrase “you get what you pay for” couldn’t be...

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