Maximize your efficiency with all Purchase Order Types

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: woensdag 16 oktober 2013

In the dynamic world IT VAR’s live in there are many variable order types to cater for. This is contributed to by an increased level of Vendor supported pricing and the need to deliver some licensing orders on demand, through the Cloud. Managing the requirements of the Vendors is the next challenge, when price support is subject to ‘Sell Too’ reporting and the increased amount of data required fulfilling particular Vendor...

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Why do things the hard way?

Blogpost by: Richard Vriezekolk
From: woensdag 23 oktober 2013

On July 25th 2013, I posted a blog about an easy way to get the right prices and stock information from Distributors on one website. Internal research revealed that this blog has been read many times. That is why I would like to pay more attention to this topic. Where we used to pick up the phone to Distributors to enquire about information on prices, stock, product and delivery times, there are now websites containing this information. In...

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Is backorder Management causing you a headache?

Blogpost by: Richard Vriezekolk
From: donderdag 28 november 2013

For years, keeping backorders up-to-date is causing you a headache, especially obtaining the most up-to-date information on delivery times from your suppliers. As a Buyer you continually receive questions about the delivery times from your organization for regular orders or project orders. Any delay in invoicing and projects are due to knowing the dates that goods are going to be delivered. This can have an effect on your Service Levels....

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Order today, at home today!

Blogpost by: Sandra de Vries
From: dinsdag 21 januari 2014

In one of my previous blogs I wrote about the expectations of the new generation of consumers. They want a shorter delivery time, Amazon has already reported to use drones, but now Amazon comes with 'anticipatory shipping '. Anticipatory shipping means anticipating before the purchase has actually been done, thus to ensure that consumers receive products even faster. Among other things there is looked at used search terms, previous...

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What is the benefit of the Order Response message (ORDRSP)?

Blogpost by: Sandra de Vries
From: vrijdag 20 juni 2014

The Purchase Order Response message (ORDRSP) is an order confirmation sent by the Supplier to the Reseller as a response to the order that the Reseller has sent. If there are any changes in the order,  these will be made herein. The ORDRSP contains the articles with the final number of which will be delivered. Because this is processed immediately in the ERP system, you always have the right information. The advantage is that this is...

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"Dear customer, your shipment is on its way"

Blogpost by: Richard Vriezekolk
From: dinsdag 2 september 2014

Last week I was at a Reseller who had a discussion with a Distributor about a direct delivery (drop shipment) to an end user. The delivery hasn't arrived and now starts a discussion about who is going to pay the costs. "Sorry Reseller, but you have 5 days to report a problem with a delivery from the moment that we are going to extradite" defends the Distributor itself and refers to the delivery terms and conditions of the...

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Devil in the Detail of the Dispatch Advice

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: vrijdag 10 oktober 2014

The Dispatch advice (or known as Advanced Shipping Notification) is a very helpful message, which is used by many VAR’s and Etailers as a prompt to notify their customer of a drop shipment. For the UK market Onetrail has recently added the courier identifier to get to the right level of detail within the message. Previously a company could see a consignment number (tracking ID) and have an educated guess on the courier; however...

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Onetrail Message Validator

Blogpost by: Thomas Herbers
From: vrijdag 6 maart 2015

This anecdote stems from the pioneering days of Artificial Intelligence development. The biblical quote “The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak” was translated from English to Russian using Esperanto, and then translated back again. The resulting sentence was altered in a rather colorful manner: “The vodka is allright but the meat is rotten”. This demonstrates the importance of mutual understanding in every...

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How does Onetrail help improve margin in the channel?

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: vrijdag 13 maart 2015

Onetrail supports 3 key services for IT Resellers and Distributors to make their businesses more efficient and profitable: Fully integrated connectivity for all EDI messages including Product Data, Purchase Order, Order Status Updates, Shipping Notifications and Electronic Invoicing; AnyForm Purchase Orders, which converts ‘Any Format’ of Purchase orders (e.g. PDF’s Excel, HTML) in to an electronic inbound format;...

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Customer Order Transactions

Blogpost by: Adam Stanier
From: vrijdag 1 mei 2015

Within the IT community everyone is taking orders, Vendors, Distributors and Resellers alike, but how efficiently are you making your intake of orders? Traditionally IT business will be receiving orders from many different platforms e.g. from your own ecommerce, from a business system of your customer, through direct EDI or punch out from market places. In many cases a salespersons activity is consumed with paper trails and order entry,...

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