[Waterbury, CT]: Based on feedback from the SDG and PDG group members, SalesChain has added a new feature* to display real-time inventory levels for products that are on the forecast. This new feature allows the user to select any number of filtering criteria, including period of time, stage of the deal, or branch before viewing the real-time inventory of all products related to the primary proposal or the order that is associated with the opportunity.
This feature will significantly reduce the guessing of what should be purchased and improve purchasing discounts. It will also reduce delivery times by allowing purchasing managers to preemptively stock equipment.
“The idea for this feature came after a presentation I gave for the SDG,” says Tim Szczygiel, President of SalesChain. “With supply issues being one of the main concerns for the industry this year, and since we already have access to both forecasting data and inventory data for our customers, this build was easy and just made sense.”
“No question, this is the most impactful upgrade I can remember seeing, at least in some time.” Says Evan Hantman, Director of Data Strategy at LDI Color Toolbox.
According to SalesChain, the feature cross-references inventory data from a dealer’s e-Automate instance with the orders and proposals priced within SalesChain. This allows fulfillment staff to cross-reference and pre-order equipment, which is proposed by salespeople, and suggest alternatives or used machines where applicable.
The feature became available in SalesChain’s 7.08 build, which was released on 11/14/2021. More About version 7.08.
*This feature is only available for dealers utilizing SalesChain’s new PIP interface to e-Automate. Please contact SalesChain support if you have not yet begun your upgrade process.
About SalesChain: SalesChain is the complete business automation solution for office equipment dealers. Their goal is to help businesses see greater profitability and increased efficiency through better automation and synchronized data. SalesChain helps dealers create smart data that can be used across the business to create more efficient operations.