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Improved matching of advance payments when processing (online) sales orders.

Written by Jaap Jan de Lange on . Posted in Exact Online

Online sales often starts with an advance payment. Payment Service Providers, who facilitate an electronic payment when submitting selected products from out of a shopping cart in a webshop, provide a reference that can be used for matching incoming statements after delivering the goods and processing the sale.

Currently such a reference can be stored in a sales order, but is lacking a dedicated place to be used to optimize the matching process. Exact Online  will soon offer a dedicated place for a payment reference in a Sales order, that will be transferred via Goods delivery to a Sales invoice and an Outstanding item in the Financial administration where it can easily be recognized and matched with statements coming in.

This functionality is expected to become available within Sales orders in the coming weeks for customers using Exact Online Wholesale Distribution and Exact Online Manufacturing. Customers using an Exact Online Accounting edition that includes Sales invoices will be able to add a payment reference in the Sales invoice.

 

 

 

 

 

B2B E-Commerce Portal in Controlled Release!

Written by Michiel Dorjee on . Posted in Exact Globe, Exact Synergy

In my last post I promised to let you know once the B2B E-Commerce Portal (ECP) is in controlled release. Well, the moment is there!

As of yesterday, after completing an extensive acceptance test and getting very positive feedback from customers during a ‘customer evaluation roadshow’, the B2B E-Commerce Portal has gone into extended controlled release for the regions International and Benelux. Exact Globe customers can now adopt a straight forward, configurable and easy to implement and maintain electronic commerce portal. The portal facilitates online and on-demand sharing of information and Web-based ordering by customers, partners or employees.

As more and more companies serve their customers online, it has become essential to optimize electronic business-to-business (B2B) ordering processes. Exact’s B2B E-Commerce portal puts companies in close contact with their customers and prospects on an efficient and secure online commerce platform. The portal allows them to flexibly meet the needs of their clients, while lowering costs and increasing the efficiency of their supply chain.

Exact’s B2B E-Commerce Portal facilitates and speeds up online service to customers and partners. Easily integrated into Exact Globe and Exact Synergy Enterprise, the platform provides a number of short to long term benefits, ranging from reduced administrative burden to easier information access. Ideal for Wholesale trade and Manufacturing companies that are looking for ways to differentiate in their challenge to remain a valuable partner in their customer’s supply chain.

Benefits:

  • Offer better service to customers/partners
  • Less administrative work
  • Reduce errors to the minimum
  • Reduce sales order processing activities
  • Create more opportunities
  • On demand advice and order entry
  • Order status, history and invoices at the customer’s finger tips

Features:

  • Out of the box and configurable
  • Comes with example templates for a quick start
  • Easy to implement and maintain by non-technical users
  • Embed your company identity
  • Always real time so accurate data
  • Optionally present stock levels
  • Always the right price for the right customer
  • Save time in order entry
  • Bring your assortment in front of your customer
  • Eliminate time consuming customer questions on order status
  • Includes easy ordering via MS Excel

For more information and availability please contact your Exact representative.

The new Supply Chain Portal

Written by Michiel Dorjee on . Posted in Exact Globe, Exact Synergy

Earlier this year  Exact started the development of a Supply Chain Portal (SCP) based on Exact Synergy Enterprise (ESE), linked to Exact Globe. This Supply Chain Portal is intended for the Business to Business (B2B) market. At this moment we are able to share some of the highlights. We are planning to make the SCP available for controlled release customers by the end of Q1 2011.

The Supply Chain Portal gives customers a big business opportunity in the Business to Business market, the Supply Chain Portal brings suppliers and their customers closer together. It enables customers to easily enter purchase orders via the Internet (via a catalogue), besides that it enables them to see outstanding orders, order history, invoices, requests, documents etcetera. A Supply Chain Portal is a vital functionality for many companies. More and more business is done via the Internet. It decreases costs and increases speed and efficiency in the Supply Chain processes.

Besides functionalities and features like catalogue, (saved) shopping basket, item card, pricelist support, stock information, favorites, advanced item search, multiple language support, assortment support, authorization (by the customers purchase manager), entering purchase orders as a customer, reseller or employee and importing a shopping basket based on an Excel sheet, we implemented the use of so called ‘Widgets’.

A widget is a small application that can be installed and executed within a web page by an end user. In other words, widgets are functionalities (for instance ‘login’,  ‘shopping card’, ‘language select’) that can be inserted to and dragged and dropped anywhere in the SCP’s home page by the SCP administrator. Each widget can be configured without extensive html knowledge. Each widget has a number of properties that can be easily set, like the picture, the background color, the font color, the font type, the font size, the header label and so on. The following widgets are already developed:

  • Image (for instance for the company logo)
  • Login
  • Language flags
  • Customer data
  • Menu
  • Shopping  basket
  •  Assortment
  • Search
  • Text (for instance to show a Synergy document)
  • Quick entry
  • RSS feed

 

The use of these widgets will provide the creator of the SCP with a lot of flexibility. It will also shorten the implementation time that is needed for the SCP.

I will keep you posted on the progress via this blog.

B2B E-Commerce Portal, status update

Written by Michiel Dorjee on . Posted in Exact Globe, Exact Synergy

Since the announcement of B2B E-Commerce Portal going into controlled release, we got a lot of positive feedback from customers, partners and colleagues within Exact. Thanks for that!

The focus for the coming period will be on:

  • Enabling electronic payment through Ogone (www.ogone.com)
  • Adding support for items (or assortments) per account group or account
  • Delivery method selection
  • Implementation of themes

As mentioned before, the B2B E-Commerce Portal (ECP) will be shipped with 3 ‘themes’. A ‘theme’ includes a set of fonts, colors and images. The portal administrator can easiliy select one of the themes from the ECP menu screen. After that the portal administrator can add, drag and modify widgets. The combination of a theme and widgets provides a lot of flexibility to customize the look & feel. All this without any html or css knowledge.

Of course it is also possible to change the portals’ css file (Cascading Style Sheet). Each theme has an own style sheet. Also a file called ‘custom.css’ is installed. Any changes to the exisiting theme should be added in the custom.css file. These changes should not be done in the theme css file. This way, updates will not destroy your customized style.

Theme selection in the B2B E-Commerce Portal menu:

Instead of 3 you see 4 themes here. The compact theme is a bonus! Here is an mock-up of the theme:

 

Any remarks or suggestions? Please share them with me.

The new Supply Chain Portal (2), an example

Written by Michiel Dorjee on . Posted in Exact Globe, Exact Synergy

In my last post I promised to keep you posted about the development of the new Supply Chain Portal (SCP). By the way, this is an internal development name, the final name giving has to be decided upon.

The SCP will be shipped with three templates. These templates will give the user an overview of the possibilities of styling and widgets of the ‘master page’ and ‘catalog page’. The design of the first template is ready. Please share your comments on this template with me either by replying on this post or via e-mail (stan.houben@exact.com). I wish you all a wonderful 2011!