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Tag: Order Entry

Difficulty with Order Fulfillment

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It is difficult to check the status of a PO, and the way you do so is inefficient. You need to manually track quotes or use third-party software. You manually enter transactions to accept deposits and have to manually update the general ledger accounts. You manually track orders and may use a program such as Excel. It is difficult to tell whether or not items are in stock. You need to wait until the stock is replenished and manually enter the order at that time. You have to wait until the order is filled and then manually update inventory. That…

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Declining Market Share

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It is difficult to access and research customer demographics for developing promotions and campaigns, and your approach to determining which promotions or campaigns to put together is complex and often ineffective. On average, you spend a lot on promotion/campaign. It is difficult to measure the effectiveness of campaigns, and your current approach to that process is inefficient. You cannot measure success by region and/or rep, and it is difficult to keep track of how many campaigns you run. The average cost is too high, while success rates remain low. On average, you do not gain many leads per campaign or…

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Billing Process Inefficient

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You manually create invoices, and this takes too much time. It delays billing and is an error-prone process. The process used to correct them is inefficient and delays payment by too long. Your customers require a different level of detail on their invoices. Your approach to doing that today is inefficient. You have to manually create the invoices based on what a customer wants, which takes too long and delays cash flow. Employees and consultants don’t always enter their time and expenses right away, and they are too late too often. That delays invoicing the customer or causes invoices to…

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Missed Ship Dates

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Estimated ship dates are inaccurate, so a high percentage of orders miss their ship dates. This is costing you too much in shipping costs, canceled orders, and customer satisfaction. Your sales department do not have the ability to see forecasted ship dates while entering an order. Changes in orders are not communicated in a timely manner. Often times, changes occur after the item has been put in production. Your method of recalculating the impact of those changes across your schedule is inefficient. Visibility into production is poor. You cannot see the real-time status of an order that is in production….

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