Data Warehouse Consultants designed, developed and implemented a new system to convert paper-based orders for products into an electronic equivalent via a centralized clearing house. Prior to development of this system the existing process was labor intensive with a low success rate. Sales reps would visit individual convenience stores to get new products onto the shelves and then place paper orders to obtain fulfillment. The paper based process often resulted in orders being misrouted to the incorrect distributor and ultimately not processed.
The solution implemented by Data Warehouse Consultants allowed manufactures to submit orders via web, EDI or FTP and to avoid the paper submission. Reps simply submitted an electronic order for the product they want, and the system navigated the complexities of getting that order to the appropriate distributor. The process was fully automated and supported hundreds of sales reps daily.