Businesses success is dependant on two basic business processes;
Every company must sell its products and/or services while buying the raw materials necessary to create those goods or services that it sells. Companies which master the art of selling of their goods and procuring goods for resale are the companies that will survive in the new economy. OpenEC’s Trade Catalog provides companies with the ability to create process efficiencies through end-to-end automation and streamlining of the procurement and selling processes.
Using OpenEC’s Trade Catalog allows a company to unlock their product information, which may be held in multiple different formats in multiple different sources to provide suppliers, distributors, manufacturers and buyers access to critical business information for the buying and selling of goods. The net effect is higher revenues, improved customer satisfaction and decreases in costs to deliver product information thereby resulting in an improved bottom line.
Traditionally online item catalogues have had problems when trying to unlock of business information from within an organization and from your business partners and presenting the information in a manner that makes sense for the end user. OpenEC Trade Catalog offers a comprehensive environment for creating and managing product information from multiple sources that can be published to online catalogues, e-procurement systems, or provided to your business partners. Based on an open, Web-based architecture and using a central item product repository, Trade Catalog speeds, simplifies, and automates the labour-intensive task of acquiring, transforming, and aggregating disparate product data from multiple sources into rich, classified product content. Key features include powerful acquisition capabilities, database driven classification system, flexible editing and management tools, and comprehensive web-based administration capabilities.
Trade Catalog is designed to integrate tightly with products such as SoftCare’s Trade Manager and Trade Catalog to create industry specific solutions. Trade Catalog provides a system that allows you to author, customize, publish, and maintain content for e-procurement systems and an online ordering system. Trade Catalog with the other Trade line of products create end-to-end solutions required to turn information held in your various business systems into a vital strategic asset for your e-business success.
Trade Catalog allows for automated transfer of information from a company’s back-end ERP system or from their suppliers to Trade Catalog. Once received, Trade Catalog allows the information to be reviewed, modified and additional information such as product images, marketing material, specifications, attributes, and keywords to be associated with an individual item. Trade Catalog’s draft to production process ensures that erroneously information is not published.
Product definition is simplified by the ability for specific items to have unique product information published. For example, for an electrical contractor the brightness of a light bulb (lumens) is as important as the wattage used. With Trade Catalog, a manufacturer has the ability to display unique product specific fields without a change to the structure of the catalogue. Trade Catalog also provides:
Trade Catalog provides dynamic item categorization to group and display product information based on the needs of the end user. Trade Catalog’s database design allows items to be categorized quickly and efficiently.
Once categorized, Trade Catalog can facilitate the transfer of item catalogues to industry products catalogues (UCCNET or ECCNET), to other channel partners or to e-procurement buyers. The information can be exported using EDI Standard Price Sales Catalogues (832), in XML format or CSV format. Trade Catalog also provides:
For product updates, modifications, deletions Trade Catalog provides a flexible item catalogue content editor that provides the administrator online access to manage product content in real time. New products can be added or existing products modified in a distributed web based GUI interface. Trade Catalog also provides:
Trade Catalog provides simple but powerful management of catalogue information for full security and audit-ability of changes to catalogue information. This allows administrators to monitor, schedule and manage multiple item catalogues online. Trade Catalog also provides:
The Trade Catalog provides the ability for each end user to have a customized view of the information presented in a catalogue. Once the system administrator assigns user permissions to a catalogue, the end user can sign on and modify their view of the catalogue to meet their specific requirements. Trade Catalog also provides:
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