Business Management System Now Electronically Links Suppliers and Distributors and Streamlines Order Flow
TREVOSE, PA – January 5, 2009 – ASI Computer Systems Inc., the leading provider of business management software in the advertising specialty industry, announced today that ProfitMaker now integrates with ESP Online to streamline order flow and to provide an electronic link between distributors and suppliers, reducing error rates and time spent on follow-up.
The new time-saving features allow distributors who use ProfitMaker to access ESP Online’s product images and pricing information and to import the information directly into ProfitMaker. These features are available at no additional cost for ProfitMaker users who are ESP Online subscribers, and a low-cost subscription is available for ProfitMaker users without ESP Online.
The integration, along with a new overall interface design, is being demonstrated for distributors and suppliers attending the ASI Show in Orlando this week. The show is open through January 5 and is the first national advertising specialty industry show of the year and the largest on the East Coast.
In addition to the new features with ESP Online, the ProfitMaker system now provides an electronic communication link for shipping and purchase orders. These communications further simplify the order process and eliminate the need to rekey order information multiple times, leaving more time for selling.
ProfitMaker also has new graphical business reports that use Microsoft Office programs. The reports allow distributors to track the number of orders entered, number of purchase orders created and number of invoices sent in any period, and offers one central area to manage the business.
Suppliers will enjoy increased exposure for their products as distributors pull more product information from ESP Online. Also, suppliers who are subscribers to ASI CreditConnect can also continue to check a distributor’s real-time credit score in ProfitMaker when viewing a customer’s record or an order, and can access the customer’s credit alert information by clicking on the score in the customer record.
“ProfitMaker is a powerful business management system that makes your business run smoother,” said David Wirth, president and chief operations officer of ASI Computer Systems. “Our new tools will allow users to access information from ESP Online, send notices electronically and track a sale from start to finish. ProfitMaker manages everything, including order entry, customer service, inventory control, accounting, Web stores and invoicing. It’s also available on mobile devices, so you can leave the office to sell more.”
In addition to the enhancements, ProfitMaker will continue to integrate directly with the inventory and order management systems of these top apparel suppliers: SanMar, Ash City, Alpha Shirt Company, Broder, and Bodek and Rhodes. It will also continue to work directly with top ASI services – including ASI CreditConnect™, LogoMall® Websites and ASI Supplier Performance Ratings™ — to improve efficiency.
About ASI Computer Systems
ASI Computer Systems has been providing business management solutions to the promotional products and document management industries since 1978. Its programs and systems are installed in over 3,000 offices in North America, including corporate enterprises and large Counselor Top 40 Distributors and Suppliers, to smaller one-person businesses. The company offers a full line of cutting-edge products, support, training and services for both distribution and manufacturing entities, and provides upgrades and enhancements regularly for all of its installations. Visit www.asicomp.com.