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Enable is sponsoring Mines Advisory Group “Bikes Against Bombs” charity cycle event 2021

Since 2015, 75 UK wholesale, convenience retail, FMCG and service-provider execs have raised over £673,000 on five industry bike rides for MAG (Mines Advisory Group) the Manchester based charity, awarded Co-Laureate Nobel Peace Prize for international campaigning to ban landmines. MAG find and destroy landmines, cluster munitions and unexploded bombs in places affected by conflict. […]

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Enable provides a competitive advantage for buying group – NetPlus Alliance

NetPlus Alliance has evolved from a distribution business into a buying group for distributors and manufacturers of industrial and construction supplies. They help achieve above market growth and profitability through negotiated programs such as rebates. For distributors, benefits include lower buy-in, better freight and payment terms, as well as other exclusive NetPlus pricing advantages. They aggregate the buying power of hundreds of distributors to be able to secure the very best program […]

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CEO, Andrew Butt featured on Scaling Up Services podcast

Our CEO, Andrew Butt has recently been featured on the Scaling Up Services podcast. A podcast devoted to helping founders, partners, CEOs, key executives, and managers of service-based businesses scale their companies faster and with less drama. Andrew talks to host Bruce Eckfeldt and gives advice on growing a business, lessons learnt and the challenges […]

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US Distributor Thos. Somerville Co. selects Enable to improve supplier rebate accuracy and efficiency

Thos. Somerville Co., a family owned, 160 year old distributor of plumbing, heating, and air conditioning supplies with 21 trade locations, 9 kitchen and bath showrooms and sales revenue of over $200 million have recently selected Enable to gain better control of their supplier rebates. Some of the features of Enable that interested the executive team […]

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Eat and Learn webinar with Grafton & AAP

We recently held our first Eat and Learn webinar. In this interactive session, we discussed the best practices for handling supplier & customer rebates, how to improve cross-functional collaboration, why digital transformation is more imperative than ever, and the benefits of implementing a scalable rebate management solution. The speakers included: Bob Gay, Rebate & Incentive […]

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Enable replaces Balford’s ERP to manage their highly complex deals

Balford is a diversified food distribution company specializing in providing customized distribution services to foodservice and retail customers and the sale of dairy products throughout the North-eastern United States.  Founded in 1892, Balford remains a privately held corporation with a leadership team and employee workforce who has built a solid reputation for, and takes pride in, delivering […]

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Enable gives General Plumbing Supply greater deal visibility to succeed

General Plumbing Supply has been a leading resource to contractors for top-of-the-line plumbing, heating, HVAC, and industrial supplies for over 100 years. In 1910, Charles S. Goldberg started what came to be known as Goldberg Plumbing Supply in Bayonne, NJ, and since then they’ve grown over three generations to become one of the largest distributors […]

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Enable shortlisted for SaaS Company Of The Year at the Global Business Tech Awards!

We are thrilled to announce that Enable has been shortlisted for “SaaS Company Of The Year” at the Global Business Tech Awards! The Global Business Tech Awards recognize, reward and celebrate all things technical in the business world. They look for tech that has added tangible benefits to customer experience, management systems, marketing and sales […]

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Our strategic investments in technical health

The Enable product is a machine. It has complex inner mechanics and we are always making improvements, expansions and repairs to ensure it stays in good health and continues to fulfil its purpose. When maintaining a machine, there is often a temptation to make small, low cost adjustments that deliver results quickly but might prove […]

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CEO, Andrew Butt interview with UpTech Report

CEO of Enable, Andrew Butt was recently interviewed by Alex Ferguson from UpTech Report. They dive deep into upcoming technologies which already are, or will shortly be, disrupting our lives. In this edition of UpTech Report, Andrew Butt, talks about how so much of our economy is comprised of an interdependency between companies. Whether you […]

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How Enable detects and solves software errors through automation

All software has bugs from time to time – this is an unfortunate but unavoidable part of software development. The crucial questions are – what happens when software goes wrong? And how can software errors be solved? Here at Enable, we believe that it is important to thoroughly monitor and address any issues we find […]

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NuLiv Science use Enable to support growth plans

NuLiv Science is a functional ingredient company offering patented and proprietary ingredient solutions for the dietary supplement and cosmeceutical industries. NuLiv Science started out in 1997 with functional mushrooms and has since gone on to develop a wide spectrum of natural ingredients. Their vision is to evolve traditional holistic medicine into effective evidence-based mind and […]

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Is granular data a help or hinderance to complex rebate deals?

Data is the new oil – a vast (often untapped) reservoir built up over the years and buried deep in an organization which, when extracted and processed correctly, can fuel a revolution within both your industry and your business. As the world becomes more and more data driven, it becomes necessary to examine processes and […]

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CEO, Andrew Butt interview with Billion Success

Enable’s CEO, Andrew Butt was recently interviewed by Billion Success, who share stories to inspire, educate and motivate the next generation of successful entrepreneurs and bestselling authors. Andrew shares how he started Enable and the valuable lessons that he has learned throughout his journey to building a successful SaaS company. To read the full interview […]

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Manston acquires Enable’s Stratford-upon-Avon office premises in Sale & Leaseback deal

We are delighted to announce that Manston Investments have acquired 10-12 The Courtyard, Stratford-upon-Avon in a Sale & Leaseback deal. This will allow us to capitalize on the value of our offices in Stratford, releasing funds to invest in our continued expansion in the UK and overseas, while providing us with security of tenure. Managing […]

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Featured article: How intelligent business plans can forge stronger B2B relationships

Our Director of Product Strategy at Enable, Andy James has recently written an article for SalesTech Star where he talks about how healthy relationships are at the core of any successful business and why every B2B relationship should be guided by an intelligent business plan. Plus, he talks through the following: Developing and pursuing shared […]