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5 things we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving at Enable

Once again, Thanksgiving is here. It’s a chance to spend quality time with family and friends, eating delicious food and a time to reflect upon what you’re thankful for in your life.  Here at Enable, we are thankful for a lot of things. We have a talented team filled with awesome people who are always willing to learn and grow. We […]

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Uniting departmental silos with rebate management software

By 2025, 36.2 million Americans will be working remotely. One of the most common issues facing todays remote workforce is departmental silos that cause bottlenecks, redundancies, and inefficiencies in how time and other resources are used. These departmental silos make it impossible for teams to collaborate effectively and hinder organizations from seeing the big picture of the company’s overall financial performance.  According to Gartner’s 2021 Board of Directors survey, “Organizational silos represent one […]

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5 priorities procurement professionals can’t ignore

As a procurement professional, you make dozens of decisions every day concerning vendor selection, contractual terms, supply chain risk, technology implementation, and stakeholder management. You’re often forced to manage conflicting objectives and make important choices under pressure, while always being cautious to balance risk. With this in mind, here are 5 priorities procurement can’t ignore as they navigate […]

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5 reasons to pay your suppliers on time

Delayed supplier payments continue to plague the supply chain, particularly smaller players. Unfortunately, the global pandemic has only worsened this pain point. According to WSJ, large U.S. companies took around 58 days on average to pay suppliers in the first quarter of 2021. That’s a 5.5 percent increase from 55 days last year.  A common reason for late supplier payments is inefficient […]

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Enable sponsoring and presenting at PROS Outperform 2021

Enable are pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring and presenting at PROS Outperform 2021. The annual conference will take place across three days (16-18 November) and has an action packed agenda of immersive sessions that provide insights into what the road ahead looks like for pricing, selling and eCommerce professionals plus how to […]

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Top challenges facing the distribution industry & how to overcome them

In a world of high competition and low margins, this is a difficult time for the distribution industry. Supply chain uncertainties, inventory issues, and rising competition from e-commerce chains such as Amazon have made it hard to compete. Understanding the right approach to solving these challenges is essential for distributors to adapt, transform and differentiate themselves in this new challenging business landscape.   Looming competition  Manufacturers and retailers are increasingly […]

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Eliminate the administrative burden of rebates from finance

Despite finance leaders spending 19% more time on value added activities than they did a decade ago, they are still bogged down with admin tasks which equate to high costs and a less productive finance team. This is not ideal for the team who is already facing unprecedented pressure for better information, cash management and risk mitigation.   Finance teams realize they must begin addressing the challenges that administrative burden brings now. Without accurate rebate data and efficient […]

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The dark side of spreadsheets for managing rebates

With halloween approaching, we want to welcome you to the dark side of managing rebates and how inaccurate accounting for rebates can have serious consequences. Having switched many of our customers all over the world from mind-numbing spreadsheets to automated rebate management we have seen many common themes. Spreadsheets have a lack of audit control […]

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How to foster mutually beneficial business relationships with suppliers

In a rapidly changing supply chain where businesses have been faced with significant challenges, it is vital for companies to nurture authentic and mutually beneficial relationships with their trading partners. The term “mutually beneficial” is core to a successful partnership and helps to ensure that both parties are committed to the arrangement. The essence of anything “mutually beneficial” is that both sides are […]

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Agreements vs contracts: what are the differences?

Contracts and agreements are often used interchangeably, but legally speaking, they are two very different things. An agreement can be informal, meaning nothing needs to be witnessed or written down while a contract agreement is more formal and legally binding therefore must be documented. Both an agreement and contract represent specific arrangements between two or more parties. The main differences lie in their flexibility and enforceability.  What is an agreement?  An agreement is a less rigid and […]

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Our customers tell us: Why Enable?

At Enable, we’re pioneering a software category to help our customers succeed with rebate management in a way that enables them to better serve their customers while also accelerating profitable growth. We have already seen many of our existing customers be successful and transform their rebate management processes, here they tell us the reasons why […]

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How rebate management software maximizes ROI

Return on investment, better known as ROI, is a key performance indicator (KPI) that’s often used by businesses to determine profitability of an expenditure. It’s exceptionally useful for measuring success over time and knowing if you’re getting your money’s worth. Software implementation requires initial upfront costs. However, once the system is successfully deployed, it helps […]

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How our customers have benefited from cloud-based rebate management software

Organizations can no longer afford to poorly manage the rebates process without putting themselves at dire financial risk. To accurately calculate rebate payments, organizations need transparency into the details of complex agreements. Fortunately, many organizations are discovering the value of migrating from age-old spreadsheets and restrictive ERP systems to cloud-based rebate management technology. The system […]

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Why now is the time to consider rebate management software modernization

Although rebates are the driving force of many of today’s top supply chains. The question remains – is it worth considering rebate management software modernization? Those who haven’t yet considered it, are still reliant on an ad hoc and manual approach. This is not only a burden on time-starved accounting staff, but it can also lead to missed deal earnings, subpar pricing, poor cash flow, strained partner […]

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Manual process vs automated process: Which is better?

Despite all of the technology at our disposal and the importance of accurate and complete data, many teams managing large amounts of rebates still rely on manual processes for calculating, accruing and allocating rebates. They often find themselves chasing down errors, reconciling data, and trying to make important decisions based on an assortment of incomplete or inaccurate rebate data.   In fact, research has found that procurement, supply […]

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How to become an agile procurement team

Procurement teams operate in a very volatile environment. During the early stages of the pandemic, stakeholders saw real responsiveness from procurement teams: a sense of urgency, business problem solving and far less process demands. Now, the risk for procurement is that stakeholders will want this level of service all the time, not just during a crisis.  In order for procurement […]