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How to mitigate price fluctuations of building materials through B2B rebate deals

Rising building material costs have become volatile around the world. FMB’s latest State of Trade Survey revealed that 93% of its members have reported material price increases in the first quarter of 2021. Price fluctuations of building materials are driven by lengthening lead times and increasing demand, which is making it difficult for manufacturers and […]

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5 steps to auditing your rebate accounting processes

Accounting for your rebates can look different to businesses depending on their size, internal resource and how complex the deals are. Auditing this important process means testing and reviewing your rebate accounting to ensure it’s working as efficiently as possible. Businesses need to prioritize this so they can best position themselves for effective rebate management […]

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How to achieve a single version of the truth with rebate management software

The classic Excel spreadsheet is one of the most common ways of managing rebate data. Everyone knows they come with risks due to being revised, updated and interpreted differently by each colleague who receives a copy along the way, but in the end, they do not give you a single version of the truth to […]

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6 ways rebate management software can increase your bottom line

For most organizations your ultimate goal is to increase your bottom line. The more profits a company generates, the better your overall growth. Rebates for example can have a significant impact on your bottom-line however we have learnt that 4% of potential rebate revenue typically goes unclaimed due to manual processes and outdated software. Want […]

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Why handshake deals can’t always be trusted

The handshake signifies an important step in establishing a mutual trust towards a long-term relationship when all is said and done. Some organizations may be quite content to do a handshake deal and feel that written agreements somehow undermine the trust they have between each other. A handshake deal is an agreement between two (or more) […]

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How a rebate management system supports business growth

When running a business, we’re always striving to improve our operations in one way or another. Over time, outdated systems can harm your bottom line without you even realising it. If your business is very process driven, you need a solution that can simplify workflows, automate repetitive tasks to allow you to continually innovate and attain […]

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6 ways outdated software puts your business at risk

Outdated software, also known as legacy software, can often be overlooked within a business. Replacing the outdated software is often pushed to the bottom of the ‘to do’ list or some wait for a critical issue to occur before actions are taken. This however comes with risks that can be detrimental to your business if you don’t upgrade to a new system. Using […]

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How disparate systems can impact your rebate management

Organizations who manage rebates often have their data in several systems, across multiple teams and departments. They try their best to make informed decisions, but they are using outdated data that comes in different formats and often without context. In the end it can become out of control and too much time is spent on non-value-added […]

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How buying groups can put more money in their members’ pockets

A buying group, otherwise known as a group purchasing organization, is the coming together of similar independent businesses to leverage their combined purchasing power to receive better net costs and terms on the products they buy, well beyond what any single company could attain. As a buying group membership grows, so does its ability to drive greater value […]

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How to harness the power of your vendor relationships with rebate management software

We recently held a webinar with Scott Ferguson, who has been in the pool and spa industry for 21 years and is now the Vice President at United Aqua Group. A buying group with over 300 pool and spa professionals across the United States and about 265 vendors. They refer to their members as owners, […]

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5 ways a rebate management system can reduce supply issues in the construction industry

Since lockdown began construction industry projects have surged meaning building materials are running short in the UK, leaving DIY projects in doubt and building companies under pressure. The Construction Leadership Council has warned that cement, some electrical components, timber, steel and paints are all in short supply. Weather has also played a factor, for example the winter storm […]

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Eliminate manual data entry from your rebate management process

With growing businesses and especially those dealing with rebates and B2B deals, manual data entry is commonplace despite its inherent drawbacks. At the start it just made sense, it’s a simple solution, sometimes cheap and processes can be easily completed. But as time goes on this method becomes less scalable and cost-effective. Whether it’s transferring […]