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6 things you can learn in our help center (that you may have overlooked)

In case you didn’t notice — we recently introduced our help center, an online knowledge base that provides users with easy to follow how-to articles, guides and tutorials!

Having a knowledge base nowadays has become absolutely essential for any business, especially with the emergence of software as a service (SaaS). One of the main reasons why customers stop using a product is because they find it too hard to use or they don’t receive the right support. And to top that off, customers nowadays expect immediate self-service support.

Who the help center is designed for

One of the main benefits of having a knowledge base is its 24/7 availability. DealTrack users can access information when they need it, from any device. You won’t have to wait until the morning to contact the Client Services team to solve a problem which could be fixed with two clicks.

The help center teaches you how to easily set up and manage DealTrack, find information regarding updates to the product, and much more. In short, if you want to set up DealTrack, fix a problem or are just curious and want to learn more about managing your trading agreements and rebate earnings with DealTrack, the knowledge base articles are an excellent place to start.

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May ’19 update: Trading agreement PDFs and specialist module enhancements

May ’19 update: Trading agreement PDFs and specialist module enhancements May's update covers enhancements across the board, from our scheme PDF and replication functionality... DealTrack Features

How we manually test our applications to create high-quality software

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New features every 6 weeks: what’s included in our scheduled software updates

New features every 6 weeks: what’s included in our scheduled software updates Your business never stands still — so neither does our software. Remaining up to date with the late... DealTrack Features

The trials and tribulations of a customer rebate program

The trials and tribulations of a customer rebate program Customer rebate programs are great in that they drive the selling behavior of resel... The Deal Economy

3 ways rebate software can help to increase the profitability of your business

3 ways rebate software can help to increase the profitability of your business For any business to be successful, it’s vital that a profit is made in order to keep the company up... The Deal Economy

Excel errors — why spreadsheets are so dangerous for rebate accounting

Excel errors — why spreadsheets are so dangerous for rebate accounting A few years ago news about Excel miscalculations at JP Morgan rocked spreadsheet us... The Deal Economy

Forecasting rebates? Here’s 4 challenges you may come across.

Whatever industry you are involved in, forecasting the potential earnings for your business is essential in preparing for the ups and downs of the year ahead. But how do you make decisions about your budget, such as how many employees you can afford to hire or how much you can spend on marketing if you don’t know how much revenue and profit you’ll be generating?

Accurate forecasting and accurate accruals are vital to success within your business to ensure that you are aware of what the future is likely to hold so that you can appropriately allocate resources to assist in key areas. For many businesses, forecasting is not a focus and even for those that make a point to forecast their future, various challenges can limit the accuracy and benefit of these forecasts.

With this in mind, let’s dive in to the four common challenges of forecasting rebates.

Rebate forecasting challenges

  1. Many in-house forecasts are too basic.
  2. Renegotiating the best deals in the future.
  3. Forecasting is too manual.
  4. Forecasts are not updated throughout the deal.

Challenge #1: Many in-house forecasts are too basic

Often, in-house systems forecast earnings or payments by a simple linear extrapolation based on qualifying spend for a particular deal to date until the end of the deal.

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April ’19 update: More flexibility with your scheme PDFs and faster performance

April ’19 update: More flexibility with your scheme PDFs and faster performance Spring is kicking in and our team has a lot of exciting updates to share with you this month. Our la... DealTrack Features

The rebate data cheat sheet: what are your supplier rebate accruals based on?

The rebate data cheat sheet: what are your supplier rebate accruals based on? Supplier rebate agreements are often based on the volume of purchases of particular products. This m... The Deal Economy

5 rebate challenges facing buying groups and their members

5 rebate challenges facing buying groups and their members Safety in numbers is the well-known hypothesis that, by being part of a large group, an individual c... The Deal Economy

Integrate with the DealTrack API: a concise view of product, transaction & rebate data

Integrate with the DealTrack API: a concise view of product, transaction & rebate data APIs are essential building blocks for modern, high quality applications. With just a few simple cli... DealTrack Features

Designing Enable’s brand illustrations: an interview with Richard Bookey and AJ Jefferies

Designing Enable’s brand illustrations: an interview with Richard Bookey and AJ Jefferies In case you didn’t notice — Enable has introduced new branded illustrations for the DealTrack produ... Build It Better
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