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

Product FeaturesJune 6, 2019

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.

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

Product FeaturesMay 31, 2019

May’s update covers enhancements across the board, from our scheme PDF and replication functionality to specialist modules such as the executive summary and forecasting.

Enable is committed to ensuring our software is constantly being updated and improved. To achieve this, we release a new DealTrack update every six weeks.

Each DealTrack update is carefully constructed from a combination of invaluable client feedback, research on current market demands and technical recommendations from our experienced development team. This means we learn from any past problems, look ahead to future trends and make the most of the latest technological advancements.

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

Build It BetterMay 30, 2019

We pride ourselves on delivering software solutions that are robust, polished, and user-friendly. Our manual testing process is one of the ways we achieve this. By being attentive to testing of this kind as early as possible in the implementation process, a solution is a lot more likely to be secure, reliable, efficient, maintainable and provide a high standard of usability.

What is manual testing?

Manual testing is the practice of testing software by manually using the system, without any automated tools. This testing is completed once a piece of functionality has been created or altered, but before it is delivered to end users.

The main goal of this testing is to confirm that the system meets the requirements defined in the functional specification. In addition to this, manual testing improves the quality of our applications since its always performed by a developer who did not develop the work that they are testing: a fresh pair of eyes. This means that every change made during a project build phase is scrutinised and critiqued by at least two people.

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

Product FeaturesMay 23, 2019

Your business never stands still — so neither does our software. Remaining up to date with the latest technology keeps your business ahead of the pack by providing you with new or enhanced features and reducing potential security risks. In addition to these, they can also improve software performance, eliminate known bugs, offer better compatibility with different devices and remove outdated features taking up valuable hard drive space. It goes without saying that regular updates to your is software is critical to your business’s success.

What is Enable’s approach and how often is DealTrack updated?

Enable is committed to ensuring our software is constantly being updated and improved. To achieve this, we release a new DealTrack update every six weeks.

Each DealTrack update is carefully constructed from a combination of invaluable client feedback, research on current market demands and technical recommendations from our experienced development team. This means we learn from any past problems, look ahead to future trends and make the most of the latest technological advancements.

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

The Deal EconomyMay 9, 2019

For any business to be successful, it’s vital that a profit is made enabling continued success and to provide opportunities for growth and development. But, making a profit isn’t always as easy as it may seem. Once all the necessary expenses and costs have been paid out, its then essential enough sales have been made just to break even, let alone have anything extra to realize a company’s ambitions.

Although this can be extremely challenging at times, it’s also possible to increase the profitability of your business by spotting opportunities. Collecting rebate agreements on time, consistently and accurately could be one of these opportunities. Rebate management is the process of recording supplier agreements, tracking purchases and sales against those agreements, and managing accruals and rebate claims in a timely manner.

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

The Deal EconomyApril 25, 2019

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. Although a complex task, forecasting helps you make important decisions about your budget, such as how many employees you can afford to hire or how much you can spend on marketing.

You wouldn’t be able to make these decisions if you don’t know how much revenue and profit, you’d be generating, which is where forecasting comes into play.

Why is accurate forecasting important?

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. Accurate forecasting also helps you reduce unnecessary spending, avoid missing potential opportunities and means you can manage your cash flow better.

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 financial forecasts.

Challenges of forecasting rebates

Businesses face several challenges when developing forecasts and can lose a lot of precious time in the forecasting process. It becomes even more strenuous when there is a lack of common tools and inconsistent approaches. With this in mind, let’s dive in to the four common challenges of forecasting rebates.

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

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What does a typical requirements workshop look like?

Build It BetterApril 18, 2019

It’s essential to us at Enable to get the requirements for all of our projects right the first time. We achieve this by carrying out business analysis as a key step in our end-to-end process, ensuring that everything we build delivers maximum benefit to our clients.

Requirements workshops can be a great opportunity to work directly with clients to get to the bottom of their needs and build an understanding of their business objectives.

What is the goal of a requirements workshop?

Our primary goal in a requirements workshop is to understand the core of our client’s requirement and what they are hoping to achieve with their software project — this means developing in-depth knowledge of the client’s business, processes and challenges.

Some clients come to the workshop with lots of great ideas which is great, it’s encouraging to see that our clients are as passionate about their software as we are.

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

Product FeaturesApril 12, 2019

Spring is kicking in and our team has a lot of exciting updates to share with you this month. Our latest updates were deployed to your UAT environment on 5th April 2019 and is now available for testing. Let's jump straight in!

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