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Enable continues expansion with new offices

Filed as Company newsPosted November 9, 2018

Following another successful year, Enable is proud and excited to announce details of our new office — Unit 15. The newly refurbished office is fully air-conditioned, and all employees are provided with high specification Apple Macs with dual monitors and Herman Miller Aeron chairs.

November 2018 DealTrack update

Filed as DealTrack featuresPosted November 9, 2018

Our November DealTrack update is now available within your UAT (user acceptance testing) environment. This provides the perfect opportunity to test newly introduced features, solution improvements and performance enhancements.

Managing rebates, SPAs, ship and debit claims, claimbacks, contract support, MDFs and co-op funds for wholesale distribution businesses

Filed as Product blogPosted November 7, 2018

Rebates, SPAs, claim-backs, contract support are all very similar and at the same time quite different to each other. In essence they are all terms for the money that wholesalers claim from suppliers and manufacturers for selling their products. Some of the key differences lie in how the agreements are formed, whether goods are actually ever handled by the wholesaler, and how the claims are made. Collectively, they are sometimes referred to as “vendor monies”. It is estimated that, annually, the...

Buyers’ guide to rebate program management systems

Filed as Product blogPosted October 29, 2018

Whilst many core business systems have some functionality to help monitor trading agreements that involve vendor rebates, most have neither the flexibility nor the extensive range of functionality that is needed to support the increasingly complex world of rebate management. For many, that lack of functionality has resulted in missed rebates and poor accrual accounting. But worse than that, if your business systems don’t support rebate management fully, then the whole purpose behind creating dea...

Best practice — systematising rebate agreements and special pricing agreements

Filed as Product blogPosted October 22, 2018

In this blog, we are going to focus on the system requirements for configuring, storing, monitoring, reviewing and operating rebate deals or special pricing agreements. For the sake of efficiency and audit tracking, and to avoid unnecessary disputes, all elements of pricing agreements should be stored in one place. A cloud based solution is ideal for multi-centred operations.

Employee Q&A — Lukasz

Filed as CareersPosted October 19, 2018

Over the past 17 years, Enable has forged strong relationships with some of the finest universities, bringing in the brightest students that they have to offer — with 79% of our analysts and developers graduating from one of the top 25 featured in the Times 2018 UK rankings! We regularly hold recruitment events and have formed close ties to the University of Warwick and the University of Birmingham. This gives us the opportunity to engage and network with students, whist giving them a real insight into our company.

We particularly focus our recruitment on high achievers in numerate subjects, with 66% of our employees holding an undergraduate degree in either Maths or Science, and 41% attaining a Masters or PhD in their chosen field of study. This provides us with exceptional employees who not only possess outstanding technical skills, but also the ability to translate that knowledge into highly effective business solutions.

Lukasz graduated from Wroclaw University of Science and Technology with an MSc in Computer Science before joining Enable as an Assistant IT Manager. Before long he took on the role of Helpdesk Manager, and is at present working as a Client Services Manager. He focuses on delivery of software projects to Enable’s clients and works to support both test and live applications.

Rather than passing responsibility to third-parties, Enable provides software support in-house. This leaves our clients safe in the knowledge that requests will be resolved efficiently and promptly. After being with the company for over ten years, Lukasz offers his thoughts on his experiences so far as a Client Services Manager at Enable.

Why building materials wholesalers should invest in a specialist rebate management system

Filed as Product blogPosted October 17, 2018

Companies tend to look for specialist rebate management software when they reach a point where their core business systems are proven to be inadequate. This particularly affects builders' merchants, plumbing distributors, electrical distributors, HVAC distributors and others who operate in the building materials industry. These businesses usually have to deal with a large number of complex trading agreements involving rebates, special pricing agreements, retrospective discounts, over-riders and...

Twelve things your rebate management system must do

Filed as Product blogPosted October 11, 2018

We have a buyers' guide that outlines everything you should look for in a Rebate Management System, but I wanted to outline my top 12 features in this blog.

How do distributors track and manage “ship and debit” rebate agreements?

Filed as Product blogPosted October 3, 2018

A ship and debit agreement enables suppliers to sell their goods at a uniform price, while distributors can react to local market conditions and lower the price they use to sell to customers without losing all of their margin.

Four things to stop doing in order to maximise your rebate earnings

Filed as Product blogPosted September 27, 2018

Whilst working with a number of organisations across industry sectors such as building materials, buying groups and wholesale and distribution, we have seen a large variety of very complex supplier rebates and trading agreements. These very often involve incredibly complicated performance-based calculations with seemingly endless permutations, and on top of that agreements are subject to periodic review and change.

Pricing strategies — top seven types of rebate deals

Filed as Product blogPosted September 26, 2018

In our dealings with businesses who have to manage complex rebate deals we have come across over 300 different types of deal… AND we’ve mapped all of those options into our DealTrack software. Whilst it is important to have all those deal types to give ultimate flexibility, we thought it would be fun to share the top 7 most popular scenarios. First though, if rebates are hard to manage — which is why we created DealTrack in the first place — why are they so popular? Vendor rebates, volume pricin...

September 2018 DealTrack update

Filed as DealTrack featuresPosted September 21, 2018

Our September DealTrack update is now available within your UAT (user acceptance testing) environment. This provides the perfect opportunity to test newly introduced features, solution improvements and performance enhancements.

Making every penny count — suppliers to the building industry

Filed as Product blogPosted September 20, 2018

If you’re a builders merchant in 2018 you’ll know how essential it is to ensure every penny counts in terms of your bottom line. So, it’s even more crucial than ever that you don’t miss out on any of the, often significant, sums due to you through rebates. Indeed, profitability for suppliers to the building industry is often very closely dependent on the amount of rebate they can negotiate and claim and many businesses across this sector tell us that the sheer volume of categories and the comple...

Rebate management explained

Filed as Product blogPosted September 19, 2018

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. This blog and animation cover: What is rebate management? What is a rebate management system? What are the benefits of having a rebate management system? What types of company use rebate management systems?

The DealTrack Help knowledge base

Filed as Company newsPosted September 14, 2018

Enable is pleased to announce that the DealTrack Help knowledge base is now up and running!

For over a decade, our rebate management software has helped distributors, wholesalers and buying groups manage the income they receive from suppliers and customers by simplifying business-to-business trading, unlocking hidden revenue and maximising profit in their trading agreements.

A dedicated Client Services team was established in May 2017. The introduction of this team provides our clients with a reliable resource to assist with both ongoing support and the delivery of bespoke project work. As the number of DealTrack users continues to expand at a significant rate, the ability for the Client Services team to deliver the right support in real-time could become increasingly challenging. We, at Enable, believe that our clients want more than just someone who solves their existing problems. Rather than being reactive, we make great efforts to be proactive.

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