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Contract management software for builders merchants — cash flow

The Deal EconomyMarch 10, 2016

Cash flow is a big issue for most businesses in the building industry — from builders to building material suppliers — everyone in the supply chain is purchasing materials in advance of actually being paid by their customers. So anything that improves cash flow is usually welcomed. But margin is important too, and the two can be used as a trade-off — cash payments for a lower price or credit terms for a slightly higher price, in its simplest form. Of course, anyone in the industry knows that it...Continue reading

Consolidating supplier rebate agreements post-merger or acquisition

The Deal EconomyFebruary 24, 2016

Twenty-fifteen saw the highest level of merger and acquisition activity in the UK since 2007 according to research by Experian. In fact, over 6500 mergers and acquisitions were completed in the UK in 2015 with a total value of £433bn. This was the highest value of deals since 2000. With all that activity comes the need to consolidate business between multiple companies and, after staffing levels, one of the most important areas for review is usually procurement. To drive out economies of scale p...Continue reading

Rebate management system “delivers value at every level” for XLVets

The Deal EconomyFebruary 3, 2016

Founded in 2005, XLVets is one of the UK's leading veterinary groups sharing experience, knowledge and skills whilst providing economies of scale for member practices. On behalf of its members, the group establishes deals for pharmaceutical supplies and accessories with manufacturers and wholesalers. It also works alongside academic bodies and commercial research and manufacturing companies to place its members at the forefront of veterinary science. Group statistics: 49 members Over 150 pre...Continue reading

Tesco scandal — a cautionary tale for the collaborative economy

The Deal EconomyJanuary 27, 2016

If profit is the most important word in the business world then trust must run it a very close second. In the new collaborative economy the trust between businesses and their trading partners is key to their ability to move forward as one with transparency. A damning report from the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), has today seen Tesco, Britain’s biggest supermarket chain, pay the price for poor supplier rebate management, after delaying supplier payments and failing to raise accurate invoices....Continue reading

Get more out of your retrospective payment trade agreements

The Deal EconomyJanuary 22, 2016

Rebate revenue management is critical to companies that rely on rebates to improve margins. For some it’s a bonus, for other companies it’s a significant proportion of their profit. But reaping the benefits from complex trade agreements that involve retrospective payments (such as rebates, retrospective discounts, purchase income and other forms of back margin) and maximising their potential during initial negotiations and the lifetime of the contract is far from simple. The large number and com...Continue reading

Support responsiveness reaches all time high

Build It BetterOctober 6, 2015

Enable provides clients with ongoing application management and support services for most of the software it develops. When combined with the ongoing management of application hosting it means that Enable is solely responsible for the efficient running and availability of software, making it easy for the client by ensuring they are not being passed back and forth between service providers. Indeed, one of our clients in the US kindly reminded us that we are ‘one throat to choke!’

For most clients we provide support during UK working hours which tend to be from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays. Our dedicated support team are contactable by telephone and email, and our efficient helpdesk software system ensures that clients receive an acknowledgement by email within 30 minutes of raising a request. We know how important it is to be responsive and how frustrating it can be when someone has a problem with a software system.

In order to maximise client satisfaction we manage expectations by publishing a set of target resolution times, typically as follows:

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Enable iD and Centro working together

Build It BetterJune 17, 2015

Enable iD and Centro have signed a formal agreement to jointly develop MyJrny, a unique application that allows people to combine personal data with travel network information. The application aims to deliver tailored journey planning information more efficiently than existing mapping services, which typically lack real-time awareness.

Instead of prioritising information based on historic data or commercially-driven offers that ignore personal context, MyJrny prioritises personal data, giving individuals full control of what information they use to plan their journey. The service will comprise an online dashboard for transport operating companies and commercial partners alongside a consumer-focused mobile application, initially for Apple iOS and Android phones.

Enable iD are also creating a software development kit (SDK) that will enable developers to easily plug the MyJrny functionality into third party applications.

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Oasis Dental Care: building a bespoke audit tool

Build It BetterMarch 5, 2015

Oasis Dental Care audit tool

Oasis Dental Care is required to satisfy Care Quality Commission (CQC) criteria that it is meeting national standards of care and service. One of the ways it does this is by carrying out regular audits at each of its dental practices. Oasis had been using a standard off-the-shelf audit tool to support this process.

The existing tool was costly and no longer fit for purpose. It was complicated to use, partly because it had functionality that wasn’t needed and this had resulted in Oasis having to change their processes and use work-arounds to fit the tool. Any changes that were required were costly to implement and took a considerable amount of time to achieve.

Oasis therefore commissioned Enable to build an Audit Tool to meet their specific current and anticipated future needs.

What did Enable do?

Enable undertook a business analysis exercise to understand the Oasis business and specifically the audit processes. Definition work was then carried out to reach an optimum solution design. The specific requirements were gathered and developed into a configurable, web-based, Microsoft .NET solution.

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