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XLVets: best practice made better for veterinary group

The Deal EconomyMay 6, 2010

XLVets, one of the UK’s leading veterinary groups, has created improved purchasing insight and business process efficiencies, thanks to a new, bespoke purchasing information system. Whilst tailored to meet XLVets’ specific needs the underlying efficiencies would apply for a spectrum of sectors from pharmacies to agro-chemical suppliers.

The solution, which was devised and implemented by software specialist Enable, was part of an initiative to provide accurate and timely purchasing, pricing and rebate earnings information to member practices, eliminating the need for each practice to calculate the same information.

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Business process efficiencies can provide competitive edge to UK industry

The Deal EconomyMarch 31, 2010

IT consultants have to shape up or ship out warns software developer Enable if clients are to realise the potential of solutions to their bottom line.

Software developers and consultants who are unable to meet client deadlines and budgets are destined to go out of business and give the industry a black mark, says the MD of Enable Software.

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DCS Europe: supplier rebate system ensures multi-million pound success

The Deal EconomyFebruary 23, 2010

With sales in excess of £118 million, DCS is one of Europe’s largest distributors of Health and Beauty products. Since the company was established in 1994 DCS has witnessed, under the direction of founder Denys Shortt, unprecedented growth. Not only handling sales and distribution for brands such as Gillette, Colgate, P&G, Unilever, L’Oreal, Cussons into selected markets, DCS has launched its own Enliven range of budget priced toiletries. In addition, the company supplies over 30,000 retailers through 500 wholesalers in the United Kingdom as well as exporting to 70 countries worldwide.

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Enterprise solutions and complex spreadsheets: Why do they exist in every business?

The Deal EconomyApril 17, 2008

When choosing an enterprise solution, smaller businesses typically opt for well known packages such as Sage or Microsoft. Larger organisations tend to choose one of the more sophisticated packages, such as SAP or Oracle. These are usually perfectly adequate for run-of-the-mill routine operations—they can be configured to the overall needs of the organisation and can accommodate most standard requirements. So far, so good.

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Sugro: putting the UK's CTNs online

The Deal EconomyNovember 28, 2003

Enable has been contracted to design and supply the software behind a major new wholesaling initiative—Sugro OnLine, which launches on January 5, 2004.

Sugro is a UK buying group of wholesalers that specialises in confectionery, soft drinks and cigarettes sales, supplying CTNs and petrol forecourts all over the UK.

It will enable retailers to place orders over the Internet and then get a delivery within three days from one of the Sugro members. The whole of the UK and Northern Ireland is covered by Sugro.

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