Boost your rebate earnings

Accurately track, manage and claim supplier rebates and market development funds across every trade agreement, product line and SKU in one centralized, easy-to-use platform.

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Powerful supplier rebate management for plumbing and HVAC dealers

For dealers and distributors of plumbing and HVAC supplies, even a 1% increase in rebates earned can have a big impact on the bottom line. Yet trading agreements are often lost, forgotten or scattered across the business, leaving valuable rebates to go unclaimed.

Enable lets you manage and track rebates centrally – so you maximize your rebate income and never miss an opportunity to claim. What’s more, you’ll also build better strategic relationships with your suppliers and foster closer collaboration between finance and buying teams.

Improve cash flow with better rebate visibility.

Automated accruals  

Accurately track rebates due,  including any supplier-guaranteed margins, with a thorough audit trail facilitating dispute resolution.

Cash collection support

Ensure all of your rebates are claimed and cash is received promptly. Look back retroactively and claim any missed earnings.

Comprehensive reporting

Get full, real-time visibility of deals, thresholds, and through margin to help you maximize your rebate earnings.

Why Enable for plumbing and HVAC distributors?

Claim all rebates owed

Most ERP systems lack the granularity to track rebate earnings in detail, so 4% of potential margin from rebates typically goes unclaimed by plumbing and HVAC distributors. Enable ensures you invoice for all rebates owed, improving profitability.

Maximize rebate earnings

When you have complex deals with multiple tiers and conditions, knowing what to buy (and when) to maximize your rebates can be difficult. Enable gives you full insight into your trade deals to help you make the right decisions.

Better supply chain collaboration

Enable’s collaboration features let you work strategically with plumbing and HVAC manufacturers and industry buying groups to maximize your business together – creating a win-win approach for everyone.

Transforming supplier rebate management in the plumbing and HVAC industry

From an opaque system and missed rebates…

  • Difficult to capture forward-looking information about when rebates would be earned
  • Rebate revenue forecasts could not be confidently submitted to the leadership team
  • $500,000 in rebates earned was not received, driving a search for a better solution

…to trustworthy data and stronger cashflow management

  • More proactive with vendors about rebate owed, backed up with solid data
  • Closer alignment with suppliers’ business plans, leading to win-win deals
  • Ability to track and forecast rebates for easier cashflow management and decision-making

From manual processes and an overwhelming workload…

  • Tried all sorts of ways to manage rebate, from Excel spreadsheets to custom Access databases
  • Manually managing hundreds of deals with hundreds of suppliers was overwhelming
  • It was hard to identify opportunities to maximize rebate earnings

…to automation and accurate reporting

  • Enable has automated rebate management, freeing up time and avoiding the need to hire
  • Reports are accurate and easy to run without recourse to a rebate “gatekeeper”
  • Enable’s intuitive system meant minimal training was needed to start managing rebate

A major player in the plumbing and HVAC market…

  • Canada’s leading national distributor of plumbing, HVAC/R and PVF products
  • Coast-to-coast network of over 220 branches supported by a streamlined supply chain
  • Largest inventory in the country of leading-brand faucets and fixtures

…is also a leader in rebate management

  • Enable’s interface and workflow allow easy collaboration between Purchasing and Finance
  • All trade agreements are documented in a central repository, creating a single source of truth
  • A shared digital workspace allows agreements to be reviewed and discussed with suppliers

From manual rebate calculations that tied up time…

  • Thousands of complex rebate terms between 800+ suppliers and 850 distributors
  • All rebate calculations were managed manually in Excel by a team of four people
  • No bandwidth to build supplier relationships and negotiate better deals

…to a growth engine supported by automated rebate management

  • Automated rebate management processes with Enable
  • Scaled from $31bn to $45bn in collective revenue while remaining operationally efficient
  • Continued to return 100% of rebate earned to its members
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The Enable integration ecosystem

Easily integrate with any ERP, CRM or BI tools. We’re already working with a wide range of tools, and we’re connecting to more every day. Here are some our customers are already using:

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