Horizon® business system users can now trade electronically and access full catalogue data
ECi Software Solutions Ltd (www.ECi.eu) today announced that it has completed a series of opXML links for DMC Business Machines Plc, giving users of the Horizon business management system a further choice of trading partners.
This latest integration with DMC allows dealers to expand their product offerings to suit their changing needs. By utilising opXML for stock enquiries, purchase orders, purchase order acknowledgments, invoices and credits, dealers can further streamline their order processing routines and take additional costs out of their business.
As well as the new opXML electronic trading element, all ECi customers already have access to DMC’s catalogue data, all fully cross-referenced, so they can be confident they are always quoting their customers from the latest price files.
Damian Kelly, DMC’s Distribution Sales Director, comments, “We are very excited about working closely with the ECi customers, in a market that is already saturated with suppliers you have to bring something else to it to make a difference. The difference DMC will add is the personal touch by offering ECi customers a dedicated account manager in David Owen, who is one of our more experienced members of staff. We can also add extra value in our expertise in the sale and service of the full range of Canon® copiers with a professional services team that can fully scope out and support all the software applications that go with such installs these days.”
Paola White, VP Sales and Marketing for ECi, comments, “It’s a well-known fact that electronic trading streamlines the order processing cycle and takes costs out of both the supplier’s and dealer’s business. We have links with many key industry suppliers and distributors, DMC have been supplying their catalogue data via Atomic for some time, but it was the natural next step for them to implement the whole suite of opXML options. ECi customers represent a huge proportion of the office products dealer market and ECi’s opXML trading and Atomic Data services are an essential combination for suppliers wanting a successful route into that marketplace. From our experience, those distributors who embrace both Atomic Data solutions and opXML trading links are the ones who fully maximise the potential benefits.”