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The emergence of mobile computing and integrated sales order taking applications...
Over the past fifteen years has revolutionized customer sales visits, doing away with the need for order pads and enabling reps to take orders and rely upon up to date customer/stock information without regular calls to head office.
Up until fairly recently efforts to provide a ‘soft’ solution have always been limited by the hardware available - laptops are too cumbersome, and slow to boot, and PDAs’ do not have the storage capacity or screen area to display product images effectively. However, with the rapid growth in tablets, and specifically the Apple iPad, sales teams have been increasingly eager to adopt sales order taking apps that exploit the larger screens and fluid user interfaces of these devices.
PixSell, recently released to the Apple App store by sales order processing software specialists Aspin, provides sales personnel with an app that is part product catalogue, part sales order taking tool.
With PixSell users can browse effortlessly through a regularly updated product catalogue, to create and amend orders and other transactions. Switching between a number of different layouts and customized search displays, users can enlarge images and view detailed stock information, whilst any customer pricing, deals and discounts are applied automatically to the order as they go. Once completed, orders be printed out or emailed to the customer as a PDF before being synced back to the office for processing.
The app also provides access to customer account, open-items and order history information, and thanks to a dynamic catalogue page system, enables sales presentations to be created specific to each customer. Data can be regularly updated via regular updates from your back office system, and because all of the data is downloaded directly onto the iPad, PixSell can even be used when you have limited or no internet connection.
Alongside PixSell, users can access a browser based reporting system, which provides a range of reporting tools to monitor and analyse sales performance. What’s more, PixSell supports multiple languages and can be extensively customised to meet the needs of your business.
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Aspin Management Systems Ltd (Aspin) and Amsolve Software Pty Ltd are Independent software vendors specialising in deployment of sales order processing focused systems into the manufacturing, distribution and wholesale industry.