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Online Retailer Integrates Sage 200 with Shopify Plus & Automates Order Management
Graphics Direct gains significant ROI by using BPA Platform for stock synchronisation, accounting and order management automation
"When we deployed Sage 200, our partner started building all these different integrations that would manage the stock and they recommended using Codeless Platforms' BPA Platform. We checked it out and realised it could link everything. This was essential as we also had to install Linnworks as an intermediary,"
The management of data, especially orders and stock levels, is obviously essential for any successful retailer. Automating these processes has, therefore, had a huge impact on the business.
"We were trying to limit the resources that we needed to process these tasks, which is really where BPA Platform comes in. We don't have to think about the order processing at all. It comes in, from whichever channel it might be, and it's processed through Sage 200 by BPA Platform. The pushing of all the data into our Sage 200 account system is also hugely important. BPA Platform books it, banks it, invoices it - everything really. We don't get involved in that at all," said Chris Booth.
"When orders are placed, we have very little involvement until it produces a picking list to the warehouse. The synchronisation of stock is the most important thing for us, because over selling is a big no, no. With everything now integrated, BPA Platform will send us notifications about our stock levels, whether this is low levels, out of stock or reorder levels. These are then posted back onto the website by BPA Platform - updating the stock in date from the manufacturer's purchase order."
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"We have developed a business solution that could probably cope with three times as many orders. That's the beauty of it really. It's very scalable. We wouldn't have to do anything else apart from getting extra packing people. The software is there and it saves a lot of time and effort. Although we have grown over the years and the IT bill is higher, it's nothing like three or four salaries that we would require if we didn't have BPA Platform in place," revealed Chris Booth.
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