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Value-Rite

Value-Rite is a supplier of OEM toner and inkjet printer supplies on a national scale. The company also specializes in digital fabric decorating such as garment printing, hard surface decorating, UV printing, custom color profiling, and more. It is one of the most recognised in North America, supplying digital technologies to industries across the region.

Key Features

  • CRM system
  • Inventory management system
  • Online ordering system
  • Automatic price management
  • Full ecommerce solution
  • Client mailing system
  • Client Relations Management system
  • Web-based advanced inventory management system
  • Complete online ordering system
  • Full ecommerce system
  • Automatic price adjustments
  • Client mailing system with email blasts

Value-Rite did not have any online capabilities. Customers were unable to choose their supplies online and place orders. They were also using manual inventory management which was very inefficient. There was no way to compensate for market price changes, and new inventory was simply added manually. There was also no customer notification and marketing system in place, and no way to communicate with customers.

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Type of Systems Used in Project

Online Catalogue

 

Having large inventories consisting of thousands of items with different variants and combinations leads to organizational issues. One of the obstacles faced by clients is the presentation of these listings to customers. Appropriate relationships between items of different compatibility settings are critical to a smooth user experience when navigating the product listings. Additionally, identification of unique items and combinations is essential where products are modified with infinite combinations of components. Effective search functionality within such an inventory is crucial to ensure user satisfaction.

 

Based on individual requirements, online catalogues were implemented for various clients. These systems were implemented alongside multiple systems and databases. Integration was supported with existing systems such as inventory control, production management, e-commerce platforms, and more. Various complex relationships were defined between items and their components to ensure compatibility. Additionally, online product builders were designed and implemented as required. In these cases, every uniquely designed item variant could be automatically added to the existing catalogue with a unique automatically assigned SKU number, creating self-propagating catalogues. Other features such as table builders (one product - multiple SKUs) and compatibility filters were also designed.

Compatibility Advisor

 

Compatibility advisors display relevant results to users. During inventory searches or product assembly, predetermined filter parameters display relevant content based on the previous selection. The parameters for filters are updated either automatically upon product addition, or manually based on situational requirements. These tools were designed for multiple applications including:

 

Interactive product assembly and component selection: Users building products using online tools would only see content relevant to their current selection. The predefined parameters eliminate the possibility of errors in the product assembly process due to automatic filtering of incompatible items as product building progresses from one stage to the next. This ensures accuracy during the process by eliminating human involvement from item recommendations.

 

Inventory management and catalogue: The implementation of such advisors significantly improves the organization of products within an inventory or catalogue for added accessibility while browsing. In special circumstances (eg: North American Steel) these filters assisted in the classification of assemblies and components based on their compatibility with each other.

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