DBT has significant experience in developing web based business systems to integrate with clients back end and internal business systems. We can build bespoke tools to work and fit exactly with existing systems.
Example: Sales Ordering Portal
The Sales Ordering Portal, developed by DBT for the animal health industry, allows manufacturers a greater degree of control and flexibility than ever before over their ordering and promotional process. Sales reps are now able to input orders directly from a customer site, to be fulfilled either from a wholesaler or directly from the manufacturer's warehouse.
The accuracy and completeness of information in the system allows for full traceability - no more lost orders, no more over-ordering on limited promotional items. The offline system allows for order input even without an internet connection. Simply input the order, then synchronise online later.
Clients who are currently using the DBT Sales Ordering Portal include:
Of the 6 major animal health manufacturers who have adopted the system, no two implementations are the same. DBT can customise the Sales Ordering Portal to fit into your existing business workflows, integrating with your authorisation processes. New features are regularly requested and implemented, ensuring each manufacturer has the benefits of a bespoke system without the costs.
- Send orders directly to the warehouse
- Order acknowledgement and delivery receipt
- Multi-practice orders
- 'Offers' for specific practices
Future enhancements for early next year include a planned iPhone/iPad application, which will allow sales representatives to upload orders wherever they have a 3G or wireless connection. No laptop required!
If you would like a demonstration of the Sales Ordering Portal, or have any questions or suggestions, please contact Richard Sibbit
DBT has developed a "benchmark" comparison tool that enables farmers to compare their enterprises to other similar operations.
DBT has developed the tool using 'Smart Client' technology which enables users to enter data with or without an internet connection, then submit data for comparative reporting when the user is next working online.
The tool enables farmers to input data on a variety of quantitative performance indicators and in return receive a 'benchmark' comparison of how each element of their operation rates vs. other farmers' data. The sorts of quantitative performance measures that can be compared include:
- production costs
- physical productivity data
- efficiency data
All data is submitted to a secure website for comparative reporting. All users are registered and approved personally to maintain the integrity of the system.
The value to users is that it enables them to compare individual aspects of their operation to a set of aggregated data from many other farmers. Not only does it use 'real' rather than 'budget' figures but also there is no time delay in the collection and dissemination of data - the data is as live, real and up to date as the farmers that enter it. This means that it has the flexibility to work with annual data sets such as production costs and harvest outputs as well as daily, weekly and monthly data.
In defining the solution it was important that data collection was both easy to use and available both online and offline. A web based survey form was not applicable when discussing projects with farmers. People really do like to work offline.
Unlike traditional installed software or CD Rom tools, 'Smart Client' technology is easy to maintain and upgrade. The technology allows offline usage, but still connects 'on demand' to internet services which provide data submission (completed surveys, stock reports etc) and service updates (new surveys, messages, new functions).
|DBT has worked with the HGCA (Home Grown Cereals Authority) and the PCL (Potato Council Limited) to develop this. The HGCA solution is an extensive data collection benchmarking project but there are a wide range of applications 'Smart Client' technology can be applied to including; surveys, field based data collection, warehouse stock control, customer relationship management and business reporting tools.|
DBT has worked with the HGCA (Home Grown Cereals Authority) and the PCL (Potato Council Limited) to develop this. The HGCA solution is an extensive data collection benchmarking project but there are a wide range of applications 'Smart Client' technology can be applied to including; surveys, field based data collection, warehouse stock control, customer relationship management and business reporting tools.
For more information on 'Smart Client' technology email Adrian Friend