Technology is a powerful tool that you can use to leverage your resources and it can provide a competitive advantage in its own right. Our goal is to provide a competitive advantage for our Members.
What we have accomplished within the last 12 months..Website Enhancement Data & ResourcesControlsSurplus.com
Speedy Inventory Search – Working with one of our member Alan Loeffler from Federal Corp, help test and debug the speed of the inventory search. Content Management System – Our system now is a single content management system.We now have a conference website for all of our current and upcoming conferences, can check this out at cgnacontrols.netsynergy
Data integration & resourcesWorking with ShaunSackett Controller for CGNAAccount Tracking Database - tracking and reporting of Member’s purchases from Preferred Vendor Compare data with Deal Sheet incentivesOnline Vendor Deal Sheets - Streamline and automated a 2-3 week manual process between Sandie and Jim Vendor’s deal sheet as a result, “love it”SEO webinars – 30 Attendees, and Follow survey from the attendees and will never forget this response, “I’ll have you do it” from GTH, another from Kim at Cochrane Supply – “found it useful and want another webinar more depths.”
Online Shopping Cart for Excess / obsolete inventory (non restricted)www.SurplusControls.comAn online shopping cartExcess / obsolete inventory (non restricted)Search Engine OptimizationReal time CC transactions Update: Controls Consultant Inc, has now have 600 products on Controls Surplus.com and are working to getting the other 500 .Members who has not done it, please upload your inventory and get those products on controlssurplus.com
TechToolsPhase 1 - completedNew Website, IT Director, AX CertifiedPhase 2 - completedDesign a framework for a repository of integration tools, graphics, programming, white papers, etc.20 have signed up on TechToolsCCI has put up various Sequence of Operations, Exhause fans, on TechOpedia. After the webinar I would like to talk to you about getting more of theses tools populated onto TechTools
ControlsSurplus.comWhat we are developing for Controls Central and CGNA, benefits both sides. Call this,Parallel and Cross Development on a single Platform kills two birds with one stone
Website and IT SolutionsGTH website design – Dina Harris has said “Can’t wait for the website to be launched”Hasco – SandieMinguez has been working with Mike Connaker on their new logo design and the next step is to get their theme, content and site up.MiControls – Started the website development process with Steve Roe and Team on the Content and NavigationTower Equipment – have sent the project scope and starting the web development processHired two years ago, the first thing that was implemented wasWith a Robust Framework and DatabaseFeatures:Multiple portal and websiteSecurity, Membership and Authentication
Working with Harshaldeveloping a core structure for the catalog systemAttribute: Weight, Labels, Dimension, DescriptionBelongs to a GroupEach group belongs to a default setEach Product can belong to those setInstead of Products replace it with CategoriesRobust Catalog SystemSome features*new products and updates to existing products*Detailed product information*Product Classification and pricing*Lookup and Search Capabilities for End Users and Search engines*Product Cross Referencing* This catalog can be place on your website through our API(application programming interface), to offer to your customers
Databaseupdate to the Inter-Member InventoryUpdate Manual Emailing of Products and FTP to an automated batch processMore accurate and faster search through tags and product attributesProduct Reference – To promote our preferred vendors products over non preferred vendors, and attain better rebates.
Merging at the Industry Intersection
What’s in our vision? Looking into the crystal ball.
What’s coming up for the Inter-Member Inventory is the ability to do online purchases through eCommerceInstead of looking up the product and making that call, purchase it right and have it dropped shipped.ERP integration with real-time quantity, order fulfillment, and pricing updatesHow? Ebridge Software integration company works with Microsoft Dynamics, NetSuite, Sage, Salesforce.comDave Smyers, From Edward C. Smyer Co, has mentioned that he wants to be genie pig for this process.
With the Product Catalog System we can now offer new capabilities for printed and digital catalogs forour members.How many members have this on their shelves? How does it sound if you have an updated printed catalog with your inventory, containing updated product information and list pricing to offer to your customer? How many said yes, we are in agreement…
Create interactive versions of the printed catalog using AdobeScene7 eCatalogs.Hyperlinks to product pages or eCommercePrint PDFs, EmailsKeyword SearchAvailable 24/7Sample Link. Spring Systemhttp://s7d5.scene7.com/s7ondemand/brochure/flash_brochure.jsp?company=SprayingSystems&sku=0_intro_cat70us&config=SprayingSystems/SSCo&el=normalMueller – catalogs at both Gas and Water divisions. No hyperlinks to product pages (no eCommerce or product pages): http://www.muellercompany.com/Drive conversion rates up to 100%, increase multi-channel revenues · Achieve lowest total cost of ownership – saving up to 75% in time and costs with Scene7’s self-service production option· Digitally deliver more relevant, targeted print-based materials – giving customers more choices · Direct sales to your lowest cost channel – making your Web materials as recognizable as your printed ones and giving customers a familiar buying format · Drive more buyers into local stores with online circulars – increasing overall transaction value · Achieve greater reach and exposure for your print materials – extending your marketing dollars
Come to TechTools for the latest tools for you customersThis is a prototype screen shot that will be availableWith Apps such as HVAC Conversion App, *Temperature & Pressure conversions*Heat Loads*Boiler Calculations
I borrowed some of this from Mike Sackett’s, business investment side…We have talked about technology being powerful tools, this is available to you.