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Friedman Software: PowerBids


Quoting and Ordering for Dealers, Distributors, and Field Sales

The Frontier PowerBids Dealer System is designed to provide an integrated Sales Force Automation solution to remote Dealers, Distributors, Customers, and Sales Reps. Frontier PowerBids automates and simplifies the entry and management of quotes and sales orders for complex, customer-specified product lines.

Developed as a stand-alone, remote application, Frontier PowerBids leverages the Internet to communicate sales orders and ensure that the local database is synchronized with the latest product, configuration, and pricing information from the Friedman Frontier® ERP system. This stand-alone design provides the flexibility to generate quotes and orders wherever needed, without requiring access to an Internet connection.

PowerBids Dealer System Supports:

  • Remote, disconnected generation and management of quotations and sales order for stock and complex, customer-specified products
  • Local customer database with links to contact management systems to help your customers manage the end consumers your customers do business with
  • Two-tier pricing, discounting and markup structure to provide end-consumer price quotes based on manufacturer’s selling price, with visibility to manage your customer’s sales margins
  • Multiple customer-level settings to manage quotation defaults for elements such as sales tax, price markups, quotation formats, and user profiles
  • Integrated product catalog functionality to logically group products and provide additional marketing or engineering information to the customer
  • Frontier ERP configuration logic to enter, validate and price configured products, ensuring consistent results with internal customer service quotes being generated
  • Generation of dynamic, scaled drawings of configured products based on product attributes specified, with support for these drawings within quotation documents
  • Automatic generation of local sales documents for the end consumer, including; quotation acknowledgements, purchase orders, packing lists and invoices
  • Internet-based communication of sales orders into the Frontier ERP system based on converted quotes, with automatic e-mail acknowledgement of confirmed orders
  • Automatic, Internet-based synchronization of net data changes against products, configuration logic, prices and marketing data from Frontier ERP to PowerBids
  • Real-time order status links via Internet connection to track status of converted orders within the Frontier ERP system
  • Integration links to standard accounting packages to support invoicing and Accounts Receivable functions

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