The Business Store is our comprehensive e-commerce solution for the B2B sector that helps you to automate and streamline the procurement of printed products, advertising materials and office supplies. The Business Store as a closed-shop system offers your branches, offices, departments or home office employees the possibility to order themselves quickly and easily by mouse click without losing track of the purchases made within the company.
Via a browser interface all users can order the required products in a few steps online. Through a simple and safe operation, the customer can also configure customizable products successfully. Compliance with CI guidelines is thereby guaranteed by us. The system is modular and can be adapted to all business needs. This requires detailed knowledge of your purchasing processes, which we will work out together with you by mapping your corporate structure. This allows us to respond optimally to your requirements by the use of the Business Store. Any workflow can be modeled. A connection to existing e-procurement systems is possible as well as an automated billing and the connection to your accounting. File interfaces and ftp / cXML / SAP or adaptation of proprietary solutions and Punchout catalogs can be realized.
The Business Store is the core business of Giro-Druck. Our extensive experience from many different Business Store projects guarantees a successful implementation of e-commerce solutions for your company. We know the requirements profiles for controlling-capable processes across many industries. Existing implementations range from fewer organizational units of a company to the support of internationally operating business groups with hundreds of organizational units worldwide.
> Case study: Christmas shipping
A recruitment agency regularly supplies its branches with various merchandising articles, especially for the holidays or for special sales promotions. During Advent season, for example, Christmas stollen, calendars, pens and thermos cups are chosen among other things.
The marketing department presents these articles to the branches with the request to specify the desired quantities in the Business Store within a fixed period of time. In Business Store the product with a product preview are stored and can be ordered from the branches. Before the expiry of the period, a reminder will be sent from the Business Store, which points out once again the possibility to order. This mail is distributed only to the branches that have not performed any order. After the deadline, the items are no longer available for further orders.
An editable file generated from the order data provides in a clear form the required total quantities including all necessary ordering data. This list is made available to the marketing department. In collaboration with the sales and regional management, the order requests of the branches are again checked and the exact quantities are determined. By using the Business Store, maintaining and managing a manually created list may be omitted for the marketing department.
All deliveries and the invoicing of the merchandising articles will be made to Giro-Druck. The items are stored in the Business Store. The supply of the individual branches can now be combined and performed postage-optimized. By combining the deliveries the number of packets and therefore the transport costs are significantly reduced. A considerable advantage, reducing the processing costs, also results from the automated cost charging of the individual branches. The settlement in the Business Store eliminates a multiple cost distribution in the case of different supplier invoices for the individual merchandising items.
- improved transparency
- improved cost control
> Case study: branch opening
A recruitment agency opens a new regional office. It requires a basic set of forms and merchandizing articles.Using a startup list, which is deposited for this purpose at Giro-Druck, the products are delivered, the individualized products printed. The individualized products are designed according to established design guidelines. These policies are also taken into account in the production of new forms. Thus, the uniform appearance of all forms is guaranteed.
In the Business Store the new branch will be set up and, if known, the persons authorized to place orders will be activated.
Due to an inventory control in the Business Store it is assured that all standard products for the basic equipment are available in sufficient quantities.
The ordered products are tailored and shipped by the desired delivery date. Delivery will be made either by appointment to the new branch, or alternatively to a different address.
- simplified CI-compliance
> Case study: supply reliability
A company for construction chemicals operates six days a week and needs several articles for recording and identification for the manufacture of its products.
To avoid loss of production, the products in the Business Store can be stored. The minimum stock level is determined in coordination with the company so that constant availability of the items is guaranteed within normal reaction time.
Once the minimum level is reached, the company will automatically receive an offer for a post-production. The quantities offered are geared to the previous consumptions. By using the statistical assistant in the Business Store, the customer is capable to monitor his own consumption at any time.
- increased availability
- improved transparency
> Case study: express delivery to different delivery address
The employee of an internationally operating management consultancy company has to travel unscheduled to an event abroad. The day before his departure, he notices that his urgently needed business cards are used up.
The employee logs in to Business Store, orders the cards with the remark "Express" and enters the different delivery address, in this case the address of his hotel.
Time-consuming correction runs can be eliminated in accordance with the CI guidelines due to the production method previously agreed. Deliveries are made on schedule with DHL Express on the following day at the destination.
- shortest terms of delivery
- ensuring the CI
> Case study: digital billing
A publishing company receives monthly billing in machine-readable form for its bookkeeping. Required file formats and transmission paths have been agreed with the customer and designed for its SAP accounting system.
The invoice file is broken down into companies and cost centers, an assignment is done automatically, and the general ledger accounts of the products are deposited in the Business Store. The data transmitted on a monthly basis are automatically imported in the SAP accounting by our customer. The digital invoice transmission does not only reduce the time overhead in a significant way but also excludes possible errors during a manual data transfer.
- automation of processes