We also understand the needs of an agency business from an accounting perspective. That’s why we invested in building our own integrated accounting system. We know that our clients have customers who will buy one week and sell the next week. We group customers by their logical business groups. We know that suppliers get paid out on different terms. We know that our ‘sales processing engine’ must be able to support the business deals needed to win the client. We know that the way charges are calculated will change every 40kms or every 4 months!
Provide Trading and Settlement Processing for the Livestock Industry
One of the core users of our technology has been the livestock industry. We have worked hard for many years to provide systems to the agency companies whose business is involved in the buying and selling of livestock.
Just like online banking, your clients can access a portal that will allow them to lookup credit notes, invoices, statements, receipt, payments and statistics associated with their trades.
Marketing Portals for Agents and Reps
Just like our client portals, agents can log on while they are out in the field and lookup their clients (CRM information ), view documents and information associated with their clients (invoices, credit notes, statistics), make diary notes, see who their top 20 clients are, see who sold/purchased this time last year, see which of their top clients they have not contacted in the last month. Phew…massive marketing potential to empower your people.
Bulk Billing Systems
Many of the agencies we deal with operate our of the same market. Often a company is formed to issue one invoice to a buyer on behalf of many agents. This creates great efficiencies for the buyer and for the agents. Our technology becomes a banking clearing house system, where we invoice, collect funds and distribute the funds to the agents.
A few years ago we answered the call of frustrated agents in the accommodation space. They need a system that was both strong in managed properties as well as non-managed properties that could pay out their supplier on different terms. They also want to explore the up sell of their transaction. For example in the ski industry our clients sell accommodation, ski lifts tickets, ski hire and insurance. Once more our ‘commodity independent’ technology is used to trade widely varying products.