Sage 200cloud Commercials forms part of the Sage 200 Suite – software that works across your business covering many activities including accounts, sales, marketing, customer service and support, and industry-specific operations.
Building on the Sage 200cloud Financials modules, Sage Commercials comprises a number of further modules covering sales and purchase order processing, stock and pricing.
Key features and benefits:
The Sage 200cloud Price Book allows you to trade with your customers in a fully flexible way. Unlimited and currency aware price bands for each product can be used along with unlimited discount schemes; pricing ‘communities’ can then be created to link in to them.
Prioritisation of orders: You can decide which orders are to be fulfilled first, either manually, on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, by prioritising your customers, or by scheduling against deliveries.
Repeat and duplicate orders: Cut down on processing time by raising quotations and pro formas and converting them to orders or invoices.
Multiple delivery addresses can be quickly chosen, allowing you to meet your customers’ needs.
Rapid sales order entry: Simply choose a customer, choose a product, enter a quantity and hit ‘Save’. For simple or batch order entry you will soon appreciate the speed and efficiency that Sage 200cloud gives you.
Full sales order entry option: Switch to full order entry for complete flexibility over each sales order – change delivery address, discounts, record cash with order.
Add further stock items, non-stock items, additional charges, and comments to the order. You can modify any attribute of an existing line item such as the quantity, price, delivery date, and allocation.
Trade Counter sales order entry completes the sales order cycle in one swift routine, allowing you to offer a quick service to your customers.
Mix order entry types within your business to suit your needs.
Profit Analysis: You can authorise individuals to view the margin of a sales order line – assisting in price negotiation.
Discount Analysis: Instantly see how a price has been calculated, even if your business has a complex pricing and discount model.
Better customer service: Sage 200 is packed with many more features to help you offer the best service to your customers and therefore keep your competitive edge. For example, custom search categories allow you to quickly locate products to meet your customers’ requirements.
You can quickly locate and call up any sales order, drilling down to see the exact status in terms of invoices, allocations and dispatches made. Unlimited alternative stock items allow you to suggest alternatives if the chosen item is out of stock.
Choice of delivery addresses: Orders raised with your suppliers can be shipped to a choice of delivery addresses, including direct to your own customers.
3-way order matching: You can check that each delivery matches your purchase order and supplier invoice, including multiple orders and delivery note numbers.
Full Back-to-Back ordering allows you to run a lean supply chain. You can drill down from Purchase Orders to related Sales Orders and vice versa.
Flexibility is built into the model: by default, a particular high-value stock item might be supplied back to back from your supplier to your customer, but this can be over-ruled at sales order entry; for example, if you happen to have one of that stock item on hand following a customer return.
Suggested Orders: Sage 200 can automatically compile lists of what you should order, based on shortfall (by warehouse, if necessary) and what’s required for back-to-back orders.
The system will then generate reports to assist in negotiation if required and create consolidated Purchase Orders for you. This whole process can save you a significant amount of time.
Order Consolidation: Save paperwork by consolidating multiple Purchase Orders into a single invoice.
Unlimited suppliers: You can manage multiple suppliers for full flexibility, while recording a default supplier and cost for each stock item to speed up your purchasing process.
Multi-location stock makes it easy to work with stock held in different locations. You can run each location independently in terms of stock levels, purchases and reporting.
Serial numbered items: Control high value items, or other items that require a unique ID.
Batch numbered items: Track items that need to be purchased, stored and sold in batches.
Units of measure: Buy stock in bulk and sell in smaller quantities, maximising your purchasing power.
Organise your stock: Organise your products into Groups for reporting purposes and create custom search categories to help you quickly locate items during order entry.
Default fulfilment methods: Customer orders for a particular stock item can by default be fulfilled from your own stock, from a supplier via your stock and from a supplier direct to your customer. These defaults can be over-ruled at the point of sale order entry to allow you full flexibility and to manage exceptions.
Alternative stock items: Specify unlimited alternatives to each item to ensure that your customers are never disappointed.
Stock takes: You are able to run cyclical stock-takes and only on items meeting your chosen criteria, therefore saving you time. Negative items can be recorded, to reflect ‘real world’ operation.