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eBusiness

Lawrence & Hanson offer a wide range of eBusiness solutions to help improve the efficiency of your business.

eBranch Webshop

As a customer, you can browse our catalogue, view detailed product information, compare products, order items, convert quotes and also take advantage of various self service functions to help streamline and manage your business interactions with us. Our webshop is fully responsive meaning you can use it comfortably and easily on mobile devices such as smart phones and also tablets all with various screen sizes

Spend Reports

The Spend Report summarises monthly spends to help streamline your workflow processes within your business, which allows you to focus on other more important areas. Provided in Microsoft Excel format, the report is emailed automatically at the end of the trading month.

Integrated Solutions

Integrated Solutions offer a cost reduction to our customers through reduced faxing, mailing, data-entry and staff hours are taken to administer this process. It opens up opportunities to reduce paper administration between the business and improve our supply relationships through improved responsiveness, visibility of stock and due dates. Integrated trading with customer business partners is also a useful mechanism to drive vendor compliance in the purchase decisions of the customer base.

Lawrence & Hanson can support any web-enabled procurement software packages that allow customers to come into our internet site, build a basket, then return to your in-house system and populate orders.

Automated Data Export

We have various options to have an invoice and/or price data files automatically generated for customers.

  • Customer price file export + import into simPRO
  • Invoice data export + import into simPRO
  • Invoice data export in CSV format or TXT format

Punchout & OCI

This facility enables your internal purchasing staff operating within your ERP (eg. SAP, JDE, etc) to CONNECT to our eBranch online catalogue. Whilst on our site the purchasing staff can search / browse / view product detail / add to cart and ultimately RETRIEVE the cart back into your ERP as a draft requisition.

eInvoicing

We offer a range of consolidated invoicing options with invoices available daily, weekly, monthly.

Various consolidated invoicing formatting options are also available, and additionally, we can accommodate some special reporting requirements (eg. Spend reports, brand reports).

Consolidated invoicing further assists in reducing transaction costs associated with procurement

EDI (Electronic Document Interchange)

We support the electronic interchange of various documents. Generally speaking most EDI integrations with our customers focus on Purchase Orders and/or Invoices, however we also have support for Purchase Order Acknowledgements (POA) and Advanced Shipping Notices (ASN).

Additionally, our support for these document exchanges directly via Ariba, is steadily evolving

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