Heavy Equipment Dealerships
- Cummins Power Systems
- Empire Southwest
- Finning (Canada)
- Giles & Ransome
- Holt Texas
- Peterson Cat
- Quinn Company
- Walker Machinery
- Whayne Supply
- Wheeler Machinery
You may be surprised that for heavy equipment dealerships like Caterpillar, annual non-Cat spending ranges from $40 million to $100 million. Approximately 20% of North American Caterpillar dealers use flexible business automation solutions from Verian to save an average of more than $1 million at each dealership per year. Our suite of products offers the flexibility to operate in dealerships with or without a centralized purchasing department. Verian offers a multi-faceted system that can post purchases to your DBS Work Order system and interface to financials in CODA, SAP or Lawson.
MANAGING PURCHASE ORDER SPENDING
Verian provides a catalog-based e-procurement system that supports approval workflow and accelerates the ordering process while capturing the necessary documentation to accelerate reconciling invoices with PO and receiving data. The system organizes and standardizes the items you order and captures detailed spending data. Analysis of spending data helps identify opportunities for vendor consolidation and volume discounts.
PLUGGING THE SERVICE WORK ORDER DRIP
Does your dealership regularly provide free welding and milling services? Are you sure? A common hole between DBS, CODA and a manual procurement process has dealers giving away up to $40,000 of billable parts and services per branch each year. We’ve saved our Cat clients millions of dollars solving this problem. Verian’s applications do what no other system can — share data with DBS Work Orders to capture all service work order data at the time of purchase.
VERIFYING & ALLOCATING NON-PO INVOICES
How does your dealership verify invoices without purchase orders and post them to work orders? In our system, when a vendor invoice arrives from your vendor after a non-PO purchase has been made, the invoice is converted into an online record and is routed electronically to a service technician. The technician posts the charges to the appropriate work order and approves the invoice. It can then go to accounting or route directly into CODA or SAP. This process ensures all invoices related to work orders are being posted and correctly allocated, eliminating the paper chase around invoice verification, and significantly reducing the time to get your customer invoices out the door.
REORDERING ALLIED PARTS AUTOMATICALLY
The interface to DBS Allied Inventory automates the reordering of allied parts. As par levels are reached in DBS, these parts are reordered immediately — avoiding a cumbersome ordering process and risky double data entry.