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Testimonials.

Over the years we’ve worked hard to bring the best possible service and new tools to our customers – by doing so we’ve entered into three partnerships that we believe do just that…

Testimonial

FR Scott - F R Scott Limited

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Royal Mail Click & Drop Website Integration

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“We recently put in the new Royal Mail Click & Drop website integration Module and it`s working fantastically well. Not only are we finding an elimination of errors from re-keying etc and significant time savings to go with this, but we have also had a reduction in costs.

On speaking to our Warehouse Manager, he estimates the integration has saved the Warehouse staff 1 hour per day. His words were “it is so so so so so much easier!“.

We’ve also been able to improve our customer service as the integration automatically attaches a consignment number to the relevant order, which has enabled our Sales guys to promptly tell customers where/when their order will be delivered.

This cost reduction has come from them now not having to use the franking machine, which we had to “top up” with a card payment every so often. We now get invoiced from Royal Mail and can claim the VAT back (something we couldn`t do previously) – we estimate this module will save us over £3,000 per year (not including the savings made in staff time).  This saving will inevitably increase as our e-commerce business grow…basically, the more orders we do, the more savings we make.”

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Favourite Features

Entwistle & Joynt T/A North West Tools

Favourite Feature

Auto Matrix Recalc after GRN

What do you Like most about the feature?

“The automation of this feature has revolutionised the way we calculate our selling out pricing.”

What benefits have you seen to your job role/ business since using the feature?

“In the power tool world, keeping up with the changing cost prices can be a challenge in itself. To implement new sell-out pricing on the back of these changes was always a massive time-consuming exercise for us. We launched our new B2C website 18 months ago, so it was imperative that our pricing was up to date from the moment stock was receipted on to our system. The Auto Matrix Recalc after GRN has given us the ability to do this. As soon as stock lands, by having matrixes set to work off cost, our selling prices automatically recalculate, working off predetermined GP’s set within the matrixes. This has saved us so much time and has helped keep our margins much more stable & our pricing much more competitive.”

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Favourite Features

Abbots (UK) Ltd

Favourite Feature

Document Path Field : Sales/Purchase Ledger > Customer/Supplier Maintenance > General > Document Path

What do you Like most about the feature?

“It is a simple but highly useful means to link any customer or supplier on Merlin to their corresponding folder(s) and files on our Network. It offers the potential for massive savings in the printing, processing and management of all customer and supplier paperwork. It supports our vision for a more seamless, paperless operation. It is a significant step towards a more automated process for the matching and processing of invoices, receipts and payments.

What benefits have you seen to your job role/ business since using the feature?

“In our Finance department, across both sales and purchase ledgers, this feature lets us link any relevant files stored on our network to the corresponding customer or supplier on Merlin. This includes account/credit application forms, correspondence, invoices, statements, remittances etc. Currently, it enables us to set up an electronic, system accessible and searchable library, in addition to our paper-based records. So it reduces the handling of current and past paperwork. In time, it offers us the possibility of massive cost savings in printing and storing paperwork, and massive time savings as we move towards more paperless, automated order and payment processing.

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Favourite Features

Charles Watson (Ironmongers) Ltd

Favourite Feature

Web API Feature

What do you Like most about the feature?

“I like about this feature how it allows us to be able to directly communicate with the Merlin Software. It works fast and allows us to be able to process lots of things which wouldn’t be possible without it.”

What benefits have you seen to your job role/ business since using the feature?

“Since starting to use the API, we have been able to pull off lots of customised reports. Using PHP, we are able to fetch the exact data we need from the database and display it exactly how we require. This allows a wide range of customizability for us as a company and makes the Merlin experience so much easier.”

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Favourite Features

J.R. Webster & Co. Ltd

Favourite Feature

Import Module – Spreadsheets

What do you Like most about the feature?

“The ability to amend bulk stock code data and import back into Merlin.”

What benefits have you seen to your job role/ business since using the feature?

“By importing by bulk, more time has been reallocated to different projects from the time saved. last operating system was one at a time manual line data adjustment.”

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Favourite Features

Dayla Ltd

Favourite Feature

Routing Module

What do you Like most about the feature?

“As a wholesaler trying to keep thousands of customers stocked & supported, the logistics of distribution are key. We have become totally reliant upon the Merlin Routing Module, it is a fantastic part of the software, functional, easy to use and above all efficient. We can plan, orders, staff, vehicles and resources at the click of a button.”

What benefits have you seen to your job role/ business since using the feature?

“Looking back to how we worked before implementing routing, we are amazed at just savings we have seen, Delivery/Load Planning has been reduced by hours each day and the volume of order picking has increased nearly 30% in a day, even with the same number of warehouse staff.”

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Favourite Features

Ashgrove Trading

Favourite Feature

Nominal Financial Reporting

What do you Like most about the feature?

“I love the fact that this feature means that the base information keyed into Merlin every day can, without much more input from me, be so smartly pulled together into a meaningful report that can be tailored to suit the particular needs of any business and generated at the press of a button! This makes light work of what would otherwise prove to be a very time-consuming job if attempted manually (or more likely left not done because it’s too much trouble!).”

What benefits have you seen to your job role/ business since using the feature?

“The Financial Reports that Merlin produces have enabled me to provide quicker and more accurate reports to the board resulting in an increased capability achieved to monitor trends in our business whether they be good ones or bad ones. This has been vital in 2019 due to the economic challenges many of us have been facing in business. The capacity to control month-by-month enables me to advise much more readily on GP rates and expenses which, as we all know, can be vital to the profitability and success of any particular financial year.”

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Favourite Features

Abbots (UK) Limited

Favourite Feature

Import

What do you Like most about the feature?

“The ability to take a new range of products from a supplier and have it setup and available to our customers within a few hours rather than days on our previous system.”

What benefits have you seen to your job role/ business since using the feature?

“The time-saving in setting up new products and prices. In the previous system, this would have need to be done 1 at a time – even with a copy last function which caused issues with data inaccuracies. Being able to take good quality product data direct from our suppliers and import to the right field on Merlin has saved days of time.”

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Favourite Features

Richard Williams (Deganwy) Ltd

Favourite Feature

Document Manager

What do you Like most about the feature?

“This year we started using the Document Manager module, in a bid to minimise the filing of Purchase Invoices and Delivery Notes and make them more accessible to staff across both branches. It has been a huge success for us as a company and couldn’t be any easier to use either! Within minutes of being scanned in, the documents are all listed against the relevant orders in Merlin for anyone to view.”

What benefits have you seen to your job role/ business since using the feature?

“Not only has this enabled staff at both branches to look back on historical delivery notes/invoices from suppliers instantly within Merlin, we have also been able to use it to scan and store picking lists too. And when it was audit week, our accountants could easily access a bunch of random documents without us or them searching in the filing room for hours!”

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Favourite Features

Jones & Clark Ltd

Favourite Feature

Suggested Purchase Orders

What do you Like most about the feature?

“The speed this loads is brilliant much faster than previously used software from another manufacturer. Easy to use with very good and useful information listed.”

What benefits have you seen to your job role/ business since using the feature?

“Saves such a lot of time than having a manual system. Allows you to assess stock replenishment is required due to sales history.”

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