Evolution training proves a hit Glazerite Windows recently invited a handful of its customers to a training day at The Beeches Hotel in Bournville, Birmingham to learn the ‘ins and outs’ of the latest additions to its key ordering system. Part of a series of regional training days, it reportedly proved to be the ‘perfect platform’ to explain the capabilities and key features of the Wellingborough based fabricator’s software. Evolution from Business Micros, is said to allow customers to generate their own quotes, 24/7, and to order directly with Glazerite online. Prevent mistakes Available options include order confirmation, customer quotations with personalised company logo and company letter prepared for printing and emailing and surveyors reports. Glazerite says this means that once the initial information is entered into the system, there is no need to transfer it to any other format manually, therefore it reduces the amount of work and time used as well as helping to prevent mistakes when having to rewrite any documents. A presentation was also given by Austin Green of Assure Windows & Doors on Document Q and the impending changes to building regulations. Lots to think about “The Evolution training session was great,” said Scott Swayles of Delta Plastics. “It gave us lots of things to think about. We will definitely be looking to use the reports that were shown to us.” Glazerite is said to be Veka’s largest trade fabricator in the UK as well as a long-standing Network Veka member. 58 I T & S O F T WARE New site, ‘simple but elegant’ Profile wrapping machine specialist, WPR/TAKA, has launched a new website that it says is ‘simple but elegant’. The new mobile friendly site features regularly updated information and news on events, products and services, as well as catalogues and brochures to download. A short company presentation highlights the advantages of WPR’s technology and TAKA’s adhesive solutions, which together allow customers to ‘profit from an all-round service’. In the product section, the site showcases WPR’s ‘innovative wrapping solutions’ from a single length machine to fully automatic plants, including technical information, as well as high quality pictures and videos. The section is completed with a presentation of TAKA’s complete product range of hot melt polyurethane reactive adhesives and primers including technical information and indications of use. By clicking on ‘Support and Spare parts’ customers are redirected to an online shop where they can order the Putting customers in control Eurocell claims that it is reinforcing its ‘omnichannel’ sales and marketing presence with a new website that delivers a ‘powerful range of e-commerce, content and online marketing services’ in userfriendly formats, optimised for both mobile and desktop. According to Eurocell, Omnichannel is where manufacturers, retailers or distributors ‘consistently and seamlessly’ promote their products and services across multiple ‘touch points’, such as web, email, social media, telemarketing and ‘bricks and clicks’ stores. Central to the success of such strategies, says Eurocell, are ‘powerful, fully-featured’ websites, and the new iteration – www.eurocell.co.uk – reportedly delivers design tools, product information, online purchasing and marketing collateral that specifiers, fabricators/installers and homeowners can access in a fast, straightforward fashion. There is said to be a wealth of content – more than 1,000 pages of main content and 6,000 further pages including B2B and B2C ecommerce sites with an ‘advanced’ and ‘responsive’ design that’s readily accessible on all devices. One crucial element of the ‘omnichannel’ approach, says Eurocell, is to share marketing resources so that trade customers can benefit from its expertise and research and tailor these to their own customer base. Eurocell trade customers can register and log into their own discreet area of the website to download consumer brochures, customisable literature, Eurocell system guides, ‘ how-to’ guides, case studies – and find out about RightSite, Eurocell’s trade customer www.ggpmag.com August 2015 spare parts for WPR machines. There is 5% discount for online orders, and WPR/TAKA also says that online orders will be delivered faster, in ‘about’ 24-48 hours (for deliveries in Europe). www.wpr.it website design and build service. RightSite offers a choice of designs customised for each client, to deliver a ‘sophisticated, professional website’ with the latest technical features. The new Eurocell website enables consumers to purchase roofline products and trade customers to select any Eurocell product through a ‘Click & Collect’ service from any of the company’s 130-plus branches. Architects and specifiers can also use the site for their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courtesy of an interactive video that introduces Modus – the company’s integrated window and door system.
GGP August 2015
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