Sandhurst Group Chooses ODSNet
Multichannel e-Commerce specialist, ODS UK (www.odsuk.net) and creators of ODSNet™, the B2B e-commerce platform for SAP Business One and Sage, has been chosen to help drive new business growth at automotive industry supply group, Sandhurst, best known for its Sandhurst Autoprint brand (www.sandhurstautoprint.co.uk), one of the UK’s largest suppliers of number plate components and equipment. The Sandhurst Group of Companies has expanded and diversified over the last decade. Its Workshop+ business, supplying automotive consumables – from paper towels and disposable gloves to fuses and cable ties – is a particular focus for new growth. The goal is to double its turnover over the next year.
To grow efficiently Workshop+ needed an e-commerce platform it could tightly integrate with its back-office system, Sage 1000. ODS’s e-commerce platform, ODSNet, integrates directly with leading Sage and SAP ERP systems. The ODS Marketplace Connector will manage and streamline the listing process and order flow back into Sage. The Telesales and Field sales teams will also use ODSNet modules to enable the sale across all their customer touchpoints.
“If we received orders out of hours, we’d have to print out the email the next day and input the details into Sage. Monday was a particular bottleneck – it could take us all morning to catch up,” says Sandhurst’s operations director Trevor Gray. “As we’re aiming for an annual online turnover of £1 million, we needed a more efficient way of doing things.” ODS is currently working with Sage supplier Datel on the project and Sandhurst’s graphic designer and design agency to optimise the front-end of the new web site, which will go live in March following testing. Once the Workshop+ integration has been completed, Sandhurst is rolling-out the e-commerce sites for the other businesses in the group using ODSNet.