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Top 8 Back Office Systems Of 2020

Top 8 Back Office Systems Of 2020 Choosing a back office system can be an incredibly hard task, therefore we have made it easier and put together our top 8 back office systems of 2020. Each system below has specific benefits that correlate with the size and sector of your business. Take a look and see which one suits your business best! Sage Control your business finances with their award-winning accounting solution. Free for three months. No commitment, cancel at any time. We even have a blog about the integration between Sage and Blue Alligator here. Khaos Control Manage your business and make big decisions with clarity. Fast growing multi-channel retailers have been reaching their full potential using Khaos Control with their powerful and proven business management software for almost two decades. Managing multiple processes over multiple software packages or spreadsheets can stop your business from reaching its full potential. Whether that’s controlling stock, processing orders from one or more sales sources, customer relationship management or accounting, Khaos Control brings it all together. Brightpearl A complete operations platform for brands, retailers and wholesalers Everything you need to streamline the back office, from order management to replenishment, retail accounting, inventory, warehouse management and more. Brightpearl is designed to scale as you grow. Xero Xero’s online accounting software is designed to make life easier for small businesses. See how they can help you take control of the numbers, so you can get back to what you do best. Real-time updates mean no more waiting to learn the health of your finances. View and share interactive reports and budgets, all in one place on a customisable dashboard. Spend less time in spreadsheets and more time on your business. Axisfirst Achieve a real, measurable return on investment (ROI) by adopting software solutions from Axisfirst that are designed to…
Callan Webb
19th August 2020
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5 Challenges Your Sales Team May Face

This blog will explain 5 challenges your sales team may face and how you can overcome them.   1. Standing out from the competition Firstly, standing out from the competition is one of the main focus points of any business. Building a strong relationship with your customers and prospects will allow you to stand out and increase customer retention. You can achieve this by: Scheduling quarterly calls to your clients On brand marketing Sending useful information   2. Motivating your team How well you motivate your team will determine their productivity and work motive. What drives your team to succeed? What drives each individual? Motivating your team is essential for personal and company growth. Not everybody is the same, each individual in your team will have different motives and requires different incentives and support. Setting each individual a goal for the week or the month will motivate them to achieve. Giving clear guidance as to wher they should aim. Also allowing you as a leader to reward this in any way you choose.   3. Administration tasks Salespeople will typically spend more time completing admin tasks than selling to customers and prospects. This is an obstacle you can overcome by having the right systems in place to ensure information is easily accessible. It is also a good idea to use certain tools to help your teams colaborate super easily. Trello makes it easier for you to manage any project or maybe a set of tasks that members of a team might need to complete. With clear visibility it is made really easy to give staff accountability.   4. Knowing the products you provide Having good knowledge about your company and the products you are selling will prompt customers and prospects to buy from you. Customers are more likely to recommend…
Ben Furby
4th August 2020
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5 Ways Analytics Can Help You Sell Smarter Webinar

Life after lockdown is uncertain. We’ve seen both ends of the scale, whether it be business grinding to a holt or business thriving due to increased demand in certain industries. But what are companies doing to ensure they can really focus in on the right products and drive sales through the roof as we exit the lockdown? "As anxious as we all are around a steady return to normality, I'm extremely excited to learn and see how businesses will adapt to new environments. It's clear changes need to be made and our partnership with Sales-i gives me confidence that our knowledge and solutions in unison can bring strength and leverage to sales teams globally." Roberto Melisi, Sales Director at Blue Alligator I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. We have brought our trusted partners, Sales-I in to give a clear insight into how Business and Sales Analytics can drive your knowledge of existing data and information to get a ‘full spectrum’ understanding of what happened pre-lockdown. Which will inevitably help drive the focus in any particular area that is brought to your attention. "Together, we can provide our mutual customers with greater insight into their accounts to make more informed, and subsequently more profitable, decisions." Joe Cox, Sales Manager at Sales-i We have built a strong relationship with Sales-I over the years and have decided that it would be great to offer some informative insight as to the tools that can be used to aid life after the Covid-19…
Ben Furby
30th June 2020
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Trade Show Mobile App and Order Taking System

Trade Show Mobile App and Order Taking System SalesPresenter is an iPad application that enables wholesalers and manufacturers to operate and sell more effectively on the road and at trade shows. When you're selling at a trade show you want your products to stand out and look professional. This will show your customers/prospects that your products are well presented. In other words, put the power to sell more effectively in the hands of your reps. We integrate our trade show mobile app with: Perfectly Managed Catalogues Show visually appealing catalogues Search with family codes/categories to find products immediately Products previously purchased by each customer can easily be shown as a catalogue, for more selling opportunities Look professional Offline App for your Reps No internet connection needed to take an order Enable your reps to operate anywhere in the world Save orders onto the iPad until you establish a wifi connection Customer Testimonials at Trade Shows You've heard it from us, now it's time to hear from our customers directly at trade shows! Information At Your Fingertips Order in your choices of units e.g. box, pieces etc See buying history and back orders Include multiple photos, movie clips, sound bites, PDF spec sheets and zoom to full-screen photos Create a free cloud account here Manage Customer Accounts Sales reps can add a new customer straight to the iPad Search for your customers uploaded from your ERP system Narrow down searches with easy to use configuration Show a specific customer location on the map and customers around you Seamless Integration In conclusion, our trade show mobile app works perfectly when integrated with your back-office system. Take an order at a trade show and have it sent to the office for processing the same day. Watch the video below for a full explanation.
Callan Webb
15th June 2020
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B2B Sales Order Processing App

B2B Sales Order Processing App   SalesPresenter is an iPad application that enables wholesalers and manufacturers to operate and sell more effectively. Create unlimited product catalogues, link products together, create new customer information and add a product to an order in seconds, but this only touches the surface. Watch the short videos below to see how some of these features work. Bookmark a product that your customer is interested in. Unlimited product catalogues, all you need is an iPad! Link products that are similar and upsell more frequently. We integrate our B2B sales order processing app with: Why should you integrate your system? Integrating your back-office system to Blue Alligators software will save you the hassle of manually entering in orders. Most importantly, it will free up time for your reps to be out selling. For example, one of our customers even saves roughly "2 weeks of manual input" every time they attend a tradeshow. Watch our integration video, this will show you how we integrate with different back-office systems and what steps to take to create an automatic ordering process. Why choose Blue Alligator? We started the company in 1981. The vision was and still is to provide a service to wholesalers and manufacturers. Blue Alligator was set up by Andy Blane and Ted Wood as a consultancy specialising in implementing the SaFeS ERP. Since then we have modernised and created our own apps that have helped thousands of businesses throughout the years. In other words, we have the experience and knowledge needed to help your systems flow the way they should. Watch a full demo of SalesPresenter here!
Callan Webb
26th May 2020
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Integrating Sage With SalesPresenter

Common problems that occur before a full Sage integration Most wholesalers face a list of problems before a full sage integration. Its never been quicker or easier to integrate Sage with SalesPresenter than as of right now. Have a read below and find out the problems we can solve. First and foremost, reps are unlikely to have up-to-date customer information that will help them be significantly more prepared before meetings. Once your reps are with a customer, information such as product availability and previous order visibility is hard to locate. Your reps need quick access to this to give them leverage, how can they possibly sell in-stock products accurately and increase sales without that information? The third, of course, is the issue of upsell/cross-sell. Where are the extra sales going to come from? How do your sales reps ensure every order has as much value/volume as possible, without taking any more time than needed? THE BIGGEST PROBLEM before integrating Sage with SalesPresenter – Orders take hours to input day to day and WEEKS in most cases after trade shows. On average 2-3 weeks are spent inputting orders from a show. That’s an insane amount of time that inevitably means money spent on re-entering data you have already captured! As registered Sage developers, we can guarantee to solve the issues above with a straightforward integration to Sage. The resolution by linking SalesPresenter to Sage Completely automate the provision of the product, customer, complex pricing and stock information directly to your sales team. Give them every tool they deserve to ensure they upsell and cross-sell in every direction. Using Sage to automate product links! Full visibility of your customer’s buying history to ensure a fuller and more convenient order process. Sell IN-STOCK products and increase your billing straight away. THE BIGGY –…
Ben Furby
30th April 2020
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Customer Reassurance

A Message Of Reassurance As we enter a period of uncertainty, worry and unrest. The Blue Alligator Team wanted to take the time to reassure all of our clients of the work we have done and will continue to do to ensure continued success among our customers. Our team have all the tools at their disposal to deal with these times. Although, like most companies the majority of us are self-isolated to ensure our safety is priority, every member of the team is able to work remotely with the same high level of communication between team members but most importantly, you.   Keeping you moving We know that our infrastructure provides critical services to our customers. Please rest assured that our entire team and systems will continue to operate as normal, and our critical team members will remain on hand to carry out all support requirements as needed. Nothing changes, call us and we'll be there ready to help!   Your data is secure Nothing changes here. We are and always will be fully secured by high level encryptions and strong support from our Cloud Data partners. So rest assured we have your back.   Up your game! We know it's tough, no one is finding this easy. But remember that whilst you guys are quiet so are our teams which gives you a great opportunity to explore the tools that you are probably already paying for and ensure your team is making the most of them! Give us a call and get online with us. Our sales guys would be happy to show you around our apps again just to remind you of their capabilities.   Time to spare whilst working from home? Not only are our support and development teams still operating smoothly, our Business Development teams are…
Ben Furby
24th March 2020
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Opening And Closing Times For Blue Alligator

We hope you had a very successful year as Blue Alligator has had and follow it up next year with even more success.   Below are the opening and closing times over the festive break. We are looking forward to what is in hold for next year and we look forward to seeing and speaking to you at all the upcoming shows next year.
Ben Furby
13th December 2019
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B2B Apps

SalesPresenter is the perfect digital B2B App for wholesalers, manufacturers and distributors. Blue Alligator will help you achieve more profitable sales and increase your productivity as a result. Customise the look and feel of your catalogues with the additional styling module. Add your personal touch to SalesPresenter and stand out from your competitors. Utitlise the world-leading B2B App for your company today. Show products professionally without using calculators and paper catalogues. Which system will best suit your company and benefit you whilst at trade shows, on the road or even a customer taking orders directly from your website? Products Catalogue Segment your products into categories (family codes), such as; brand, product type or style. Customise your own family codes that best suits your company and the products that you sell. Take me there: CloudCart (B2B e-commerce) Log in anytime, anywhere on your laptop or PC as long as you have an internet connection. CloudCart uses the same data and interfaces as SalesPresenter making the process easier to navigate through the online e-commerce. Take me there: Products Catalogue Segment your products into categories (family codes), such as; brand, product type or style. Customise your own family codes that best suits your company and the products that you sell. Take me there: CloudCart (B2B e-commerce) Log in anytime, anywhere on your laptop or PC as long as you have an internet connection. CloudCart uses the same data and interfaces as SalesPresenter making the process easier to navigate through the online e-commerce. Take me there: SalesPresenter integrated with your ERP system means that your sales team have up-to-date relevant information (including stock availability). JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjI1NjAlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIzMTUlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGX2k3MGZYdGdkTkUlMjIlMjBmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyMjAlMjIlMjBhbGxvdyUzRCUyMmFjY2VsZXJvbWV0ZXIlM0IlMjBhdXRvcGxheSUzQiUyMGVuY3J5cHRlZC1tZWRpYSUzQiUyMGd5cm9zY29wZSUzQiUyMHBpY3R1cmUtaW4tcGljdHVyZSUyMiUyMGFsbG93ZnVsbHNjcmVlbiUzRSUzQyUyRmlmcmFtZSUzRQ==
Ben Furby
10th December 2019
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Blue Alligator Have Joined The Giftware Association

Blue Alligator Join the Giftware Association! Blue Alligator has joined The GA in an effort to further support their large customer base.   Sales and Marketing Director, Roberto Melisi says “We hope joining the Giftware Association will bring us even closer to our family of customers. We have a strong presence in the giftware industry so the decision to join made absolute sense. We also look forward to welcoming any existing members from the GA with open arms!”   We have spent 40 years serving the wholesale and distribution giftware verticals. Having gathered crucial expertise and know-how to assist GA members who want to significantly increase order values and cut the order processing time. With many existing happy customers experiencing increases in excess of 18% on order value and time saving upwards of 2 weeks after shows. How can we help to increase order values? We can integrate with most Stock Control Systems (ERP’S). This allows your salespeople to be able to see stock levels, customer pricing, previous orders and take orders all on a stunning iPad catalogue.   How do we significantly decrease order processing time? Arguably the hardest and most time-consuming part of any order is putting the order into your Stock Control System in a timely manner AND ensuring this is done 'mistake-free'. With SalesPresenter we can integrate directly with your system ensuring your salespeople are kept well-informed on the road and when orders are placed, they are processed as fluently as possible.   Ready to spend less time and money processing orders and more time doing what you love… If you are not using SalesPresenter and want to know more then please contact our team by phone 01908 368001 or by email sales@blue-alligator.com and mention discount code GA19 at the start of your call to benefit from a…
Ben Furby
2nd December 2019
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