The system is usually deployed web-based. Even the management modules do not depend on client/desktop software. This offers unprecedented flexibility.
We help you sell your products 24/7, anywere in the world, in any language. That’s our promise!
Making changes in rules or layout is no problem at all. Using drag&drop, Cut&paste and many other smart functions, such as direct copy&pasting from Excel, changes and improvements are just plain fun to implement.
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Merkato key features
- Configure: Customer and vendor determine the customers wishes, the system immediately gives feedback about possibilities and can even give advice.
- Price: Based on the answers received from the customer, all technical and financial consequences are calculated automatically.
- Quote: Once enough information is available further steps such as generating and printing custom quote can be taken
Merkato showes what is possible (and what is not) based on your customers needs it can even advise and recommend. When configured the perfect product for this specific customer, Merkato will make the technical and financial calculation. To sell your customized product often a multitude of documents has to be generated. Merkato will provide you with a quote, whether or not supplemented by a specification sheet. If needed Merkato can provide additional, customer specific documents like: order confirmation, payment terms, parts lists, delivery instructions or spare parts list.
We do everything to ensure that the seller has the optimal interface that shows exactly what he needs at that moment. For sellers but also for managers. If desired, the user interface can be enriched with clarifying pictures, graphs or drawings, but the default interface is already neat and pragmatic.
These visuals are interactive. This means that you can influence the configuration process by means of mouse actions in and on the visualisations.
Consering the user interface, Merkato offers indefinite possibilities and there are actual restrictions.
Merkato provides the option to use more than one system for authorizations/workflows. It is possible that not everyone is authorized to answer a certain question, or that an option can not be sold by all agents. Examples might be a manager that has to give its agreement on an offer, or a price for custom work that needs to be estimated by an engineering manager.
A quotation may consist of multiple products, which in conjunction form a system. Global information only needs to be completed into the system once, and all subsystems will automatically adjust. Setting up a project structure or a machine line can be done automatically, based on business rules.
During the implementation we are at your side with advice and assistance. Of course there is a comprehensive manual available, which is kept up-to-date by the users. In addition, there is telephone support, a helpdesk by mail and a ticket system for improvements and customer wishes.
What has been offered when? Merkato makes searching, finding and editing configurations simple .
For the management of configurations, but also contracts Merkato offers a system based on roles, versions and statuses.
Merkato is modular. Additional functionality can be added if necessary.
This information can then be made available to the users through intelligent, interactive buttons. And all this information is also managed centrally. Everything needed for this specific sale is available with a push of the button.
For online usage, we work with ‘floating licenses’, which drastically reduces your investments. No wifi? No problem! Ask about our unique capabilities to continue working even in the most remote areas.
If necessary, Merkato can simply be installed on your laptop or pc. You do however need to purchase a license for every computer.
Commercial texts and option descriptions can not be translated automatically. For this, Merkato offers the possibility of “translator access”. You simply give your translation agency access to the management environment of the texts.
A multitude of useful tools makes building and maintaining the system easy. Think of tables that fill themselves, automatic links to products, Copy & Paste from Excel and much more user-oriented wizards. Our businessmodel is not selling as many consultancy days as possible or creating dependency. We help you to build your own knowledge in the system yourself. Through our years of experience we know what you are up against and we come up with solutions quickly and efficiently.