Latest product release - September 2011

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Latest product release - September 2011

The latest Science Warehouse product release went successfully into production in September. As with all releases, the latest enhancements are designed to further increase the power and simplicity of the Science Warehouse solution. This release sees a focus on improvements for buyers and suppliers with a number of key enhancements. These include developments in the following product areas:

  • Order aggregation – this is used to consolidate requests for items from across an organisation for a particular supplier helping to reduce the numbers of deliveries an organisation receives saving on both cost, packaging and vehicle emissions. Additions to this functionality increase the control the ‘aggregator’ has in the automated process.
  • Zero value orders – there are a number of circumstances where catalogue items may have a price of zero in certain scenarios in addition to their standard customer price; for example, sample products offered for trial by suppliers or ‘buy-one-get-one-free’ promotions. The latest developments allow purchasers to take advantage of this more effectively.
  • Product search – the recent search improvement programme has also further enhanced the purchaser’s catalogue search experience by pre-loading search preferences and filters as they log on to the system. This means that the system contextualises the user’s activity and, saves time on their first search, similar to how eBay and Amazon save preferences.

Jon Moody, Product & Technology Director at Science Warehouse said, “As part of our continual improvement with each release cycle we aim to provide a better service. We have focused on creating an enhanced customer experience for our buyers and suppliers. Usability is at the heart of our development programme and addresses the core challenge many procurement organisations have in addressing indirect spend.”

For full details on the product release please contact Jon Moody on jon [dot] moody [at] sci-ware [dot] com


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