Bpm’online sales (commerce package) can be used to handle a wide range of tasks. These tasks can be grouped into a number of functional blocks.
Maintaining general information about accounts and contacts
Bpm’online sales uses Accounts and Contacts to maintain a common database of customers and suppliers partners and competitors, employees and company branches. The application can be integrated with social networks, enabling you to populate the contact database with information. The features include locating and merging duplicates, customer segmentation and advanced analytics tools.
The corporate social network of the company is designed for the internal discussion and posting news. Bpm’online sales also provides convenient means for maintaining your work schedule and planning future appointments and tasks. The Activities and Feed sections are designed specifically for handling such tasks.
The Leads section is designed to manage both new and existing customer needs, and to monitor the sources of each lead.
The Leads section is based on the unique lead management process that you can use to “nurture” leads – from winning a potential customer, through qualification and distribution stages, to handoff. After you added a lead, the system will check the data, create a new contact and will guide you through the lead management process suggesting your next possible steps.
Managing orders and invoices
The Orders and Invoices sections allow you to make orders within bpm’online sales, to control payments and monitor their progress. The information display is conveniently arranged to provide maximum information to designated employees.
Features like including a product in an invoice or an order, forming an invoice based on an order and document approval – make working with a large number of orders easier. Analytics tools allow you to quickly assess the situation with individual orders and with companies in general.
Use the Documents section to manage commercial documents, such as regulations, meeting minutes and correspondence. At the same time, you can attach a soft copy of the document for a quick access to its contents.
The Products section of bpm’online sales maintains information about product prices. Products can be added in the system manually or by importing them from an Excel file. The folders can be used to consolidate records by different criteria. The user-customizable product catalog is intended for structuring large nomenclature databases. Catalog, groups and advanced search options can be accessed when products are added to an order, an invoice or a document .
Knowledge base is the source for work-related information for employees. Here, you can store answers to the most frequently asked questions, excerpts from documents, company regulations and other useful information. The articles can be supplemented with files or links to web sources, consolidated in groups, and commented on.