FCB2B Meeting Shows Latest Web Services
Salt Lake City, UT, Nov. 20, 2012 -- The latest web services technology was demonstrated at the recent Floor Covering Business to Business annual meeting held in Atlanta.
In a live demonstration, Chad Ogden, president of QFloors, showed how QFloors flooring software could connect with Shaw and several distributors (J.J. Haines and Jaeckle, both using Dancik software) and immediately check stock in their warehouses.
Ogden showed how an employee on the showroom floor could pull up the QFloors invoice screen, and select products. There were three line items on the invoice – one product to be purchased from Shaw, JJ Haines, and Jaeckle, respectively.
By clicking the “check stock at supplier” button, he was able to instantly see how much of that product was available in the supplier’s warehouse.
Ogden also demonstrated how clicking another button immediately pulled up all of the related products for each item – for instance, what glue or trim pieces you might need to install that particular product, and their availability.
So far, QFloors, Shaw, Dancik, JJ Haines, and Jaeckle are the only companies who currently offer the technology. However, there are signs that many other manufacturers, distributors, and software providers plan to offer the same technology to their customers.