ASI® ESP® and EssentOne™: Integrated Product Research

EssentOne users automatically have access to ASI ESP product data for more than 1 million products. The EssentOne advantage is what you can do with that data once you have it.





Slide 1: Integrated Product Research

Hello and welcome.

Today we’re going to show you how ASI ESP Product Research works within EssentOne.

EssentOne and ESP are integrated, so EssentOne users automatically have access to more than 1 million products from more than 3,500 suppliers via the ASI ESP database.

The EssentOne advantage is what you can do with that data once you have it. EssentOne automatically applies your business rules, and the product data flows all throughout the Essent system – from product research all the way out to accounting.

The power of the ESP-EssentOne integration is access to deep rich product data – as well as what you can do with it once you have it.


Slide 2: Moderator

My name is Doug Brill. I’m the Essent marketing coordinator and I specialize in the promotional products industry. I’m also your moderator today.


Slide 3: About Essent

Before we begin, a very brief overview of Essent.

Essent is the leader in providing Comprehensive business management solutions since 1981

Essent entered the promotional products industry in 2000 and primarily serves larger distributors, decorators and suppliers, offering Enterprise Grade solutions.

In all, more than $3 Billion in Commerce flows through Essent solutions each year


Slide 4: Fully-Integrated Business Management

EssentOne is a fully-integrated business management system.

That means that from product research all the way out to accounting, information is going to flow automatically from one step to the next.

In the case of ASI ESP, that means that once you pull ESP product data into EssentOne, the data automatically flows into order management, purchasing, invoicing, and so on -- ultimately all the way out to accounting.


Slide 5: End-to-End Solution

Today we’re going to look at an employee-facing portion of Essent – namely product research in the EssentOne Business Management System

But I also want to point out that in addition to back office solutions, Essent also offers customer-facing solutions such as ecommerce websites and company stores.

And we also offer vendor-facing solutions such as integration with suppliers.

So to fans of ASI ESP, that means you can use ESP within a true end-to-end solution that reaches from your customers, to you, and all the way to your suppliers.


Slide 6: Fully-Integrated System

Here’s a top-level look at what Essent does.

You can see it touches every part of the transaction lifecycle from sales and marketing all the way out to accounting.

And the portion we’re here to focus on today is the CRM and Sales portion, specifically Integrated Product Reasearch from ASI ESP.


Slide 7: Presenter

And to take you through that is you presenter, Bryan Sheaffer. Bryan is the Vice President of Sales for Essent. He’s also a specialist in the promotional products industry.

Bryan will tell you a little more about how ASI ESP product research works within EssentOne, then he’ll take you inside EssentOne so you can see for yourself.


Slide 8: Essent-ESP Integration

Thank you, Doug. So as we talk about Essent as a Business Management solution, the key to what we do is Order Management, all the way from CRM through invoicing.

The key to order management is having product data and Essent integrates with ESP to provide that product data from all your suppliers.


Slide 9: Essent-ESP Advantages

Essent automatically applies your business rules to the ESP product data so that can apply to product configuration such as decorating options, sales rules such as your pricing, your purchasing and job costing rules, and your invoicing rules for how and when you invoice – all applied automatically from the data that you pull in from ESP.


Slide 10: Essent-ESP Advantages

Due to the integration the data will flow from ESP to quoting to sales order to purchase order to vouching and all the way out to invoicing.


Slide 11: Let's Take a Look

With that, let’s take a look at how it works.

***Demonstration***


Slide 12: ESP-Essent Summary

In summary, EssentOne is fully-integrated with ESP and fully integrated through the entire order management process.

Users can pull the data in from ESP right into EssentOne then enjoy the power and benefits of both systems all in one interface.

EssentOne applies your specific business rules as a distributor to the data provided by ESP.

Then the data flows directly through that entire lifecycle from quote to sales order to purchase order all the way out to job costing and invoicing.

With that, I’ll turn it back over to Doug to wrap it up.


Slide 13: Integrated Product Research

Thanks Bryan.

Essent is dedicated to providing efficiency in the promotional products industry and supports all of the capabilities discussed today.

The advantage of the ESP-EssentOne integration is deep rich product data from ESP product plus the power of enterprise-grade automation and integration from EsseentOne.

EssentOne automatically applies your business rules, and data flows automatically from one step to the next. So there’s no re-keying, no manual processes – just efficient transactions.

Thanks to everyone for checking out the video: EssentOne and ESP. The power of Integrated Product research.

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