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Understanding Enterprise RFP Requirements: Cost Centers
5/3/2022
In any arrangement of dedicated spend and purchasing, there are likely to be requirements about how much spend is allotted, how it’s tracked, how limits are enforced and how it’s invoiced. RFPs often call for cost center functionality.
Understanding Enterprise RFP Requirements: Company Stores
4/7/2022
RFPs for company stores are likely to feature a number of requirements concerning visibility, budget control, payment processing, security, who has access to which portions of the site, and how or how fast orders are fulfilled.
Understanding Enterprise RFP Requirements: PunchOut Eprocurement Integration
11/10/2021
Like a Request for Proposal itself, PunchOut integration usually presents a lucrative opportunity. Also just like an RFP, understanding and implementing the technology can be daunting.
When it Comes to RFPs, Find a Technology Partner: Lose the Dread and Win the Opportunity
10/18/2021
While Requests for Proposal present potentially lucrative opportunities, they can also be daunting. The issuer wants an Amazon-like experience. That requires technology that most companies don't have in house.
The Cost of Poor Integration: $500K Per Year, Study Says
8/25/2020
Lacking integration technology is leading to lost orders, workflows halted by missing data, and inefficient processing.
PPAI Expo 2020: Technology Solutions in Action, Booth 3157
12/3/2019
Technology solutions for business management, ecommerce, integration, and more at 2020 PPAI Expo Booth 3157.
Donation Management Functionality for the Promotional Products Industry is Here for Season of Giving
10/16/2019
For businesses who want to add a charitable component to their sales, collecting donations is just the start. Donation management software is for what comes next.
Ecommerce Integration: What To Consider When Choosing Your Approach
4/30/2019
When picking an ecommerce integration option, it’s easy to be shortsighted. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each approach helps companies choose the integration method that’s most efficient and cost-effective for both the shortterm and the longterm.
2019 PPAI Expo: Technology Solutions at Essent Booth 4851
1/15/2019
Essent will showcase its suite of enterprise-grade, fully-integrated business management, ecommerce, and EDI integration technology solutions designed specifically for the promotional products industry.
Got Inventory? You Probably Do, Even If You Don’t Realize It.
7/5/2018
Whether you own it or someone else does. Whether you hold it or someone else does. It’s inventory. And it needs to be managed.
Even a Pen Can Be Complicated in Custom Product Sales. Here's 1 Way to Simplify
4/2/2018
The promotional products industry offers hundreds of thousands of items, each with an almost limitless number of potential customizations.
The "Amazon-like Experience" Starts With Integration
3/2/2018
It won’t get mentioned nearly as often as the “the Amazon-like experience.” But it’s even more critical. It’s integration. Without integration, there is no Amazon-like experience.
Workflow Automation Gives You the Time to Sell More Promotional Products
2/3/2015
Automating rote tasks provides your promotional products staff the time to do what it does best: sell.
Promotional Products Software for 2015: New Essent Features Boost Automation, SEO, More
2/3/2015
New Essent features further bolster the only fully-integrated business management for the promotional products industry.
‘Death’ of Internet Sales Tax Bill a Sensible Win for Ecommerce
11/20/2014
Essent software can handle 9,600 tax jurisdictions, but the cost of compliance with the Marketplace Fairness Act could put many ecommerce stores out of business.
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