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Streamline Processes with E-Business Solutions

September 4, 2018 | Best Practices | Company


From a financial perspective alone, there are many benefits from utilizing e-Business solutions to purchase the supplies you need for your business. According to the Aberdeen Group, an e-Business solution can lower requisition-to-order costs by $9 per order and shorten requisition-to-order cycles by 2.6 days.

Cost savings is far from the only benefit of using e-Business solutions. Many other benefits can help your business gain efficiencies and reduce ordering errors. With a variety of safe, easy and efficient online business solutions, Van Meter’s goal is to make doing business with us easier. Beyond the more traditional methods of in-person, phone or email orders, options range from online storefronts and electronic data interchange to customized e-catalogs and PunchOut. Don’t sweat it – we’ll help you find the best solution to fit your needs.

Customized e-Catalog

Do you prefer to use your organization’s own purchasing system? We can build a customized e-catalog of your favorite Van Meter products that lives within your procurement system. See increased cost savings and error free orders using your own procurement system by eliminating the need for manual order entry when we build you a customized e-catalog in your own system.

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Connect your procurement system directly to Van Meter’s through an electronic data interchange (EDI). This allows for each order you place with Van Meter to be placed immediately into our fulfillment system in real-time. We’ll pull the order and have it ready for delivery or pick-up. Through EDI, we can automatically send you product and pricing updates electronically and have your back by replenishing inventory levels when they fall below your minimum specified threshold. Transactional fees may apply.

Online Storefront

Visit any time day or night to shop from more than 25,000 in-stock items and access to an additional 500,000 products. Easily find detailed product information, build quotes, review purchase history, print invoices and track shipments – all when it’s most convenient for you.


When you prefer to funnel all purchase orders through your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, you can easily shop our online storefront and opt to have your shopping cart of products added back into your procurement system. This capability allows you to see live pricing and product availability allowing you to one-click shop accurately for all your product needs. We have experience doing this through Ariba, Tungsten, and more.

To gain efficiencies and save money for your business, call us at 800-247-1410 to discuss the right e-Business solution for you.

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Fratzke joined Van Meter in 2013 and has more than 10 years experience in digital marketing.


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