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Next Technology Consulting, Inc.
15165 NW 77th Avenue
Suite 1002
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
Tel: 305 818 5915
Fax: 305 818 5908
 
Our Services
• Custom SoftwareDevelopment
• Web Site Design / Development
• Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
• Financial Gateway Integration
• Systems Integration
 
Industry Specialties
• Automotive
• Cruise Line
• Manufacturing
• Distribution
• Fine Wine & Spirits
• Food Services
• e-Learning
• Voice over IP (VoIP)
• Music
• Electronic Voting
• Animal Health
• Waste Management
Title:
Success with Sales Force Automation

Topic:
Wine Distribution - Automated Sales Force

Situation:
In June 2003 the South Florida branch of a national wine & spirits distributor, was handed a non functional Sales Automation Force system by the California state branch’s IT department. The system needed to be functional by the upcoming holiday season.

Problem:
In June 2003 the South Florida branch of a national wine & spirits distributor, was handed a non functional Sales Automation Force system by the California state branch’s IT department. The system needed to be functional by the upcoming holiday season.

Solution:
Based on previous experience working with Next Technology Consulting, the head of the South Florida branch software development team requested the help of Next Technology’s experienced Microsoft certified .net developers in order to reverse engineer, document and further develop the SFA application. Next Technology’s team first concentrated in producing quick results in order to satisfy the business manager’s needs and expectations. After this was achieved the team focused on creating and satisfying all the system requirements and got heavily involved in the on going application’s transformation. The Next Team was responsible for the creation of an innovative user interface and intuitive usage and built a robust file transfer and data synchronization using Microsoft’s .net Remoting technology. At all times the Next Technology team interacted with the resident developers as one team and instructed them when needed creating a culture of collaboration. The client SFA front end system was entirely built using Microsoft’s C# programming language. The back end services where built using C# in most of the cases and they interact with a variety of MS SQL Server databases and the main As/400 system infrastructure.

Result:
By October of 2003 the company was slowly replacing, on selected states, the old SFA application with the new more robust and flexible SFA system. This process has continued as the application grows and accommodates all the different business needs of each specific state. The system has been a success and has generated a large increase in the order processing efficiency and ease of use. Next Technology Consultants have been working together with the distributor to achieve these goals, including the release on late 2004, of a handheld version of the application.
Telephone Numbers:
Tel: 305 818 5915
Fax: 305 818 5908
 
Customer Center:
E-mail: info@next-technology.com
 
Human Resources:
E-mail: yesenia.delanuez
@next-technology.com
 
Marketing planning:
E-mail: info@next-technology.com
 
Web questions:
E-mail: ingrid.mir
@next-technology.com

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