Contractors today find themselves navigating a sea of challenges, from grappling with inaccurate quotes and fulfillment errors, to managing inefficient material processes, many of which are still manual, error-prone and executed via phone calls, emails and spreadsheets. In today’s digitally driven era, leveraging new technology is critical to overcoming these challenges.
Trimble Supplier Xchange™ enables contractors to do just that by creating a digital network that connects them to their local preferred suppliers, with whom they can transact price requests, quotes, and orders digitally.
By using a powerful web-based quote and order management platform, the Supplier Xchange network currently enables more than 10,000 digital connections between contractors and their preferred suppliers, handling an average of 130,000 quote requests per month, with an average quote value of $18 billion USD per month. The network helps contractors reap substantial time-saving benefits by enabling them to redirect their focus from administrative burdens to actual project execution.
Ferguson has joined the Supplier Xchange!
Now Supplier Xchange is becoming an even greater resource for contractors thanks to a new collaboration between Trimble and Ferguson, a leading mechanical distributor that is integrating their product list into the Supplier Xchange digital pricing and procurement network.
With Ferguson as part of the Supplier Xchange network, contractors can easily get real-time, product pricing information for their bills of materials, which they can convert into a digital purchase order and send to their Ferguson sales representative from one convenient online platform. Once submitted, the contractor can send the order information directly into their ERP system at the click of a button.
It easily integrates with Spectrum, Vista and Foundation. This process takes far less time and reduces errors due to the digitization and automatic sync of the purchase order details at the line-item level.
Trimble Construction One users across various domains, including estimating, virtual design and construction, purchasing and project management, will experience productivity boosts through automated, efficient materials management workflows – helping reduce waste and friction within their supply chain operations.
‘One system that seamlessly syncs with the others’
For Chad Baxter, General Manager at Miller Mechanical, this new collaboration is already improving the way he does business.
“With Supplier Xchange, Ferguson and Trimble Construction One, we have a closed-loop system for receiving and accounts payable that eliminates the need to go between multiple digital and manual systems,” Chad says. “Now we have just one system that seamlessly syncs with the others, making us both faster and more accurate.”
By harnessing the power of digitization, Ferguson and Trimble are meeting the evolving needs of the construction industry and setting a new standard simplifying, streamlining, and elevating contractors' daily operations.
To learn more about how this collaboration can benefit your contracting business, visit Supplier Xchange for Contractors.