Pan-Oston Helps Distributors Improve Estimate and Order Efficiency


Pan-Oston, Bowling Green, Ky., has released its newest sales tool for distributor customers.


This Web-based C-Flex Order Configurator is designed to help distributor sales professionals take off and configure the exact C-Flex counter system for their customers’ convenience store, accurately price it and, when approved, automatically transmit the order to Pan-Oston.


The easy-to-use interactive and proprietary tool gives distributor partners and their sales teams the ability to “build up” the style, functions, size, color, features, material selections and price of a C-Flex counter system at “Web speed.” The C-Flex Order Configurator also improves the profitability of distributor partners by reducing estimate and order processing time and errors.


“Our goal with the C-Flex Order Configurator is to provide our customers and business partners with industry-leading tools and technologies that will streamline their sales processes and help them be more successful,” said Jim Vance, president of Pan-Oston. “This proprietary Web-based program provides real-time product and pricing information and significantly reduces non value-added tasks and manual steps from the estimate and order cycle.”


Pan-Oston’s C-Flex Order Configurator includes security processes that require password specific feature access; an interactive C-Flex catalog search feature; estimate and order history database file storage; real time quoting, estimating and order placement; and checks and balances to ensure that product combinations or packages are configured.


“Now with the C-Flex Order Configurator, we can quickly and accurately build-up the exact counter system for our customers,” said Kymme Merrick, vice president of sales, C-Store Specialists. “The software calculates all the component numbers, our cost and the selling price, and then in seconds formats an estimate document that we email or send to our customers.”









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