Sugro sets up bureau for members

Wholesale buying group Sugro UK has appointed the software and IT services provider Sanderson to supply a new bureau system for its members.

The service has been launched to provide smaller wholesalers with the opportunity to support their businesses with Sanderson’s Swords system, without the need for individual capital investment in the software. Sugro members can subscribe to the bureau service, which is hosted on servers at Sugro’s head office, and accessed via ASDL telecommunications.

The service, which has been installed by Sanderson and will be maintained by Sugro, is targeted at delivered wholesale and cash and carry operators with a maximum of five users.
Subscribers will have access to their own account on the Sanderson software and the system will be available 24 hours a day. Each bureau user will have its own disk space on the Sugro servers ensuring confidentiality and security. Online support services will also be available.

Philip Jenkins, managing director at Sugro UK, explained: “The bureau system will enable smaller wholesalers to take advantage of the benefits that a market leading solution can provide, without the costs of investing in a complete system.
“Subscribers will benefit from a number of functions, from sales order processing and PLOF production to KPI reporting and warehouse management systems.”

Jackie Taylor, sales director for wholesale distribution at Sanderson, added: “Access to the Swords software at minimal cost will greatly improve the operations of these smaller wholesalers.

“Integrated sales, purchase and nominal ledger facilities will cut administration and drive sales while purchase order systems providing recommended ordering reports will facilitate confident buying.

“The Sugro bureau system is a fantastic and affordable way for small companies to access these and other functions.”
A single investment of £10k provides on site training and electronic data conversion from existing software (no re-keying of data is required). Thereafter there is a monthly subscription payable to Sugro for the hosting and service support.

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