The Floor Covering Business To Business Program (fcB2B) manages the development of a standard language that allows software management systems to communicate seamlessly with one another. fcB2B technology enables the flooring industry to exchange documents in a fraction of the time it takes when completed manually.
What is the Technology?
fcB2B technology enables software to automatically send and receive transactions between manufacturers, distributors, flooring retailers and contractors, in a fraction of the time it takes when completed manually. fcB2B is simply the sending and receiving of information using computer technology.
What are the Requirements?
If your accounting system requires you to manually enter supplier invoices, purchase orders, received inventory, or manage a product catalog, your company should consider adopting fcB2B technology. It is specifically designed to fully support electronic document exchange capability using the fcB2B Standard.
The fcB2B Standard
The fcB2B Standard is a set of non-proprietary specifications that define an accepted method of data interaction between trading partners, based on X12 standards. This website is designed to help you see what companies are offering the software, so you can find the system that is right for your business.
Lead by executives from the flooring trade and software industry an informal group began meeting in 2000 with the same mission fcB2B has today.
Industry leaders from manufacturers and distributors to flooring dealers and contractors have been a part of this process from day one.
The Floor Covering Business To Business Program (fcB2B) group worked to develop uniform standards for electronic interchange of business transactions in the floor covering industry. The Floor Covering Business To Business Program was officially formed as a non-profit corporation in 2006.
Leaders of the Carpet and Rug Institute, Ceramic Tile Distributors Association, National Association of Floor Covering Distributors, National Wood Flooring Association, and the World Floor Covering Association serving as the founding Board of Directors.
fcB2B develops, maintains, publishes, and promotes the proper use of the standards it develops. fcB2B is comprised of participating associations and companies from all levels in the business chain with the common goal of making the process of purchasing goods more efficient and less expensive.
Management and control of The Floor Covering Business To Business Program was assumed in 2017 by the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA). The fcB2B membership formally meets once a year and works in committee using virtual meetings several times annually.