The Requirements

Electronic Commerce is no longer a new, untried idea.
The time to enable your business with fcB2B has arrived.

How can a floor covering retailer determine if their business operation is prepared for the future using fcB2B?

The following list describes daily tasks a flooring dealer or contractor typically practices:

  • You place orders with suppliers/manufacturers daily.
  • You enter supplier invoices into your accounting system daily.
  • You enter purchase orders into the accounting system before ordering the product.
  • You enter received inventory daily into your accounting system.
  • You maintain an electronic product catalog.
  • Your software helps verify costs billed on invoices with quoted costs on purchase orders.
  • Your software helps confirm quantities received with quantities billed on invoices.
  • You use an automated software system for handling accounting, purchasing, and your product catalog.
  • You enter orders and purchase orders into the software prior to placing an actual order with your suppliers.

if your company routinely practices any of the items in the list, then your company should step into the future with fcB2B e-commerce. Your next step is to find the software system that is specifically designed to fully support electronic document exchange capability in compliance with the fcB2B Standard. 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.

The software that is right for you may function independently or be embedded within a computer system that automates their back-office operations surrounding accounting, procurement, and product catalog processes. Companies are saving real money and building strong relationships through e-commerce and those companies that are still waiting will soon find themselves struggling to catch up.

What is the next step?

  • If you are using industry specific software, contact your account rep and tell them that you want to upgrade of the fcB2B/EDI compliant version.
  • If you don’t have one of these software packages, talk to your current software vendor and tell them that you want to be fcB2B/EDI enabled.
  • If you do not currently have a software package, or are looking for a new one, visit our Member Directory to see the software vendors who are fcB2B/EDI compliant.
  • If you are a Software Vendor, join fcB2B today!