By Lisa Johnston
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Anaheim, Calif. – The BrandSource buying group will showcase its Expert Tech suite of wireless, cloud-based business management solutions at its bi-annual convention next month.
The program, dubbed Expert Tech, was introduced last August as a central communications system that will let dealers wirelessly check accounts payable and receivable, manage sales and transactions, and monitor their inventory, among other functions.
Ten dealers have since been beta testing the system, which has been enhanced with additional capabilities and is now ready for a full rollout with up to 2,000 dealers, BrandSource CEO Bob Lawrence relayed to TWICE.
“This incredibly fast and efficient service takes IT completely out of the store and puts it into your mobile device,” Lawrence said in a statement. “Members can check inventory, finances and more, and spend their valuable time doing what they do best – selling products and services to their customers.”
Dealers will be able to formally preview Expert Tech at the buying group’s upcoming Winter Summit at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 17-20.
Also at the show BrandSource will unveil new home furnishing collections, offer opportunistic buys at its popular “Stampede” event, and host a charity golf tournament benefitting the organization’s scholarship fund.
In home furnishings, the group will introduce a complete collection by Klaussner, one of the country’s largest manufacturers of value-priced quality furniture. BrandSource will also showcase its new Majestic Sleep and Majestic Crowne mattress collections, part of Serta’s Perfect Sleeper line, and will show a new line of kitchen islands from Chris & Chris, manufacturers of commercial-quality, durable work surfaces.
For more information on BrandSource’s Winter Summit, visit https://www.facebook.com/BrandSourceConvention.
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