Created in 1980 to get better prices from manufacturers, BPG is a network of golf shop professionals. By grouping the purchases of its 125 members across eastern Canada, BPG offers good value on its products to all golfers.
BPG buys from golf equipment and clothing manufacturers and sells to pro shops at golf courses. According to Martin Boucher of BPG, “We could not expand across the country and expect to triple our sales volume without the help of FSI.”
What was their challenge?
BPG used to have several employees handling their accounts payable between March and September. It was not easy trying to find personnel who could work full-time for only four stressful months a year.
The owner contacted FSI for help. Our EDI solutions helped BPG reduce their Accounts Payable department to one person.
What was the solution?
EDI Compliant Suppliers
They send FSI their invoices via a VAN (Value Added Network) or an AS2 connection at no cost to them. We verify, log, and transmit the data to BPG in their preferred format. Any errors transmitted by the supplier are sent and charged to the supplier.
Non-EDI Compliant Suppliers
They have the option of purchasing our exAct® software at the low purchase price of $15. The supplier has the option of manually entering their invoices, importing them from their back-end or we can customize an integration from their ERP or accounting software. No matter the option you choose, all data received by FSI is verified, logged, and transmitted to BPG in a quick and efficient manner.
Suppliers who don’t have a Windows-based PC have the option of sending their invoices by email or fax. FSI uses OCR (optical character recognition) technology to capture the data and deliver it to BPG.
FSI translates each faxed or emailed document and charges a reasonable translation fee with no monthly minimum required.