Enterprise information portals

Pricing Aggregation and Reporting

Challenge:

In 2009, all brewers were directed to manage the collection and reporting of distributor pricing for Sam’s Club; this meant that hundreds of distributors and thousands of items at hundreds of club locations needed pricing that was accurate and timely.

Solution:

PricingGateway.com provides a public facing internet portal that enables distributors to quickly and easily enter their pricing for each beer item they sell to Sam’s Club. With a couple clicks of the mouse, brewers produce reports in the format desired by Sam’s each week to provide updated pricing information to the popular club retailer.

Benefits

Far fewer pricing discrepancies and refused shipments

  • Accuracy – less human interaction with data is required; this eliminates the roll-up of hundreds of electronic worksheets each month.
  • Timeliness – improved efficiency enables brewers to report pricing weekly vs. monthly.
  • Efficiency – 10 minutes per week is all that’s required on the part of each brewer; before PricingGateway.com existed, brewers would spend an average of 10 – 20 hours per month to submit pricing just once.