Command Alkon, the global leader in digital supply chain solutions for the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) industry, introduces BuildIt, a new solution that allows Contractors, Haulers and Suppliers to interact and work together by streamlining their order through goods acceptance processes. Companies can order, receive and account for materials being delivered to the job site – all on a centralized platform that integrates with virtually any Ticketing software. Information can be digitally shared across the entire HBM ecosystem, transforming the way that trading partners communicate with one another.
“In North America alone, roughly 250 million tickets are handled each year by the Heavy Building Materials industry. These tickets are often in multi-part forms that are manually key punched into other systems,” said Steve Cox, VP, Business Development at Command Alkon. “The industry is beginning to understand that we are all part of an ecosystem where all participants impact and are impacted by each other. We need to modernize and transform to digital formats for better communication, collaboration and information exchange across all community participants. Digitization generates more timely and accurate data, enabling faster, more intelligent business decisions.”
BuildIt is an electronic ticket management system that automates manual processes. This solution can eliminate the dependence on paper tickets that are often illegible and easily misplaced. It was developed from the ground up for the HBM ecosystem to address the challenges that current methods for tracking materials and truck assets create.
Each electronic transaction ensures that both parties are viewing the same data, providing one version of the truth for every user. Buyers can more efficiently reconcile accepted goods and services against invoices, permitting quicker payment to their valued suppliers and quicker month-end closings.
BuildIt integrates seamlessly with Command Alkon’s TrackIt GPS and Telematics solution. Using TrackIt in conjunction with BuildIt permits real-time tracking of on-site third-party trucks and supplier deliveries. This gives parties the power of knowing where their assets are at all times.
Command Alkon’s BuildIt solution offers:
• Centralized information archive allows entire ecosystem to engage and interact with information.
• Brings material ticketing information to life by tracking materials entering a jobsite to streamline the real-time delivery process.
• Integrates the buying, receiving and accounting for materials to simplify the procure to pay process and speed reconciliation.
• Provides real-time visibility of material quantities and job expenses.
• Better asset utilization by knowing where trucks are at all times through TrackIt integration.
• Proactively provides customers with shipping status and expected delivery times for improved customer service.
“We have been told that paper tickets can cost purchasers up to $5.00 each to process for payment,” adds Cox. “BuildIt allows users to drastically reduce that cost. When a company processes hundreds to thousands of tickets in a month, these savings can be significant, adding to bottom line profits.”