For more than a decade, Contemporary Marketing (CMG)—one of the leading suppliers of take-home flooring samples in the retail flooring industry—has relied on DiCentral’s EDI solutions to increase operational efficiency. CMG, which works primarily with Home Depot and HomeDepot.com, provides hard surface samples, soft surface samples and various displays for nearly 2,000 stores in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands. For CMG, DiCentral integrates orders in their ERP systems, sends electronically transmits advanced shipping notices (ASNs) with tracking information, electronically sends invoices, and delivers the payment file to close out the invoices.
“They do countless transactions for us behind the scenes,” said Drew Walton, an IT specialist at CMG. “If we had to do it manually ourselves, we’d have to dedicate an entire department to it.”
Contemporary Marketing currently warehouses and distributes over 5,000 individual items to almost 2,000 separate ship-to locations. All orders are received via DiCentral’s EDI solutions and are processed within 48 hours of receipt of order. Special requests can be shipped within 24 hours. CMG chose DiCentral to save time and money, but they especially appreciate DiCentral’s outstanding customer support.
“Everything is automated and seamless, so we don’t really have to touch it,” Walton said. “Plus, they’ve built great relationships with us over the years. It’s nice to have a personal touch with people who are familiar with our environment.”
CMG leverages DiCentral’s EDI integrated suite for SAP. The SAP add-on allows reporting as well as manual importing and exporting, as required. As CMG continues to grow in its industry, more products and services will be identified and implemented. Their continued goal is to be the most innovative company in all aspects of the sampling business.
“Contemporary Marketing is a great success story bursting with creativity, a commitment to product quality and a devotion to operational efficiency,” said Thuy Mai, DiCentral CEO. “We’re delighted to see that DiCentral plays a role in helping to realize CMG’s admirable goal to be the best in their industry.”
For more information about Contemporary Marketing (CMG), visit www.contempgroup.com.
Founded in 2000, DiCentral is a leading global provider of B2Bi managed services. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, DiCentral has 11 offices worldwide supporting customers in more than 35 countries. DiCentral’s services and solutions are singularly focused on B2B integration and are used by many Fortune 1000 companies, processing over $200 billion in transactions for over 30,000 organizations worldwide. The company’s vertical expertise transcends through the automotive, retail, distribution, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, healthcare, energy and financial services. DiCentral provides turn-key cloud-based B2Bi managed services, which allows organizations to connect and exchange critical business documents with their trading community. The core components of the managed services offering include ERP integration, secure B2B communications, data transformation, business rule analytics, inventory management and trading partner community management. The company develops and markets a complementary suite of supply chain applications. Visit www.dicentral.com.