OrderWise 2016: The Year In Review

OrderWise logoAs we near the end of 2016, OrderWise takes a look back at yet another monumental year for the business. With over 445 new modules, features, reports and general enhancements added since January, OrderWise has showed no signs of slowing down.

Having already celebrated our 25th anniversary back in January and nearing the completion of our £1.3 Million company expansion, our substantial growth has certainly turned heads this year and led to OrderWise taking home the coveted titles of multiple awards. As we progressively move forward, our software has continued to improve with £1,000,000 put into development yearly and a commitment by us to keep our software cutting edge, and keep up with all the latest technological advances and industry innovations.

From introducing a modern and refreshing new design to countless valuable new features and developments for OrderWise 2016, everything has been specifically designed to improve existing functionality and help our customers to increase the accuracy, efficiency and productivity of all their daily business processes and warehouse operations. So, let us take a look back at some of the big additions that have been introduced to the software this year:

OWAndroid350pxInnovative New OrderWise For Android™ App

Possibly our most revolutionary development to OrderWise, the OrderWise for Android App has already seen multiple features introduced since its recent release. Available to existing customers on Google Play™, this comprehensive mobile software is built to keep users connected to their OrderWise data whilst on-the-move. Whether businesses are looking for staff to check prices, raise sales orders, view customer details or check recent activity when out on the road, the OrderWise App provides all the vital information and functionality today’s fast-paced businesses need.

This essential modern day tool has proven a huge success with the ability to use the application anywhere and at any time – the perfect partner for businesses using OrderWise whilst out on the road. The smart and intuitive App has paved way for the future with further exciting enhancements just around the corner.  Read More >>

fast warehouseThird Party Logistics Billing Module

Companies handling third party logistics understand the difficult balancing act of effectively managing stock, processing sales and spending time to deliver excellent customer service. Businesses controlling stock and fulfilling orders on behalf of their clients need to not only deliver quick turnaround and exceptional standards for their customers, but also the end consumer too.

This year, OrderWise introduced the solution to every businesses 3PL billing troubles with a brand new module, bringing all aspects of your third party logistics operation into one centralised system.

By introducing this 3PL Billing module we are now able to offer businesses a complete solution for their third party logistics management, enabling them to reap all the benefits of our Stock Control, Warehouse Management and Mobile WMS Devices, along with additional functionality that provides an accurate method of calculating customer charges based on stock handlings such as picking, packing, put away, freezing, delivery, storage and more.

Thanks to the introduction of this comprehensive new feature earlier this year, businesses providing third party logistics now have the perfect solution for managing their operations end-to-end, achieving effective management over their warehouse processes and accurate, automated handling of customer billing from within one single system. Read More >>

OrderWise Commerce Continues To Expand 

The introduction of the OrderWise Commerce Platform was without a doubt the biggest new addition to OrderWise in 2015, however the ongoing development of this online cart has seen some of the biggest enhancements to our end-to-end solution this year too. Since January, our team of Web Developers have been adding new functionality to the OrderWise Cart to further help businesses acquiring an all-in-one solution from OrderWise to provide an outstanding online shopping experience to all their customers and also guarantee that the management of website orders are kept accurate, simplified and streamlined on the back end as well.

This year we have already seen increased functionality with a comprehensive and automated price management feature, product size buying guide, exciting Click & Collect management tool and much more. As more users come to us requesting new features from the OrderWise Website Platform, businesses can expect to see even more new enhancements to the OrderWise Cart. For now, though, here are the best additions this year:

Automated Price Management & Full Invoice Visibility >> 

Purchase Management, Click & Collect, Custom Profiles & Free Shipping Notifications >>

Favourites List, Variant Grid & Buy Lists >>

Variant Documents, Faster Searching & Address Lookup Tool >>

Customer Currency Synchronisation For Easy Trading In Multiple Currencies >>

Customer ScanningLet Customers Scan As They Shop

As new technologies continue to evolve, OrderWise has strived to meet the demands of today’s consumers.  With the popularity of online shopping continuing to go in an upwards trajectory, offline businesses are constantly looking for new innovations that will enable them to compete and help lessen till queuing times and overall hasten the walk-in shopping experience.

Thanks to OrderWise’s monumental new addition to the already extensive range of functionality for sales order management, our exciting new Customer Scanning Facility has enabled businesses using OrderWise to now benefit from a comprehensive, innovative and flexible order processing solution that allows their customers to conveniently scan-while-they-shop when ordering in store. Conveniently, this functionality has the diversity to meet a number of different business requirements and is seamlessly integrated to the main OrderWise order processing system.

Since its introduction earlier this year, more and more businesses have been able to benefit from the flexibility of this new technology and have been able to capitalise on this new shopping method. By using OrderWise to offer this service effectively, users can ensure that sales are fully maximised and visitors to their walk-in sales environments always receive a first-class shopping experience. Read More >>

Lincolnshire Digital Awards 350pxAn Award-Winning Year

Hot on the heels of 2015’s Training Excellence Award, OrderWise kicked off the year by taking home the coveted title of ‘Digital Business of the Year’, a clear reflection of our 25 years’ dedicated experience. In total, well over £1,000,000 is committed each year into ongoing research, innovation, development and testing so that your software is constantly evolving to ensure that OrderWise is able to meet the ever-changing demands of today’s fast paced business environments.

Here at OrderWise, we know having family values at the centre of what we do is a source of our success, commitment and longevity and because of this, we continue to deservedly stand out from the crowd as a persistently successful business. This is perhaps why it’s no wonder our ambitious growth stood out from the crowd at this year’s Midlands Family Business awards ceremony – taking home the inaugural ‘People’s Choice’ Award which was made even more meaningful by being entirely voted for by the public. It’s great to see the faith our staff, family, friends and customers have shown in us. As well as this, OrderWise was also Highly Commended in the ‘Fastest Growing Family Business’ category and was named as a Finalist in the ‘Employer of the Year’ category in 2016; making the region’s top six.

This year’s success is cemented by our ever-growing awards list and accreditations. An outstanding 4 awards in just one year further establishes why OrderWise is one of the UK & Ireland’s leading suppliers of dedicated business management software and recommended by so many businesses nationwide. Read More >>

Optimistic Start For 2017New Starters Group 350px

2016 has been a substantially busy year for OrderWise, with more and more businesses turning to our state-of-the-art business management software, we have seen over 40 new members of staff join across the broad spectrum of expanding roles.

This record number of new starters ties in with the progressing development on our £1.3m building expansion to accommodate OrderWise’s rising growth. Expected to be completed in early 2017, the highly anticipated additional building will bring more room for in-house teaching, allowing even more OrderWise clients to feel the benefit of our award-winning Training team.

OrderWise getting to the stage it has is very much down to the Managing Director, David Hallam, and his family’s belief, dedication and hard work in delivering his vision. Back in 1991 David decided to write software out of his spare room, founding his own company to turn this endeavour into a living. 25 years later, his software is now helping close to 1,000 businesses to manage their daily processes and OrderWise employs over 150 staff across Lincolnshire. It is clear that OrderWise will be showing no signs of slowing for 2017.