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Football hero helps ArtificialGrass.com kick off industry event

An England football legend has helped ArtificialGrass.com greet visitors to its display at a major industry event held in Coventry. Former Leicester City and Liverpool star Emile Heskey joined forces with the leading artificial turf company for this year’s National Merchant Buying Society (NMBS) exhibition, which took place at the

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NMBS Choose Open ECX’s e-Invoicing Solution

Open ECX was called upon by NMBS, the most successful Buying Society in the UK for independent builders, plumbers, hardware and timber merchants, to help manage its current e-Invoicing processes. NMBS has over 600 suppliers and 280,000 invoices to process monthly; therefore the company needed an efficient solution to help

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BDC 319 : Aug 2024

NMBS

Football hero helps ArtificialGrass.com kick off industry event

An England football legend has helped ArtificialGrass.com greet visitors to its display at a major industry event held in Coventry. Former Leicester City and Liverpool star Emile Heskey joined forces with the leading artificial turf company for this year’s National Merchant Buying Society (NMBS) exhibition, which took place at the Ricoh Arena. The ex-striker was on hand to meet and greet, as well as sign footballs for NMBS members visiting ArtificialGrass.com’s stand. More than 280 exhibitors and 850 delegates came together for the annually-held trade show, which is the largest buying and selling event for independent builders, as well as timber, roofing, plumbing and heating merchants. Delegates were also given the chance to speak to the firm’s experienced team of grass experts, who offered their advice and tips on everything from how to install artificial grass to promoting new products in the range, as well as exclusive deals on the day. Andy Driver, Sales and Marketing Director for ArtificialGrass.com, said: “It was fantastic to join industry colleagues at the NMBS exhibition once again this year. “The event proved to be a huge success for us. We had lots of positive discussions and our team are excited to help grow the landscaping businesses for our merchant base. “Having Emile join us on our stand was a great honour and encouraged lots of people to come along and say hello for photographs and autographs. “ArtificialGrass.com has established itself as the go-to brand for the independent builders’ merchants, thanks to our ongoing investment in product development and our comprehensive service and training packages that we are able to offer.” For more information, go to www.artificialgrass.com or call 0843 224 7878. You can also follow ArtificialGrass.com on Linked In www.linkedin.com/company/artificialgrass and Facebook or Twitter @merchantgrass.

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NMBS Choose Open ECX’s e-Invoicing Solution

Open ECX was called upon by NMBS, the most successful Buying Society in the UK for independent builders, plumbers, hardware and timber merchants, to help manage its current e-Invoicing processes. NMBS has over 600 suppliers and 280,000 invoices to process monthly; therefore the company needed an efficient solution to help make complex, time-consuming processes more automated. The reasons behind the decision to choose Open ECX are explained by Andy Hextall, Commercial Director at NMBS: “We chose Open ECX as we were extremely impressed with its concepts. In order to save time and resources we needed to find a solution to guarantee performance efficiency and automation for the least amount of effort to our suppliers. This meant we had to get the maximum number of suppliers to make the change to e-Invoicing. This is where ECX’s unique PDF to XML service came in.” “We were extremely satisfied with the speedy supplier on-boarding process. With Open ECX’s assistance, the number of EDI transactions has dramatically increased, seeing a positive decrease in the amount of manual transactions. Open ECX has essentially become an extension of our back office, helping us operate more efficiently. In total, 94% of our transactions are now electronic and hopefully this will increase in time,” Andy continued. The business benefits brought by e-Invoicing include being time and cost-efficient, which expedites the payment process so payments can be made without complication and staff can focus on more strategic tasks, as well as minimizing costly paper waste and time-consuming manual invoicing. Moreover, Open ECX offers complete support and assurance during the eInvoicing on-boarding process, making the switch easy for both your business and your suppliers. NMBS also utilized Open ECX’s e-Ordering solution, which allows the company to send orders directly to suppliers, creating a whole new opportunity by allowing members access to new and existing suppliers via EDI ordering, providing a more efficient service and increasing the NMBS network for the better.

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