Welcome Parker Hannifin Distributor!
Tribute, Inc. has enjoyed a long and well established relationship with Parker Hannifin to provide its distributors with the tools and support needed to facilitate communication, decrease transaction costs, and streamline their supply chain.
A provider of industrial distribution management software with over 30 years of experience in the hose, fluid power, fluid handling, power transmission, sealing, automation, motion control and related marketplace, Tribute offers a complete Windows SQL-based software package to address the toughest distribution and fabrication demands to bolster profits.
Tribute, Inc.'s partnership with Parker Hannifin provides time and money saving benefits to distributors and fabricators of Parker products by streamlining many processes like easier and faster generation of hose assemblies, quick and seamless transactions between Parker and distributor, and Parker Store counter features.
Parker Hannifin and Tribute, Inc. have worked together on the development of The Parker Tracking System™ (PTS), which is designed to help customers reduce vehicle or asset downtime through increases in the speed, timing and accuracy of necessary repairs. Using a Web-based application, PTS generates a unique identification code for each hose assembly which is printed on a durable barcode or RFID label. PTS labels are specifically engineered to withstand harsh chemicals, temperatures, UV exposure and other challenging conditions.
Bill Sayavich, Parker Hannifin Business Development Manager, talks about the advantages of the partnership between Tribute and Parker Hannifin. "It has been nearly a year since Parker and Tribute worked together to create a seamless interface between the Parker Tracking System (PTS) and The Tribute Software System. Since then, a number of distributors have jumped at the chance to use this new functionality. The Tribute interface has proven to be an amazing time saver for our distributors, and has helped speed counter productivity considerably. We're excited to be adding the TrulinX software to the order interface program as well, which will make the system available to even more of our distributors."
Tribute works closely with Parker Hannifin to help our software users meet vendor requirements and maximize discounts all while selling the product in the most efficient manner.
Alex Wheelock, president of Connector Specialists, a fluid power distributor based in Louisiana, finds the built-in Parker features helpful to his business. "Having had the opportunity to work with Parker's IT people at a pretty high level, it is clear that Parker recognizes that TrulinX brings significant value to the table for the Parker Channel. TrulinX's level of synergy with Parker's distributor programs far exceeds what other ERP providers are either willing or capable of developing. Whether it's price updating, rebate administration, hose assembly configurators, WarehouseTWO integration, or PTS, TrulinX has built their system well to address the needs of Parker and its distributors."
Specific advantages for Parker Hannifin distributors:
TrulinX automatically generates a sales report at the end of the month that contains the information required by Parker Hannifin, such as the sales of all Parker items, separated into regular sales and counter sales. Additionally, you're easily able to report component sales within complex bills-of-material per Parker requirements. Most importantly, it will eliminate the need to photocopy customer invoices, export data to Excel, or custom design a report. It is a standard option on our menu!
Automatic Calculation of Rebates
With TrulinX, your software automatically generates a rebate report at the end of the month that contains an invoice and rebate amount. And the same report calculates the total amount due - all done on one single setup screen with two fields, improving accuracy and saving you valuable time and money.
Automatic Price Updates and Inventory Database
TrulinX can load the entire Parker Inventory into your system, saving you significant time and money over entering it manually. And you can automatically upload Parker pricing updates into your system via the Internet or just by dropping the Parker CD into your server and entering an effective date.
Automatic Generation of Serial Numbers
This feature allows users to set up a standard template for serial numbers, consisting of an inner number which is incremented by 1, along with an optional prefix and/or suffix. The template is then connected to the appropriate product categories. Whenever an order is finalized for a hose assembly in one of these product categories, a new serial number will be automatically generated and printed to a label along with the pick ticket.
PHconnect and PHAST Integration
TrulinX allows you to easily generate a Purchase Order output file for the Parker Hannifin PHAST program, then transfer via FTP to the PHconnect web site for processing. It’s free - no EDI expenses!
While Parker has automated the task of managing your inventory at a customer site with their iZap offering, it still takes an automated distribution package, such as TrulinX, to allow you to get the maximum value. TrulinX notifies Parker regarding the inventory transfer, then creates a text file that is imported into the quote system for review. A sales order is then generated triggering replenishment of the parts.
Easily handle your walk in business with our counter sale module designed specifically with the Parker Store in mind. It allows for easy entry of items, kits, hose assemblies, and has a quick & easy checkout process that handles check, cash, credit cards or on-accounts, ending with a very attractive customer receipt and day-end transaction analysis. You can also separate your counter sales reports for Parker reporting requirements.
Automatic Parker Hose Assemblies
TrulinX software is designed so that you only need one format for an entire Parker Hose Series (i.e. Parker 43 Series). It walks customer service personnel through a step-by-step process generating assemblies quickly and easily. It even calculates the cut length and labor based upon the length of the hose and diameter of the fittings.
Hose Assembly Generator
TrulinX automatically generates Parker hose assemblies, calculates the price, cost, cut length, and labor calculation in less than three seconds.
Parker Mobile Trucks
TrulinX can help you manage mobile inventory, have complete visibility into mobile inventory from any company location, and prepare trucks each morning with a restocking pick ticket.
Parker Tracking System (PTS) and Strategic Pricing
Tribute, Inc. teams with Parker Hannifin to ensure our customers are integrated with the Parker Tracking System™ (PTS) and Strategic Pricing program. With TrulinX, you will be fully integrated with PTS and able to successfully extract appropriate data from Parker's pricing matrices and import returned data from Parker.
TrulinX is integrated with Parker's powerful new inventory-sharing network for its distributors, WarehouseTWO. WarehouseTWO provides a cost effective inventory-sharing tool that allows you to view your peers' inventory as an alternate source to fill your backorders and expedites. Integration with TrulinX allows you to retrieve inventory information as you enter your orders. This network encompasses Parker Hannifin’s Fluid Connector, Hydraulic & Instrumentation Groups.
Tribute is a member of your industry's trade associations including FPDA, ISD, GFA, NAHAD and NIBA. We partner with major manufacturers including Eaton Corp., Bosch Rexroth, Gates Corp., Garlock Sealing Technologies, Goodyear, Pall Corporation, Parker Hannifin and others.
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