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The Benefits of TrulinX for Parker Hannifin Distributors

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 36 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 (TrulinX) to address the toughest distribution and fabrication demands.

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. Click here for a handy overview flyer.

Parker Hannifin and Tribute, Inc. 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.

With TrulinX, you will be able to track eligible hose assemblies, print out PTS barcode labels with the unique ID number, and send information to Parker-Hannifin when one of these assemblies is sold.

Bill Sayavich, Parker Hannifin Business Development Manager, on the advantages of the partnership between Tribute and Parker Hannifin.

"Parker and Tribute worked together to create a seamless interface between the Parker Tracking System (PTS) and Tribute's software systems. Since then, a number of distributors have jumped at the chance to use this new functionality. The TrulinX and Tribute interfaces have proven to be an amazing time saver for our distributors, and has helped speed counter productivity considerably."

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.

Specific advantages for Parker Hannifin distributors:

Sales Reporting

TrulinX  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 export data to Excel or custom design a report. It is a standard option on our menu!

Calculation of Rebates

With TrulinX, your software generates a rebate report at the end of the month that contains an invoice, Rebate Code and rebate amount. And the same report calculates the total amount due - all done on one single setup screen with two fields, improving accuracy & saving valuable time and money.

Easily Handle Price Updates and Item Uploading

TrulinX can easily upload catalogs and new Parker Inventory and update your Parker pricing, saving significant time and money over doing it manually. And you can do it prior to the price change and enter an effective date.

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!

Parker Stores

Easily handle your walk-in business with our counter module designed specifically with Parker Stores in mind. It allows for easy and quick entry of items, kits, and hose assemblies at the counter. A swift check-out process handles checks, cash, credit cards or on-accounts and ends up with a very attractive customer receipt and day-end transaction analysis. 

Streamlined Entry of 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. TrulinX even calculates the cut length and labor based upon the length of the hose and diameter of the fittings. Entering hose assemblies at the counter is easily and quickly done, ensuring your customers don’t have to wait.

EDI Integration 

TrulinX allows you to easily import inbound EDI invoices (810 transactions) and get PO Acknowledgements (855) from Parker. This can be helpful for credit card vendors for whom many charges are contained on a single invoice.

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.

DistraNet & WarehouseTWO Integration

TrulinX is integrated with Parker's powerful inventory-sharing networks for its distributors, DistraNet and WarehouseTWO. DistraNet is a tightly integrated hub for sharing inventory and servicing national integrated supply contracts for its members, all Parker distributors. 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, NFPA and NIBA. We partner with major manufacturers including Eaton Corp., Bosch Rexroth, Gates Corp., Garlock Sealing Technologies, Goodyear, Pall Corporation, Parker Hannifin, Sun Hydraulics, and others.

Check out how Tribute customers utilize TrulinX to successfully run their organizations in our video testimonials.

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