Nexans Olex is one of Australia's largest manufacturers of electrical cables with more than 75 years of experience, servicing the Australian markets in the building & construction, infrastructure, energy resources, renewable energy and electricity supply industries. Nexans Olex selected Nimblex to create a Quotation Management Solution.
Nimblex Solution: Quotation Management (Custom)
Currently, Nexans Olex sourcing of cables is managed in Australia. Previously it was managed by two teams, one in Australia and one in China. They used MS Access as their database. Problems arose with synchronising the two instances when required, as they were dependant on multiple manual processes.
They were looking for Cloud-Based Database software which could be easily used by the two teams to manage their quotes more easily. Nexans Olex determined that there was a need for a specific Quote Management System to act as a repository, and to keep track of the RFQ's coming through with reporting and automated reminder capabilities. The database needed to be robust and suitable to maintain the data efficiently captured.
- The system facilitated the quotation process by Sales, creating a request for sourcing which is then taken up by the Sales team. Sales review the requirements check historical pricing and map the codes with their current SAP system (manually).
- The final output from the system is a quote using the group margin calculation which can be used by the sales team to deliver a final quote to Nexans Olex clients.
- A live dashboard provides instant visibility into the status of all current quotes, approvals, review stages along with some alerts and handy tabular reports with search options.
- Nexans Olex received a web-based quote management system which automates various processes, some incredibly complicated, involved with sourcing a request, comparing historical prices, preparing landing cost and finally turning out a quote using a group margin calculation.
- Nexans Olex team in China uses the system, along with the Australian team.
- A one-stop shop for managing all of Nexan Olex's enquiries, particularly made-to-order.
- Flexibility of Nimblex, allows Nexans Olex the ability to make changes internally to their system.