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A family-owned auction company, based in Cheshire, with over 40 years of specialist knowledge in the construction industry. The business delivers unreserved auctions of Heavy Plant, Machinery, Agricultural, Construction Equipment and Vehicles.
Scaling their business and using technology to keep pace with a digital market, meet consumer expectations with a fast, efficient and enjoyable experience and real-time data visibility to deliver more profitable auctions.
Microsoft D365 Business Central – provides the scalable functionality your growing business needs to manage all of its business processes.
Evo-auction – designed to provide a seamless and cost effective, front and back end content management integration for auction houses. An integrated software platform combining the power of evo-auction and Auction Marketer.
The solution has empowered their business and processes. The fully integrated processes takes care of end-to-end auction activities, delivering speed, efficiency and profitability through the heart of operations at Williams Auctions.
Williams Auctions had a clear vision for this project – to explore how technology could:
Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly NAV) provides businesses with a powerful yet cost-effective solution that can be tailored for day-to-day tasks.
This ERP providing the scalable functionality for Williams Auctions’ growing business needs to manage all of its business processes including:
Everything a successful auction house needs in one package. Evo-auction is designed to provide a seamless and cost effective, front and back end content management integration for auction houses.
Reducing errors, speeding up processes and providing full reporting of live auctions with full integration, evo-auction creates a truly unrivalled user experience.
Based on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central accounts package this auction software integrates all the standard award winning accounting features to meet the requirements of auction houses.
The Williams Auction team now have valuable information available at their fingertips before an auction is ‘Live’
Essential statistics are readily available, such as:
This allows the team to quickly identify any lots that require updating to show images, catalogue description and estimates and make any necessary changes easily.
Maximising visibility of lot images.
Detailed photos of vehicles and machinery are taken as they arrive in our yard ahead of an auction. The lot images are automatically uploaded to our website, making this all-important content quickly available to potential bidders.
Process automation has allowed the Williams Auction team to see first-hand auction progress in real-time, providing them with full transparency across the business during the auction.
With access to stats on:
This allows the team to quickly build a picture of performance of the day’s auction.
Invoices are processed at a ‘click of a button’, delivering sales invoices to clients, for items won, at the end of the auction day.
This not only saves a significant amount of time compared to a manual process, the streamlined invoicing and easy payment process also helps with prompt faster payments and builds strong relationships with clients.
Simplified VAT Reporting
The finance package in evo-auction revolutionised the processes in VAT reporting with submission of our VAT return being done directly through the new system, saving time and eliminating the margin for possible error.
In partnership with Auction Marketer, BCN is proud to have a wealth of experience built on years of working with businesses, like Williams Auctions, to provide a range of outstanding consultancy, implementation, customisation, support and training solutions and services aligned with business technology requirements.
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