Miele USA Goes Live with IBS Enterprise

From enabling a new appliance business model to improving distribution, IBS Enterprise software helps industry leaders expand market share, efficiency and bottom-line results.

Folsom, CA, January 17, 2012 – Miele has long been known as an innovator in appliances. Miele USA is now revolutionizing the appliance business model by warehousing, delivering and installing appliances using IBS Enterprise to expand its reach and efficiency through direct sellers.

Authorized Miele Direct Seller (AMDS) was launched to the public in 2011. The main goals of the AMDS program are to simplify the transaction process, compete with internet sales, and increase profitability and efficiency to allow the direct seller to focus on what they do best: selling.  Miele direct sellers further enhance their cash flow and profitability because the program eliminates their need to carry inventory – Miele warehouses, delivers, and installs the appliances. And because everything is tracked online, direct sellers have access to transaction information in order to follow up with customers post-installation and can also track sales goals and commissions.

Through its partnership with IBS, a team of dedicated professional services and global technology organization staff worked hand-in-hand with Miele from design through implementation and then GoLive.

What Miele says:
”The IBS Enterprise-driven AMDS program allows direct sellers to take advantage of Miele’s highly visible website and addresses the transparency of price, allowing them to leverage their sales skills to earn the client’s business more efficiently and profitably. IBS allowed us to equip our direct sellers with a smart, relevant business model to compete in this ever-evolving landscape. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
Nick Ord, President & CEO, Miele USA

What IBS says:
“For this implementation with Miele, IBS Professional Services created modifications that revolve around a payment servlet that is invoked at the end of the AMDS web ordering process. The payment servlet has the newly-created ability to process deposits, electronic check payments and multiple payments.”
Baxter Nairon, GM IBS Americas, EVP and Head of Corporate Strategy, IBS AB

About Miele
Founded in Germany in 1899 with a single promise of Immer Besser a phrase meaning Forever Better, Miele has dynamically grown to become the world’s largest family-owned and operated appliance company with more than 16,600 employees, 12 production facilities, representation in nearly 100 countries and annual turnover of €2.83bn, approximately $3.62 billion (2009/10). As a premium appliance brand represented on all continents, Miele is steadfastly committed to the highest quality, performance and environmental standards.  Miele’s range of exceptional consumer appliances includes: vacuum cleaners; laundry systems; rotary irons; dishwashers; built-in convection, speed and steam ovens; cooktops; ventilation hoods; refrigeration; wine storage and espresso/coffee systems. Additionally, Miele Professional (the commercial product division) offers dishwashers, washing machines, tumble dryers and rotary irons for commercial use as well as washer-disinfectors for medical, dental and laboratory applications. To enhance your experience and learn more about Miele, visit www.mieleusa.com, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mieleus, watch us on www.youtube.com/mieleus and follow us on Twitter @MieleUSA.

About IBS
Stockholm-based International Business Systems (IBS) is a leading global integrated ERP and supply chain provider. Thousands of customers in over 40 countries rely on IBS for world-class solutions to drive dramatic improvements in their operations. IBS operates Dynaman, an advanced warehouse management solution and Bookmaster, a leader in ERP technology for publishing.

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