CBS has long been the de facto standard service management and billing solution for providers of managed services and print resellers. It remains a current product in Purpose Software’s portfolio of business software solutions and there are no plans to make it ‘end of life’.
With hundreds of successful implementations, CBS is proven to deliver significant benefits to organisations of every size. Purpose Software is committed to the ongoing development of this market-leading solution and continues to invest in building its support team to deliver the highest levels of service and support.
An easy way to deploy CBS
As an alternative to traditional methods of procurement, CBS is now available on a monthly subscription basis and can be installed without requiring any capital expenditure. Subscription users have access to all functional enhancements and new versions as they are released and, when the time comes to expand, our optional application modules can be added for just a small incremental cost. This consigns software obsolescence to the past and enhances your return on investment.
CBS continues to offer a comprehensive suite of functionality including:
Service Call Control
Comprehensive job management functionality including real-time monitoring of call status with automatic alerts and escalation processes to help resolve issues. CBS provides instant access to parts-tracking data, account status and warranty expiry dates as well as automatically sending emails to customers when service calls are logged, despatched or closed. It enables the delivery of the highest level of customer service.
Complete accounting functionality including sales, purchase and nominal ledgers, management accounting and cash book. CBS streamlines sales order processing with pro-forma invoices, consolidated invoicing and profitability reports by a flexible range of criteria including stock code and customer. CBS enhances the accuracy of the billing process and also integrates with commonly used accounting applications including Sage 50 and Sage 200.
Efficiently control stock levels across the business with a comprehensive range of stock management and reporting options. They include multi-warehouse stock control, machine stock database and engineer car stock with automatic generation of purchase orders to help maintain optimum stock levels and eliminate the incidence of duplicate orders. It also helps to comply with regulatory requirements for the disposal of electrical products and waste.
CBS provides efficient management of automated requests for toner or ink cartridge replacement showing stock levels of products suitable for each specific device to ensure that the correct items are despatched every time. It allows OEM or compatibles to be supplied and helps to optimise stocks by monitoring actual yield against manufacturer specifications and generates automatic alerts when high or low toner usage is detected.
Generates a comprehensive range of standard reports including service profitability, engineer performance, response time analysis and details of problem or under-utilised machines at different customer sites in order to effectively manage the attainment of individual customer SLAs. CBS also has a full ODBC capability allowing your data to be imported into Access, Excel, Word and Crystal Reports for further detailed analysis.
Meter reading functionality includes model-specific guidance to help customers take readings from their devices and eliminating the manual, time-consuming tasks associated with this process. CBS speeds up the billing process and offers a range of invoicing options including multi-meter, block, chargeable services, bulk-free, periodic and minimum billing.
To extend the functionality of this market-leading solution, Purpose Software has developed a range of additional modules that can be added on as required. They range from advanced meter reading and billing applications through to Goldmine integration, mobile data and enhanced business management reporting systems.