By Martin Kristiaman – CEO DecoNetwork
This week we were excited to announce the launch of DecoNetwork 7.
You can see an overview of DecoNetwork 7 capabilities at www.deconetwork.com/deconetwork7.
I would like to take a moment to share a glimpse of the backstage view.
In the last 30+ years of my work life in this Custom Decoration Industry, I have seen many aspects of this industry evolve – including production techniques, supply chain, processes, sales, marketing and the way this business is done. But one thing changed it all in a very big way – The Internet.
That is the reason, as a team, in 2006 we came together to create DecoNetwork with the objective of making internet & cloud technology work for our customer’s business. We started out with an exciting project to empower the consumer with Online Designer and eCommerce tools. This enabled our customers to self-serve, which was great, but soon we realized that it takes a holistic view of your day-to-day business to succeed in the evolving decoration industry.
The internet enables a new way of looking at your business, hence our quest to address the needs of your entire business, both online and offline. Our goal is to continue pursuing ways to make your business simpler to run, reduce costly errors, and help you grow your business in an increasingly competitive market.
In this complex industry, simplification is easier said than done, with the various components & processes like inks, colors, print heads, needles, fabric condition, etc. interacting in the process to personalize a wide range of products. Not to mention the communication traffic be it by phone, email, fax, paper, walk in customers! How do you manage increasing volume of smaller orders without crumbling under the load of confusion, all while trying to keep your business afloat and profitable?
DecoNetwork 7 offers a new set of plans that makes it even more affordable, yet caters for you to upgrade as your business needs grow. We make this available to you with no risky activation fee. We are committed to your success as you can join and discontinue easily. It is obviously our goal to be your business platform for the long term.
With DecoNetwork 7 we have deliberately focused on the toughest challenges faced by our clients in running their day-to-day business. Some of these features are truly breakthrough innovations that our team can be proud of, like Live Ordering from several leading catalog suppliers, Smart Select technology, predefined decoration areas, production dashboard with powerful yet simple drill downs to track your orders. However, beyond what you can see in DecoNetwork 7 there is much underlying technology we have invested in that will deliver benefits you will only see in future versions.
What is ahead? Well we cannot reveal too much but there are obvious areas that many of you have told us and we will seek your input through our open forums and focus groups.
We are a team of pioneers who love this industry and dedicated to creating solutions specifically for this industry. We thrive on your feedback.
You can be assured the best is yet to come!