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Mets Gear & Supply — The Leading Cross-Continent Distributor of Gears & Tools

Contact: Casey Stengel, President
Yogi Berra, Treasurer
Applications: Sales Order Processing
Rental Order Processing
Purchasing
Inventory Control
Sales Analysis
A/R, A/P, G/L
Requirements: Mets Gear needed a system that could facilitate not only its `sales' business but also its `rental' business. The modus operandi is that tools rented out get invoiced at the full (sale) price and, when they are returned, a credit is issued for the difference between the (sale) price and the rental fee, with possible adjustments for such things as extra time, excessive use, sharpening, etc. The complications introduced with the multiplicity of payment terms (including COD for full amount or partial) and with the price of a tool decreasing with each usage were substantial.
Mets Gear had to find just the right balance in terms of which products to stock and which not to stock, as getting an order so often depended upon having stock on hand and available. In addition, it was crucial to be able to quickly and effectively help customers determine exactly what tool gear or tool was the appropriate one for their needs.
Solution: The Cherniak Software packaged PowerDRIVE suite provided the vast majority of the solution. In fact, the comprehensive functionality offered by PowerTRADE was the main reason why PowerTRADE was chosen. Another was the ability of Cherniak Software to address the complex `rental order' requirements.

With some extensions and enhancements to the PowerDRIVE suite, Cherniak Software responded to all Mets Gear's requirements. The complex rental fee and deposit structure were fully addressed as were the intricacies of the sales analysis with the ramifications of rentals being converted into sales and vice versa.

The move to the new system was streamlined with the help of an automatic data conversion.
Result: The system is functioning well, allowing the business to grow in revenue and in profitability, based on the greater sophistication of information within the system.
Last Updated: March 24, 2017