July 30, 2021

How Datto Commerce Simplifies Procurement and Minimizes Supply Chain Disruption

By Adrian Luh

To say that the pandemic has been disruptive for businesses would be an understatement. Besides the shutdown of many businesses and an increasingly remote workforce, another major challenge has been the significant disruption to the supply chain across different industries as businesses closed down. Shutdowns have increased demand and lead times for products that enable workers to work from home, including notebooks and monitors — as well as products not normally sold, like noise-canceling headsets and cameras.

Your clients trust you to provide them with the technology solutions to keep their businesses running — but shortages and increased lead times have made it challenging and time-consuming to locate products that your clients need. Here are three ways Datto Commerce can make it faster for you to deliver the products they need.

A single, consolidated view across your entire supplier base

Datto Commerce is an intuitive and simple-to-use web-based platform with supplier data feeds, providing MSPs with a consolidated view of what is available across their entire supplier base. Datto Commerce saves time and reduces the need to go back and forth for information – its advanced parameter-based search filters down to the products that fit clients’ requirements and enables you to identify which suppliers have stock available.

Online storefront drives incremental product sales

More than a quoting platform, Datto Commerce offers the unique ability to drive incremental product revenue by enabling an online storefront for your clients to purchase technology products directly from you, 24/7–with no quoting required. Drive product sales and eliminate the time needed to create a quote by enabling clients to search for and purchase solutions at their convenience with upfront payment options.

Sell and procure at the point of need

Datto Commerce enables your staff – even technical staff – to immediately identify products and generate quotes while onsite with clients with its simple-to-use, device-responsive UI and automated pricing. The e-commerce capabilities of Datto Commerce can also be used internally by MSPs to create customer portals for staff to request products. Datto Commerce’s quotes can be quickly approved right from the client’s mobile device to speed up the approval process, reducing the likelihood that supplier stock will deplete during that time. Datto Commerce will automatically find an alternative supply at the best available price if the stock has depleted.

To learn more about how Datto Commerce simplifies the quoting and procurement process for MSPs and helps drive profitable product revenue, visit https://www.datto.com/products/commerce/.

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