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Marcrist chooses TrueCommerce’s EDI Managed Service

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Press Release

Coventry & Manchester UK. (11th August 2016)--- TrueCommerce, a global provider of EDI solutions, is pleased to announce that Marcrist, a European wide manufacturer of building tools has chosen TrueCommerce to deliver a fully outsourced Managed Service for its EDI requirements.

Marcrist had been using an on premise EDI solution to send electronic invoices to its main customers, however when the contract was up for renewal the company made the decision to look for a more long-term, cost effective solution.

“In order to renew with our old EDI provider not only would we have had to pay for the annual renewal but they also wanted to charge us for the upgrade itself and for the labour required to install the new upgrade. On-top of this was the cost of upgrading our server as it did not support the new version of EDI software.” said Simon Johnson, IT Manager, Marcrist International. “It was at this stage that we decided to look for an outsourced EDI provider.”

One of Marcrist’s main trading partners used TrueCommerce for its EDI requirements which led to Marcrist contacting TrueCommerce.

“I was surprised to learn that not only could TrueCommerce deliver a fully managed and hosted solution, which would mean no more on premise software or hardware compatibility issues, but the annual cost was a fraction of what we’d been paying.” said Simon Johnson, IT Manager, Marcrist International.

As a company with limited internal IT resource Marcrist will benefit from TrueCommerce’s managed service delivery model. Any issues related to EDI are taken care of by TrueCommerce’s managed service team, freeing up valuable internal resource.

“We are delighted that Marcrist have chosen TrueCommerce as its EDI provider.” said Michael Latimer, VP Sales and Marketing, TrueCommerce Europe. “Marcrist are amongst a large number of companies that are recognising the increased efficiencies and cost savings that are possible by moving to an outsourced fully managed solution.”

A further benefit of TrueCommerce’s Managed Service is its ability to scale, something which is particularly important for companies such as Marcrist who have plans to add new trading partners in the future. TrueCommerce’s managed service team look after the on-boarding of new partners and the costs of doing so are fixed and transparent, which wasn’t the case with Marcrist’s previous provider.


About TrueCommerce Europe

TrueCommerce in Europe is the brand name that brings together three market leading EDI vendors in Europe: Wesupply, Atlas Products and HighJump B2Bi. TrueCommerce Europe delivers the next generation of EDI and e-Invoicing managed service to companies large and small looking to improve efficiency and reduce cost. TrueCommerce Europe is part of the global TrueCommerce and HighJump business serving 15,000 customers with almost 800 staff deployed.


About Marcrist
Since our formation in 1979 we have single-mindedly followed one ambition: Innovation and technology leadership in diamond tools; cutting, grinding and drilling. Tools that live up to our reputation: Better than the best of the rest!

We support our tools with services and guarantees that set the standard within the diamond industry. We trust in our products and their performance, we would like you do the same, that’s why we offer the outstanding Marcrist Brand Guarantee: Test any Marcrist products for 30 days, put them through the toughest tasks. If you are not totally satisfied with our products, you get your money back!

Our aim is that once you have used Marcrist you will always use Marcrist because you have experienced the difference.