Microsoft Dynamics – Navision ® Returns Management turns customer dissatisfaction into customer satisfaction.
Enables a rapid response to your customers’ concerns
Reduces the drain on your bottom line
Increases the efficiency of everyone involved in the returns process
Returns Management addresses a particularly important business concern: dissatisfied customers. These are customers who, for whatever reason, want to return a product. If the returns process is complex, slow, or inconvenient, customers’ dissatisfaction will only escalate—putting future business with them at risk. But a fast and easy merchandise return procedure can turn contact initiated by a dissatisfied customer into a business opportunity. Through your professional handling of the returns transaction, you secure the trust and loyalty of your customer, and enhance your business relationship even further.
Rapid Response to Customer Concerns
Customers do not want a complicated saga with merchandise return. They want their refund or merchandise exchange handled quickly, correctly, and proficiently. Returns Management streamlines and simplifies the tasks you perform, improving your efficiency and responsiveness to your customers’ queries and requests.
Returns Management is fully integrated, so data entry is a one-time task. The information contained in the system is real-time and continuously updated. So when a customer inquires about the status of a return in process, you can easily see what actions have been taken – for example, if a return has been concluded or a replacement shipment has been carried out.
Or, if a customer calls to have a replacement item shipped, it is easy to check whether that item is in stock. If the item is not available, you can inform the customer of the restocking date or give the customer a choice of alternatives. You provide immediate and complete answers to a customer’s phone inquiries — while the customer waits briefly on the line.
One employee, through one entry point in the system, can do all this. There is no waiting on other employees to perform tasks or provide information. Time is saved, the risk of documentation errors is reduced, and your response to customers is immediate and efficient.
Reduce the Drain on Your Bottom Line
You can optimize your cost recovery in the returns process by dealing with broken purchased items immediately. It is easy to look up who delivered any item and access the purchase invoice to see the price and purchase conditions.
Returning items to stock is also simplified in Returns Management. If the returned item is undamaged, you can put it back in inventory right away, and it is available for circulation immediately.
Increase the Efficiency of Everyone Involved in the Returns Process
From one entry point, a salesperson can initiate and overview an entire returns process using Returns Management. Automation of tasks within the normal workflow of registering a return helps you focus on handling exceptional cases rather than performing trivial or repetitive tasks.
For example, four separate documents are usually created to handle a return-to-vendor process. But with Returns Management, refunds from your vendor are quick and streamlined. The four documents are consolidated into a single, automated “Return to Vendor” document creation. The probability of error is thus reduced, while the efficiency of the registration is enhanced.
Additionally, the automation of tasks in Returns Management makes it easy to account for returns. You simply reverse costs, at the exact same cost the item was sold—and this keeps your inventory value accurate.
Returns Management also makes it easier to keep track of customers and returned items. You can easily and efficiently trace the customer who returned an item by the serial number or the reservation.
And you can handle the returns process in the way that suits you and the way you do business because the goods flow and the value flow are separated. You can deliver a replacement item before you invoice the sales return order, you can redraw broken items from stock — while item availability is updated immediately, and you can postpone the financial invoicing of the purchase credit memo. You can even invoice a purchase credit memo covering several purchase returns, making it possible to bundle more purchase returns into one shipment back to the vendor.With just one entry point and a nimble reversal of purchase logistics, Returns Management is fast and easy to learn. This means not only significant reduction of processing errors, but the added bonus of supporting and developing your ability to perform returns efficiently while you provide high quality service to your customers.