Trade Service Co., San Diego, Calif., and epaCUBE,
a provider of product data quality and gross profit optimization solutions, announced a joint venture to offer Margin Optimizer, a “cloud-based” margin optimization solution. Trade Service will offer epaCUBE's Gross Margin Modeling solution on a subscription basis as part of its eDataFlex family of product and pricing services. Trade Service's Margin Optimizer, powered by epaCUBE, offers distributors the ability to forecast and clearly see the future impact of supplier cost changes from their eDataFlex price load on gross margin.
“Offering tools like Margin Optimizer is a natural extension of our product and price updating services and is yet another way we can focus on making distributors more efficient and more profitable,” said Tony Dubreville, President and CEO at Trade Service. Dubreville adds, “It is also reflective of our continuing commitment to provide high quality services and profit-enhancing productivity tools to our valued customers.”