What is automated cross referencing?
Cross referencing automatically involves using software to match data from two or more sources, this is explained in the blog ‘Automate cross referencing to speed up product data matching’. But as an example, a company may receive a customer request that includes a list of products they are interested in. The company can use automated cross referencing software to match these products with their own catalogue and determine if they have these products, if they are in stock and if they can offer alternatives with better margins. When this is be done quickly and efficiently a lot of time and resources are saved compared to manually searching for each product.
Cross referencing in bulk involves matching large amounts of data at once. For example, a company may receive a tender that includes a long list of products. The company can use cross referencing in bulk to quickly match the products in the tender with their own catalogue and determine if they have the products in stock. This can be especially useful for businesses that deal with large customers and therefore large volumes of data on a regular basis.