Process Efficiency

Work smarter and more profitably throughout all areas of your business with these innovative services.

We can boost your efficiency in managing orders, monitoring project status and streamlining processes. Cape Electric has e-commerce capabilities that integrate with our customers’ procurement and accounting systems to give anytime, anywhere access to critical information.

Electronic Systems Integration (ESI/EDI/XML)

Cape Electric supports our customer’s eProcurement initiatives by interfacing with a variety of ERP systems, software providers and marketplaces. We support system-to-system integration. Cape Electric utilizes EDI, XML and other proprietary data formats to exchange business information and documents with our customers. Cape Electric’s dedicated eBusiness and Electronic Messaging teams will work through the various business issues including product identification, pricing and unit of measure differences to ensure that the solution put in place meets your specific business and IT needs. Because of our dedicated teams, we are able to work quickly to meet your implementation timelines, helping to ensure your project success. Cape Electric supports most business processes including the full quote-to-cash and purchase-to-pay processes. Overall, Cape Electric supports 21 transaction sets so you can be sure that we can work with you to automate many of your manual or paper-based supply chain processes.


  • Reduces total acquisition costs by improving operational efficiencies
  • Automates business transactions, allowing people to develop and enhance business relationships
  • Speeds up business cycles
  • Reduces or eliminates data entry errors
  • Promotes Just-In-Time ordering Reduces your processing costs

Evaluated Receipt Settlement (ERS)

Receiving and payable functions are among the most costly procurement processes. Cape Electric will support your efforts in paperless receiving and payables processing by providing the necessary information electronically and allowing you to eliminate invoices entirely. Cape Electric’s dedicated eBusiness group can work with you to develop a process that meets your specific business needs, whether that includes paperless receiving, paperless invoicing, two-way matching three-way matching or some other receiving/payables process.

Hot Key

Source products quickly. Cape Electric is linked electronically in real-time with many of our top manufacturers, allowing us to search both their inventories and ours to provide you with unsurpassed product sourcing. Come to Cape Electric and let us help you source those products you have a hard time finding.

  • Real-time connection to manufacturers’ systems
  • Check availability of product


Cape Electric customers can now choose to receive invoices as attachments to e-mail or receiving e-mail notifications of new invoices available for download. E-invoicing provides fast delivery of invoices, facilitates easy electronic filing and is eco-friendly. Electronic invoices can be stored in customers’ online document storage systems without the need for scanning. Electronic invoice files contain a single copy of each invoice, whereas paper invoices are printed in duplicate.

Participants will receive an e-mail welcoming them to the program when they are activated in the system. Customers may opt out of the program at any time by following a link on any of the e-mails they receive. Through the use of our centralized computer system, Cape Electric has the ability to consolidate all your individual invoices into a single invoice, summarizing all of your billing activity, which saves you time and money.

For more information about the Cape Electric Electronic Invoicing Advantage, contact your local branch financial manager.

Punch Out & Catalog Syndication

Use your procurement system to connect to CES OE Touch and access the products you need to add to your requisition list. Selection of products can be done using search, a favorites list or by entering them in the Quick Order feature. You can review your price and availability for items and get in-depth product information if needed. You can access all of the CES OE Touch features or you can restrict access based on your company preferences. We can also provide an electronic file of catalog items to customers who utilize their own procurement systems but do not have the ability to punch out to  CES OE Touch.



We understand how busy you are. That’s why Cape Electric gives you the accurate, up-to-date information you need to stay on top of your construction projects. You’ll save time and money because you’ll know the status of any job, anytime, anywhere. You’ll eliminate waiting for materials that short-shipped or didn’t ship at all. And you won’t spend hours on the phone tracking down missing items. The following are a small sampling of reports Cape Electric can provide.

Project Status Reports

With our Cape Electric Project Status Report, you can rest assured that shipments of all parts are tracked and reported. Get up-to-date project information fast. The Project Status Report shows:

  • Quantity ordered
  • Quantity billed
  • Release dates
  • Ship dates
  • Invoice dates

Project Order Management Reporting

Cape Electric can offer a focused team that tracks submittals, acknowledgements, shipments and billing.

  • Provides information for short-term scheduling
  • Assists with planning
  • Can increase accuracy of committed dollars
  • Web-based, electronic and hard copy

Proof of Delivery Reports

Cape Electric can provide a daily recap of deliveries.

  • Proof of delivery for a job or customer
  • Can reduce time spent looking for material that may not be on jobsite
  • Allows billing and shipping reconciliation
  • Allows timely billing and payment

Materials Usage Reports

Cape Electric can provide reports showing all day-to-day materials used.

  • Organized by cost center, location or project
  • Provide detailed project usage for accurate accounting
  • Help manage material investment
  • Easier to reconcile invoices

Summary Billing

Cape Electric can provide a summary of all customer invoices in a single report.

  • Financial cost savings
  • Consolidated invoicing on one form
  • Ability to sort invoices by P.O. number or invoice number
  • Reduces paper Reduces payables, processing costs, e.g. checks issued
  • Can be issued daily, weekly, semi-monthly or monthly based on customer needs

Management Reports

Cape Electric’s computer capabilities enable us to track our performance for accuracy, on-time delivery, fill-rate, returned goods, special contract compliance and more. We can provide standard reports showing your purchases grouped by part number, manufacturer or product categories at your individual locations. National summary reports are also available, and Cape Electric can develop customized reports as required.

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