The top performing industrial distributors in the U.S. are getting closer to their customers to better understand their product and value-added service needs. They are leveraging advanced analytics to identify and prioritize cost reduction and revenue growth opportunities and are using the latest technologies.
As I talk with customers at our IFS industry councils and at other professional events, I find...
This year, customers will expect ERP solutions to provide them with improved integration between...
Webster Dictionary defines collaboration as: “Working with another person or group in order to achieve or do something.” In the business world everyone is required to collaborate and does - or do they?
The major changes in v6.0 involve the following new features and modules: Build Your Own Reports (BYOR) Add-On Module, 2-Way Quote to Order functionality, Workflow Manager, and a comprehensive API that will allow for 3rd party integration.
The Hitpoint Finance PLUS GL pack, now available to the market, empowers users to localize international finance systems with local standards and practice.
Epicor Eclipse now features Electronic Data Interchange 810 improvements, Small Project Job enhancements, and Lien Tracking improvements, as well as the ability to track customer-owned inventory, create central Purchase Orders “on the fly,” and automatically assign lot numbers and print lot labels.
Rootstock developed this suite of applications as a new service for distributors - whether they are a small operation with as few as ten users or a large organization with many distribution centers and hundreds of users.
Cowan, who brings extensive executive management experience in software and technology to Epicor, succeeds Pervez Qureshi, who is stepping down to pursue new opportunities. Qureshi will also be stepping down from his position as a director on the Epicor board of directors.
Infor recently announced that its distribution business unit has experienced more than 120 percent license growth since the close of Infor's 2010 fiscal year. Industrial Distribution had the opportunity to speak with Infor GM Andy Berry about the company’s growth and what the future holds.
“It’s probably the best business opportunity that we’ve ever been presented from any partner, including Microsoft,” CEO Vabulas says.
Kemp Electric wanted to find an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software which could be implemented quickly and cost-effectively but, most importantly, could reliably meet the intricate and unique needs of the electrical wholesale distribution industry.
Troy will lead operations and have responsibility for the Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), wholesale distribution and human capital management (HCM) business in the Americas.
When it comes to the customer experience, ERP is like the Rodney Dangerfield of the business application world: It gets no respect. And yet, newly published research indicates ERP systems can be a powerful enabler of customer experience initiatives that are so essential to support customer retention and product differentiation.
Distribution companies will see enhancements to delivery management through simplified movement of inventory between locations, pick corrections prior to pick list reports, new load building step for shipments, grouping of shipment packages to same distribution point, and greater control of output of pick lists.
This technology will help Microsoft accelerate its Microsoft Dynamics AX supply chain management roadmap with plans to make the functionality available to the broader Dynamics AX channel partner and customer community. The capabilities within WAX and TRAX can empower channel partners to focus on delivering packaged, end-to-end, vertical solutions to customers operating businesses in the manufacturing, distribution or retail industries.
Epicor ICE enables Eclipse users with enhanced levels of mobility, accessibility, and interactivity among business applications. As a connector and an application builder, Epicor ICE provides distributors with access to the latest technical capabilities while still taking advantage of the distribution functionality of Epicor Eclipse
Your CEO has decided (or has been persuaded) that enterprise software is "mission critical" for the organization to achieve its "vision" over the next five to ten years. Making this decision is the easy part, although deep down in your soul you know there will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth with the expenditure of millions of dollars to purchase, install and debug the software over several years of disruption during implementation.
Microsoft Dynamics GP manages every aspect of business, from order entry and procurement to sophisticated inventory and shipment management.
The acquisition positions SAP to deliver the next-generation e-commerce platform, with the choice of on-premise or cloud deployment, as enterprises around the world seek to optimize the customer experience for businesses and consumers across an ever - growing number of delivery channels, devices and touch points.
Built on top of Epicor Business Analyzer and designed exclusively for the Apple® iPad®, Epicor Mobile Business Analyzer is a business intelligence application that provides the critical information that executives and other decision makers require—available anytime, anywhere.
Epicor Prophet 21 continues to expand its global reach with the addition of country-specific functionality (CSF) for Mexico in this new release.
Through Infor Ming.le, users are able not only to talk about work issues, but to solve them directly in the application, which can lead to an increase in productivity.
The package, xWD extends xTuple ERP software's enterprise-class functionality for companies with sophisticated inventory control needs. Development enhancements were led by close collaboration with IMARK members.
Many members of the new management team left careers at larger, more established companies in order to join 3Gtms. Notably, several of these executives have previously worked with Weseley and saw a unique opportunity to be part of a group of key transportation management innovators and offer much-needed solutions in an underserved mid-market.
The latest update further extends the Dynamics AX functionality for: trade promotions management, deduction management, chargebacks, lost sales tracking, upsell/downsell/substitute functionality, quick order entry, left to qualify, protected/allocated inventory, and much more.
People have been predicting the demise of the small supply house for decades, yet they continue to thrive. In fact, the vast majority of distributors are small. According to U.S. Census figures the average industrial supply house has fifteen employees. That average has been the same for at least twenty years.
IBS operates Dynaman, an advanced warehouse management solution and Bookmaster, a leader in ERP technology for publishing. Doug Braun, the new CEO of IBS, came to the company from software provider RedPrairie in May of 2012. Industrial Distribution had a chance to speak with Doug on his new role and what he sees as the trends going forward in 2013 in the distribution software industry.
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