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Case Study: Conexiom Powers DGI Supply's ERP System

December 10, 2014 4:57 pm | by Conexiom | Articles | Comments

DGI's move to its current ERP solution resulted in reduced costs for order processing, improved order accuracy, and faster order processing times. Now DGI has plans to grow their enrolled customers by 150 percent.           

Transforming ERP Key For Distributors, Manufacturers Hoping To Keep Pace With Change

October 31, 2014 9:54 am | by Ranga Bodla, Industry Lead for Wholesale Distribution, NetSuite | Blogs | Comments

NetSuite's Ranga Bodla explains the importance of...

WinWholesale Launches Mobile App

September 8, 2014 9:58 am | by WinWholesale | News | Comments

The app gives customers the ability to perform...

Infor Bridges Operational Strategy Gap With Infor S&OP 10x

September 4, 2014 11:07 am | by Infor | News | Comments

Infor S&OP 10x helps customers achieve...

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Turtle & Hughes Boosts Business Efficiency With Infor Distribution SX.e

July 30, 2014 10:23 am | by Infor | Product Releases | Comments

Infor has announced that Turtle & Hughes, a leading distributor of electrical and industrial equipment, has successfully implemented Infor Distribution SX.e across its enterprise.           

Adopting or Upgrading an ERP System? Look Hard Before Leaping

June 11, 2014 9:24 am | by Tim Garcia, CEO, Apptricity Corp. | Blogs | Comments

Implementing a new ERP system or modernizing an existing one is among the most difficult things any company can do. The corporate landscape is littered with wrecked partnerships and costly litigation over failed ERP and other business application implementations.

Why Should You Invest In A Cloud ERP System?

April 10, 2014 9:58 am | by Pat Garrehy, Rootstock Software, Founder and CEO | Blogs | Comments

There have been a series of articles on this subject and the topic is covered in almost every software manufacturer’s PowerPoint presentation to a new prospect. The truth is that every company has a unique set of circumstances and will require its own way to justify a major project. In general, a good approach is to look at the investment from both a quantitative and qualitative perspective.

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Fuel Profitable Growth In Industrial Distribution

March 5, 2014 7:52 am | by Neetin Datar, Industry Marketing Leader, SAP America | Blogs | Comments

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.

What Does 3D Printing Mean For ERP?

February 20, 2014 12:20 pm | by Antony Bourne, Global Manufacturing Industry Director, IFS | Blogs | Comments

As I talk with customers at our IFS industry councils and at other professional events, I find many manufacturers and industrial organizations are already using 3D printing.                

Where Will ERP Go In 2014?

January 31, 2014 4:08 pm | by Ruth Raistrick, Head of Client Services, K3 Syspro | Blogs | Comments

This year, customers will expect ERP solutions to provide them with improved integration between technology and better collaboration between different departments, and ERP software will be able to respond.        

Winning With CRM: Successful Implementation

January 27, 2014 10:11 am | by Mark Dancer, President, Channelvation | Blogs | Comments

In his second article for Industrial Distribution about winning with CRM, Mark Dancer discusses how today’s CRM systems hold considerable promise for wholesaler-distributors, but success cannot be gained without well-planned execution and follow through.

Collaboration: A Game-Changing Move

January 7, 2014 12:34 pm | by Dominic Telaro (CFPIM, CIRM), Director of Industry Solutions, I.B.I.S., Inc. | Blogs | Comments

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?         

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Tour de Force CRM Releases Version 6.0

December 11, 2013 3:44 pm | by Tour de Froce CRM, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Fully Localized Infor SunSystems Solution Now Available in China

December 10, 2013 10:55 am | by Infor | Product Releases | Comments

The Hitpoint Finance PLUS GL pack, now available to the market, empowers users to localize international finance systems with local standards and practice.

Epicor Releases New Version Of Eclipse ERP For Wholesale Distributors

November 21, 2013 9:43 am | by Epicor Software Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

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 Introduces “The Distribution Suite” On Salesforce Platform

November 7, 2013 10:26 am | by Rootstock Software | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Joseph L. Cowan Appointed President & CEO Of Epicor Software

October 8, 2013 10:14 am | by Epicor Software Corporation | News | Comments

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.

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Success Comes In Many Shapes

August 28, 2013 2:44 pm | by Abbigail Kriebs, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

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.

I.B.I.S., Inc. Named Global Independent Software Vendor For ADS

August 19, 2013 4:39 pm | by I.B.I.S., Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

“It’s probably the best business opportunity that we’ve ever been presented from any partner, including Microsoft,” CEO Vabulas says.

Kemp Electric Choses xTuple ERP For Distribution Software

August 13, 2013 9:27 am | by xTuple | News | Comments

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.

Epicor Appoints Donna Troy EVP & GM For ERP Americas

August 6, 2013 11:50 am | by Epicor Software Corporation | News | Comments

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.           

Meeting The Customer Experience Imperative With ERP

July 23, 2013 9:42 am | by Erik Johnson, Vice-President, Technology & Strategy, Epicor Software Corp. | Blogs | Comments

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.

Infor Release Major M3 Update

July 9, 2013 5:02 pm | by Infor | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Microsoft To Acquire Blue Horseshoe Warehouse & Transportation Solutions

July 9, 2013 9:45 am | by Microsoft | News | Comments

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 Business Architecture Extended To Eclipse Wholesale Distribution ERP

July 2, 2013 2:59 pm | by Epicor Software Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

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

Selecting Enterprise Software: Why Strategic and Tactical Decisions Require Alignment

June 19, 2013 9:11 am | by Eric Clark, Chief Information Officer, FORTE Industries | Blogs | Comments

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 Provides Adaptable Solutions

June 13, 2013 1:20 pm | by LANAC Technology | Product Releases | Comments

Microsoft Dynamics GP manages every aspect of business, from order entry and procurement to sophisticated inventory and shipment management.

SAP To Acquire hybris, Will Expand eCommerce Platform

June 6, 2013 12:29 pm | by SAP | News | Comments

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.

Mobile Business Analyzer For Epicor Prophet 21

May 7, 2013 10:00 am | by Epicor Software Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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