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Epicor Acquires Shipping Solutions Business From Insite Software

February 19, 2015 12:38 pm | by Epicor | News | Comments

The InsiteShip and InsiteManifest integrated shipping and fulfillment software solutions strengthen Epicor's supply chain capabilities and cloud ERP strategy.

Are You A Hack Waiting To Happen? Your Boss Wants To Know

February 12, 2015 12:34 pm | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A growing number of companies, including Twitter Inc., are giving their workers' a pop quiz,...

What Makes 'Omni-Channel' Work?

February 11, 2015 1:13 pm | by Kodak Alaris | Articles | Comments

A study shows customers are using up to nine different communication channels to contact...

E2open Bought By Private Equity Firm For $273M

February 5, 2015 10:03 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Insight Venture Partners will pay a 41 percent premium over E2open's Wednesday closing stock,...

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Amazon Warehouse Robots In Action

February 3, 2015 1:00 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Inside this Amazon warehouse in Coppell, Texas, an army of robots work to keep up with customer demands, having to cover an area longer than 60 football fields.                         

Amazon Introduces Business Email Service

January 29, 2015 4:02 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

For $4 per inbox, users can use WorkMail to power their existing email service, such as Outlook.                                            

The Benefits Of Automating ERP

January 13, 2015 10:56 am | by Alyssa Kadansky, Metafile Information Systems | Articles | Comments

Heaps of paperwork can prevent business processes from operating efficiently, whereas research has shown productivity gains of as much as 82 percent in companies that automate their ERP solution. Here's why you should.       

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NLRB Ruling Gives Unions Advantage In Email Organizing

December 23, 2014 1:21 pm | by National Association of Wholesale Distributors | News | Comments

The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that employers could not prohibit employees from using their company’s email to communicate and engage in union organizing on their own time.              

United Stationers And ECi Extend Collaboration Agreement

December 19, 2014 9:50 am | by United Stationers | News | Comments

The agreement sets in motion extended integration of United's digital services into a number of ECi's e-commerce platforms, providing resellers access to e-commerce tools both now and into the future.               

United Stationers Announces Sale Of MBS Dev

December 17, 2014 1:26 pm | by United Stationers | News | Comments

United Stationers said MBS Dev, a software solutions subsidiary, will be advanced to meet the specialized needs of distribution industries.                               

Atheer Labs Bringing Augmented Reality To Industrial Workplaces

December 5, 2014 3:40 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Thanks to companies like Atheer Labs, augmented reality is no longer a thing of science fiction and cinema. It’s being used right now, and Atheer wants to bring the technology to the industrial workplace sooner than you’d think.     

Infor New Release To Facilitate Growth For Small To Mid-Sized Distributors

December 3, 2014 5:02 pm | by Infor | Product Releases | Comments

While the solution is designed with small to medium-sized businesses in mind, it can be successfully utilized to help promote growth for distributors of all dimensions.

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Meet Amazon’s New Robot Army

December 3, 2014 12:40 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Amazon Senior Vice President Worldwide Operations Dave Clark discusses the company’s army of Kiva robots that help box and ship products.                                 

Research Finds 3D Printing Market Will Increase Ten-Fold To $8B By 2025

December 2, 2014 12:56 pm | by IDTechEx Research | News | Comments

Gone are the days of 3D printing being synonymous with rapid prototyping. The days of additive manufacturing are here.                                     

Findadistributor.com Connects Industrial Equipment Users And Providers

December 2, 2014 9:27 am | by Findadistributor.com | News | Comments

The new website offers an online directory of distributors and dealers selling material handling, supply chain and logistics equipment, products, and services.                          

Employers, Employees & Social Media – The NLRB Weighs In

November 19, 2014 4:58 pm | by Fred Mendelsohn, Partner at Burke, Warren, Mackay & Serritella, P.C. in Chicago | Articles | Comments

When is an employer crossing the line into an actionable violation of employee rights? Similarly, what are the limits on protected employee behavior?                             

Amazon Web Services Announces The EC2 Container Service

November 14, 2014 11:51 am | by Amazon.com | News | Comments

With the EC2 Container Service, customers can start, stop, and manage thousands of containers in seconds.                                         

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Border States Electric Launches New B2B eCommerce Site

November 11, 2014 10:31 am | by Insite Software | News | Comments

The eighth-largest independent electrical distributor in the United States embraces the digital marketplace to provide its customers a more productive online shopping experience.            

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 ensuring an organization's business processes match those of the supporting IT system, of leveraging the best practices for each vertical industry, and knowing what to look for in your ERP partner.

Google Aims To Revamp Email

October 24, 2014 4:36 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Engineers at Google believe email is outdated and has not evolved to reflect our changing needs. Now Google is trying to make email more efficient with a new app called "Inbox."                     

Atlas Products Supplier Collaboration Chosen By Office Depot

October 15, 2014 10:44 am | by HighJump Software | News | Comments

The Atlas supplier enablement network provides Office Depot with an electronic platform for collaboration and commerce with over 4,000 suppliers of goods-for-resale products.                     

Exact Online Mobile App Now Available

October 15, 2014 9:34 am | by Exact | News | Comments

Designed specifically for small business manufacturing and wholesale distribution, Exact Online software streamlines tasks such as production, inventory management, and CRM.                   

Gartner Identifies The Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2015

October 9, 2014 12:38 pm | by Gartner | News | Comments

The top trends for 2015 cover three themes: the merging of the real and virtual worlds, the advent of intelligence everywhere, and the technology impact of the digital business shift.                   

Hacking A Big Danger For Small Businesses

October 9, 2014 11:04 am | by Joynce M. Rosenberg, AP Business Writer | Articles | Comments

It's not just big businesses like JPMorgan Chase, Target and Home Depot that get hacked. Small companies suffer from intrusions into their computer systems, too.                         

Circle Distributing Chooses Epicor Vision Automotive Aftermarket Parts Distribution Software

October 7, 2014 9:49 am | by Epicor | News | Comments

Circle Distributing has operated its warehouse and three stores using Epicor Prism™ software since 2000.                                         

Crescent Parts Grows, Achieves Time And Cost Savings With Tech Upgrade

September 29, 2014 10:22 am | by Crescent Parts & Equipment | Articles | Comments

Upgrading CPE's enterprise resource planning solution has played an instrumental role in its success by eliminating manual processes and enabling connectivity between locations and users.                  

11 Ways To Keep Data Safe When Traveling Overseas

September 19, 2014 1:16 pm | by Jeff Multz | Articles | Comments

Thieves in many countries are known for stealing data at rest in hotel rooms and safes, and en route to a destination.                                     

10 Low-Tech Ideas To Protect High-Tech Secrets

September 10, 2014 2:27 pm | by Craig McCrohon, Partner at Burke, Warren, Mackay & Serritella, P.C., in Chicago | Articles | Comments

A few practical low-tech steps can significantly improve the chances of distributors protecting their business secrets or other valuable confidential information.                         

Home Depot Confirms Breach In U.S., Canada Stores

September 9, 2014 9:12 am | by Marley Jay, Associated Press | News | Comments

The news comes nearly a week after a website that focuses on cybersecurity reported a possible hack of Home Depot's data.                                     

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