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Accellos Announces Integration Between Prophecy Dispatch & MacroPoint

April 22, 2014 3:54 pm | by Accellos | Product Releases | Comments

The integrated solution provides Transportation Brokers with a way to automatically track loads including arrival, departure from stops, and GPS position updates.

Q&A: Unleashing Your Future With A B2B E-commerce Strategy

April 21, 2014 12:50 pm | by Abbigail Kriebs, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Creating and implementing an e-commerce strategy is a hot topic with distributors. Today we’re...

Handheld Strengthens Its U.S. Sales Department, Renews Focus On Developing Partner Networks

April 18, 2014 9:59 am | by The Handheld Group | News | Comments

As Handheld US’s vertical sales manager, Jeff Watkin will be responsible for building and...

IndustryHuddle Gains 10,000 Users, Enhances Job Search Features

April 18, 2014 9:55 am | by Industry Huddle | News | Comments

Online resources, cost savings promotions, and the “Huddle Savings” program also enable...

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Connecting Constant Contact To Dynamics CRM

April 16, 2014 5:07 pm | by InfoGrow | Product Releases | Comments

CRM2Emails offers organizations that use Microsoft Dynamics CRM the opportunity to have seamless Email Marketing capabilities, says the company.

Trip Management Solutions For Private Fleets

April 16, 2014 10:00 am | by XRS Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The TRP service will help fleets manage the productivity and efficiency of their equipment and drivers within a single, comprehensive application, monitoring trips and routes with “planned vs. actual” reporting and real-time insight, says the company.

Gates Corporation Launches New Corporate Website for North America

April 11, 2014 10:15 am | by Gates Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Designed with OEM, MRO, and distributor audiences in mind, the state-of-the-art Gates.com offers easier access to hose and belt products, tips, and resources for an improved user experience, says the company.

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GTKonnect Software To Assist Companies Comply With SEC Conflict Minerals Rule

April 10, 2014 10:36 am | by GTKonnect | News | Comments

GTKonnect’s new Conflict Minerals Module will help companies simplify the process for analyzing the origin of minerals – such as tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold (or “3TG”) – used in their products and report if they have originated in “conflict” countries, says the company.

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.

United Stationers Report Illustrates Online Preference Among End-Users

April 1, 2014 4:30 pm | by United Stationers | News | Comments

United Stationers has released a new white paper, "Leader Of The Pack: Digital Replaces Full-line Catalog," revealing the printed full-line catalog traditionally distributed by resellers is losing its luster as digital marketing efforts grow in popularity.

Accellos Continues Building Momentum Among NetSuite Customers

March 28, 2014 4:26 pm | by Accello | News | Comments

The SuiteApp, built using NetSuite’s SuiteCloud Computing Platform, combines radio frequency, barcode technology, and a robust Internet-based architecture to deliver a powerful, scalable, flexible real-time warehouse management system to enable Wholesale Distributors, ecommerce retailers and 3PL Providers to increase accuracy, throughput, and visibility into their inventory and warehouse operations.

SAP to Acquire Fieldglass, Provider Of Contingent Workforce Management

March 26, 2014 10:18 am | by SAP | News | Comments

Combined with the collaborative, network-based procurement capabilities of Ariba and the human resources expertise of SuccessFactors, the acquisition positions SAP to deliver a platform for businesses to manage their entire workforce from initial recruiting and on-boarding to ongoing development, performance management, retention and retirement.

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Infor 10.0 Incorporates Social Capabilities To Core ERP

March 25, 2014 9:50 am | by Infor | Product Releases | Comments

The release provides deep distribution functionality and substantial enhancements to user experience, business intelligence enablement, and connectivity to best in class solutions, says the company.

Technology Helps Improve Communication Between Manufacturers & Distributors - And Can Boost Sales

March 22, 2014 8:54 am | by Justin Johnson, Co-Founder & CEO of LeadMethod | Blogs | Comments

Manufacturers need to be able to clearly visualize and understand what is happening to the leads they send to distributors. Meanwhile, distributors need an easy way to communicate with manufacturers that integrates seamlessly with their normal business process.

Eliminating The "Fat Stacks" Of Brochures

March 17, 2014 12:16 pm | by Red Funnel Consulting | Product Releases | Comments

Used in conjunction with their CloudStax web-based content management system, FatStax 2.3 for iPad gives marketers and product managers a single secure point of access to deliver updated sales enablement collateral to sales teams across the world.

Exact Online Launches QuickBooks Application

March 14, 2014 11:07 am | by Exact Online | News | Comments

This represents the completion of a rigorous technical, security and market review of the seamless integration between Exact Online and QuickBooks. Exact’s application is now available for download through QuickBooksApps.com.       

Ferguson Online Completes Optimization For Mobile

March 14, 2014 9:59 am | by Ferguson | News | Comments

According to eMarketer, only 50 percent of sites are optimized for mobile and 46 percent of users state that they will not return to a non-optimized site. Taking this information into account, Ferguson recently redesigned their B2B transactional website.

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Amazon Launches App To Aid Sellers

March 10, 2014 3:30 pm | by Abbigail Kriebs, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

What could this mean for the distribution space? It is making it easier than ever for the man on the street to sell on a high-visibility ecommerce platform with little to no upfront investment.          

IBM, Microsoft, & I.B.I.S. To Provide Integrated Distribution Services

March 6, 2014 9:46 am | by IBM, Microsoft, I.B.I.S. | Product Releases | Comments

To further enhance delivering integrated and differentiated solutions for the wholesale distribution industry, IBM and Microsoft have expanded collaborations with I.B.I.S., Inc., a provider of end-to-end advanced supply chain solutions.

Invoice Receipt Tracking

March 6, 2014 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

The latest offering is a result of TermSync’s analysis uncovering why invoices do not get paid on time.

Trusting Too Much In Data

March 3, 2014 5:19 pm | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

We are virtually bombarded by the phenomenon of data-driven headlines. On any given day we might read that cigarette smoking is on the rise, or that book sales are down, but without seeing the data plot over a long time we don’t really know what those headlines mean.

Wireless Barcode Scanning For Shop Floor & Warehouse

March 3, 2014 5:16 pm | by xTuple | Product Releases | Comments

The Distribution Edition of xTuple replaces the former Standard Edition, which will be retired, and includes integration with third party catalogs and pricing services including Trade Service.

Power Pick Global Warehouse Management Software

February 26, 2014 5:15 pm | by Kardex Remstar | Product Releases | Comments

Power Pick Global 4.0 can be configured for a single workstation as well as manage multiple work zones, and it offers a scalable design.        

Barcoding, Inc. Announces Partnership With eBizNET Solutions

February 25, 2014 4:59 pm | by Barcoding, Inc. | News | Comments

Through this partnership, eBizNET customers are able to receive end-to-end, fully integrated supply chain technology solutions, incorporating hardware from Barcoding and eBizNET’s suite of supply chain execution software.        

New Freight Audit & Payment System

February 25, 2014 4:44 pm | by Softeon | Product Releases | Comments

FAP from Softeon can rate and audit freight bills across several dozen attributes and accessorials, performing a three-way match between a company's own shipment information, proof of delivery information, and the carrier's freight bill.

Simonds International Launches New Website

February 24, 2014 5:03 pm | by Simonds International | Product Releases | Comments

The newly designed site now provides item level detail, catalog downloads, the latest Simonds news, how-to videos, hints and tips, and related links.

How HD Supply Optimized The Efficiency & Agility Of The Supply Chain Governance Program

February 19, 2014 3:11 pm | by Susan Van Houten, Sr. Director of Global Sourcing & Sharon John, Director of Supplier Quality, HD Supply, Inc. | Articles | Comments

As one of the largest industrial distributors in North America, HD Supply oversees product inventories of more than one million SKUs. As the  company grew their SKU count and supplier base, tracking began to get increasingly complex and emails more difficult to manage.

All-New Rugged Computer For The Mobile Worker

February 19, 2014 10:32 am | by The Handheld Group | Product Releases | Comments

The Nautiz X4 is a multipurpose compact handheld computer built for the mobile worker. It enables efficient and reliable data collection in the toughest environments, says the company.

Summit Electric Supply Launches New Mobile App

February 6, 2014 9:39 am | by Summit Electric Supply | News | Comments

The latest mobile application from Summit Electric Supply makes it faster to find products on the company’s recently enhanced ecommerce website.                   

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