Norfolk, VA – Last week, XTuple debuted its xWD Wholesale Distribution add-on package at the IMARK Showcase, an annual marketing conference and trade show that gives the group's members an inside track on the latest products for wholesale distributors. Key decision-making members meet one-on-one with IMARK Member Services Providers, such as xTuple, to build and strengthen invaluable relationships. The event offers an excellent opportunity to network and learn. 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.
According to Tom Atkins, who has managed distribution implementations since the mid-1990s, “Distributors have three problems: items, items and items. There are just too many items available and/or needed for one distributor to carry them all; it's a management nightmare.”
One of the primary motivations for the development of xWD was the integration of Trade Service with xTuple ERP. Established in 1931, subscription-based Trade Service, headquartered in San Diego, California (USA), serves a wide variety of distribution-heavy industries, such as electrical; plumbing; heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R); pipes, valves and fittings (PVF); industrial; office products; and automotive. Trade Service is a content solution for these industries helping them effectively merchandise non-stock products (which could number in the millions of items) by providing standardized price updating services, catalog content and product reference publications. Today the Trade Service customer base includes approximately 20,000 contractors and 12,000 distributors in the U.S. and Canada.
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