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SaaS Buyer's Guide for Wholesale and Distribution
SaaS, despite its phenomenal popularity, is certainly not one-size-fits-all. You need to consider decision criteria such as fit, return on investment, and risk.

enterprise resource planning industry for wholesale and retail trade  implemented applications ranging from enterprise resource planning (ERP) to supply chain management (SCM) execution systems, in order to better manage growth, competitiveness, and regulatory compliance issues. They are also availing themselves of the technological ability to integrate dispersed order fulfillment operations, warehouse management, inventory control, and customer relationship management (CRM) functions. During volatile economic circumstances, however, organizations within the W&D industry

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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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Welcome to ERP - Distribution Showdown! Epicor Enterprise vs. JDA Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Suite vs. Pronto Xi


I'm Larry Blitz, editor of Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC) Vendor Showdown series. Welcome to our latest: ERP - Distribution Showdown. You’ll notice this one has a broader focus than Showdowns we’ve done in the past. Again we’ll be comparing three vendor solutions head-to-head, but not just on functionality. This time we’ll also look at the industries these solutions support, how well they cover different portions of the mid-market segment, and how their installed bases break out geographically. Of course, functionality is again a key component of this Showdown, broken down into four main distribution areas and 13 subareas. We hope you find today’s Showdown helpful and informative, and invite your comments and questions at showdown@technologyevaluation.com.

enterprise resource planning industry for wholesale and retail trade  of a full scale enterprise resource planning (ERP) system than the other two solutions. This is evidenced by its comparatively poor showing in back office functionality (a major part of what constitutes an ERP solution), and its relative strength in international logistics and transportation. Also noteworthy is that JDA specializes in the high and middle end of the mid-market (as shown in Chart 2 above), deriving a full 50 percent of its revenues from companies in the $501 to $1 billion (USD) range, and Read More

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enterprise resource planning industry for wholesale and retail trade  the client-server SAP R/3 enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution in the early 1990s and the burgeoning expansion of the global ERP market, SAP embarked on tailoring its solutions to specific industries beyond manufacturing. Some pundits are still not convinced that retail is in SAP’s DNA (well, industry analysts and consultants are slowly getting there—the noise out there is generally from SAP’s competitors). Their point is that retail is a master vertical, much like manufacturing, with tons Read More

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enterprise resource planning industry for wholesale and retail trade  To that end, general enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution providers have traditionally been unable to fully meet the demands of these organizations, but recently, some major ERP players have been developing in-house, buying, or partnering with vendors that have retail point solutions to increase their appeal to retailers. Although retail and wholesale customers have typically invested a low proportion of their total revenues in IT, retail industry leaders have begun to demonstrate the ability to Read More

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Junction Solutions announced that it will implement Microsoft Dynamics AX for King Arthur Flour, America's oldest flour company and premier baking resource. Get all the details, including what won the deal, in P.J. Jakovljevic’s blog post.

enterprise resource planning industry for wholesale and retail trade  Solutions’ portfolio, which includes enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), and many industry-specific capabilities, allows it to cater to King Arthur Flour’s needs.   The hotly contested selection (which included both other renowned food ERP competitors and other Microsoft resellers’ offerings) came down to Junction Solutions’ experience in food and beverage and the Microsoft Dynamics technology. The company was reportedly impressed with the demo and the Read More

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enterprise resource planning industry for wholesale and retail trade  for decision-making throughout the enterprise provides retailers with a competitive advantage. e-Commerce is prompting unprecedented changes in business models and strategies. Lawson is responding with analytic capabilities that enable retailers to measure business performance over key time periods, including daily, weekly and period-to-date. Our comp analysis solution includes options for adjusting parameters of the comparative data pool to accommodate user-defined events such as store openings and remod Read More

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enterprise resource planning industry for wholesale and retail trade  Enterprise Edition QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions helps companies streamline the critical operations of their businesses, such as finances, inventory, sales, purchasing, and paying employees. Key features include: company snapshots tracking of hundred of thousands of vendors, customers, and items payroll processing, including direct deposit multi-currency capability up to 30 simultaneous users QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions business management software works seamlessly with Intuit's new line Read More

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