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Sage 100 ERP Online
Sage 100 ERP Online (formerly Sage ERP MAS 90 Online) is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that offers a range of functionality for: Core

wholesale 020  Project management, manufacturing, and wholesale distribution functionality can help companies automate key processes related to inventory management, bill of materials (BOM), and job costing. Sage 100 ERP Online offers platform flexibility as well as three built-in report writers.

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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TradeStone Software Delivers Omni-costing Capabilities


TradeStone Software, a provider of merchandise lifecycle management (MLM) solutions that unify the design, sourcing, ordering, and delivery of retail goods, has announced the release of Dynamic Omni-Costing. Most product lifecycle management (PLM) systems are rudimentary in terms of product costing, as typically there is only a first cost estimate and possibly a cost broken down by the bill of

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Future Trends in Wholesale Distribution—Part 2: Outside-In Omnichannel Fulfillment


The TEC Vendor Challenge was in full swing last week, with 2 days' worth of vendor demonstrations from Epicor, IBS, Infor, Microsoft, NetSuite, SAP, and VAI, as well as presentations and dynamic discussions. Part 1 of this series ran down the highlights on how disruptive innovations are changing the landscape of the wholesale distribution industry. This post recaps the panel presentation.

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Keeping Score: Evolving Wholesale Credit on a Maturity Model


The inner workings of a global financial institution can contain literally hundreds of systems in which credit risk is recorded. This risk may be managed with dozens of different, disparate systems, which can appear to be an overwhelming and resource-intensive process. This is where a maturity model comes into play. A maturity model scorecard provides banks with a single point of reference to understand what they are, where they wish to go, some practical ideas about where to start, and how to do it most cost-effectively.

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IBS


International Business Systems (IBS) supplies wholesale distribution and supply chain execution software for midsized to large companies and international groups. The company provides Web-enabled business applications solutions for sales support, customer relations, order handling, procurement and supply chain management, demand-driven manufacturing and distribution, financial control, and business performance measurement. Founded in 1978, IBS's global network of subsidiaries and business partners has served some 5000 customers in 40 countries providing software, hardware, and professional services. The IBS corporate headquarters are located in Solna, Sweden, with local headquarters around the globe. IBS is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange (XSSE: IBS B).

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Getting a More Exact Picture of, Well, Exact Software Americas - Part 1


In the early and mid-2000s, I had a fairly close relationship with Exact Americas (at that time called Exact North America). As a result, there were two in-depth TEC article series on the vendor from 2004 and 2006. At the time of the first series, the avant-garde collaborative Exact e-Synergy platform was

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Wholesale and Retail Trade


Companies in the wholesale and retail trade industry face multiple micro- and macro-economic pressures, including unpredictable consumer behavior; fluctuations in demand; heavy competition; and local, national, and international regulatory compliance issues. These companies have also seen increases in business costs, ranging from transportation and delivery to the necessity of managing a large number of remote divisions.

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Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution?


This paper examines the steel service center segment of the wholesale distribution industry as a case in point of the challenges facing distributors and the relief offered through supply chain software.

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Everest Advanced


Everest Advanced addresses the needs of small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) in the wholesale, distribution, and retail industries by allowing them to manage and track their business operations on-line and off-line, from the storefront to the front- and back-office. The solution offers accounting, inventory management, sales, return materials authorizations (RMA), point-of-sale (POS), shipping and receiving, and customer relationship management (CRM) functionality.  

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JDA Portfolio: For the Retail Industry -- Part Five: Analysis of Market Impact


Given the competition for retail customers and wholesale orders is intense, retailers, including software vendors, must be able to meet consumer demand quickly, accurately and at the most competitive price. Despite its failed QRS acquisition, which promised to expand JDA's retail demand chain optimization applications, JDA Portfolio may be able to help retailers if it can overcome the challenges of servicing a fragmented sector and withstand the increasing competition.

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How to Improve Distribution Operation Productivity


Wholesale distribution operations are becoming more complex, with ever-changing customer requirements, global and electronic marketplaces, multiple distribution channels, and compliance initiatives adding to the perennial challenges of accurate delivery. Traditional warehouse management or enterprise resource planning solutions are simply not enough. Operational efficiency is the key to increasing inventory turns, improving order fulfillment rates, reducing cycle time, and eliminating charge-backs.

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VAI


VAI provides end-to-end, integrated enterprise solutions for the wholesale distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail, and service industries. An IBM Premier Business Partner, VAI is the 2012 IBM Beacon Award Winner for Outstanding Solutions for Midsize Businesses. VAI continues to innovate with new solutions that leverage analytics, business intelligence, mobility, and cloud technology to help customers make more informed business decisions in real-time and empower their mobile workforces. VAI was founded in 1978.

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Coupa Expands Supplier Network via Alibaba.com


Coupa, a provider finance cloud solutions, announces a strategic partnership with Alibaba.com, the leader in cross-border wholesale trade. Read about the benefits of Coupa's supplier network expansion.

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Retail Market Dynamics for Software Vendors Part One: Software Requirements for Retail


Although the retail and wholesale customers have typically invested a low proportion of their total revenues in information technology, retail industry leaders have begun to demonstrate an ability to achieve market advantage through the effective use of specialized enterprise applications. As a result, the requirement for all retailers to increase their investment in IT and adopt best practices has thus grown.

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Datamodes


DataModes, Inc. offers integrated data processing solutions that include 30 software modules for accounting, order processing, manufacturing, and equipment service. The software runs on most operating systems, including Windows NT/2000, Novell, LINUX, SCO Unix, and AIX Unix. The systems have been truly multi-user since 1983, allowing hundreds of users to work interactively on the system. Key applications include: Wholesale Distribution (mail order, all types of wholesalers), Equipment Sales & Service (copy machines, computer system, telephone systems, automotive repair), Manufacturing (repetitive and job shop made-to-order), Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Food (lot tracking, hazardous materials, batch blending).

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