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Acumatica Unleashing Its Cloud ERP Potential
Acumatica held its Partner Summit recently, and TEC used the occasion to check in with this growing cloud-based ERP vendor. The list of cloud ERP vendors is

wholesale 365  Acumatica focuses on the wholesale distribution, software and technology, non-profit, professional services, retail services, and manufacturing industries. The company provides a  manufacturing solution  developed by Ohio-based ISV  JAAS Systems , who has been working with Acumatica since 2010. JAAS’  Advanced Manufacturing Software (JAMS)  solutions provide functionality for bills of materials and routing, production management, material requirements planning (MRP), scheduling and capacity,

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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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SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction


Can SAP, a market and technology leader in business management software, translate its success in the manufacturing industry to retail? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the complexities of this master vertical and the steps SAP has taken to address them. The ensuing candid discussion with the SAP Retail Industry team sheds some light on SAP’s strategy with regard to the retail industry.

wholesale 365  for the retail and wholesale industries. SAF AG was founded in 1996 and is located in Switzerland, with subsidiaries in the US and Slovakia. Core components of the SAF solution have been embedded into SAP for Retail solutions since 2002. Before SAP acquired SAF, both companies had a long history of cooperation—SAP used SAF’s order and forecasting software as part of the SAP Forecasting and Replenishment solution. In addition, the acquisition of OutlookSoft (in 2007), a leading provider of integrated Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 21st, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTED, IMPLEMENTED, AND PUT TO GOOD USEHorticultural tools distribution business goes live with Sage ERP X3 Industry tags: wholesale and retail trade "The 127-year-old company A.M. Leonard, which currently operates mostly via catalog and Internet commerce, selected Sage ERP X3 to replace its aged legacy system. The Sage product was chosen mainly because of its rich functionality and

wholesale 365  ERP X3 Industry tags: wholesale and retail trade The 127-year-old company A.M. Leonard, which currently operates mostly via catalog and Internet commerce, selected Sage ERP X3 to replace its aged legacy system. The Sage product was chosen mainly because of its rich functionality and capability to make modifications and, notably, because they liked the people who sold the software . The entire implementation project took less than four months, which is a good result considering seven major modifications Read More

Wholesale Distributor Uses ERP Solution to Fuel Rapid Growth


Wholesale distributors face two fundamental challenges. The first: to create an environment where processes and services can be rapidly tailored to the changing needs of customers and suppliers. The second deals with technology. To stay competitive, distributors must view their business models from a customer perspective, and build a technology stack that enhances their trading partners’ performance as well as their own.

wholesale 365  to Fuel Rapid Growth Wholesale distributors face two fundamental challenges. The first: to create an environment where processes and services can be rapidly tailored to the changing needs of customers and suppliers. The second deals with technology. To stay competitive, distributors must view their business models from a customer perspective, and build a technology stack that enhances their trading partners’ performance as well as their own. Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 9, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSInternational distributor of high-tech metals and alloys selects Epicor ERPIndustry tags: Manufacturing, Wholesale and Retail Trade, Warehousing "The relatively small but geographically extensive company Datum Alloys made its choice based on a few underlying premises: a need for multicurrency operations in conjunction with local accounting standards, high-quality analytical

wholesale 365  ERP Industry tags: Manufacturing, Wholesale and Retail Trade, Warehousing The relatively small but geographically extensive company Datum Alloys made its choice based on a few underlying premises: a need for multicurrency operations in conjunction with local accounting standards, high-quality analytical data to support decision making process, and a wide range of out-of-the-box functionality. Datum Alloys also needed to move away from home-grown and custom-made systems in favor of commercially available Read More

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.  

wholesale 365  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. Read More

Three Steps to Strategic Planning Excellence in Wholesale Distribution Companies


A strategic planning process is critical for distribution companies. Not unlike personal financial planning, distribution executives have to select the best investments needed now to create profitable growth in the future. If you fail to make the right commitments at the right time, you will miss opportunities and increase your risk. This paper outlines a set of core analytics customized for wholesaler distributors.

wholesale 365  Strategic Planning Excellence in Wholesale Distribution Companies A strategic planning process is critical for distribution companies. Not unlike personal financial planning, distribution executives have to select the best investments needed now to create profitable growth in the future. If you fail to make the right commitments at the right time, you will miss opportunities and increase your risk. This paper outlines a set of core analytics customized for wholesaler distributors. Read More

Mr Price Selects JustEnough Software


JustEnough Software Corporation, a provider of demand management solutions for retail, wholesale, and direct-to-consumer businesses worldwide, recently announced that Mr Price Group, a retailer of apparel, homeware, and sportsware, has selected JustEnough’s Merchandise Financial Planning, Assortment Planning, Demand Forecasting, Inventory Planning, Allocation, and Replenishment modules. One of the

wholesale 365  management solutions for retail, wholesale, and direct-to-consumer businesses worldwide, recently announced that Mr Price Group , a retailer of apparel, homeware, and sportsware, has selected JustEnough ’s Merchandise Financial Planning, Assortment Planning, Demand Forecasting, Inventory Planning, Allocation, and Replenishment modules. One of the fastest growing retailers in South Africa, with over 1,000 stores and an international e-commerce platform, Mr Price Group consists of the following retail Read More

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.

wholesale 365  leading platform for cross-border wholesale trade serving millions of buyers and suppliers around the globe. Through Alibaba.com, small businesses can sell their products to companies in other countries and source merchandise from abroad.   On the other hand, Coupa is a bullish provider of user-friendly cloud applications for finance, including sourcing, procurement, expense management, and accounts payable. More than 400 corporate customers headquartered in more than 40 countries use the Coupa suite ( Read More

The Top 10 Transportation Management Best Practices


Freight costs can represent a significant component of your supply chain—often around 5-7 percent of sales for manufacturing, retail, and wholesale/distribution companies. For many firms, this responsibility is not managed as well as it could be. This white paper shares 10 best practices in transportation management, with valuable insights from industry professionals.

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Microsoft Releases Dynamics CRM Sales Productivity Solution


Microsoft announces a new Sales Productivity solution, an integrated product combining Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Professional with Office 365 and Power BI. The new tool will enable sales people to increase their productivity—allowing them to work across their enterprise and with partners and customers directly.

wholesale 365  Releases Dynamics CRM Sales Productivity Solution Microsoft recently announced a new Sales Productivity solution that combines Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Professional with Office 365 and Power BI . This cloud solution gives sales professionals popular productivity tools integrated with business applications, enabling them to do and achieve more during their workdays. It also shows Microsoft Dynamics’ focus on continuous innovation for delivering concrete solution roadmaps in addition to Read More

Warehouse Management for Wholesale Distribution: Customer Demands Lead to New Opportunities


Manufacturers and retailers are making great demands on their supply chains, and no one is better positioned to turn these challenges into growth opportunities than wholesale distribution companies. This white paper addresses how wholesalers can take advantage of these opportunities with an application that offers warehouse management features for even the most complex wholesale distribution environment.

wholesale 365  Management for Wholesale Distribution: Customer Demands Lead to New Opportunities Manufacturers and retailers are making great demands on their supply chains, and no one is better positioned to turn these challenges into growth opportunities than wholesale distribution companies. This white paper addresses how wholesalers can take advantage of these opportunities with an application that offers warehouse management features for even the most complex wholesale distribution environment. Read More

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

wholesale 365  (SaaS) solutions for manufacturing, wholesale & distribution, and professional services. Exact Holding is headquartered in Delft, the Netherlands and has been listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam since June 1999. The company’s revenues in 2010 amounted to € 228.2 million (about US$300 million). Exact primarily targets small and midsized businesses for its clients, serving them through subsidiaries in more than 40 countries around the world. As said earlier, Exact Americas is a division of Exact Read More

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.

wholesale 365  people. Although retail and wholesale customers have typically invested a low proportion of their total revenues in IT, as the leaders in this industry begin to demonstrate an ability to achieve market advantage through the effective use of specialized enterprise applications, the requirement for all retailers to increase their investment in IT and adopt best practices thus has grown. As mentioned earlier, many of these companies have not yet replaced their customized legacy systems with packaged Read More

Vendor Snapshot: NetSuite at the TEC Vendor Challenge


NetSuite will be one of the participating vendors at the upcoming 2013 TEC Vendor Challenge – ERP for Distribution event in Montreal. Wholesale distribution is one of the oldest and largest verticals of focus for the cloud vendor, with customers numbering in the thousands. NetSuite was founded with the notion of providing customers with a single, integrated suite to run their entire business. It

wholesale 365  Distribution event  in Montreal. Wholesale distribution is one of the oldest and largest verticals of focus for the cloud vendor, with customers numbering in the thousands. NetSuite was founded with the notion of providing customers with a single, integrated suite to run their entire business. It has met the needs of wholesale distributors to manage their relationships with customers (CRM), keep the books in order and effectively manage inventory (ERP), and provide new channels to sell (e-commerce). The Read More