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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.

wholesale 411  Buyer's Guide for Wholesale and Distribution TEC specializes in impartial and quantifiable software selection. Our unique Web-based technology allows us to deliver a variety of software evaluation and selection services online, and to deliver results in far less time than traditional consulting engagements. Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Resources Related to SaaS Buyer's Guide for Wholesale and Distribution : Software as a Service (SaaS) (Wikipedia) Wholesale (Wikipedia) SaaS Buyer's Guide

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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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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 accounting E-commerce Business intelligence (BI) Human resources (HR) and payroll Customer relationship management (CRM) Financial reporting Sage 100 ERP Online core accounting modules include accounts payable (AP), accounts receivable (AR), bank reconciliation, fixed asset accounting (FAS), general ledger (GL), and magnetic media reporting. 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.

wholesale 411  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. Read More

Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of March 25, 2013


The companies that managed this week to take our minds off of our broken NCAA brackets and the only slightly less broken Red Sox were Epicor, Logility, ProcessWeaver, Quintiq, and Security Engineered Machinery. We also tell you about a few events on our calendar that you might want on your calendar.Logility We recently caught up recently with Karin Bursa to get an update on Logility. Clearly

wholesale 411  apparel and footwear, and wholesale distributors, for different reasons. While wholesale distributors are always big carriers of inventory, and therefore good prospects for the the kind of value proposition that Logility’s solutions offer, the inventory buildup in the apparel and footwear industry has been a more recent, economically driven development that Logility can address. With Logility approaching year-end (April 30), Logility is somewhat more circumspect looking forward. We do not expect to see Read More

Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 2: The Critical Objectives


There are critical objectives that Supply Chain Management Software must satisfy to meet the challenges faced by wholesale distributors.

wholesale 411  Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 2: The Critical Objectives Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Executive Summary    Growing competitive pressures compel strategies and tactics that yield efficiency and efficacy within virtual supply chains. This is especially true for middle tier suppliers. For example, distributors are finding that they need managers who are not only good expediters and know their products, but who also understand how to use Read More

EXE Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club


IBM and EXE Technologies today announced a global strategic relationship in which the two vendors will provide supply chain customers with integrated solutions that will help them transform into e-businesses. These solutions will be initially targeted to customers in the automotive, consumer packaged goods, electronics, retail and wholesale distribution industries. In addition, EXE and IBM announced that Pep Boys, a large automotive products retailer in the United States, and Metro Richelieu, one of Canada's largest grocers, are the first customers to take advantage of this relationship.

wholesale 411  goods, electronics, retail and wholesale distribution industries. In addition, IBM plans to establish global Supply Chain Centers of Excellence featuring combined IBM and EXE solutions. Market Impact Once again, IBM extends its supply chain circle to the execution level, this time allying with the privately held EXE. Although largely symbolic at this stage, the move is clearly a godsend for EXE, which dropped out of sight following an aborted attempt to IPO in 1998. Formed in the 1997 merger of Neptune 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 411  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

Down To Earth Business Software


Down To Earth Business Software is a comprehensive suite of integrated business applications designed to address the requirements of the general accounting, wholesale distribution, and light manufacturing industries for small and mid-sized companies. The company's products automate financial and operational processes.    

wholesale 411  of the general accounting, wholesale distribution, and light manufacturing industries for small and mid-sized companies. The company's products automate financial and operational processes. Read More

Crescent Electric Selects Epicor Wholesale Distribution ERP


Epicor software has announced that the Crescent Electric Company selected the Epicor Eclipse wholesale distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to “advance operations to the next level of excellence,” said Martin Burbridge, president and CEO of Crescent Electric. Crescent is replacing its legacy system with the Epicor Eclipse solution. What is interesting to note is

wholesale 411  Electric Selects Epicor Wholesale Distribution ERP Epicor software has announced that the Crescent Electric Company selected the Epicor Eclipse wholesale distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to “advance operations to the next level of excellence,” said Martin Burbridge, president and CEO of Crescent Electric. Crescent is replacing its legacy system with the Epicor Eclipse solution. What is interesting to note is that no details were released about competitive solutions Read More

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.

wholesale 411  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 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 411  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

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 411  (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

Vendors Strive for Segment Pack Leader Status; Does Retalix Measure Up?


Software vendors strive to be leaders in their areas of expertise and Retalix seems to be no exception. But how do we recognize a segment pack leader and what are the key elements that characterize a supply chain pack leader?

wholesale 411  Retalix to offer broader wholesale distributor appeal. The IDS acquisition gives Retalix a stronger install base (along with more enterprise resource planning-like applications) to farm as a growth opportunity for the future. TCI Solutions, also retail food centric, brings to the table a set of merchandising, price management, promotions, and inventory management products to round out the product portfolio suite. Vendor Strategy and Trajectory Retalix' vision, from the day the company was founded in Read More

NetSuite Develops Healthy Following among Natural Products Companies


NetSuite Inc., a provider of cloud-based financials and enterprise resource planning (ERP) and omnichannel commerce solutions, announced continued strong momentum in the vibrant natural products industry. NetSuite is providing companies in the natural products industry the business agility to rapidly launch new product lines and expand into new markets and sales channels, while curbing IT costs.

wholesale 411  data to flow to wholesale distributors and their trading partners, to ensure communication is in lockstep with the same data, audit trails, and real-time accuracy at every stage with the help of complementary solutions from NetSuite partners. For example, some companies use OzLINK shipping software from Oz Development to streamline fulfillment, B2B Gateway and SPS Commerce for electronic data interchange (EDI), Concur for expense reporting, and Upaya for scripting and order processing. By sharing Read More

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.

wholesale 411  Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Executive Summary    Growing competitive pressures compel strategies and tactics that yield efficiency and efficacy within virtual supply chains. This is especially true for middle tier suppliers. For example, distributors are finding that they need managers who are not only good expediters and know their products, but who also understand how to use decision support tools to make their work more effective. Advances in information technology now make it Read More

Business Intelligence ROI Guide: 13 Metrics for Wholesale Distributors


MITS recently surveyed its customers to find out how they justified the purchase of a reporting and business intelligence (BI) or analytics solution, and what value they received from the implementation. This whitepaper contains 13 examples of the most common ways that software can generate a return on investment for wholesale distribution companies.

wholesale 411  Guide: 13 Metrics for Wholesale Distributors MITS recently surveyed its customers to find out how they justified the purchase of a reporting and business intelligence (BI) or analytics solution, and what value they received from the implementation. This whitepaper contains 13 examples of the most common ways that software can generate a return on investment for wholesale distribution companies. Read More