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Mobility in Wholesale and Distribution: A Way to Be Lean
Continuing with some of my observations on the TEC blog regarding the adoption of mobile technologies among different industries, one developing niche in

wholesale central  other areas of the wholesale and distribution process aside from sales. Of course sales and support can always build the case for typical use case, and there is no doubt about the benefits of having the sales department onboard for an enterprise mobile strategy. This might be just the tip of the iceberg as new mobile solutions can become key transformation enablers of the business for distributors. Mobile technologies will not just boost operations, but can also transform the way distributors analyze,

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Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

A content management system is a software package designed to manage an organization''s entire collection of documents, records, and other information assets. Content management systems are built on a central repository, which holds all content, metadata, rules, and supporting information. Around this, processes and disciplines are established that ensure that day-to-day activities run smoothly and efficiently.  

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Pricing Management in a Down Economy -- Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series expanded on some of TEC's earlier articles about companies' need for better pricing management and optimization practices. It also introduced the FUD (fear, uncertainty @ doubt) notion about how appropriate these solutions might be in a down market. It appeared that at least the service sector (including spare parts pricing) remains largely impervious to the economic

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What 2010 Meant For Microsoft Business Solutions


In 2008, I wrote a four-part series that explained in great detail Microsoft’s platform technology pieces, commonly used in Microsoft Dynamics and many other enterprise applications. Primarily, these "plumbing" tools were Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint, and Office within enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) applications, while

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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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SAP Business Transformation Study: Valero Energy Corporation


Managing growth is a monumental undertaking—and one that Valero Energy Corporation has mastered. But as one of the largest oil refinery companies in North America, with revenues exceeding $90 billion (USD), the company needed to find a way to fit new applications into its existing infrastructure in a quick and cost-effective manner. By switching to SAP’s NetWeaver platform, Valero saved $480,000 (USD) in the first month.

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Bison Schweiz AG


Bison is headquartered in Sursee, central Switzerland, with subsidiaries located in Sempach, Puidoux, and Kaarst, Germany. Under chief executive officer (CEO) Rudolf Fehlmann, the group currently employs about 340 people and in 2007, achieved sales of CHF 60 million. It has been offering IT services for over 25 years.

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Logistika Labs


Logistika Labs, a Central American development firm, has been in business for over six years. With two offices located in Costa Rica and Guatemala, Logistika Labs produces technology for retail, sales force automation, and warehouse management, integrated into its supply chain management suite. All of Logistika Labs’ solutions have been designed to attach to any ERP system and have been certified by SAP Corporation as an add-on for SAP Business One.

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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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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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Enterprise 21


TGI's Enterprise 21 ERP software offers a fully integrated software solution for wholesale distributors. Enterprise 21 ERP includes available-to-promise and capable-to-promise alerts and processes during order entry, which can help improve order line item fill rates, and reduce on-hand inventory carrying costs. In addition, Enterprise 21 includes fully integrated warehouse management (WM) functionality that completely enables radio-frequency (RF) and bar-code processes. Wholesale distributors can also leverage Enterprise 21 for procurement, inventory control, transportation management, financial management, pricing and promotions management (PPM), quality control, attributed inventory, quoting and conversion to orders, kitting and assembly, light manufacturing, landed costing, and customer relationship management (CRM).

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Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the Objectives


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