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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 distributors trade shows  a viable model for wholesale and distribution. We've grouped this material into four thematic areas: Adaptability and Agility SAP presents its perspective on SaaS and some of the ways this delivery model can help organizations adapt to business and market change. Manufacturing and Distribution Epicor provides thoughts on the practical benefits manufacturers and distributors can derive from SaaS, followed by a TECSYS case study focusing on SaaS in action. Growing Your Company with SaaS NetSuite takes a

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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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