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Playing Devil’s Advocate with an Innovative Vendor’s “Techies”
Rather than pursuing the usual route of writing analyses of major market trends, we’ve decided to ask vendors about their opinions and approaches. IFS has re

wholesale school supplies  industries, automotive, retail and wholesale distribution, and construction contracting and service management. IFS has 2,700 employees and net revenue in 2008 was SKr 2.5 billion [$330 million USD]. IFS straightened its balance sheet and profit and loss (P&L) statements well before the current economic onslaught, which in turn has produced good financial results (against the odds) and fewer layoffs than its competitors. A few years ago, under the new chief executive officer (CEO) Alastair Sorbie, IFS

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ERP for School Districts

The ERP knowledge base for K-12 school districts and municipalities focuses on back-office functionality, including financials, human resources (HR), and payroll. It covers important functionality for employee self-service activities, purchasing management, and inventory management. 

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wholesale school supplies  data increase. For example, wholesale distribution companies may sell hundreds of thousands or even millions of different products. Maintaining accurate data on each of these products is challenging enough, but imagine the problems across suppliers, customers, and third parties when naming conventions are inconsistent. Various business partners might, for example, refer to a 30-inch pipe as 30 , 30-inch, 30 inch, 30-in., 30-in, or 30IN. A problem of similar complexity is managing customer data. For Read More

Case Study: Granite School District


More and more students in classes at a senior high school were using USB drives to bring applications into the classroom. Because allowing unauthorized programs to run on workstations presents a number of serious challenges to teachers, the school needed to find a way to stop this behavior. Learn about the solution the school used to block distractive software and ensure its computers were used for their intended purpose.

wholesale school supplies  Study: Granite School District More and more students in classes at a senior high school were using USB drives to bring applications into the classroom. Because allowing unauthorized programs to run on workstations presents a number of serious challenges to teachers, the school needed to find a way to stop this behavior. Learn about the solution the school used to block distractive software and ensure its computers were used for their intended purpose. 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 school supplies  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

Vigilant Business Software, Inc.


Established in 1983, Vigilant Business Software, Inc. is a provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to retail, wholesale distribution, mail order, and manufacturing sectors. The company has developed scalable, full-featured business software solutions that provide real-time data between multiple locations. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario (Canada).

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Case Study: SchoolKidz


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IBS


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Evergreen Consulting LLC


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wholesale school supplies  Announces Joint Destiny 10.5, FollettShelf, and Follett Digital Reader Follett School and Library Group today released three applications  that will improve the reading experience of Follett eBooks. Destiny 10.5, FollettShelf, and Follett Digital Reader will allow Follett clients to easily access Follett eBooks via computer, laptops, notebooks, tablets, and smartphones. According to the press release, Follett's intention is to encourage readers to engage with digital books as well as to transition Read More

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