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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 supplies plus  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 for

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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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Microsoft Dynamics AX: The Chosen One Among Microsoft Dynamics ERP Equals? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series positioned all four Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) product lines and concluded that Microsoft Dynamics AX [evaluate this product] has been selected as the ace in the Dynamics ERP lineup and a global “platform” player in selected industries. In other words, the product has been providing an industry-enabling layer upon which certified partners can

wholesale supplies plus  process manufacturing, professional services, wholesale distribution, retail, and the public sector , which will make it easier for partners to complete the sub-vertical functionality needed by most companies. Microsoft believes that the role-tailored user experience (UX) design and  Web Services -based application-to-application (A2A) integration called Application Integration Framework (AIF) within Dynamics AX 2009 strongly support this verticalization approach and should enable partners to build even Read More

Enterprise Performance Management: Cycle II


In February 2009, Quocirca interviewed 800 individuals across eight geographies about their views on, and usage of, enterprise performance management (EPM) tools and processes. The research was repeated in December 2009 and there was a clear improvement in understanding of EPM basics. However, much remains to be done. The overall increase in the EPM sub-indices does not mean there is room for complacency. Find out why.

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Vendor Defends Its Strongholds with Focused Enterprise Resource Planning Solution


Strategic Systems International (SSI) needs no special introduction to British process industries (such as consumer products manufacturers and whisky distillers), but it largely remains a well-kept secret elsewhere.

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Case Study: Noble Trade


Noble Trade, a wholesale distributor of industrial materials, lacked a customer relationship management (CRM) system. Customer data wasn’t organized, and customer activity history was being lost. To address these issues, managers selected Microsoft® Dynamics CRM Online as the company’s CRM solution. One of the benefits is better collaboration between sales and service, leading to increased customer satisfaction.

wholesale supplies plus  Trade Noble Trade, a wholesale distributor of industrial materials, lacked a customer relationship management (CRM) system. Customer data wasn’t organized, and customer activity history was being lost. To address these issues, managers selected Microsoft® Dynamics CRM Online as the company’s CRM solution. One of the benefits is better collaboration between sales and service, leading to increased customer satisfaction. Read More

ERP Plus and Beyond


ERP Plus provides tools that metal fabricators need to streamline their quoting, order entry, inventory control, production, labor collection, shipping, and invoicing processes.

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History of the HR Industry with HCM Fellow, Row Henson


Oracle HCM Fellow Row Henson shares insights from 40-plus years in the industry—from mainframe and client/server to Web 4.0 and beyond.

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Winning IT Strategies for Automotive Sales and Aftersales


The global automotive and wholesale distribution industry moves more than 50 million motor vehicles from factory floor to dealer to customer every year. Companies that operate in this market sector perform a difficult balancing act between the vehicle makers on the one side and the dealers and the consumers on the other. However by leveraging IT strategies, their goals are attainable.

wholesale supplies plus  The global automotive and wholesale distribution industry moves more than 50 million motor vehicles from factory floor to dealer to customer every year. Companies that operate in this market sector perform a difficult balancing act between the vehicle makers on the one side and the dealers and the consumers on the other. However by leveraging IT strategies, their goals are attainable. Read More

The Role of the Wholesale Distributor in the Supply Chain


The future of wholesale distribution isn't entirely clear, says Robert Eastman, senior analyst, supply chain management, Technology Evaluation Centers. However, distributors will continue to be a vital part of the economy. Robert Eastman was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain at the TEC Vendor Challenge in September 2013.

wholesale supplies plus  Role of the Wholesale Distributor in the Supply Chain The future of wholesale distribution isn't entirely clear, says Robert Eastman, senior analyst, supply chain management, Technology Evaluation Centers. However, distributors will continue to be a vital part of the economy. Robert Eastman was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain at the TEC Vendor Challenge in September 2013. Read More

Improving Supply-Chain Resilience with webSCOR.com


This paper presents a case study from HP's Inkjet Supplies Business. It demonstrates how the combination of optimization and SCOR-based dynamic simulation effectively drives the critical supply chain design and policy decisions that improve overall supply chain resilience.

wholesale supplies plus  Supply-Chain Resilience with webSCOR.com This paper presents a case study from HP's Inkjet Supplies Business. It demonstrates how the combination of optimization and SCOR-based dynamic simulation effectively drives the critical supply chain design and policy decisions that improve overall supply chain resilience. Read More

Driving New Efficiencies in the Indirect Supply Chain: Procurement and Logistics Strategies for Maintenance, Repair, and Operations Supplies


In a challenging economy, many companies focus cost-cutting on direct materials and capital spending rather than maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) supplies (also known as indirect materials). But an alternate concept allows you to implement lean processes to create a high-efficiency MRO outsource model. Find out how it offers greater visibility and promotes continuous improvement along the indirect supply chain.

wholesale supplies plus  New Efficiencies in the Indirect Supply Chain: Procurement and Logistics Strategies for Maintenance, Repair, and Operations Supplies In a challenging economy, many companies focus cost-cutting on direct materials and capital spending rather than maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) supplies (also known as indirect materials). But an alternate concept allows you to implement lean processes to create a high-efficiency MRO outsource model. Find out how it offers greater visibility and promotes 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.

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SAP for Wholesale Distribution: Drive Superior Performance and Profitable Growth


Forward-looking wholesale distributors are evolving from just inventory managers to information managers. This white paper reviews how these companies are leveraging enabling technology to break down the silos that exist within the enterprise and extend themselves beyond their company’s four walls to collaborate with trading partners and drive business value, in addition to increasing productivity and profits.

wholesale supplies plus  for Wholesale Distribution: Drive Superior Performance and Profitable Growth Forward-looking wholesale distributors are evolving from just inventory managers to information managers. This white paper reviews how these companies are leveraging enabling technology to break down the silos that exist within the enterprise and extend themselves beyond their company’s four walls to collaborate with trading partners and drive business value, in addition to increasing productivity and profits. Read More

Keeping Score: Evolving Wholesale Credit on a Maturity Model


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Earnest & Associates


Earnest & Associates (E&A) is a profitability improvement specialist firm supporting mid-market companies in the wholesale, distribution, and manufacturing industries. E&A’s solutions help customers improve performance, thrive on change, and capitalize on new opportunities.

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