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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 trade market  delivery model to the wholesale and distribution industry. We'll examine vendor's capabilities across four main business areas: SCM distribution process management retail and commerce back-office operations   About SCM SCM is the process of managing suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and customer business processes across five major areas: Warehouse management systems (WMSs) enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system

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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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wholesale trade market  the supplier-retailer link. The wholesale movement of manufacturing overseas, especially to the Far East, is accelerating. The US balance of trade numbers make painfully clear the high percentage of US-consumed goods manufactured overseas. There is also a boom in private labeling, with some retailers dealing directly with overseas manufacturers. There has been an onslaught of security-related regulations and requirements. And competition to make supply chains leaner and quicker has increased the pressure Read More

TEC's Mid-market ERP-Distribution Buyer’s Guide


Midsize manufacturers and distributors now have access to an array of powerful software solutions that simply weren’t available before. But with so many choices, you need accurate and unbiased information. This comprehensive guide from TEC and SupplyChainBrain provides a state-of-the-market analysis, success stories from your peers, in-depth information on solutions, and a directory of the leading vendors in the field.

wholesale trade market  potential channel conflict restricts wholesale and retail options. Companies may sometimes resort to ineffective, high-overhead marketing promotions to move this inventory, but more often than not, significant quantities remain in the warehouse until eventually the product is rendered obsolete. Then it is eventually liquidated for several pennies on the dollar. While such marketing programs as promotions and rebates may move some excess inventory, profitability analysis reflects not only the margin Read More

SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction


Can SAP, a market and technology leader in business management software, translate its success in the manufacturing industry to retail? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the complexities of this master vertical and the steps SAP has taken to address them. The ensuing candid discussion with the SAP Retail Industry team sheds some light on SAP’s strategy with regard to the retail industry.

wholesale trade market  for the retail and wholesale industries. SAF AG was founded in 1996 and is located in Switzerland, with subsidiaries in the US and Slovakia. Core components of the SAF solution have been embedded into SAP for Retail solutions since 2002. Before SAP acquired SAF, both companies had a long history of cooperation—SAP used SAF’s order and forecasting software as part of the SAP Forecasting and Replenishment solution. In addition, the acquisition of OutlookSoft (in 2007), a leading provider of integrated Read More

PeopleSoft Internationalizes Its Mid-Market Forays


There has been an intensifying hullabaloo in the mid-market, with all Tier 1 players delivering solutions tailored for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and incumbent Tier 2/Tier 3 vendors defending their turf. PeopleSoft expands its forays outside the US with its recent announcements.

wholesale trade market  services, discrete manufacturing and wholesale distribution industries. This is Part One of a two-part analysis of recent announcements by PeopleSoft. Part Two will continue to discuss the Market Impact and make User Recommendations. Market Impact While the small-to-mid-enterprises (SMEs) open season started over four years ago, the last two years have seen a growing awareness of this market segment as a more fertile ground than the upper echelon, and PeopleSoft is no exception. However, PeopleSoft Read More

Welcome to the CRM Mid-Market Abyss-PeopleSoft


As the market shifts from sophisticated enterprise CRM implementations to the more competitive and overcrowded mid-market-large enterprise vendors tend to step on mid-market vendor's toes. The real concern is to determine whether the mid-market cultural and functional differences are well understood and acted upon or do the large players simply offer a smaller mockup of their existing enterprise solutions. This article, which evaluates the PeopleSoft mid-market CRM solution, is the first of a series of research articles that focus on the mid-market applications provided by large CRM vendors.

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Mid-Market ERP Vendors Doing CRM & SCM In A DIY Fashion Part 1: Recent Announcements


While the ERP mid-market has seen more vibrant intra-market merger & acquisition activity during 2001, it appears that 2002 will, for some more tenacious Tier 2/Tier 3 vendors, be the year of delivering products under their own steam as to counteract the onslaught by Tier 1 vendors and mid-market juggernauts.

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Has Consolidation Made the PLM Market More Agile?


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EAI Market Consolidation Continues With Peregrine Acquisition of Extricity


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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.

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Has Market Been Too Harsh On Great Plains?


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