X
Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.
Get free sample report

Compare Software Solutions
Visit the TEC store to compare leading software solutions by funtionality, so that you can make accurate and informed software purchasing decisions.
Compare Now
 

 wholesale trade publications


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 publications  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

Read More


Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

Get free sample report
Compare Software Solutions

Visit the TEC store to compare leading software by functionality, so that you can make accurate and informed software purchasing decisions.

Compare Now

International Trade Logistics (ITL) RFI/RFP Template

Collaboration, Content, Commerce, Product Technology  

Evaluate Now

Documents related to » wholesale trade publications

In Conversation with Rootstock Management


TEC’s recent article Rootstock Software Steps Out on Force.com outlined the genesis of Rootstock Software and its cloud-based ERP offering. Rootstock Software and FinancialForce.com (a joint venture between UNIT4 and salesforce.com) announced a partnership earlier in the year to deliver a comprehensive manufacturing and accounting solution on Force.com. Rootstock is vying for its ERP solution to

wholesale trade publications  needs of the midsized wholesale trade (distribution) market. Branding for this solution will leverage the success of Rootstock in the manufacturing and supply chain but will include focused messaging for the distributor. Related TEC publications: NetSuite Espouses a Hybrid Cloud in Its Two-tier ERP Approach (Nov 2012) Cloud ERP Wars Intensifying in Full Force(.com) (May 2012) Assessing FinancialForce.com’s Early Years (May 2012) Read More

Business Intelligence: Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers


Despite significant investments in data collection and integration, few companies can redeploy accumulated data to drive business performance. To succeed, they need new business intelligence (BI) tools that can integrate and analyze huge amounts of internal and external data. Learn how such tools can help your company understand customer needs, identify trends, and use the resulting lead time to seize opportunities.

wholesale trade publications  change and represents a wholesale change in how BI and performance management will occur in the future. 4.0 Integration A significant piece of the business intelligence puzzle is related to how solutions are integrated into daily business operations and processes, and ultimately, how the data is gathered and structured. By extension, the success of this integration will be defined by how effectively it closes the loop with corporate strategy. BI solutions are moving beyond the end-of-line analysis and Read More

International Trade Logistics (ITL) RFI/RFP Template


Collaboration, Content, Commerce, Product Technology

wholesale trade publications  Trade Logistics (ITL) RFI/RFP Template The International Trade Logistics (ITL) RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 566 features and functions found in International Trade Logistics (ITL) software solutions. This Supply Chain Management (SCM) Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your International Trade Logistics (ITL) software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Supply Chain Management (SCM) Read More

Supply Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption


Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and analytics can also enable supply chain risk management. This white paper shows that companies often actually possess the data they need, but disconnected systems impede the ability to make the right data accessible to the right people at the right time.

wholesale trade publications  Chain Risk Management for Wholesale Distribution Companies: Planning for Disruption Forward-looking companies are focusing on managing supply chain risk. The same functionality that supports supply chain network visibility, collaboration, and analytics can also enable supply chain risk management. This white paper shows that companies often actually possess the data they need, but disconnected systems impede the ability to make the right data accessible to the right people at the right time. Read More

Designing for Digital: 8 Tips for Creating Digital Publications that Engage Customers and Drive Sales


The overarching goal of any digital publication is to tell a story that connects with your customers in as many ways as possible. Today, this means bringing your offerings to every touch point—Web, mobile, tablet, and social. Download this white paper to discover 8 tips for designing a digital publication that increases brand awareness, improves audience engagement and, ultimately, drives sales.

wholesale trade publications  e-commerce, e-commerce platform, digital design, engagement platform, digital media solution, digital publishing solution Read More

Amber Road


Amber Road, headquartered in New Jersey, is a provider of global trade management (GTM) software for importers, exporters, and third-party logistics service providers. Amber Road GTM solutions automate import and export processes to enable goods to flow unimpeded across international borders in the most efficient, compliant, and profitable way. These solutions use a combination of enterprise-class software, intelligent trade content, and a global trade network that connects supply chain participants such as importers, exporters, freight forwarders, customs brokers, and transportation carriers.

wholesale trade publications  Road Amber Road, headquartered in New Jersey, is a provider of global trade management (GTM) software for importers, exporters, and third-party logistics service providers. Amber Road GTM solutions automate import and export processes to enable goods to flow unimpeded across international borders in the most efficient, compliant, and profitable way. These solutions use a combination of enterprise-class software, intelligent trade content, and a global trade network that connects supply chain Read More

On-demand Retail Trade Partner Integration Provider Asserts its Expertise


SPS Commerce delivers on-demand Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) SCM solutions to address inefficiencies in the retail supply chain network. Find out why SPS’ latest tools are a cut above the rest and how they help improve the way suppliers, retailers, and other trading partners manage and fulfill orders. And get the inside story as TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic sits down for a candid conversation with SPS’ Jim Frome.

wholesale trade publications  demand Retail Trade Partner Integration Provider Asserts its Expertise Over the last decade, industry analysts have heard about the e-commerce−enabling software company called SPS Commerce time and time again, but we’ve never had the chance to meet its staff. Most often than not, the company would be cited by its direct competitors, such as Sterling Commerce , GXS , or Inovis . The chance to meet the company’s staff presented itself at the National Retail Federation ’s ( NRF ’s) BIG Retail 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 trade publications  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

Future Trends in Wholesale Distribution—Part 3: Emergent and Emerging Technologies


This last post of the series on the panel discussion at the recent TEC Vendor Challenge gives an overview of several key emergent and emerging technologies that should be key in the success of wholesale distributors and businesses in other industries.

wholesale trade publications  Trends in Wholesale Distribution—Part 3: Emergent and Emerging Technologies The recent  TEC   Vendor Challenge  featured days worth of vendor demonstrations from Epicor , IBS , Infor , Microsoft , NetSuite , SAP , and  VAI , as well as interesting workshops on best practices for software assessment and successful implementation. The Vendor Challenge also saw a dynamic panel discussion on future trends in wholesale distribution between myself, Jonathan Gross, vice president (VP) and general Read More

E*Trade Ignores Private Security Warning, But Public Hullaballoo Gets Response


E*Trade was notified about a cookie vulnerability in August, but the correction wasn't made until after the problem became public.

wholesale trade publications   Read More

Global Trade Hits Home at MegaResistCap-Part III: Be Careful What You Ask For


In the first two parts of this series (part I, part II), Jim, director of IT at MegaResistCap, learned that the company’s recently rolled out enterprise resource planning (ERP) system would have to support global trade management (GTM) functionality more quickly than expected. He had sent an e-mail off to his chief information officer (CIO), Mike, suggesting a new project be set up and managed by

wholesale trade publications  Trade Hits Home at MegaResistCap-Part III: Be Careful What You Ask For In the first two parts of this series ( part I , part II ), Jim, director of IT at MegaResistCap, learned that the company’s recently rolled out enterprise resource planning (ERP) system would have to support global trade management (GTM) functionality more quickly than expected. He had sent an e-mail off to his chief information officer (CIO), Mike, suggesting a new project be set up and managed by the project management Read More

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 trade publications  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

Unifying Global Trade Management: Challenges and User Recommendations


GTM software should be able to gather information and feed it back into the parent company, creating visibility into what remote divisions are doing and how they are doing it. Software providers must strike the right balance between global consistency and special local needs.

wholesale trade publications  Global Trade Management: Challenges and User Recommendations Complex Requirements Drive Future Development Enterprises with global operations can no longer manage their transportation needs with generic sourcing and e-procurement applications. They need more astute systems to address their evermore complex requirements. The functionality of their supply chain management (SCM) systems will also need continual enhancements to manage supply chain business relationships, transactions, and Read More

Global Trade Solutions: Competition, Challenges, and User Recommendations


The global trade management market is competitive, rapidly evolving, and highly fragmented, and competition will only increase in the future. While each GTM package will have a unique combination of features and components, it will still require data input and updating by users.

wholesale trade publications  Trade Solutions: Competition, Challenges, and User Recommendations Competition TradeBeam , one of the largest global trade management (GTM) solution providers in the market, provides an indisputably competitive product. Through a series of mergers and in-house, organic developments, TradeBeam has developed or is in the process of cultivating a holistic approach to global trade, encompassing import shipment visibility to trade compliance. However, the GTM market is characterized by early adopters and Read More