You can spend your days reacting to changes in customer needs or product trends or you can use your enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and customer relationship management (CRM) software to be more proactive and anticipate these inevitable changes.

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Every day your company makes hundreds of decisions about which suppliers and vendors you work with and how to get your products to market in the quickest, most affordable way possible.  Even the simplest of decisions are often based on … Read more

 

When considering whether your business is ready to enter the world of cloud-computing, be sure to calculate both the pros and the cons.  Working in the cloud can improve communication and collaboration with field service teams and sales representatives who … Read more

 

Massive volumes of data are being generated every day by consumers using social media, search engines, and making online and in-store purchases.  This volume of information has the force of a tidal wave and you can either float or sink, … Read more

 

If you’re just starting the search for new technology, the acronyms begin to cloud your brain.  Two of those acronyms are especially important to differentiate:  ERP and CRM.  Both represent valuable software solutions that can position your business for successful … Read more

 

Calculating the ideal level of inventory is not always an easy task.  The consequences of running low can be even more troublesome.  Avoid stock-outs and back-orders, without breaking the bank, by keeping inventory at healthy levels.

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Many distributors are hesitant to implement new enterprise resource planning (ERP) software or make upgrades because they don’t want to experience any down time.  Down time means lost money, so naturally this would be a large concern.  However, the right … Read more

 

When evaluating new enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, you (of course) need to factor in the cost of the software, but it doesn’t end there. You also need to compare that cost with the efficiencies and benefits you will eventually … Read more

 

Your mother was right, if you are going to do something, you should do it right the first time.  Many businesses have policies and procedures, but may be missing the right tools – the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution … Read more

 

Technology has come a long way from carbon copy order forms and telecoms to the back warehouse.  Today’s business software can streamline purchase orders, freeing you up from shuffling paper and making purchase orders more accurate.  In addition, software like … Read more

 

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