I was looking at one of our customer’s pricing structures this morning and was just amazed at how they jump through hoops to meet the demands of pricing for their customer base.  Why does pricing have to be so complicated?  … Read more


Growth for the sake of growth isn’t the recipe for success.  Opening doors in other regions or expanding offerings without doing your homework could actually set you up for failure instead of success.

Making a successful plan for growth begins … Read more


Amax Inc., formerly the office products division of Stanley Black & Decker, is the exclusive developer and distributor of Stanley Bostitch staplers, hole punchers, and home and office hand tools in the United States.

With the help of CAL Read more


Nurturing your business from the early beginnings takes a lot of time, effort, and dedication.  As the months and years tick by and your business matures and grows, the day will come when you have grown out of your basic … Read more


If you’re a distributor, you’re probably wondering what the differences are between Microsoft Dynamics® AX and Microsoft Dynamics® NAV.  Both are powerhouses in the Microsoft line of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that are often compared and considered by businesses … Read more


You presented the ROI case to management and your proposal for warehouse and ASN automation was approved!  Now you need to implement your new solution and processes.  But that’s the easy part.  The hard part will be getting your existing … Read more


We’ve been following a fascinating series by Microsoft for the last several months, initially focused on the key topics related to picking the software for your organization, but it has now shifted to focus to the Software Vendor.  One … Read more


Cloud computing streamlines doing business with external trading partners, makes supply chains much more efficient, and makes it less costly for companies to do business with each other.

Businesses are finding that cloud computing will save time and money through … Read more


It’s difficult for many businesses to calculate how much time, money and customer goodwill is lost because information gets keyed into disparate systems several times. For example: when orders are entered in the ERP system, much of the same information … Read more


Some of our clients at The Resource Group have specific solutions in place required by their industry to perform the mandatory functions of their business. For example, distributors are required to use approved system packages to meet federal regulations regarding … Read more





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