There are many tools and processes to streamline your Distribution and Accounting functions within Microsoft Dynamics GP – but folks always ask us about the exceptions.  How can we be certain we are handling those ‘one-off’ orders, customers, or situations … Read more


Arm your Fleet Managers with More Information

Technology can help fleet managers to not only meet governmental regulations but also improve performance of drivers.  Whether you have a handful of drivers or larger fleets, the productivity of each driver can have an impact on your bottom line, … 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


Technology changes at a rapid pace, and ERP software is no exception. While many businesses may stay entrenched in technical battles with their own ERP software for many years, the industry itself is constantly evolving. 2011 was highlighted by vendor … Read more


In December, MarketWatch reported that U.S. manufacturing output rose in November, setting the country apart from several other developed nations except Russia, the Institute for Supply Management said.  Readings over 50% indicate expansion and the ISM gauge has been above … Read more


Distributors have many wheels turning during business hours and balancing all the pieces can seem like a circus act at times.  Your phone is ringing off the hook with customers ordering products or wondering where their delivery is in transit, … Read more


‘Tis the season for purchasing.  And when we go to our local stores, we see entire aisles set aside for seasonal items that are only available this time of year.  But how can distribution (and retail, for that matter) companies … Read more


By Jim Willems, President, Appolis

Inventory reduction is always a company’s strategic objective, but how can it be done without affecting customer satisfaction and production resources?   Automation systems, like Warehouse Management, allow companies to reduce their overall inventory levels while … Read more


Many companies are making plans to integrate the benefits of Cloud computing to their IT repertoire over the next year.  The technology is still new to many and as such, there are concerns.  Here are three things to consider when … Read more


There are many details to consider when investigating whether it makes sense for a company to implement their distribution system in “The Cloud”.  The key benefits that businesses see from an implementation that uses either a public or private ‘hosted’ … Read more





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