The ERP Software Blog just released a new white paper 25 Brilliant Ideas to Outsmart Your Competition with Microsoft Dynamics ERP. This easy to read paper highlights 25 real life scenarios. CAL Business Solutions contributed #10: Pricing negotiations. This features … Read more

 

Defining ‘BYOD’ for the Mobile World We Live In

In the digital era we live in, acronyms are everywhere.  To some, it’s almost like a brand new language. We have to’re-learn’ how to effectively communicate.  This especially applies to the business world where more and more employees are relying … Read more

 

Reduce Risk in Microsoft Dynamics Software Projects

All Software implementations contain some risk.  Risk in time, resource and money!  So how can we reduce the risk and optimize your resources?  A solid project plan is a fundamental resource to Read more

 

There are many things to consider when growing and expanding distribution operations.  For the electronics distributors, the last twenty-plus years were focused around mergers and acquisition.  Why reinvent the wheel when there are complimentary companies that can fill the need … Read more

 

Infographic:  Remote Inventories can be difficult to manage due to carrying too much or not having a way to get accurate real-time counts.  And ultimately we need to measure consumption so that we can properly invoice on a timely basis.  … Read more

 

Studies show that manufacturing has had 34 straight months of expansion since 2009, only narrowing slightly in response to recent worldwide economic challenges.  Although we are not at pre-recession levels, manufacturing jobs have grown, albeit slowly.  A new report from … Read more

 

The 1, 2, 3’s of Distribution: Cut costs, Streamline Delivery Processes and Beef Up Departments

I’m not going to go as far as to say that Distribution is as easy as 1, 2, 3.  But I will say most distributors have three similar goals: 1. Cut costs, 2. Streamline delivery processes, and 3. Beef-up departments.  … Read more

 

More and more distribution companies are introducing mobile applications for our smartphones.  For example Grainger released a their mobile app in August and they are not the only distributor to introduce this technology to their customers and sales teams.  Let’s … Read more

 

If you’re like many distributors out there today, you’ve had to cut costs while still maintaining a high level of customer service.  This can be a major challenge and sometimes it’s like struggling to keep your head above water.  When … Read more

 

Because the inventory needed is not available!  Seems like a good reason, but many times this is not taken into consideration during the sales process.   Inventory may not be available for many reasons including: In transit, Allocated or Quality HoldRead more

 

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