‘Big Data’ is the strategic business information generated from advanced software solutions in a comprehensive way. This data is used to make smart decisions that will ultimately benefit a company’s bottom line. As distributors evaluate how to build and use … Read more


Businesses choose to use third-party logistics providers (3PL) because it makes sense for the bottom line.  Contracting with a 3PL to manage warehousing, transportation, and other supply chain activities can be more efficient than doing it yourself.  However, how do … Read more


Putting 2 and 2 Together to Equal Success

Complex distribution companies require powerful software to manage the many aspects of their operations.  A great deal of data can be generated and used by a distribution company to drive business growth.  To get the most out of your enterprise … Read more


The term ‘Business Intelligence’ (BI) is thrown around a lot in the distribution software industry, but what does it mean and more importantly, what does it mean for your business? The definition of business intelligence, according to Wikipedia, is the … Read more


Whether you’re narrowly focused on the numbers or a big picture strategist, the way you structure your finance department is very important.   There is a lot of data to capture and review to run a successful financial department.  Today’s chief … Read more


Within the last six months the term CPM has become the way many folks (at least in the Microsoft Dynamics partner channel) now refer to the group of financial reporting products such as Management Reporter, Forecaster, and FRx.  Although … Read more


According to Aberdeen Research, the average manufacturing company has 1.9 separate and distinct enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. This proves we can no longer assume companies use one comprehensive ERP solution. But what does this mean for you?

Every business … Read more


It’s one thing to collect mountains of data about every facet of your business.  It’s another to use that data to improve productivity, profitability, and growth.  Collect and organize data in your ERP software and use that information to drive … 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





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