This long snowy winter has been particularly difficult for distributors who are experiencing poor sales and transportation nightmares.  Weather and poor road conditions have delayed projects, and stranded customers in their homes as well as trucks on the road, which Read more

 

Every business experiences its up and downs.  There are times when business is booming and other times business may seem lackluster.  How you separate the profits from the losses can depend on the technology you are using.

Many businesses choose Read more

 

Every type of business needs to foster teamwork and unite their employees toward a common goal – business success.  You can encourage greater cooperation and collaboration by replacing disparate business software with an integrated solution.  Connecting the core operations will Read more

 

Manufacturers and distributors create a lot of business data.  Many use various business systems to manage inventory, production, shipping, customer relationships, and other operational data.  There may also be call centers, website communications, and prospects and customers alike may even Read more

 

Many business owners spend their day managing operations, satisfying customers, and trying to make the smart decisions that drive growth.  It can be difficult to steal time out of the day to see whether operations are as productive as they Read more

 

There are a lot of key metrics that indicate whether you have a healthy business, including an evaluation of sales data.  However, you need to go deeper into your financial figures to see if those sales are generating profits.  There Read more

 

Some say ignorance is bliss.  I believe that sometimes what you don’t know can hurt you, especially when it comes to the supply chain.  Without deep visibility into your network of suppliers, how do you know if you are saving … Read more

 

Businesses are searching for ways to manage changing customer demands and marketplace conditions, all while trying to remain profitable and competitive.  While the knee-jerk reaction is to cut costs, businesses are quick to recognize that costs are often not the … 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

 

Start-up distributors often begin with a small footprint, with a focus on providing a high quality product to their local community.  Working with other local businesses, usually face-to-face, strengthens their network of suppliers, vendors, and customers.  While it may feel … Read more

 

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