As a business owner or manager, it may seem natural to pursue business growth.  You want to see your business earn the trust and respect of more customers, expand product lines or offerings, and work your way to the forefront Read more


With offices on both coasts and distribution facilities scattered throughout the country, how does a leading distributor keep tabs on inventory?  The secret is in the technology.  Managing volumes of inventory, in real-time, with numerous distribution facilities can be a … Read more


If you’ve been paying attention to the Microsoft Dynamics world of software, you may have run across the term, ‘Rapid Start’ recently and wondered, ‘what does this even mean’?

For distributors especially, downtime when implementing or upgrading Enterprise Resource Planning … Read more


When evaluating new enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, you (of course) need to factor in the cost of the software, but it doesn’t end there. You also need to compare that cost with the efficiencies and benefits you will eventually … Read more


In most cases, transactions are very important to your business.  Transactions pertain to all of the data that is created and shared within your enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution, including monetary- and order-related transactions.  If you’re a distributor, transactions … Read more


With standards such as ISO, QS-9000, TS-16949, AS-9100, manufactures need to be on top of the compliance requirements.  These quality and compliance standards often require a high level of detailed data management, including data control and the ability to track … Read more


“Cloud Computing” can really mean two things. You have your system ‘hosted’ or ‘semi-hosted’ – or it can mean that your software is accessible through an internet browser.

In either case, you have these advantages:

  • Predictable cash flow by having
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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


I love when our Distribution Customers come up with unique ways to use the Microsoft Dynamics ERP systems to streamline their business even more.  When this happens, I just want to share the ‘findings’ with other customers!  In this case, … Read more





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