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Control Common Distribution Mistakes and Errors with the Right Technology

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If you’ve ever experienced the fallout from order-entry errors, shipping mistakes, product back orders, and irate customers, then you probably work harder to double-check operations to make sure these mistakes don’t happen again.  Working with disparate software systems or spreadsheets is ripe for errors and costs you valuable time.  Switching to enterprise resource planning (ERP) software reduces the chance for error, saves time, and helps you get the right products to the right customers on time.

When you use specialty software for invoicing, another platform for inventory management, another for sales and customer service data, and so on, it takes longer to get the data you need to make important business decisions.  It also greatly increases the potential for data errors.  Microsoft Dynamics® GP is comprehensive business management software that streamlines business operations and reduces the time needed to enter and share important data.  This software solution manages financials, supply chain, inventory, project and services management, and also provides powerful business intelligence and analytical functionality.

Microsoft Dynamics GP provides added visibility into customer buying habits and market trends, improving inventory control and customer satisfaction.  Maintaining more appropriate inventory levels — and storing less buffer inventory — reduces operational costs and saves money.  Monitoring your supply chain more closely gives you the confidence that you will be able to obtain the inventory you need for customers on time, and at the right price.  With greater inventory management and control, you can optimize pricing rates when ordering quantities of inventory, as well as negotiate better terms with your vendors and suppliers.

In addition to better inventory management, Microsoft Dynamics GP automates data entry, enabling you to turn customer orders into invoices faster and with fewer steps.  Automating approvals and routing data to colleagues removes common bottlenecks and delays, improving productivity throughout your business.  Spot and respond faster to new opportunities by managing sales, inventory, and other processes in single software solution.   Make important business decisions faster using accurate, real-time data about your operations.

Using a single software solution — such as Microsoft Dynamics GP — makes it easier for distribution businesses to track customer orders, inventory levels, and monitor shipments to customers.  Getting your products to customers faster and accurately will improve your customer service.  Contact The Resource Group for more information about Microsoft Dynamics GP, and how it can reduce the chance for common distribution mistakes and improve customer satisfaction.

By Earl Hunt of The Resource Group, a Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner out of Washington


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