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Identifying Your Need for Multiple Shipping Carriers

You may have gotten away with one shipping carrier in the past, but more and more companies are finding the need to put their eggs in multiple baskets. It’s not just convenient to have carrier options―it can be more cost-efficient, as well as help you provide better customer service. Today’s technology has changed the way […]

Categories: Business Intelligence, Compare ERP Software Packages, ERP for distribution, ERP for manufacturing, ERP for retail and hospitality, Supply chain management (SCM)

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Can Tablets Make You More Profitable?

Tablets are making waves for distributors because of their usability and mobility, but more importantly, there are a few ways tablets can even make distributors more profitable. Three of those ways include: Being in the know: Your sales team, project managers and anyone else with a tablet can be the most knowledgeable person on the […]

Categories: Business Intelligence, ERP Functionality, ERP Software Information, ERP Software Research, Hosted/On Demand/SaaS ERP

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It’s the Dawn of the Digital Era

Here are two words to watch for over the upcoming months―digital and nexus.  In Gartner: ‘Every budget is an IT budget’, posted on Zdnet.com, Larry Dignan discusses that within the next few years, 25 percent of companies will have a chief ‘digital’ officer and companies will be searching for new ways to digitize their business. […]

Categories: Business Intelligence, Choosing an ERP VAR/Partner, Epicor ERP Solutions, ERP Functionality

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Gain a Deeper Understanding of Your Supply Chain

How well do you know your supply chain – are you best friends or close acquaintances?  Spending quality time with your supply chain can save you money, sometimes significant amounts of money.  An occasional supply chain design project can streamline operations and give executives a better understanding of the nature of logistics, Steve Banker writes […]

Categories: Business Intelligence, Epicor ERP Solutions, ERP for distribution, ERP for manufacturing, ERP Software Information, Supply chain management (SCM)

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Five Benefits of Traceable Data

One of the greatest things to come out of your enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is traceable data, but what does this really mean for your business?   The ability to put your fingers on important data is really priceless.  Knowing where your raw materials come from, what they cost, what happens when they arrive at […]

Categories: Business Intelligence, Epicor ERP Solutions, ERP for distribution, ERP for manufacturing, ERP Software Information, ERP Software Research, Supply chain management (SCM)

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Why is ERP So Important for Your Business?

When Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software gained popularity back in the 90’s, people said it was mostly because you could consolidate all processes in one place.  Turns out, they were on to something.  Moving away from carbon-copy forms and fancy spreadsheets toward integrated software saved time, improved productivity, and provided new insights into business operations. […]

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How to Turn Too Much Information into Actionable Insight

If your desk is piled high in spreadsheets and reports from your department heads and you are pulling your hair out trying to make sense of all the data you are reviewing, then it’s time for things to change. Tidy up and organize your data in a single enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution. Every […]

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It Can Be The Little Things That Count Most

The marketplace can be saturated with the very same product or service that you offer.  Getting ahead of competition doesn’t always come down to the best price, but rather to the little things that make your product or service better.  Being reliable, on-time, providing top-notch products or services, and following up with your customers are […]

Categories: Business Intelligence, Customer relationship management (CRM)

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Can ‘Big Data’ Actually Help Your Sales Force?

What is ‘Big Data’ anyway? Isn’t it just another name for Business Intelligence? In a way, yes; but with the amount of data now available at our fingertips with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, it also means a LOT of data. The benefits of this ‘Big Data’ can be overhyped, especially when describing how analytics […]

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