general erp articles

Top 5 Considerations for Selecting an ERP for Your Distribution Company

No distribution company is too small or too large to implement enterprise resource planning (ERP). ERP software is the heart of a business, and should seamlessly unite data from all departments. Some ERP systems provide business intelligence, so decision-makers can quickly solve problems and take action. The right ERP software can boost production, increase customer [...]

2019-04-15T11:16:03+00:00 April 15th, 2019|General ERP articles|0 Comments

Two Trends Shaping The Chemical Industry

Chemical production has been a significant national and global industry for decades. Some of the largest companies in this field, Dow, DuPont and ExxonMobil have shown remarkable consistent growth. Yet for every one of them, there’s many smaller and medium-sized domestic producers. Many owners are now facing a changing world for their firms. While concerning for some, [...]

2019-04-22T13:22:00+00:00 April 11th, 2019|General ERP articles|0 Comments

When Does Your Distribution Company Outgrow QuickBooks?

Millions of startups and small businesses around the world use QuickBooks for their accounting needs. In fact, in 2017, the desktop version of the software generated approximately $550,000,000, and the online version generated about $420,000,000. Clearly, the application offers a practical, user-friendly solution that’s relatively easy to implement. However, if your business is expanding, you [...]

2019-04-02T07:17:23+00:00 April 1st, 2019|General ERP articles|Comments Off on When Does Your Distribution Company Outgrow QuickBooks?

Data Analytics for Distribution Centers

In today’s hyperconnected world and fast-paced market, distribution centers are under a lot of pressure. They have to be responsive to manufacturers’ needs while remaining agile to keep up with fluctuations in demand. On top of that, buyers increasingly expect to be able to track their orders from the moment of purchase until the moment [...]

2019-04-02T07:11:15+00:00 April 1st, 2019|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Data Analytics for Distribution Centers

Distribution Center Best Practices Series: Collect Data Automatically – Part 3

In our previous two blog posts, we discussed how to leverage technology at your distribution center and use vendor insights to your advantage. In this post, we’re going to focus on how you can use business data collection tools to automatically gather information about every aspect of your distribution center. By asking the right questions [...]

2019-04-02T07:04:44+00:00 April 1st, 2019|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Distribution Center Best Practices Series: Collect Data Automatically – Part 3

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)

  IoT in a nutshell The Internet of Things (IoT) is a way to connect any device with one another via the internet. In creating these networks, they can exchange data and information with one another in a timely manner. By connecting with each other, this creates a system which intertwines many disparate elements into one. [...]

2019-04-11T05:12:26+00:00 April 1st, 2019|General ERP articles|Comments Off on What is the Internet of Things (IoT)

How Power BI and OLAP Cubes improve your business

The way businesses use their data has continuously changed. Once, it was acquired and accumulated in your internal servers. Now, such information has taken on an entirely new dimension within day-to-day operations. Data is now becoming part of major decisions undertaken by firms in various industries. To accomplish this, visualization tools are needed to transform how your [...]

2019-04-11T05:16:33+00:00 April 1st, 2019|General ERP articles|Comments Off on How Power BI and OLAP Cubes improve your business

Microsoft PowerApps: Canvas Vs Model-driven Apps

“There’s an app for that,” how many times have you heard this and thought it’s just too repetitive. An app for this and an app for that, what does it matter, it’s not helping you directly. With Power Apps, Microsoft has provided a platform to create custom applications (Mobile and Desktop). Requiring no heavy coding [...]

2019-03-29T12:00:30+00:00 March 29th, 2019|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Microsoft PowerApps: Canvas Vs Model-driven Apps

Distribution Center Best Practices Series: Ask Your Vendors for Insight – Part 2

In our previous blog post in this series on distribution center best practices, we examined how you can use technology to your advantage at your distribution center. In this post, we’ll discuss how asking your vendors for insight can help you streamline and improve your operations — and as a result, better meet customers’ expectations. [...]

2019-04-02T07:19:09+00:00 March 26th, 2019|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Distribution Center Best Practices Series: Ask Your Vendors for Insight – Part 2

Distribution Center Best Practices Series: Use Technology to Your Advantage – Part 1

With advancements in technology and the rise of e-commerce, distribution center management has changed. Where distribution centers previously functioned on a B2B basis and supplied products only to retailers, today, they also frequently have to ship goods directly to the consumer. This development has introduced a whole new layer of complexity as distribution centers strive [...]

2019-04-02T07:18:41+00:00 March 19th, 2019|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Distribution Center Best Practices Series: Use Technology to Your Advantage – Part 1

Two Trends Shaping the Food Service Distribution Industry

Two Trends Shaping the Food Service Distribution Industry Over the years, Food Service Distributors have maintained a strong national presence. With sales over $280 billion annually and $51 billion in additional output, this remains a major industry. From restaurants and cafes to hospitals and health care facilities, many businesses depend on them to perform. As [...]

2019-03-12T12:34:56+00:00 March 12th, 2019|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Two Trends Shaping the Food Service Distribution Industry

How to know when you’ve outgrown QuickBooks

A business is a well-oiled machine filled with various components that make it perform. Yet sometimes those parts start to wear out and break down over a period of time. For many startups, QuickBooks is the perfect resource for their financial needs. It’s simplistic architecture and functionality provides you with the right accounting tool in [...]

2019-02-25T07:09:56+00:00 February 25th, 2019|General ERP articles|Comments Off on How to know when you’ve outgrown QuickBooks

Power BI: The add-on for every ERP system

Businesses rely on data to achieve their ultimate goals. Often, a key problem is information being scattered among different departments and lacking connectivity with each other. With the growing amount of data, trying to extract what you want for major decisions can be frustrating. Gaining insight from this knowledge is known as Business Intelligence and [...]

2019-02-25T06:49:47+00:00 February 25th, 2019|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Power BI: The add-on for every ERP system

What is Microsoft’s Power Platform?

Since it’s introduction, Microsoft’s Power Platform has transformed how companies operate. With three distinct options, Power BI, Power Apps and Flow, this can reshape the way you compete and grow. Power BI If you’ve been in business a long time, chances are you have a lot of data. No matter how much you plan, its [...]

2019-02-25T06:38:59+00:00 February 25th, 2019|General ERP articles|Comments Off on What is Microsoft’s Power Platform?

Challenges Facing the Distribution Industry

Ten years after the recession, the U.S. economy is doing well — and distribution companies are benefiting from strong sales. Nevertheless, due to technological disruption, regulatory issues and changes in the workforce, the distribution industry faces several distinct challenges. Here’s what you need to know. It’s More Challenging to Find and Retain Skilled Talent The [...]

2019-02-25T06:28:17+00:00 February 20th, 2019|Distribution, General ERP articles|Comments Off on Challenges Facing the Distribution Industry