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

Don’t Let Inferior Technology Kill Your Distribution Company

Today’s fast-paced marketplace requires companies to be streamlined and efficient to keep up with their competitors. One of the best ways to optimize operational efficiency is by implementing an ERP distribution management solution. However, it’s critical that this solution is a well-designed, robust system that’s properly implemented by qualified professionals. Otherwise, inferior technology could kill [...]

2019-02-22T08:33:50+00:00 February 20th, 2019|Distribution, General ERP articles|Comments Off on Don’t Let Inferior Technology Kill Your Distribution Company

What’s New for MRO Software – ProMRO

New software can be a hard sell for software sales people like myself, however since Clients First has released ProMRO and ProFBO for Acumatica I believe the job just got easier.   How can I say that?  It's easy since Acumatica is the fastest growing cloud ERP solution and recently ranked a leader by Nucleus Research [...]

2018-06-20T13:45:31+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Acumatica, Events, Repair and Overhaul|Comments Off on What’s New for MRO Software – ProMRO

Webinar: Pacejet and Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Demo

Join us June 5th to find out how Pacejet along with your Dynamics AX 2012, or Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations can streamline your shipping processes and more! What is Pacejet? The Pacejet shipping software platform integrates with freight, parcel, and more in one multi-carrier solution that saves you time and money and is integrated to Dynamics [...]

2019-01-16T11:39:18+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Distribution, Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)|Comments Off on Webinar: Pacejet and Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Demo

Acumatica Implementation: Features with Less Complex Implementation

Clients First is an Acumatica ERP Partner in part, due to it's simplicity in implementation.  Many companies need a simplistic business software solution, but loads of functionality.  After 20 plus years in this industry we know the trials and tribulations of ERP implementations and the pitfalls that have ensnared unsuspecting companies. We understand that frustration [...]

2018-05-04T22:18:10+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Acumatica, Professional Services|Comments Off on Acumatica Implementation: Features with Less Complex Implementation

Inventory Control Software–Tools to Optimize your Warehouse

Inventory Control Software – How does it help you manage your warehouse? Inventory Control Software is computer software and systems that are designed to keep track of the products that you stock in warehouses.  Usually the warehouses are owned by the company, but sometimes they can be third party logistics (3pl) locations as well.  This [...]

2019-01-16T11:39:18+00:00 June 13th, 2011|Distribution, Dynamics 365 Business Central (Dynamics NAV), Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX), Made-to-Order Manufacturing, SAP Business One|Comments Off on Inventory Control Software–Tools to Optimize your Warehouse

ERP Cloud Vendor–Which SaaS Solution is for you

ERP Cloud Vendors are appearing almost daily, how to choose? There are now probably 25+ viable vendors who sell their software ‘in the cloud’ and who claim to be ERP Cloud Vendors.  Now the terminology can be confusing and I wrote about what each means here. ERP Cloud Vendor – Which to look at?  My [...]

2011-06-03T13:20:51+00:00 June 3rd, 2011|Industry Insights|Comments Off on ERP Cloud Vendor–Which SaaS Solution is for you

SaaS, Hosted or Cloud…What’s the Difference

What really are the advantages and disadvantages to each of these deployment methods? How are they defined?  What do they mean?  Clients First has recently joined the ERP Software Blog which is an alliance of Value Added Resellers (VAR’s) that post useful blog posts on one central site.  We just uploaded a new posting on [...]

2011-05-25T11:24:31+00:00 May 25th, 2011|Industry Insights|3 Comments

Oracle–Yet another major failed project

Well it’s that time of year.  It’s been a while since we have seen an ERP train wreck spelled out so publicly.  This article recently appeared in PC World: http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/228412/oracle_sued_by_university_for_alleged_erp_failure.html I don’t want to completely take sides or a make a judgment here as Oracle has yet to state their side of the story and [...]

2011-05-24T06:44:33+00:00 May 24th, 2011|Industry Insights|Comments Off on Oracle–Yet another major failed project

Key Features and Benefits of the Dynamics AX 2009 Food and Beverage Solution — Part 1

by:  Donald Clark CFPIM, CSCP People in the food and beverage industry already know that “standard” ERP systems can be less than ideal when it comes to product definitions, production management and materials management.  The Dynamics AX 2009 Food and Beverage Solution changes all of that.  It was designed with industry-specific functionality and capability that [...]

2019-01-16T11:39:18+00:00 May 19th, 2011|Distribution, Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX), Made-to-Stock Manufacturing|Comments Off on Key Features and Benefits of the Dynamics AX 2009 Food and Beverage Solution — Part 1

Dynamics AX 2009 Food and Beverage Solution – Formula and Recipe Management

by:  Donald Clark CFPIM, CSCP Companies in the food and beverage industry have software needs that are unlike those found in other manufacturing companies.  One of these needs is managing their formulas and recipes. Many times when we talk to prospects that produce food products, we hear the same thing about how they manage formulas [...]

2019-01-16T11:39:18+00:00 May 18th, 2011|Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX), Made-to-Stock Manufacturing|Comments Off on Dynamics AX 2009 Food and Beverage Solution – Formula and Recipe Management

Dynamics AX 2009 Food and Beverage Solution — Catch Weight

by:  Donald Clark CFPIM, CSCP I worked with a company once who had an interesting problem.  They are a frozen foods distributor selling into institutions like schools and hospitals.  A product they sell a great deal is frozen chicken breasts that come in large cases.   Managing a seemingly simple product like this actually caused them [...]

2019-01-16T11:39:18+00:00 May 18th, 2011|Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX), Made-to-Stock Manufacturing|Comments Off on Dynamics AX 2009 Food and Beverage Solution — Catch Weight

SAP Business ByDesign and Dennis Howlett's findings on SAAS/Cloud Purchases

Dennis Howlett 'AccMan' recently wrote a blog post talking about how some analysts (Gartner in this case) asked some questions of those using the SAP Business By Design solution went about their purchase. You can read the post at the link but I did find something troubling. It sounded like many of the people who [...]

2011-02-24T09:52:06+00:00 February 24th, 2011|Industry Insights|Comments Off on SAP Business ByDesign and Dennis Howlett's findings on SAAS/Cloud Purchases

Going Green with ERP

by Sheldon Kralstein When we think about “Going Green” we tend to visualize conservation, protecting nature and our fragile environment.  Businesses and technology play a very important role in the Green initiative where the definition can be extended to include: Reduction of operating costs resulting in increased profits Gains in efficiency and productivity Improved customer [...]

2010-07-15T08:15:04+00:00 July 15th, 2010|Industry Insights|Comments Off on Going Green with ERP

Clients First Receives Prestigious President's Award

Like a lot of businesses, we have been fighting hard over the last few years to maintain our business during this latest recession. And it’s paid off. This month we were recognized with the prestigious 2010 Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club Award. But what exactly does this mean? The President’s Club Award recognizes the top 5% [...]

2010-07-14T15:16:08+00:00 July 14th, 2010|Industry Insights|Comments Off on Clients First Receives Prestigious President's Award

Process Improvement Comes First

By:  Donald Clark CFPIM, CSCP Companies around the world implement ERP systems for a wide variety of reasons:  some to eliminate manual efforts, some to run their businesses in an integrated environment, some for regulatory reasons, and on and on.  I think that if you ask many people why they undertake an ERP implementation, you [...]

2010-06-24T15:32:30+00:00 June 24th, 2010|Industry Insights|Comments Off on Process Improvement Comes First