Wholesale Distributors Modernizing Operations With Cloud-Based ERP

March 9, 2017 Greg Williams

Competition in the distribution industry is increasing, customers have high expectations and supply chains are getting complicated. In this digital era, distributors must have access to reliable data in order to respond faster to changing market conditions, while protecting profit margins and maintaining customer relationships. It’s time to replace aging software with a modern management solution that delivers the visibility you need, when you need it. Ask the right questions and get the right answers when evaluating your options.

Take Control of Data, Drive Growth With ERP

It’s time to abandon ineffective software systems and take advantage of a more modern enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. There are many ERP systems in the marketplace today and choosing the right one means the difference between business failure or success. As you start your journey finding and deploying a management system, download “14 Questions Distribution Company CFOs Must Ask When Evaluating Cloud ERP” for guidance. Be confident you have chosen wisely by getting the answers you need to these tough questions.

Here are a few key benefits you’ll find with ERP:

  1.  Centralized data: Customers expect a prompt response and are more likely to turn to a competitor rather than sit on hold or wait for a callback. ERP centralizes important data, empowering sales and service representatives to answer questions about quotes, orders, pricing discounts or delivery dates on-the-spot.
  2.  Supply chain visibility: Gain full visibility across your entire distribution and retail network and monitor multi-channel operations in real-time. Improve vendor collaboration to reduce costs and respond faster to delays or interruptions which might impact production.
  3.   Improved productivity: Data collected from across the organization will lead to improved productivity. In the warehouse, for example, you can use data to optimize inventory and streamline picking routes.
  4. Stronger customer relationships: Fully integrated data offers the opportunity to understand and predict customer behaviors. Target promotions to engage customers based on purchase history or create pricing models that close sales faster. You can also boost cross-sales and up-sales using historical sales data.

Wholesale distributors are modernizing operations by replacing aging systems with more powerful, cloud-based ERP. Download the eBook and contact Western Computer for additional guidance with choosing and deploying an ERP solution that is aligned with your business needs today and as your business changes over time.

 

About the Author

Greg Williams

As Western Computer's Dynamics Practice Manager, Greg Williams is responsible for aligning the company's product and service offerings with the specific needs of its customers. Greg's 15 years of experience with ERP implementations in the manufacturing and distribution industries allows him to identify potential risks and immediately mitigate them with creative solutions.

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