Understanding the Value of Distribution Management Software

Posted on: January 10, 2017 | By: Craig Thompson | Acumatica, Wholesale Distribution

As a wholesale distributor, there are many metrics and data points that need to be tracked on a regular basis to ensure the success of your growing business. While some metrics are certainly more time consuming to manage than others, often times tracking these data points, managing projects and providing customer support can be a difficult task to handle. Especially with a dated ERP or CRM system running your business....


3 Dynamics GP Features that are Perfect for the Wholesale Distribution Industry

Posted on: November 30, 2016 | By: Craig Thompson | Microsoft Dynamics GP, Wholesale Distribution

As distributors, collecting clear and concise data is only half of the battle. This data then must be communicated even clearer and quicker than ever to your organizations decision makers in order to remain competitive in this growing, connected market. Aging ERP systems make it difficult to drive the fast and accurate decisions your business needs to establish confidence with customers and win new business. Rather than remain in the...


Why Acumatica ERP is one of the best Cloud ERP Solutions for SMB’s

Posted on: November 21, 2016 | By: Craig Thompson | Acumatica, ERP Selection, Professional Services, Wholesale Distribution

While Acumatica Cloud ERP may not be the first ERP solution that comes to mind when determining if it’s time to upgrade your current system, Acumatica is actually one of the best cloud ERP solutions for small to mid-size businesses (SMB’s) looking for an automated, flexible solution to help grow their current business situation. Acumatica is perfect for wholesalers, manufacturers as well as professional service organizations and offers flexible pricing...


7 Ways to Improve Warehousing Efficiency

Posted on: November 8, 2016 | By: Craig Thompson | Acumatica, Wholesale Distribution

Warehousing Efficiency is an essential part of any wholesale distribution business’s success and is often a big focus area of improvement. Without an effective warehousing strategy it can be very difficult for distributors to grow and there often is a potential for higher expenses or lost money in stocked inventory. With that being said, improving your warehousing efficiency doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Below are 7 simple and efficient...


Why Customer Profitability is Important for Wholesale Distributors

Posted on: October 26, 2016 | By: Craig Thompson | Acumatica, Wholesale Distribution

By now you’ve already discovered that customers are the backbone of any industry. On a very basic level, without their business, your company would be without a flow of income. Even more so, without a loyal customer base, you could be limiting your business’s potential for growth. Nurturing and building relationships with customers takes a significant amount of time and effort on your part that simply wouldn’t make sense to...


Best Practices of the World’s Top Distributors

Posted on: September 28, 2016 | By: Craig Thompson | Acumatica, Wholesale Distribution

From a young age we have been conditioned to strive to be the best in whatever we worked at. Excellence has always been awarded, and while often the path to success is very clear, sometimes things can seem a little hazy. This can hold especially true for wholesale distributors. Because every business has their own unique way of operating, determining a singular method for success is tricky. Luckily there are...


Important Wholesale Distribution Metrics to Track

Posted on: August 31, 2016 | By: Craig Thompson | Acumatica, Wholesale Distribution

  As a wholesale distributor, there are many metrics and data points that need to be tracked to ensure that you are maximizing your resources and running a successful business. That being said, knowing just what metrics to prioritize while tracking can be a tough call to make, especially if your ERP system isn't up to date. Knowing what to look for in a wholesale distribution ERP software is one...


Key Characteristics of a Quality ERP Partner

Posted on: August 17, 2016 | By: Craig Thompson | Acumatica, ERP Selection, Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, Microsoft Dynamics GP, QAD Business Process, Wholesale Distribution

  Choosing an ERP system for your next big upgrade is a big decision that shouldn't be taken lightly. While it's important to find a software that matches your specific business requirements, fits the budget and has the advanced capabilities that allows for growth, businesses should also put in the same time and effort in searching for a qualified ERP Partner. While finding a partner may seem like a minor...


6 Tips for Improving Distribution Shipping Costs

Posted on: August 15, 2016 | By: Craig Thompson | Acumatica, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Wholesale Distribution

  As a wholesale distributor, shipping costs are a necessary evil that many of us would rather do without. That being said, there are many resources out there that can help significantly lessen the blow and improve your distribution shipping costs to help benefit your business. Below are some of our favorite methods to consider when looking to lower and improve your shipping costs within your distribution company.   1....


What to Look for in a Wholesale Distribution ERP Software

Posted on: August 4, 2016 | By: Craig Thompson | Acumatica, ERP Selection, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Wholesale Distribution

When it comes to choosing the right Wholesale Distribution ERP Software, there are a lot of different factors that should be taken into consideration. ERP vendors will throw all sorts of glamorous features on the table to try and lure in potential customers however knowing what to look for and what features to write off is almost as important as making the decision to upgrade in the first place. Choosing...