What to Look for in a Wholesale Distribution ERP Software

Posted on: August 4, 2016 | By: Craig Thompson | Acumatica, 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...


5 Secrets of the Most Successful Wholesale Distributors

Posted on: August 1, 2016 | By: Craig Thompson | Acumatica, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Wholesale Distribution

Success is the lock that every wholesale distributor is searching to find the key for. We all want to be successful, but sometimes that can't always be a reality. When it comes to succeeding in an industry with so much competition, how do you stand out against your competitors? Luckily your Chicago based Acumatica and Dynamics GP partners at Logan Consulting know a thing or two about what makes a...


5 Reasons You Need to Integrate Your CRM and ERP Systems

Posted on: July 15, 2016 | By: Craig Thompson | Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Acumatica, Wholesale Distribution

ERP and CRM systems are becoming more and more common in today's global marketplace. While it might be easy to write off one system as more valuable than the other, understanding the value of both systems individually as well as integrated can work wonders for your organization. Through the integration of your ERP and CRM systems, your organization will be able to increase your overall ROI, improve visibility throughout your entire...


5 Benefits of an ERP System for Distributors

Posted on: July 11, 2016 | By: Craig Thompson | Acumatica, Wholesale Distribution

  By now I'm sure you've heard of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software and are either in one of three categories. Either you have an automated distribution management system that works great for your wholesale distribution company, you're struggling in a love hate relationship with an ERP system that frequently crashes or slows down production, or you're still not totally sold on an ERP system and are looking to learn...


Key Metrics to Calculate for Distribution Performance

Posted on: July 6, 2016 | By: Craig Thompson | Acumatica, Wholesale Distribution

For any business to succeed, it’s important to understand how your organization is running and where there is room for improvement, especially within the wholesale distribution industry. Misinterpreting your data could be the difference between having an inventory shortage or losing money in excess. Making money is important, and in order to be successful there are a few key metrics to consider when determining your distribution center performance. Utilizing these...


4 Places Wholesalers Lose Money in Their Stocked Inventory

Posted on: June 29, 2016 | By: Craig Thompson | Acumatica, Wholesale Distribution

As a wholesale distributor, managing your inventory in a cost-effective and revenue-driving manner can be difficult. Especially for distributors who don’t have access to an effective distribution planning software to automate these inventory processes. Having accounting software that helps save you money in inventory is crucial. However, sometimes dated software can do more harm than good. Knowing when your accounting software is hurting your business rather than alleviating some expenses is the...


5 Manual Processes to Eliminate at Your Distribution Center

Posted on: June 23, 2016 | By: Craig Thompson | Acumatica, Wholesale Distribution

For many wholesale distributors, manual business processing has become the method of choice when it comes to managing your organization. While there is something to be said for manually managing your wholesale distribution business, doing so can often times significantly limit your potential for growth.  Manually managing your inventory, analytics, scheduling, purchase orders and sales orders requires a significant amount of attention making it difficult to focus your energy where...


Top 3 Ways Microsoft Dynamics GP Can Work For Your Distribution Company

Posted on: February 26, 2016 | By: Craig Thompson | Microsoft Dynamics GP, Wholesale Distribution

As distributors, the operational and inventory information needed to share with decision makers has to be communicated even clearer and quicker than ever to remain competitive in today's connected world. Aging ERP systems make it difficult to drive the fast and accurate decisions your business needs to establish confidence with customers and win business. Rather than remain in the dark, utilizing forward thinking ERP systems like Microsoft Dynamics GP allows...