Multiple channel distribution is becoming increasingly important, irrespective of whether the businesses in question are B2C or B2B-focused. The key drivers are the long tail, multi-site and changes in category management. Find out more now!
The complexities of distribution make it a most daunting challenge. Indeed, for hoteliers, mastering it might be akin to finding the industry’s Holy Grail.
Consider the task’s many facets: Maximizing exposure to attract new customers and establish presence in markets, both near and far, requires contracts and integration with an everchanging cast of OTAs and metasearch companies. Evaluating voluminous amounts of data for rate management practically defines “paralysis by analysis.” And demonstrating online capabilities that can adapt to the ever-changing demands of today’s consumers – who expect everything to be faster, better and cheaper than yesterday.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Oct 16, 2013
Enterprise Workload Management gets the right work to the right person at the right time, eliminating the outdated manual distribution of work model.
Enterprise Workload Management finally gives organizations the ability to correlate the work that customer service interactions create in the front office -- with the best resource within the organization required to complete that work in the back office.
Enterprise Workload Management ensures that the highest priority work is being handled by the right resource, and gives managers real-time visibility into when the work will be completed, as well as reports that show the outcomes of the work. Customers get notified when an order or application is processed instead of waiting to hear or having to repeated call back. Employees get specific coaching and training plans based on the results of their work.
"Today's internet-dependent business landscape demands frequent system changes, higher throughput and increased reliability. If your new features and fixes do not hit the digital market quickly, user experience, customer retention and revenue all take a hit. DNS however, is a tool that can be used to both mitigate problems and optimize the performance and delivery of these systems. Read the latest O'Reilly book to understand how the DevOps approach combined with the fundamentals of DNS can:
• Use DNS as a means of distribution, deployment and high-availability
• Mitigate failure and minimize risk
• Improve system reliability and management
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The capabilities that enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems enable in wholesale and distribution have a wide umbrella of influence throughout an organization. Using ERP data to make better business decisions while cutting your costs is only one way you can make the most of your system.
It’s hard to make good decisions without good information. Having access to data, and the tools to quickly analyze that data, is essential. Without data, you are blind to how your business is performing and areas for improvement—all you have to go on is instinct.
A robust business intelligence (BI) system can provide new insights to help steer your distribution organization clear of obstacles that impede growth—and toward the opportunities that enable it. A monthly report just doesn’t cut it anymore. You need real-time information, and if you’re running legacy software, it’s probably slowing you down.
Distribution is being transformed by digital innovations. More and more distributors are replacing manual, paper-driven processes with digital tools and automation that allow employees to work more efficiently and effectively in the warehouse and beyond. Efficiency doesn’t just benefit employees—modern technology can help keep customers and vendors happier with up-to-date information accessible anytime.
Epicor Prophet 21 software was designed to meet the unique needs of distributors. It offers robust features including eCommerce, mobility tools, customer relationship management (CRM), wireless warehouse management, purchase management, and analytics to make more informed business decisions. With deep industry knowledge and best practices built into features throughout the solution, Prophet 21 can deliver the digital transformation your organization needs to grow.
Published By: OpenText
Published Date: Sep 27, 2017
Today’s fast-moving consumer market is putting pressure on manufacturers to be able to share digital product information seamlessly and quickly across retail and distribution channels. A centralized digital asset management platform helps to simplify the distribution of digital information across the extended enterprise.
Learn how to effectively and efficiently manage your organisation's employee handbook, code of conduct and other important documents. This guide gives organisations of all sizes insight on how to optimize policy and procedure management with real-world examples, helpful tips, and research.
What you’ll learn:
- Best Practices on How to Plan, Implement, and Measure your programme
- Eleven Commandments of Policy Formatting and Writing
- 20 Questions for Prioritising Policy Development Efforts
- Pros & Cons of Various Distribution Methods
- Assessment Questions to Evaluate Your Current Document Management Strategy
- Build versus Buy Considerations
Published By: Zilliant
Published Date: Oct 11, 2019
The building products / construction industry is more visibly representative of the health of the economy than any other. The avatar of the Great Recession may well be images of doomed projects on abandoned construction sites. As such, it’s unavoidable for leaders of building products distributors to experience market-induced anxiety as a matter of course.
2020 looms as the start of a new decade but many analysts fear it will also mark the end of the building boom. Recent indicators point to a slowdown at least. The existential question: what areas of building products distribution are ripe for reimagination, safeguarding against ambiguous market conditions now and in the future?
This whitepaper provides the answers with a playbook that reveals where margins and revenue leak in most B2B distribution companies and provides reimagined strategies for retaining and growing share through price optimization, deal management and costing guidance.
The exponential growth of omnichannel shopping and ever-burgeoning demand for faster merchandise deliveries is redefining the supply chain’s distribution of consumer products goods. A seminal shift in how shoppers increasingly buy via multiple touch points — online from desktop computers, mobile devices and in-store — has created the need for the “smarter” warehouse to serve today’s connected consumer. As retailers look to merge their brick-and-mortar and online operations to cut costs and boost efficiency, warehouse management systems must keep pace. For this report, Zebra Technologies analyzed the state of the warehousing marketplace among firms in the US and Canada with at least $15 million in annual revenues. The online survey asked IT and operations personnel in the manufacturing, retail, transportation and wholesale market segments to share their insights and business plans over the next five years, in light of a rapidly changing industry.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Aug 13, 2009
Your company likely has a contact center that efficiently and effectively handles customer interactions via telephone calls as well as through channels such as text chat, SMS, and e-mail. Yet are you aware that the contact center handles just a fraction of the activities that impact the customer experience throughout your business?
Increased processing needs means increased energy costs. In fact, power costs can often exceed hardware costs. Read this white paper and see how the pairing of new IBM System x and BladeCenter servers with the new Intel Xeon Processor 5500 series can reduce costs and improve performance.
Linux reliability has come of age. Several major Linux distributions including Novell SUSE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu scored high in reliability, improved over 2006 uptime statistics and achieved near parity with Unix distributions. Security incidents plagued Windows Server 2003, which saw uptime decrease by roughly 10% during last year. Corporations must continue to adhere to best practices in configuration, management and security to ensure optimal server operating system and application reliability.
Controlling distribution of passwords to highly sensitive environments in no longer enough; learn more about Privileged identity management (PIM) and what you can do to monitor and control your business to finest level of detail possible.