If you’re looking for your first ERP system or looking to upgrade from an existing system, the evaluation, selection and implementation process is a long-term strategic decision for your organization. This whitepaper will help you through the process.
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.
When determining which investments to make in their technology infrastructure, organizations will often choose to make no changes at all. While this decision avoids short-term costs and business disruption, it often simply delays the inevitable—even making it worse.
The cost of doing nothing is expensive in the long term. This report—from the independent researchers at Aberdeen Group—outlines the reasons distributors choose not to upgrade enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and cautions against this approach, supplying detailed research that illustrates the benefits of keeping your systems current.
Epicor has a storied history of providing software solutions tailored specifically for the distribution industry. Check out the report, and see how upgrading to Epicor ERP can help grow your business.
The cloud isn’t just for consumers anymore. Businesses have increasingly seen the benefits that can be gained by moving to the cloud for myriad applications, including their ERP. While many distributors have made the move and experienced the efficiencies that can be realized with cloud-based ERP, others are weighing the pros and cons of this shift in strategy.
Download this white paper from Industrial Distribution, in conjunction with Epicor Software, to learn more about the many advantages cloud-based ERP provides, along with practical tips on selecting a provider.
Until recently, we used the Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop Software (IDH) to support our original three business intelligence (BI) big data use cases, and it delivered results worth millions of dollars to Intel.
Over the last several years, manufacturers have embraced cloud applications. According to one estimate, between 2013 and 2023 the percentage of manufacturing and distribution software delivered via software as a service (SaaS) will increase from 22% to 45%.1
This case study describes how a business social software solution provides the researchers, students and institutions of PolicyNet with the ability to seek out, share insights and collaborate with their counterparts down the hallway, across the street and around the world.
Technology advances are changing the way employees work, consumers buy, and enterprises conduct business. Old methods for marketing products are taking a back seat to online distribution, and mobile devices are ubiquitous access points to the Internet. The resulting environment is ripe for the creation and distribution of new software for handling a constantly expanding array of functions. When there is an app for everything, organizations have no choice but to adapt or risk getting left behind as markets enter the era of the Web application programming interface (API).
How can you, the modern marketer, create an efficient business process that facilitates content marketing and achieves your specific goals?
The answer: by planning strategic marketing campaigns, establishing streamlined processes, and organizing your team to execute initiatives in a more aligned and productive way. Bridging the content gaps in your organization helps you coordinate the efforts of your teams, but also enables you to create superior customer engagements because you’re presenting a more united front to those who consume your content.
This eBook will show you how to do just that. It will describe how to execute a cohesive plan aligned with your company’s goals, organize your campaigns, and coordinate content distribution across departments and stages of the funnel.
Today, the internet has changed the way buyers discover solutions. More people are meeting and researching vendors online than ever before. Your ideal customers are reading blog posts and articles, checking Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profiles, and forming opinions based on what you say and share online. Before they call to get to know your company better, they turn to Google for answers and information. If a competing vendor appears smarter, more interesting, or more reliable than you, your buyers will reach out to them first.
These online engagements have changed the rules of buyer/brand communications. So how can you and your company form meaningful relationships with buyers who are getting to know you long before they’ve been introduced?
Over the past 10 years, the Internet has provided unprecedented access to information. Consequently, B2B buyers are constantly online learning about industry trends and innovative solutions to their pain points. Given their busy schedules, buyers have grown accustomed to the convenience of researching and comparing multiple options online, narrowing their choices independently of the vendor and, only then, engaging with sales.
While buyers have always made the final purchase decision, in today’s world, the vendor is not given an opportunity to engage until the buyer is close to a choice. Today, the buyer is in control of their own journey.
Just about everyone claims to be doing content marketing, but far fewer organizations have a thought-out plan. According to Content Marketing Institute, only 44% of B2B marketers and 39% of B2C marketers have a documented content strategy.
But as organizations scale content operations, workflows, distribution, and promotion, many are seeking tools to centralize, manage, and improve the process.
That’s where content marketing software comes in. This software can help organize, automate, and visualize your efforts to create original content, as well as curate the content of others.
Today, there is unprecedented pressure on companies in all industry sectors to keep their supply chains running smoothly. This often means that these businesses with their ever-changing distribution channels and production centers feeding those supply chains, need to efficiently manage their warehouses. In this whitepaper, Business-software.com profiles the leading warehouse management software vendors.
An ERP system combines methodologies with software and hardware components to integrate numerous critical back-office functions across a company. Made up of a series of “modules”, or applications that are seamlessly linked together through a common database, an ERP system enables various departments or operating units such as Accounting and Finance, Human Resources, Production, and Fulfillment and Distribution to coordinate activities, share information, and collaborate. In this white paper, Business-Software.com profiles the leading ERP software vendors. Download this white paper to learn more!
Spatial data warehouses are becoming more common as government agencies, municipalities, utilities, telcos and other spatial data users start to share their data. This paper illustrates some of the issues that arise when undertaking data replication and data sharing.
Published By: ColdSpark
Published Date: Feb 23, 2007
Though legacy open-source email network applications like sendmail and postfix are widely used, the escalating demands of today's enterprise environments have outpaced their capabilities. Large organizations must now look to implement a true enterprise mail transport platform to support the standards of their current and growing business. Learn how to modernize your email system now.
Many Windows applications are traditional x86/x64 apps, which can be several GBs in size. To package and deploy apps to remote worker and branch office endpoints, organizations mostly rely on costly distribution servers, which are both capital and labor intensive. New Windows Software Distribution capabilities in AirWatch create a more efficient and enterprise scalable deployment experience that reduces bandwidth, infrastructure, and labor costs.
• Manage the full lifecycle of Win32 apps - including deploying apps, dependencies and patches
• Eliminate the challenges of complex app packaging, unreliable app installs and recurring OS imaging with App Stacks delivery
• Distribute apps to remote and branch users with CDN and P2P capabilities and eliminate your distribution server footprint
• Deliver apps in a unified app catalog and provide a consistent single sign-on experience for the user