Distributed enterprises often encompass many remote offices that are essential to running the organization and supporting customers. Important activities at the edge include manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, even mobile or remote life-saving environments like health clinics. And while there is usually a central IT staff that creates the overall business architecture for the enterprise, specialized resources to deploy and maintain the infrastructure at the edge can be scarce.
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Download this eBook for a closer look at how online efforts are driving business growth including:
- Where is eCommerce headed? Well, where would you like it to go?
- What matters most to distributors in eCommerce?
- What about eCommerce and ERP?
- Distributor ERP best practices
- Epicor eCommerce solutions
To succeed in today’s challenging climate, distributors must keep pace with change, manage the complexities of growth, and keep their current accounts happy while attracting new customers.
Download this white paper to learn how you can smoothly and efficiently grow a modern, integrated distribution business that customers will love. You’ll discover the five goals you can pursue to ensure your company’s secure growth:
• Attract and sell to eCommerce shoppers
• Convert one-time shoppers into business accounts
• Become the preferred supplier in your field
• Optimize for business efficiency
• Defend your current accounts
Experts say the demand for electricity, natural gas, and water will double or triple as billions of people join the digital economy, and the use of energy and water will grow while vehicles and mass transit go electric. One thing is clear – the digital economy needs clean, dependable, and affordable electricity. This should be a great outlook for power generators, distributors, and retailers, but decarbonization, deregulation, and decentralization are disrupting the century-old utilities hierarchy. A “Digital Energy Network” is emerging that reflects new structures of power generation, transmission, distribution, and retail. It will foster new business models and processes and transform work in a competitive and collaborative digital economy.
This short video shows how the Pestana Hotel Group, based in Portugal manages 86 properties in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America with the OPERA suite of solutions for property management, food and beverage operations, and distribution. OPERA enables better business decisions by providing real-time information. OPERA has helped the Pestana Group increase sales, improve workforce productivity, and deliver superior guest experiences.
Many firms—including those in the wholesale distribution sector—have achieved more efficient and business operations by using cloud-based ERP. Whatever the variations on the theme, wholesale distributors face challenges ranging from tight margins to supply chain and delivery-carrier dependencies. Succeeding in this demanding and fast-paced sector requires that companies operate with high efficiency and low error rates. Wholesale distributors that don’t closely track and optimize their core operations can put critical business relationships at risk, seriously undermining their profitability and growth potential.
Private equity and investment banking experts share observations on what a distribution company owner can expect when preparing to sell a stake in the company, and how to prepare the business to attract potential buyers’ attention and maximize the price it can command.
Like it or not, the accounting function is in the news distribution business.
The demand for financial performance information is high and the pressure for more timely information is even higher. A fast close improves the timeliness of information, aids decision making and is a value-enhancing proposition for the business. To continue adding value, the CFO and controller must find ways to speed up their financial close processes and report financial results before they become old news.
Download this white paper and learn the "7 Steps to a Faster, Better Close" including how to:
• Identify the hidden traps and pitfalls bogging down your accounting processes
• Drive process improvement and collaboration within your organization
• Gain visibility and timely access to critical financial and operational information through application integration
• Utilize modern accounting technology to accelerate your close with automation
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.
Online consumers are redefining the fulfillment landscape. Wholesalers need to unlock the value of integrated business data. Only full insight into all areas of the distributor’s business will provide the necessary clarity to make decisions they can stand behind. This confidence can be achieved only if they have the required data and technology at hand at the right time. The total technology investment is not small. But, it may mean the future viability of the wholesale distribution segment. Why now is the critical time to invest.
Published By: Sitecore
Published Date: Feb 25, 2015
The forces of digital disruption have empowered consumers and inverted the power relationship between buyers and sellers. Competitive advantages based on manufacturing, distribution, and IT are no longer sustainable. Customer loyalty has all but disappeared; buyers can and will shift their allegiance immediately if disappointed. In the era of the empowered consumer, business success depends upon offering consistently outstanding customer experiences across multiple touchpoints and over the entire customer lifecycle.
Welcome to the future of 24/7, any-time, anywhere access to digital content - where dynamic publishing solutions are the mantra. Is your organization ready for this brave new world of digital content distribution? This whitepaper explores how to prime your organization to leverage rapid digital content consumption as a key to business intelligence.
When used effectively, Hadoop can deliver unparalleled value in revealing new analytics-driven revenue streams, improving customer acquisition and retention, as well as increasing operational efficiencies. The Hadoop Buyer's Guide is an invaluable resource for those investigating or evaluating Hadoop---from understanding how Hadoop can solve your data challenges, to what to look for when selecting a solution, to comparing vendors, and preparing for implementation and future success. Download the guide, and get everything you need to know about choosing the right Hadoop distribution for your business success.
Published By: Intermec
Published Date: Jun 20, 2013
Nearly all the transportation and distribution companies in a market are governed by the similar labor laws, pay the same fuel prices and share the same roads. So why are some much more successful than others? Winning T&L companies don’t rely on cyclical business conditions to be successful. They can be profitable in any business conditions because they are differentiated, either in the services they offer customers or in their underlying business processes.
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.
SCM is a combination of science and software that encompasses all operations within the supply chain, including the sourcing, acquisition, and storage of raw materials; the scheduling and management of work-in process; and the warehousing and distribution of finished products. With SCM solutions, businesses can streamline and automate the planning, execution, and control of these key activities.
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!
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
Distribution executives can no longer afford to view their IT department as merely a cost center. In today's competitive landscape, information technology represents a strategic, cost-saving, revenue-generating differentiator.
Read this new brief and discover why IT continues to be a major business driver in this industry, supporting customer service, collaboration, decision-making and other aspects of modern distribution.
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.