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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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Case Study: Mark Two Distributors Ltd.




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Best Software's top objective is to encourage customers to stay with the company for the life of their business.

mark two distributors  managed by former president Mark Fenimore, represents the foundation of the new division. As one of its first major initiatives, Best Software will roll out the BSAN, unifying and expanding the company''s existing accountant recommender programs into one formalized, company-wide program for the first time. Designed to strengthen the relationship between technology and the accounting community, BSAN should provide accounting professionals access to software, information and support to enable them to better Read More

Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the Objectives


Because the technology has become easier to implement, use, and maintain, many of the challenges to achieving the benefits that supply chain management software applications can provide have been removed.

mark two distributors  About the Author    MARK WELLS has worked for the past 20 years on many aspects supply chain management from within industry, as a supply chain consultant, and as part of a software development organization. For two years, he worked for a steel service center as an internal consultant. He holds an MBA from Drexel University where he has also taught operations management and operations research. He currently works for the applications development division of Oracle Corporation, focusing on supply chain Read More

Microsoft Business Network (MBN)--Coming of Age? Part Two: Market Impact


Microsoft Business Network (MBN) has the potential to deliver the never really (or hardly ever) realized benefits of early dot-com era Internet trading exchanges or networks that could reasonably and effectively link customers to their trading partners.

mark two distributors  is nearing the 300,000 mark. Hence, one should not be surprised by MBS'' recent, more upbeat results in a great part from up-selling so-called surrounding applications like Microsoft Business Network ( MBN ), Microsoft Demand Planner , or Microsoft Business Portal to its existing ERP users (see Microsoft Keeps on Rounding up Its Business Solutions ). In late 2003, MBS enhance its current line of ERP business solutions and service offerings in terms of helping its small, mid-market segment and even Read More

Retail Market Dynamics for Software Vendors Part Two: Progress


ERP vendors are making their way into the retail market by bundling, acquiring point solutions or partnering strategically to embed retail-specific functions within their suites. Like in all other enterprise applications markets, eventually, albeit not any time soon, the retail market too will come to a showdown between the pure retail vendors and the enterprise application vendors (e.g., Oracle, SAP, Lawson, PeopleSoft, SSA Global, Geac, Intentia, etc.), which have been striving to natively embed more retail-specific capability into their products.

mark two distributors  a hold on the market as possible before enterprise and platform vendors catch up. This is especially true for the remaining tier two and tier three retail point solution vendors. If they cannot gain significant traction and distinctive differentiation, they could find themselves in a position of needing to either being acquired or joining forces with a complementary functional or platform technology vendor via alliance or acquisition. User Recommendations Retailers will have to find a fine balance Read More

UNIT4 Agresso ERP Has Two Mega Wins


UNIT4’s new CEO and private financial backers have stated their commitment to Agresso as the vendor’s flagship enterprise resource planning (ERP) product for people-centric service industries, and at least two recent wins are proving that decision to be correct.

mark two distributors  Agresso ERP Has Two Mega Wins UNIT4 ’s new CEO and private financial backers have stated their commitment to Agresso as the vendor’s flagship enterprise resource planning (ERP) product for people-centric service industries, and at least two recent wins are proving that decision to be correct.   The Judge Group   The Judge Group, a growing global professional services firm that delivers technology consulting, staffing solutions, corporate training, and human capital management (HCM), selected Read More

Two Vendor Execs Discuss the Current B2B Pricing Market (and its Future)


Why are some companies still managing their prices with spreadsheets—and leaving their single most important profit lever to such inadequate if not harmful practices? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic finds out and sits down with two vendor execs to see how B2B pricing software allows companies to detect profit anomalies and take rapid pricing actions, increasing their revenues and profits and gaining business agility.

mark two distributors  will not go into marketing automation, but I think it is more likely that a new multi-billion dollar company will emerge to own this space. In terms of innovation, I expect the following two critical and related advances: Semantic Web technologies will be used to make inferences on the relations between features and functions and value for specific segments. Competitive intelligence software will be developed that uses open-source intelligence and semantic inference to predict pricing moves (at least one Read More

Software Evaluation Guide for Small and Medium Wholesale Distributors


Implementing the proper business system can be as strategic and important to your bottomline as expanding your warehouse or bringing on new product lines. However, implementing the wrong solution or choosing an inexperienced solution provider can have serious negative effects on your business—-from lost opportunities and late orders to bankruptcy in some extreme cases. Consequently, it is imperative that wholesale distributors take time to clearly define their business processes and objectives before they start their search for new business software. This guide is designed to help wholesale distributors manage the entire software evaluation cycle, from needs analysis and budget planning through software selection and implementation.

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Two Force.com Apps Joining Forces at Dreamforce 2010


One of the major takeaway messages from salesforce.com’s recent Dreamforce 2010 conference was the company’s diversification within the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) space. Namely, during their keynote presentations, the company’s executives admitted publicly to the Force.com platform’s proprietary nature (i.e., the non-mainstream Apex language), which made them decide

mark two distributors  George Hu (EVP, Platform and Marketing of salesforce.com). Both salesforce.com and UNIT4 are providing guidance, infrastructure, and back up support for the business as well as holding Board positions. Executing is down to me and the FinancialForce.com’s team with their support. This to me seemed the most logical approach, as we get not only the support and backing of two large businesses, but also the encouragement and latitude to create the FinancialForce business in its own right. PJ : How will Read More

Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Platform Approaches (Wars)


Infor and IFS, two upper mid-market, stalwart vendors, were the first to respond to our questions-and-answers series directed at software application vendors. Based on our questions, these two vendors share their views on market trends, platform approaches, and mid-market issues.

mark two distributors  on such topics as market trends, platform approaches, and mid-market issues, we compiled a series of questions inspired by industry events we recently attended. Infor and IFS , two upper mid-market, stalwart vendors, were the first to respond to this unique questions-and-answers series. Following are their insightful responses to our inquiring minds. For further elaboration on the questions we asked below, please see part one of this series, Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Market Trends . Questions and Read More

SSA GT to EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition Part Two: EXE


Like the previous few SSA GT acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging SSA GT's customer base, market share, and more importantly, its predictably recurring support revenue and consequently larger R&D pool. Both companies have notable customer bases with a wide geographic spread (particularly in emerging markets that have been much less affected by the recession).

mark two distributors  some. While the WMS market is expected to continue to grow modestly but faster than many other enterprise applications, it appears the customer order fulfillment process management as an add-on solution to WMS will experience much higher growth. Look for many of the above vendors to continue bolstering that functionality, through increased product development budgets, alliances, and acquisitions, the onset of which began very recently (see SCE Leaders Partner To See Beyond Their Portfolios ). This Read More

Program Testing Methodology Part Two: Running Tests and Getting Approval


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Sales & Operations Planning: A Two-part Journey to a Bigger Bottom Line


This whitepaper demonstrates how you can positively impact your bottom line through improved sales and operations planning (S&OP), defined as "continuously balancing supply and demand, while connecting the impact of operational decisions to your financial plan." In this regard, S&OP cannot be talked about in isolation. It includes elements of demand planning, supply planning, and budgeting. Its purpose is to create the demand-supply balance essential to guiding operational decisions that have been evaluated against the financial context. Effectively executed, S&OP will deliver improved inventory turns and margins, leading to increased revenue, higher customer satisfaction, and better use of capital. Download to learn more today.

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The Many Faces of PLM Part Two: The Future of the PLM Suite


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mark two distributors  Consolidation Made The PLM Market More Agile? This is Part Two of a two-part article. Part One discussed the current state of the PLM Suite and provided insight into how application suites develop. New Additions to the PLM Suite What new application areas belong in the PLM footprint? There are many valid opinions, and time will tell which functional areas will be most rewarding to the companies that adopt PLM systems. Today, PLM is being leveraged as the source of consolidated, uniform product Read More

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