Industry trends compel enterprise transformation for distributors.
Whether your business is picking, packing, shipping, or order processing, the bottom line is that the distinction between supplier and distributor has become blurred.
Smart wholesaler organizations are looking for ways to create advantages in their complex supply chains, enhance their tangible value, and separate from the competition with better performance, price, and product.
Modern enterprise resource management (ERP) systems and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions offer advanced tools to achieve these objectives and deliver tangible value to your customers.
Improve insight into inventory levels, job costs, lot tracking (and more), enables better decisions on pricing, purchasing, and storage.
Attract and retain customers with consumer-like portals, automated reordering, AR/AP, and managed cloud security tools.
supply chain management
Boost efficiency and visibility from purchase to warehouse to delivery, data integration with partners, and transparent dependent processes.
customer service improvement
Flexible tools offer detailed insights, smart stock automations, speed to delivery, and improved execution and customer satisfaction.
Top Solutions for Distributors
Our Services For Complex Distributors
ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY CONSULTATIONS
We apply today’s best practices, leverage our industry expertise, and utilize our proven methodology to deliver transformative business advice.
Custom Software Solutions
We combine industry best practices, project management expertise, and our proven methodology to provide enterprise software enhancements while mitigated risk.
Business Process Improvement
We deep-dive into understanding your unique business needs while mapping processes and gauging efficiencies to determine the best solution for you.
Continuous Improvement Plans (CIP)
As your business grows and expands, we build upon your existing system to unlock new capabilities that will sustain process improvements and maximize the benefits of your ERP solution.
ERP FOR VALUE-ADDED DISTRIBUTORS
Software selection and implementation processes often present their own unique challenges. To help you navigate trouble on your journey to business transformation, Datix experts compiled an eBook for distributors to see all available options, no matter which path you choose.
Distribution ERP and CRM Software Solutions
Datix has helped numerous distributors implement Prophet 21, a complete ERP and warehouse management system that is designed to meet the unique business needs of the industry.
Whether your business is picking, packing, shipping, or order processing with fulfillment services, choosing software with the tools to meet the needs of your customers is critical. Distribution ERP software from Epicor® Kinetic offers you all the functionality you need for end-to-end supply chain management, making it easy to seize opportunities for increased supply chain performance. Furthermore, CRM software ensures distributors maintain strong relationships with customers.
Datix specializes in working with distribution businesses and building sophisticated software solutions tailored to their needs. We employ certified experts with real industry experience and offer knowledge of software best practices for these businesses. We’ve taken projects from inception to completion, rescued struggling efforts, provided continuous support for under-manned operations and everything in between.
What is the best ERP solution for distributors?
It’s no secret that not all software is created equal, and a platform that is a great fit for one business could be a dud for a competitor. So, how should distributors approach upgrading, implementing, and configuring their enterprise resource management (ERP) solutions?
Not to state the obvious, but the best ERP system should inherently perform the functionality most critical for business compliance, reporting, and shop floor operations. Things like: vendor management, inventory management, human capital management, and more. The best ERP solution for value-added distributors will provide the ability to track and record every step of the supply chain, eliminate labor-intensive data entry with automation, and should rapidly respond to emerging issues and challenges with a 360 degree view of the enterprise as a whole.
Inventory management modules inside of ERP software for distributors like Prophet 21 and SyteLine are critical components for tracking inventory in real-time. Forecasting tools use an intuitive system of weighted averages, standard reports, graphical views, and user-defined formulas to identify a unique demand pattern of each material in-house. Because a manufacturer’s production and distribution volume is heavily dictated by consumer demand, these types of tools can safeguard processing plants from excess waste with production and storage business intelligence (BI). This is a simple technical solution to a large overreaching challenge that many currently face.
To keep up with the fast-paced enterprise marketplace, it is also imperative for distributors to streamline business practices and offer optimal customer service. With Unity, Datix’s premier integration platform, businesses can integrate ERP with CRM (as well as a number of other solutions) to build an interconnected enterprise system. When data is readily available in one system, your business enjoys increased transparency and efficiency from Unity’s single source of truth to deliver tangible value to your customers.
Transform Distribution Through Software
We work with several Epicor® versions actively used around the world. Kinetic, versions 9 and 10, Prophet 21, and BisTrack are popular distribution ERP solutions that we offer specialized integration combinations here at Datix. We provide these SyteLine integrations and Epicor integrations as well as CRM consulting services to deliver a whole host of solutions as your trusted one-stop-shop consultant:
- Consumer goods
- Fluid power
- HVAC wholesaler
- Lumber and building materials
Ask us about the various CRM and Epicor® Distribution ERP software solutions we offer, including Prophet 21. Our consultants take a look at your business’ unique needs and work with your team to help find the best fit.
With 24 years of experience, Datix has the expertise to assist you at any stage of your distribution software project. We ensure the solution works before go-live day, and then we help you train your staff around efficient processes and best practices. By working with you throughout your software’s journey, we help you get the most out of your software.
Contact us when you’re ready to start or simply have a few questions. We’re happy to help with your Distribution ERP and CRM experience.
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