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ERP DISTRIBUTION – WHAT’S THE ERP ROLE IN THE DISTRIBUTION INDUSTRY?

Today Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is becoming more prevalent in all types of businesses. The ERP distribution  industry isn’t an exception!

An distribution ERP solution simplifies the distribution management with better workflow & dashboard. It is a complete and efficient enterprise solution that helps optimize business processes.

Indeed, distribution companies can manage all their activities using a single software. All company information is grouped in one place. Productivity is increased and therefore profitability is also increased.

It can perform tasks related to supply chain management, order management, customer relationship management, vendor management, and purchasing. An distribution ERP is also useful for financial control, inventory and stock management. Rather than using inventory management software, business management software, and ERP distribution software, only one software is needed to perform all of these tasks. The use of an ERP has therefore become essential to effective management and the growth of your company. The ERP software greatly benefits distribution companies.

 

WHAT ARE THE ERP SYSTEM BENEFITS FOR THE DISTRBUTOR?

The benefits of using a single management system are numerous. Unlike an independent distribution software or an independent commercial management software, ERP distribution focuses not only on the distribution process, but also on the overall company management. This system can, among other things, manage bids, orders, stock levels and supplier purchases. It also deals with personnel management and financial control.

 

HOW TO ADDRESS CONSTANT LOGISTIC CHANGE? 

Beyond inventory management, ERP distribution allows predictive analysis for anticipating the demand. Precise orders will avoid superfluous expenses or backorders. Personalized software will also help maintain a customer focused sales process. The ERP solution can be customized according company’s needs. With a better process, the company improves customer service and customer loyalty.

ERP systems provide services to customers wherever they are, from any device (computer, tablet, smartphone). This option allows more sales and faster customer response. Tracking sales trends also helps to build customer loyalty.

In addition to minimize time waste, ERP real-time updates provide quick access to accurate data. By accelerating access to all information and processes, ERP software helps implement best business practices. As a result, the company becomes more competitive and is able to grow.

 

EPICOR PROPHET 21, A PROFITABLE ERP SOLUTION

Epicor offers an ERP specifically designed to meet distributors’ needs: Epicor Prophet 21. This software solution offers a unique, state-of-the-art business platform for order management, purchasing and storage. This solution is also now available on the cloud.


Epicor Prophet 21 maximizes profits by trading with reduced price sensitivity. This ERP distribution also offers increased visibility of import costs and goods in transit.

"Our sales have increased by more than 60 percent in the seven
years we’ve partnered with Epicor, and we plan to stay with them for many more—they’ve been a major part of our growth."
Barry Reed, President | BR Supply

In addition, Epicor ERP software improves the control of warehouse management with its fully integrated wireless solution. By centralizing responsibilities, Epicor Prophet 21 once again reduces costs.

Epicor Prophet 21 has proved itself in meeting distribution requirements in the following industries:

  • Electrical
  • Fixings
  • Fasteners
  • Floors and Tiles
  • Plumbing
  • Hydraulic Power
  • Industrial Area
  • Maintenance and Sanitary
  • Medical Supplies
  • HVAC System
  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • Paper and Packaging Oil

Prophet 21 warehouse management tools provide flexible, real-time control and efficiency—from receiving through shipping.

With all the activity that goes on in your warehouse, keeping inefficiencies out of your processes is a must if you want to maximize your profitability and minimize losses.

With Epicor Prophet 21, it is possible to optimize the supply chain, increase financial control and standardize performance indicators.

"Epicor understands what distributors face on a daily basis, and offers us the features and resources we need to improve how we do business." Beckl Charchenko, Owner | Team Packaging

This software improves distribution efficiency and provides tools that allow companies to plan, assemble, ship and deliver quickly and economically!

CLICK HERE FOR THE EPICOR LIBRARY

 

EC SOLUTIONS ERP DISTRIBUTION SOFTWARE INTEGRATOR

As a certified Epicor provider, EC Solutions focuses on results and customer satisfaction with a team of certified professionals (PMP, CPA, Eng, & CPIM) who offer French and English services. EC Solutions is also an authorized Canadian customer service support center. EC Solutions is composed of 45 highly qualified employees to help you optimize your business practices to achieve your goals. In addition, the EC Solutions implementation methodology is also an asset that allows the company to distinguish itself in the market place.

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Written by Jean Brad Cadet, CPA, CMA. Mr Cadet has over 15 years’ experience in accounting, business intelligence and product management. He works with clients to align business processes and best practices.

For questions about ERP software, contact an EC Solutions expert

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