So many distributors today are mired in manual inefficiency when it comes to order entry, purchasing, managing inventory, fulfillment, shipping, and invoicing.
Common culprits include antiquated legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and limited, shrink-wrapped software like QuickBooks.
As a result, managing core operations and financials is slow, error-prone and leads to dissatisfied customers – all of which constrains growth.
Is it possible for accounting and ERP software to actually enable and accelerate growth? Yes...
Our new distribution ERP whitepaper explains how in the following ways:
- Enhanced Inventory Visibility: learn how ERP can give you a much better estimate of inventory value (including FEFO), and how ERP can work together with warehouse management software
- Shipping Optimization: see how to streamline shipping by reducing the manual labor associated with it, including 3-way matching and ERP integration with shipping carriers like FedEx and UPS
- Order Entry & CRM Integration: as with inventory control and shipping, learn how streamlining order entry is another way to accelerate growth and to enhance customer satisfaction
- Software Scalability: see how ERP avoids nightmare scenarios common with "shrink wrapped" accounting software, like having to reinstall QuickBooks every six months because of its limited structure or putting up with agonizingly slow performance
A Single Source of Truth
When you get a solid ERP system in place, it represents the single source of truth. This gives clarity for your team to execute and for your management team to make decisions, which dramatically increases the speed to enter orders, fulfill them and get paid. This is how your ERP system enables growth instead of constraining it – often 20-30% from our experience.
Once your core business is operating like a well-oiled machine, you can then turn your attention to taking the next step for further growth: advanced budgeting and forecasting, and measuring key performance indicators (KPIs) with business intelligence and dashboarding software.
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