If you work in the wholesale distribution industry, it is likely you have an automated distribution management system that either works great, or you’re struggling in a love hate relationship and are looking for something more. Luckily, no matter what stage you’re in, the benefits that an automated ERP system can bring to wholesalers are worth taking a second look at. Having a modern, automated ERP system should easily integrate you’re your current accounting software, help increase visibility, improve inventory management, increase accuracy in reporting, and automated workflows.
Often, wholesale distributors need to connect their current Office Productivity software with their current ERP infrastructure in order to better streamline their operations.
Knowing what is on the way to a store or warehouse and when it will be on hand allows a retailer to sell merchandise he does not have yet with confidence that the customer will get delivery when expected. Supply chain visibility also helps a retailer know when a shipment might still be on another continent or held in customs. This knowledge can prevent the embarrassment of scheduling a sale when the product is due to be late.
With an effective cloud-based ERP solution, you can create a seamless process from pre-production to delivery. This allows you to set up multiple ship-to addresses, work with sales prices and sales line discounts connected with specific campaigns, and promise accurate order shipment and delivery dates to customers based on an item’s current and future availability. Thus, allowing you to get your product out the door as quickly as possible by gathering information to form a single, comprehensive production schedule.
Wholesale distribution management software can benefit it’s users through more accurate reporting. While increased visibility is helpful for decision making, it also is extremely useful for compiling your data into accurate and timely reports both internally and externally. Respond more quickly to complex data reporting requests and make complying with industry reporting standards a breeze.
ERP allows you to automate the scheduling of a variety of tasks and workflows. With a wholesale distribution management system you can easily automate purchasing decisions and purchase order approvals, this helps distributors grow their businesses, without any added hassle.
Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics NAV software set the industry standard for excellence in wholesale distribution. With a Dynamics NAV or GP solution powered by Microsoft, businesses can easily streamline their financials, manufacturing, supply chain and operations. 360 Visibility, along with Microsoft Dynamics solutions, helps companies transform their business by providing complete, integrated solutions to achieve superior performance in functions such as finance, business intelligence, sales & order management, warehouse & logistics planning, procurement, and chargeback management.