A Wholesale Endorsement of Distribution Software

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More is not always better.

Indeed, in the world of distribution, a condition of either too much or too little is equally undesirable. Best of all? Just enough.

It’s extraordinary now to conceive of a time when wholesale distribution software was not as prevalent as it has become. Imagine the world when it was populated by order-counting drones who spent the better part of their days chasing and accounting for things. Orders were lost, invoices were miserably delayed, salespeople were too caught up with data entry to sell much, employees spilled coffee on their daybooks. Awful.

Thank heaven someone brilliant came up with the idea of automating the whole affair.

Distribution software’s appearance on the scene replaces all kinds of tasks of unfathomable drudgery with tap-of-the-keyboard alternatives. And I don’t have to tell you into what this time savings has translated.

Just the same, I’m not convinced we’re where we need to be yet. Distribution software is a rich and eminently useful resource. Too many companies, no doubt bowled over by its impressive powers to rewrite their corporate existence, employ only the top layer of functionality. They learn the superficial tricks of their fancy new system, but fail to dig very much into the bag.

It’s frustrating for me to watch from the sidelines, this cursory appreciation of such an extraordinary tool.

How We Can Help

At 360, our robust wholesale distribution software solutions can control your inventory levels with the precision of a nun with a graphing calculator. With it, firms can handily skate across the minimums in inventory levels and costs (bidding farewell forever to the always unsavoury concept of “guesstimation”), and managers can earn stripes for running the tightest ships in the business.

More than that, our contribution to your day to day means you can mount the invoice heap, plant a flag in its midst and proclaim your utter ownership of this all-too-unwieldy essential of running a business. Thanks to the sense of control adopting a comprehensive distribution software solution lends managers, invoices, job orders and a dozen other stacks of paper can get picked up by a strong wind and never come back.

A solid distribution software system means:

-Increasing your order speed

-Reducing your order backlog (and gaining points for customer service along the way)

-Becoming more efficient than your dreams’ wildest imaginings.

And automation frees up hands that would otherwise have been engaged in picky, paper-clogged business for more productive occupation.

Like selling.
Or dealing with customers’ issues in real time.
Or counting profits.

Barbara Allen
Barbara Allen
Throughout her career, Barb has held various key leadership positions as ERP Team Leader, Project Manager, Consultant and Business Systems Implementer. She has successfully implemented ERP systems such as Microsoft Dynamics, Deltek Maconomy and WorkBook in organizations of all sizes; from start-ups companies with 2 users, to Fortune 500 companies with over 1400 users.
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