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Darren Talley7/7/22 3:00 AM3 min read

The Best ERP Solution for Growing Distribution Businesses

The Best ERP Solution for Growing Distribution Businesses

Keeping up with consumers in an ever-changing landscape requires distribution industries to evolve at a rapid pace. Additionally, distributors are expanding outside the traditional boundaries, adding showrooms, kits, field service calls, and bundles. The software your company uses must also be able to keep up. It takes a new combination of software to succeed in distribution, including robust inventory and warehouse management functionality built on a modern ERP system. Take a look at Acumatica. It is fully integrated; has all the tools you need and at a price-point designed for your growing business.


Benefits of Acumatica Distribution Edition

Here are a few of the benefits our clients love:

  • Real access, anywhere, anytime, on any device
  • Scalable & flexible licensing options
  • Reduce order times and eliminate delays with automation
  • Boost sales with up-sell and cross-sell suggestions
  • Easily value your inventory with multiple methods
  • Convert opportunities to sales without re-entering information through a CRM module
  • Streamline item management to expedite purchasing and sales order entries

Modernize Your Business

Today customers expect items to be on hand and shipped immediately, even when special packing and labeling are required. To meet these demands, you need a system to accurately keep track of inventory levels, pricing, discounting, freight, and more. With a modern-day ERP solution designed for growing distribution companies, you get a system that manages logistics and supply chain activities; such as, warehouse inventory, inventory management, order management and integrates seamlessly with your business’s sales and financials. If all these pieces work together, you can easily improve customer satisfaction, reduce order times, and control costs.

Download this free playbook and learn how growing distributors and using modern ERP solution to stay competitive: Prepare for the Warehouse of the Future with Acumatica Distribution Edition.

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Manage Inventory: Manage processes with real-time visibility of available inventory, reorder quantities, inventory costs, and inventory in transit. Efficiently manage multiple warehouses, matrix items, bin locations, lots, and expiration dates.

Shipping: Disasters occur when shipments are not properly organized. Every distributor knows shipping is a top priority. Acumatica improves shipping accuracy by cross-referencing with multiple item identifications and by individual suppliers. Customers report that shipping is never an issue with Acumatica and has become streamlined and simplified.

Streamline Sales Orders: Minimize costs and reduce order times by optimizing the way you enter, quote, and fill orders. Set rules to manage complexities such as returns, multiple warehouses, drop shipments, and credit limits. Allocate inventory, verify credit limits, split orders across multiple warehouses, accept returns, and more.

Service Management: Maximize dispatching by scheduling the right people in the right situations. The modern, built-in the cloud platform allows you to easily obtain real-time data for work taking place in the field or on-site.

Automate Cross-Company Transactions: Streamline your cross-company buy-sell transactions by automatically creating a sales order in one company from a purchase order in another company – without switching systems.

Know Your True Costs: Get real-time data at your fingertips. With powerful built-in reporting and dashboards, you can at-a-glance determine patterns and trends like profitability by product line, location, warehouse, or business unit. Utilize this real-time information to control costs across the entire supply and distribution chain.

More Business Intelligence: If built-in reporting and dashboards isn’t enough for your distribution business, with Acumatica you can import and export data quickly and easily via Excel. You can also automate data collection scenarios, creating custom visual representations to effectively spot trends and patterns.

Enhance Purchasing: Minimize costs and ensure a steady supply of materials by centrally managing and automating your purchasing processes.

eCommerce: Your customers want 24/7 access to a customer portal where they can view past documents, balances, due dates, received payments, and order online, just like enterprise businesses offer. Acumatica is designed for SMBs and provides all of those features and more.

“Acumatica has completely changed our business. I just look in the accounting and all the information from the sales is in there… For our business that’s a big deal.”

Ronald Krieger (CFO, Consolidated West Distributing)


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