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ERP Scalability and Company Growth

July 10, 2018

  “Does the ERP solution scale with business expansion?” The answer will have a significant impact on how you research ERP and calculate ROI. While the ERP selection process begins with identifying current needs, equal consideration must be given to how the company will grow months and years down the road. Why? Knowing how different Read the full article…


What is an ERP system?

June 27, 2018

  Can you answer this question: “What is an ERP system?” Unless you’re already well into the stages of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) research and evaluation, this question may prove to be a challenge. While it’s well established that integrating ERP software can be transformative for a distributor or wholesaler, a fundamental understanding of ERP Read the full article…


Join us for the 2018 MWFA Fastener Show Today!

June 4, 2018

  It’s finally arrived! The 2018 MWFA Fastener Show is taking place today in the Chicago suburb of Elk Grove Village, IL. Distribution One is on-hand to provide live demonstrations of our comprehensive ERP-ONE+ software. Come meet our friendly team and ask questions about ERP software, Amazon integration, Cloud deployment, mobile apps, and anything else you Read the full article…


The 2018 MWFA Fastener Show is Next Week

May 29, 2018

  Next week marks the start of the 2018 MWFA Annual Fastener Show. On June 4-5, the Mid-West Fastener Association will be hosting their 2018 Fastener Show and Golf Outing in the Chicago suburb of Elk Grove Village, IL. On June 4th, Distribution One will be attending the exhibitor showcase to provide live demonstrations of Read the full article…


ERP Implementation Basics

May 23, 2018

One of the first questions asked by distributors and wholesalers investigating ERP business software is usually “How long until we go live?” Answering this requires an understanding of all the necessary steps leading up to a successful launch. Together, these steps are referred to as the ERP Implementation Process. What is Distribution One’s Implementation Process? Read the full article…


Survive the Amazon Effect

May 15, 2018

As Amazon continues to claw away market share from distribution companies in every industry, distributors need to have plans in place to help reduce turnaround times and resist sales erosion. Is your company prepared to survive the Amazon effect? 55% of all product searches currently originate on Amazon.1 During a panel discussion at a recent Read the full article…


One Month to 2018 MWFA Fastener Show

May 4, 2018

Will you be attending the 2018 MWFA Annual Fastener Show and Golf Outing? On June 4-5, the Mid-West Fastener Association will be hosting their 2018 Fastener Show and Golf Outing in the Chicago suburb of Elk Grove Village, IL. Distribution One will be attending the exhibitor showcase on June 4th to provide live demonstrations of our comprehensive ERP-ONE+ software, discussing the Read the full article…


One Week until the 2018 SFA Spring Conference

April 25, 2018

Will we see you at the 2018 SFA Spring Conference next week? From May 2-4, the Southwestern Fastener Association will be hosting their 2018 Spring Conference and Expo at the Westin DFW Airport Hotel in Irving, Texas, just outside Dallas. On May 4th, Distribution One will be providing live demonstrations of our comprehensive ERP-ONE+ software, Read the full article…


Two Weeks to 2018 SFA Spring Conference

April 19, 2018

The 2018 SFA Spring Conference is just 2 weeks away! From May 2-4, the Southwestern Fastener Association will be hosting their 2018 Spring Conference and Expo at the Westin DFW Airport Hotel in Irving, Texas. On May 4th, Distribution One will be providing live demonstrations of our comprehensive ERP-ONE+ software, answering distributor questions, and discussing the benefits Read the full article…


Fastener Fair USA Starts Today

April 11, 2018

The Fastener Fair USA is finally here! The Distribution One team is setup and ready to meet you in Booth 618. For your convenience, we’ve created a Fastener Fair floor plan pinpointing our booth location. Stop by and share your current distribution story and any challenges you face. We’ll be happy to listen, share insight, and provide a Read the full article…


One Week to Fastener Fair USA 2018

April 5, 2018

The 2018 Fastener Fair USA is almost here, and Distribution One is packed and ready to go! From April 11-12, the Distribution One team will be in Booth 618 at the Fastener Fair in Cleveland, Ohio to answer questions about maximizing efficiency through distribution software and providing live demonstrations of comprehensive Cloud-enhanced ERP-ONE+. We want Read the full article…


One Month to 2018 SFA Spring Conference

April 2, 2018

Will you be attending the 2018 SFA Spring Conference? In one month, from May 2-4, the Southwestern Fastener Association will be hosting their 2018 Spring Conference and Expo at the Westin DFW Airport Hotel in Irving, Texas which is just outside of Dallas. Distribution One will be attending the exhibitor showcase on May 4th to Read the full article…


Two Weeks to Fastener Fair USA 2018

March 28, 2018

There’s only two weeks until the 2018 Fastener Fair USA. Have you made plans to attend? On April 11-12, the Fastener Fair will take place in the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Do you have questions about comprehensive distribution software? Bring those questions to the friendly Distribution One team in Booth 618! Our team Read the full article…


Industrial Supply Magazine: Distributor Success Through Technology

March 27, 2018

Efficiency, productivity, competitive advantage—for distributors and wholesalers, the relationship between technology and long-term success cannot be overstated. In the March/April 2018 edition of Industrial Supply Magazine, Distribution One President Larry Ward is one of a selected group of ERP technology experts featured in the article called Software Solutions: Helping Distributors Succeed Through Technology by Rich Vurva.  Featured on Read the full article…


ERP-ONE+ Ease of Use

March 21, 2018

“Wax on. Wax off.” While evoking fond memories of a quintessential 80’s movie, this phrase speaks to the power of simplicity when learning something new. Software, as it turns out, should be no different. One of the guiding principles of Distribution One’s software has been and continues to be usability. In light of all the Read the full article…


One Month to Fastener Fair USA 2018

March 12, 2018

Will you be attending the 2018 Fastener Fair USA in Cleveland? Distribution One will be there! In one month, from April 11-12, the Fastener Fair will take place in the Huntington Convention Center. Distribution One is pleased to announce that we be providing live demonstrations of our comprehensive ERP-ONE+ software, discussing the benefits of Amazon integration, Read the full article…


How much are your ERP Software Updates?

March 6, 2018

Being three months into 2018, software updates are crucial to ensuring that a distributor’s ERP software investment continues to deliver ROI. Updates broaden functionality and maximize operational efficiencies which are essential to sustained cost reductions and increased profitability. As with ERP solutions, not all updates are created equal. Many ERP vendors release product updates but most Read the full article…


Unclouding Cloud-enhanced ERP

February 20, 2018

Unclouding Cloud-enhanced ERP Imagine facing this answer on Jeopardy!: ROI, Productivity, Sales, Data, Inventory, and Growth. What question comes to mind? Obviously, each of these subjects represents significant real-world areas of focus for every wholesaler and distributor. Being able to properly manage them is the primary indicator of a company’s survival which is why so Read the full article…


A Customer Valentine

February 14, 2018

Roses are red, Our customers are great, Um, writing poems is hard, Something something cheesesteak? Okay, admittedly poetry isn’t our forte (especially on an empty stomach). However, the Distribution One team would like to share our thanks and appreciation to our family of wholesale and distribution customers. Our relationships with you have been the drivers of Read the full article…


Role-Based Dashboards: Insight at your Fingertips

January 23, 2018

As recently unveiled, Dashboard+ provides role-based dashboards enabling real-time visibility into company-wide performance. Integrated into ERP-ONE+, Dashboard+ provides multiple role-based dashboard options including Management view, Customer view, and Vendor view with others planned. Below are screenshots highlighting the features and analytics of the Management and Customer dashboards.   Management View Review real-time financial performance; browse a Read the full article…


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