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 other beneficial features and integrations, why do we place such a high value on usability? Simply put: user success.

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) business software exists to fundamentally enhance wholesale and distribution efficiency, productivity, and profitability. From ordering and financial management to inventory and CRM, ERP software encompasses the full range of supply chain functionality. We understand that in order to expand productivity and reduce costs, the software must provide easy operation and navigation for its users.

With that founding principle, the ERP-ONE+ programs and associated suite of mobile apps are designed to be easily understood and operated by every user no matter their department or software experience.

 

Dashboard+ Distributor Analytics

Upon startup, users are greeted by color-coded items identifying actionable content. Dashboard+ also displays vital information and visualizations featuring customized KPIs (Key Performance Indicators). When viewed as a whole, Dashboard+ presents the user with all the relevant data needed to start off the business day.

 

User-friendly interface

Utilizing a clean interface, ERP-ONE+ enables users to quickly identify programs and locate individual entry fields. Color-coded programs provide effortless navigation between multiple applications. Moreover, recently used programs populate a quick navigation window while popular programs are self-ranked within a user’s dropdown menus.

 

Data accessibility

From any entry field, users can enter a string of keywords to quickly return related order, customer, and vendor data. One-click drilldown to related data fosters a seamless flow both in-program and between applications.

 

Learnability

Beyond the intuitive interface and one-click drilldowns, ERP-ONE+ also provides in-program tools to help drive learnability. Tapping the F1 key within a field opens a box with the field description, and the F2 key generates a list of related self-help documentation.

 

Through 20 years and over 8000 end users, our software continues to advance customer success through the correct application of user experience and usability. Listening to our customers ensures that our software furnishes every user with the right tools they need to streamline their own productivity.

Utilizing ERP-ONE+ from Distribution One, your ERP blackbelts will be ready to sweep the leg of any competitor. Contact us or sign up for a free demonstration today!

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Customers share their ROI achievements. Click each testimonial to read the full case study.

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Empire Bolt & Screw

“Out of the gate, our first cost savings occurred in accounting. What was previously a full-time job went down to just 2 hours a day. This change alone saved us $40,000 in year-over-year labor costs.”

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Patlin Inc.

“Distribution One has allowed us to deliver 30% more orders without having to increase our labor force.”

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The Nut Place

“ERP-ONE actually helps our business be more productive. We operate more efficiently because our software performs like a world-class product. And that’s not marketing hype. We trust in its reliability. It is one of the best decisions our company made.”

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Colorado Industrial Packaging

“ERP-ONE tracks product costs and sales margins for us… that benefit alone has added 4% to our bottom line after the first year of implementation and has more than paid for the cost of ERP-ONE.”

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A-Jax Fasteners and Tools

“Enhanced productivity, lower operational costs, higher service levels, and stronger customer relationships—it’s all been attained through our ability to provide continuous real-time data generated through the myriad of programs within ERP-ONE.”

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VLC Distribution

“Having spent 30 years on the operations side of distribution using SAP and AS400 software, I have not encountered a better system than ERP-ONE. The efficiencies and expandability has allowed us to improve our sales by $500,000 per employee in a year.”

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On Time Supply

“We had immediate visibility into which sales representatives were performing and which product lines were providing the best return for our business.”

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Cathy’s Concepts

“The ability to manage orders online has created greater efficiency in their business and has delivered more flexibility in modifying and tracking orders. Changes to an order instantly cascade all the way through the terminals and the processing stations cutting production time by at least 15%.”

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