Modern ERP software drives transformational change through distribution process optimizations. However, maximizing ERP investment requires a continual evaluation into other business areas in need of productivity improvements and cost reductions. No matter if it’s been six months or over 2 years, ERP software can and should be utilized to yield benefits far beyond the initial go-live. Here are 4 strategies to get even more out of your ERP-ONE+ software investment.
At go-live, customers implemented their wishlist of process fixes that led to the biggest immediate gains within the company. Six months in, users should have streamlined their procedures in areas like order entry, financial management, and warehousing. To ensure that the investment made in ERP software provides ongoing dividends, customers need to identify new processes also requiring improvement.
VMI, wireless warehousing, kitting/assembly, mobile applications… there exist many programs that go untapped initially but stand ready to be implemented to expand services or further improve the accuracy and accessibility of your data.
The customer portal on www.distone.com contains documentation pertaining to all recent ERP-ONE+ enhancements. It lists which programs have been updated and details both the newest enhancements as well as any actions needed to enact certain functionality based upon your own process flows.
Unlike a legacy system, ERP-ONE+ is actively updated and evaluated for improvements. It remains the responsibility of every customer to assess their own procedures to see how new enhancements can best be utilized to deliver broader functionality and additional cost savings.
In order to ensure ERP-ONE+ software provides ongoing improvements, employees must know about shortcuts to completing their tasks within the system as well as new key features. Distribution One offers ongoing training services to refresh users on individual programs and to showcase advanced options for experienced users who require a deeper dive into system functionality.
For new hires, training is crucial to be successful at their jobs. Distribution One’s professional trainers help smooth the onboarding process with a process-based, hands-on educational approach.
With ERP-ONE+ software as a foundation, customers can implement supplemental integrations to further increase business functionality and profitability.
Supplemental sales integrations enable new selling opportunities through a mobile-responsive E-Commerce website, Credit Card Processing, Amazon connectivity, and mobile options for Order Entry and CRM that supply business data connectivity outside of the office. In the warehouse, options exist for shipping provider integrations, a wireless warehousing system, and mobile apps including VMI and Mobile Delivery.
We are here to help you get more out of your software investment. Contact us to learn more about how to expand functionality for your company.
Every single customer has unlocked transformational improvements using Distribution One’s ERP-ONE software solution. Now it’s your turn!
“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.”
Empire Bolt & Screw
“Distribution One has allowed us to deliver 30% more orders without having to increase our labor force.”
“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.”
The Nut Place
“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.”
Colorado Industrial Packaging
“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.”
-President & CEO
A-Jax Fasteners and Tools
“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.”
-Chief Operating Officer
“We had immediate visibility into which sales representatives were performing and which product lines were providing the best return for our business.”
On Time Supply
“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%.”