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“What is ERP and what should I know to begin?”

Every company sets goals. Achieving them requires planning, dedication, and the implementation of proven solutions, the most effective being ERP software. So, what is an ERP system? Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is the main tool wholesalers and distributors utilize to incorporate all of their day-to-day business processes into a unified distribution solution. ERP software synchronizes their departments, maximizes efficiency, and ensures the accuracy and accessibility of business data. Moreover, ERP fulfills these requirements while eliminating manual processes and associated costs to streamline teams and company-wide productivity.

Who is Distribution One?

For over 20 years, Distribution One has helped wholesalers and distributors achieve transformational process improvements through user-friendly ERP-ONE+ business software. Learn more about Distribution One.

How does ERP software help?

The main issues facing distributors involve data access, accuracy, and unconnected processes. Through comprehensive ERP software applications, the entire distribution process is aligned for maximum operational efficiency: order entry, CRM, financial management, inventory control, wireless warehouse management, purchasing, sales reporting, and more.

For instance, when an order is received, users can instantly process the sales order and payment options, check real-time inventory levels and stock locations across multiple warehouses, purchase needed items, and plan shipments. With ERP-ONE+, all related information is readily available which streamlines user productivity while reducing the errors and costs associated with unnecessary paperwork and manual activities. Users can also review real-time business health via role-based distributor dashboards showing Management, Customer, Vendor, and Salesman views.

The following information is arranged into a helpful ERP learning path to provide a better understanding of ERP distribution software for small business.

The Learning Path

These are but the first steps in the larger ERP software journey. For true “apples to apples” comparison, distributors must investigate and understand the features within comprehensive ERP-ONE+ software as well as supplemental functionality and integrations and topics like Deployment and Training.

Finding the correct distribution software is a process. Continued research is crucial for success. Distribution One has helped hundreds of companies successfully navigate these waters and is here to help you on your journey.

“What should I do next?”

To assist your ERP research, we welcome you to click the button and download a copy of our free ERP Software Purchasing Guide. Built using best practices from over 400 successful ERP implementations, this guide outlines 5 key steps to assist you through the process:

  • Recognize the Need for ERP
  • Identifying Vendors
  • Evaluating Software
  • Choosing the Right Vendor
  • Implementing ERP

We hope this free guide helps you identify the correct ERP wholesale distribution software solution for your company. We stand ready to answer every question you have.


Becoming more efficient means becoming more profitable!

Distribution One's ERP-ONE+ Software Suite for Wholesalers and Distributors features powerful solutions to help run your business.


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