“What’s most important to my company?”

When it comes to investing in software for distributors, the key justifications can range anywhere from productivity and cost reductions to expanded functionality and data accessibility. However, one of the biggest considerations involves ERP ROI (Return on Investment). Because budgetary parameters vary for every company, Distribution One provides both On-Premise and Cloud-enhanced ERP deployment options allowing distributors to make the best decision for how they prefer to operate.

On-Premise ERP deployment enables distributors to purchase the system through an upfront capital investment and yields the strictest controls on data as all information is housed within servers located on-site. This option, however, does necessitate ongoing maintenance expenses in the form of either in-house staff or local IT management services who handle security, backups, updates, etc.

Cloud ERP, on the other hand, provides the fastest path to implementation while avoiding the need to fund on-site servers or in-house IT support teams. Storing and accessing company data with an experienced cloud provider delivers high levels of security and reliability. In fact, the cloud provider handles all aspects of maintenance (security, backups, updates) for a reasonable monthly fee.

“How do I increase profitability?”

Not all enterprise resource planning software for distributors is created equal. Some solutions are specific to a few departments while others require additional costs to expand functionality. To avoid unforeseen surprises, distributors should implement comprehensive ERP software.

Within ERP-ONE+ software, data is and readily accessible between departments. Users streamline their responsibilities and eliminate unnecessary paper trails. In fact, from a simple order entry screen or integrated mobile apps, users can easily drill down into related customer, part, and sales data. Moreover, the integrated distributor dashboard delivers a more complete picture of the overall health of the company and provides forecasting to guide management decisions.

Reducing the time and costs inherent in manual processes and locating information has a direct correlation with a company’s overhead. Raising productivity via ERP software applications like wireless warehouse and inventory management lessens the overall costs of doing business. This, in turn, lowers the costs of their products and drives competitive advantage. With costs controlled and productivity streamlined, wholesalers and distributors can foster sustained growth by expanding selling opportunities via ERP-ONE+’s Amazon integration.

“Is there more for me to learn?”

Absolutely! The benefits discussed are but the tip of the ERP software iceberg. Distribution One has helped hundreds of wholesalers and distributors establish sustained productivity improvements and increased profitability through our comprehensive interconnected software.

Curious about specific features or the ERP implementation timeframe? Ask us. We’ll be happy to assist you with your ERP research. We welcome all questions and will provide you with the straightforward answers you need to find the correct distribution software for your company.

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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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“I’m excited about the future. We processed hundreds of orders in the first week and project our webstore will be handling over 10,000 orders per year.”

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