In preparing some updated info for an industry guide, we asked ourselves – what new developments do we want to feature? That gave us the opportunity to look back through the last twelve months, and get reminded of the many initiatives we’ve been working on. Here’s a round-up:
Though we introduced our first mobile product a few years back, we’ve forged ahead this year, bringing phone and tablet accessibility. More and more distribution operations are thriving not tethered to a workstation, but in motion – walking through a warehouse, visiting customers and suppliers, and everywhere in between. We’ve invested in bringing the functionality of our CRM, Signature Capture and Remote Order Entry modules to iPads and other tablets.
Yep, we counted ‘em. We pushed fifty-five updates out to every customer over the course of the year. Unlike a lot of other systems, we don’t wait months or years until we hand off the latest batch of improvements. Once it’s rigorously tested and ready for showtime, we get it in your hands. Some are minute tweaks, while other are significant modifications – all in the sake of making your info flow more smoothly.
We’re growing! The past year has seen our ranks grow nicely, with additions in our Support and Implementation departments, and some new blood on our marketing team. The same consistent growth that brought us the distinction of a 2013 Inc. 5000 placement (number 3336, to be precise), is continuing!
A forward-thinking ERP provider never rests on its laurels! As students of the wholesale-distribution industry, we try to keep our finger on the pulse of market trends, and translate that into new functions in our application. So when Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI) became a critical part of improving the relationship between our distributors and their customers, we reacted by building a suite of new solutions to accomplish exactly that.
Our VMI offering is one example of listening to our customers and reacting accordingly. What new features do you think will be valuable in the latter half of 2014? If it’s on your roadmap, it should be on ours as well.
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%.”