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Epicor Acquires Shipping Capabilities from Partner Insite Software
Epicor recently acquired some operational assets and intellectual property of Insite Software, a provider of business-to-business (B2B) and direct-to-consumer

freight tracking  to various carriers, calculate freight amounts, and RIN (registrant identification number) carrier labels, all within the ERP shipping screen. It also populates the tracking information and the billable freight amount right into the system of record to automate repetitive tasks and eliminate costly errors.   These solutions will be made available to customers across the entire Epicor portfolio of products (including Epicor Retail), as all of them have some shipping and manifesting needs. Epicor will be

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Recruitment and Staffing

Recruitment and Staffing functionality allows the user to select and hire the right people with the right skill sets, as well as track the information regarding their recruitment for later analysis. It covers criteria such as Organization Structures and Modeling, Corporate Branding, Sourcing, Applicant Tracking, Assessment and Selection, Governance and Compliance, Vendor Management Systems (VMS) Portal, Recruitment Analytics and Reporting, and Product Technology. 

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Direct 500, LLC


Direct 500In today's world of highly competitive distribution sales, businesses are looking for ways to improve their call center, estore and catalog sales channels. Direct 500 is designed for organizations with multiple selling channels. Businesses often implement multiple software solutions to meet these many different business requirements. For Example, sales order entry and inventory management, a hosted eCommerce site that is not connected to their ERP software, spreadsheets to track marketing campaigns and many manual processes to overcome the shortcomings of a non-integrated solution. Direct 500 was built on the Sage MAS 500 ERP platform to meet these business needs with a single integrated solution.Call CenterCall centers are usually high volume order entry departments. Speed of entry and accuracy of data is critical. Direct 500 provides an enhanced sales order entry search engine to speed the lookup of current customers or prospects. It provides multi-field lookup using Postal Code, Last Name, Company Name, Phone Number and email address.Once the customer is located, Direct 500 focuses on speed of entry and access to information for the operator. We want the operator to be focused on serving the customer and not worried about the deals and promotions that they need to track on a manual sheet - we have incorporated all of this logic in the sales order entry module.eStore Many distributors offer their products on their website. However, many do not have an estore that is integrated with the ERP software. Ultimately, is serves as a glorified fax machine.The Direct 500 estore is an extension of MAS 500 and the Direct 500 call center capabilities. The business rules for pricing, sales tax, freight, credit card processing and many others that are defined for sales order entry are extended to the estore.MarketingDistributors that sell through multiple channels often face challenges in tracking sales, marketing campaigns and their effectiveness. Direct 500 offers a multi-level source code that tracks how new customers are created and the source of each new order, providing valuable analysis data for the business.Integrating source codes with the Call Center and the eStore provides the business with an effective promotion and analysis tool set. For Example, an email blast with integrated source codes and promotions can automatically take the buyer to a special offer on the eStore, complete the shopping cart with the promotion and place the order in MAS 500 with no interaction from the call center staff.Fulfillment Many distributors that sell through multiple channels are high volume shipping organizations. These companies can live or die by their shipping costs. Address accuracy, shipping and handling calculations and on time delivery determines if these companies thrive or barely survive. Direct 500 provides extensive shipping capabilities focused on simplifying the Call Center and eStore transactions. Shipping methods have been expanded with features to allow shipments by address types, restrictions by postal codes and countries. Shipping charts can be defined by geographical region and level of service. Direct 500 also offers integration to StarShip, allowing customer to have a calculated freight and handling charge straight from the StarShip rate tables. The Direct 500 SolutionThere are many ways multi channel sales organizations can address their individual business requirements. However, addressing the business need as a whole requires a well designed application that provides the company with a call center, estore, marketing and fulfillment business solution.

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Descartes Acquires Exentra


Since righting its ship in 2004 or so, Descartes Systems Group (DSG) has made nearly 20 tuck-in acquisitions to address the needs of multi-modal logistics, global trade, and routing and mobile tracking in the cloud. Painstaking as it is, this is really the only way to master global logistics expertise and deliver solutions that help its customers make and receive shipments. Logistics is the

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International Trade or ITL Adoption


Globalization of the Supply Chain means adoption of ITL is not an option.

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Manhattan’s Footprint Grows With Intrepa Acquisition


Manhattan Associates acquires Intrepa LLC for $30 million. The result is a coupling of warehousing and distribution solutions.

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Tracking Plastic Pallets and Reusable Containers with RFID Tags


How can you transport large quantities of goods efficiently, without affecting cost and profitability across the supply chain? Moreover, how do you accurately track and document the movement of these goods? Some companies are using the latest technology to manage their quantity distribution, by applying radio frequency identification (RFID) label products to plastic pallets and reusable plastic containers (RPCs).

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Data Sheet: Supplier Connection


Coordinating all shipping processes—from inbound to outbound freight—can be a logistics headache in a global economy—especially if you don’t make the most of all a transportation management system (TMS) has to offer. One director of logistics found that a web-based TMS solution resulted in a 10 percent decrease in the number of carriers, with a 15 percent increase in carrier load factors. Learn more about the benefits.

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Illumiti Business Transformation Study – Laricina Energy Ltd


Learn how Illumiti helped Laricina Energy automate its processes, including procure-to-pay and field tracking, for better auditing and analysis.

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Boston Analyst Roadshow SYSPRO Update: New SCM Tracking Solution, and Surprising Results of Customer Survey


TEC's Aleksey Osintsev reports on SYSPRO’s new supply chain management solution and what the results of a recent SYSPRO survey show about the effectiveness of big data messaging, as well as new field service vendor Elysian Field Software, in this post about the recent JRocket Marketing analyst event in Boston.

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Managing Global Trade Flows


In global trade, the flow of information must support the tracking and management of the goods to enable the secure and compliant entry and exit to and from countries for the correct funds to flow to eligible business and trading partners.

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What's Really Driving Business Intelligence?


Typical explanations given for increased spending in business intelligence include, meeting government regulations, managing information overload, tracking corporate goals, and improving competitive response. However, a deeper drive for BI stems from the need to quantify the intangibles that underlie the market value of a business.

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