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Data quality has always been an important issue for companies, and today it’s even more so. But are you up-to-date on current industry problems concerning data

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SaaS Buyer's Guide for Wholesale and Distribution


SaaS, despite its phenomenal popularity, is certainly not one-size-fits-all. You need to consider decision criteria such as fit, return on investment, and risk. Learn how SaaS works, who the major vendors are, how SaaS can help your business grow, and how to find the SaaS solution that’s right for you. It’s all in this comprehensive SaaS Buyer’s Guide for Wholesale and Distribution from TEC and SupplyChainBrain.

From a business requirements perspective, the defining characteristic of wholesale and distribution (W&D) organizations is that they operate as intermediate agents between manufacturers and retailers. Their top business needs thus focus on requirements for:

  • processing high volumes of transactions,
  • maintaining constant communication between upstream and downstream collaborators (manufacturers and retailers/customers, respectively), and
  • managing products for multiple competitors within the same warehouse or distribution center

In this guide we will explore considerations for W&D organizations that are considering adoption of the SaaS delivery model, and examine the particular business issues that arise from this change.Specifically, we will address the following considerations:

  • the differences between SaaS and on-premise delivery models
  • SaaS architectures
  • SaaS pros, cons, and other considerations
  • selection criteria for SaaS-based applications
  • viable wholesale and distribution SaaS vendors

Later in this guide, we’ll provide examples of SaaS delivery model success stories, as well as a SaaS IT directory, segmented according to business area.


Table of Contents


Preface

Software as a Service: A Buyer’s Guide


Spotlight on Adaptability and Agility

Thought Leadership from SAP
SAP’s Perspective on Software as a Service

SAP Case Study
Johnson Products Capitalizing on New Sales after 30-day SAP Deployment


Spotlight on Manufacturing and Distribution

Thought Leadership from Epicor
SaaS ERP for Small Manufacturers and Distributors

TECSYS Case Study
LifeScience Logistics Achieves 99.97% Inventory Accuracy with TECYS’ EliteSeries for Healthcare


Spotlight on Growing Your Company with SaaS

Thought Leadership from NetSuite
The Benefits of a Business Management Software Suite for High-growth and Midsized Businesses: Overcoming the Barriers of Stand-alone Business Applications

NetSuite Case Study
Woodworking Machinery Maker Cuts Costs, Grows Efficiency with NetSuite

NetSuite Case Study
NetSuite Helps Manufacturer Take Advantage of Fast Market Growth


Spotlight on Distribution Centers

Thought Leadership from Bond International Software
Cloud Computing for Your Distribution Workforce

IBS Case Study
Konaflex Focuses on its Core Business with IBS Distribution Management Software


Vendor Directory


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What Are the Differences between the SaaS and On-premise Delivery Models?



Defining the on-premise delivery model is relatively straightforward:

  • The software is acquired by the customer up-front.
  • The software is installed, deployed, managed, and maintained at the customer’s site, generally with a great degree of involvement by the customer.
  • The customer provides the in-house infrastructure (e.g., servers, hardware, networks) to support the software.


Defining the SaaS model is slightly more complex, since different SaaS vendors offer different definitions. We’ll explore these variations in more detail shortly, but for now we’ll note the following SaaS characteristics:

  • The software vendor provides customers with access to the software via the Internet.
  • The customer pays for this service on a subscription basis (normally per user, per month, or per number of transactions).
  • The vendor is responsible for maintenance, upgrades, and software support, as well as the supporting infrastructure.

The major difference between the on-premise and SaaS delivery model lies in the ownership of the software. In the on-premise model, once the software is purchased, the customer owns it. In the SaaS delivery model, the software is not owned by the customer: it is provided to the customer in the same manner as any other service.


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Aplicor


The Aplicor software solution is an integrated, wireless, and web-based CRM suite that includes sales force automation (SFA), marketing automation, project office, customer support, and an enterprise portal.  

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Chempax


The Chempax client/server system is a product of application development and database tools developed by Progress Software. Chempax offers six specialized application modules (customer service, financials, manufacturing, materials planning, inventory management, and regulatory compliance).    

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FastMaint CMMS


FastMaint CMMS software is preventive maintenance software for small to mid-size maintenance teams. It can be used for plant maintenance, facility maintenance, fleet maintenance, enterprise asset maintenance, building maintenance, hotel and restaurant maintenance, and many other types of maintenance tasks.  

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Oracle Enterprise Asset Management


Oracle Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) optimizes availability and utilization of assets. Oracle's products help companies manage inventory, equipment, and skilled personnel as well as match these resources to asset maintenance demands.

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Orion


ORION is an end-to-end software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based software application and deployment platform that provides full enterprise resource planning (ERP) functionality coupled with customer relationship management (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) features. It can be deployed on Windows, Unix, and Linux platforms, and supports centralized, distributed, and Web-based computing architectures. Orion has been developed in an Oracle environment using robust, reliable open systems architecture. ORION can help companies integrate all areas of their businesses, including operations, manufacturing, warehouse management (WM), Web portals, and sales route accounting. Its flexible design and extensive parameterization allows it to cater to diverse business requirements. ORION is designed to handle the unique requirements of midsize to large process manufacturers and distributors in food and beverage, chemicals, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics, warehousing logistics, and related industries. ORION supports multicompany, multidivision/profit centers and other multidepartment/cost-center types of organizational structures. It has nine levels of accounting hierarchy.

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Addsum Business Software


Addsum Business Software was founded in 1992, as a spin-off of a prior business, Inkit Productions (founded in 1986). The company provides database-driven custom programming and commercial software development services. Addsum’s applications run almost exclusively on Microsoft network operating system platforms. The company is located in Salt Lake City, Utah (US).

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Sage


Sage North America is part of The Sage Group, plc, a global supplier of business management software and services to 5.8 million customers worldwide. From small start-ups to larger organizations, Sage software solutions are designed to help companies manage their business processes. Formed in 1981, the company was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989, and now employs more than 5,000 people in North America and 14,800 people worldwide.

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Lilly Software Visualizes Its eBusiness Offering, NOW


With its prudent 'wait-and-see' approach, Lilly Software has been rounding up its VISUAL product suite and remains in the high pole position for the SME market race.

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Exact


Established in 1984, Exact Software provides solutions comprising traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP), as well as related software solutions such as human resource management (HRM), customer relationship management (CRM), project management, business intelligence and business analytics (BI/BA), and electronic workflow. Exact is headquartered in Delft (the Netherlands) and has other offices in Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, Asia, Australia, and Africa. With approximately 2,200 employees, subsidiaries in more than 40 countries, solutions available in 40 languages, Exact currently serves customers in more than 125 countries across all 5 continents. Exact Holding NV (EXACT) has been listed on Eurolist by Euronext Amsterdam since June 1999. Exact Americas is a division of Exact Holding N.V. and has its headquarters in Middleton, Massachusetts (US). The Americas region is responsible for the management, development, marketing, sales, and services associated with the Exact Synergy and Exact Globe brands in North America, South America, and Central America, as well as the Exact Macola ERP, Exact JobBOSS, Exact MAX, Exact Alliance, and Exact Business Analytics brands worldwide.

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