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Is Epicor Poised to Rule the Mid-Market Retail Sector? (Part I)
One renowned vendor seems to have contributed to the 2007 holiday shopping season. That would be Irvine, California, the United States (US)-based Epicor

wholesale merchandise distributors  is best tailored for wholesale distributors including third party logistics providers. Best product representatives for this target market would be Epicor Enterprise [ evaluate this product ] and Epicor Clientele CRM.NET [ evaluate this product ]. Epicor’s solution for services companies was designed to meet the critical business requirements of mid-sized to larger distributed service organizations. The enterprise service automation (ESA) solution provides service organizations with the tools to improve

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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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Retail Market Dynamics for Software Vendors Part Two: Progress


ERP vendors are making their way into the retail market by bundling, acquiring point solutions or partnering strategically to embed retail-specific functions within their suites. Like in all other enterprise applications markets, eventually, albeit not any time soon, the retail market too will come to a showdown between the pure retail vendors and the enterprise application vendors (e.g., Oracle, SAP, Lawson, PeopleSoft, SSA Global, Geac, Intentia, etc.), which have been striving to natively embed more retail-specific capability into their products.

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How Supply Chain Management Helps Today's Engineer-to-order Companies


In today's competitive engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing environment, procuring components on time and within budget is crucial. With rising fuel costs and increased international trade, supply chain management software can help ETO organizations get—and stay—ahead of the competition.

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The Tricky Enterprise Applications Needs of Plastics Producers


General enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers, even those which are viable companies with a solid product, typically do not meet the tricky requirements that are vital to the plastics industry and related so-called mill or material converter businesses.

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Solomon Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters


It appears that several of Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) Solomon's truly differentiating traits, which could not have been easily or quickly replicated by its seemingly more robust brethren products within the MBS division, will have been a good enough reason for Microsoft to continue to bolster the product rather than to consider any other less popular options (e.g., stabilization and replacement) to offer to Solomon's loyal customer base and resellers, some of which will have even feared the possibility.

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Warehouse Management for Wholesale Distributors: The Adaptive Supply Chain Network


To meet the challenges of rapidly changing market dynamics, wholesale distribution companies must transform traditional linear supply chains and their sequential processes into virtual communities or ecosystems—that is, into adaptive supply chain networks (ASCNs). Read about how warehouse management systems can help companies and their partners avoid supply chain problems.

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Laurier CIM Group


Group Laurier’s team of distribution consulting experts has provided Canadian wholesale distributors with leading distribution software technology and exceptional service for over 20 years. Group Laurier supports Infor10 Distribution (SX.enterprise), a full set of ERP modules designed to meet the ever changing needs of a wholesale distributor. The combination of Infor10 Distribution and Laurier’s team of distribution consulting experts will lead your company to the next level. 

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Charting a New Course in Effective Distribution Supply Chain Management


Wholesale distributors that pursue growth while neglecting supply chain effectiveness are putting their long-term survival at risk—usually for no good reason. Supply chains have gained complexity in recent years, but solutions for achieving supply chain management (SCM) effectiveness have become both more accessible and easier to deploy. Learn how these solutions can help your company overcome its SCM challenges.

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5 Mistakes Distributors Make When Selecting an Enterprise Software Solution


Selecting the right software provider for your business can be a daunting. The last thing any person or company wants is to invest in the wrong technology and choose the wrong partnership. This white paper identifies five common mistakes distributors make when embarking on the software selection process and provides tips for keeping your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system replacement on track.

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Maintaining Stock in Branch Locations


Though it’s advantageous to maintain operations in one location, distributors must sometimes operate multiple locations to meet local customers’ needs. Unfortunately, branch operations are expensive to operate, and to be successful, their services must be equal—but not identical—to those the home office provides. The challenges of knowing how to stock those branches can be overcome with a distribution software solution.

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Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) Moderates the 23rd Vendor Shootout for ERP in Chicago, Featuring Live ERP Software Demonstrations for Manufacturers and Distributors


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) will once again be moderating the highly popular Vendor Shootout™ for ERP event, this time in Chicago on June 16-18, 2015. The three-day event gives attendees the opportunity to get an expert perspective from the independent software selection experts at TEC.

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