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5 Cloud Based ERP Benefits for Distributors

5 Cloud Based ERP Benefits for Distributors

cloud_based_ERP_Acumatica5 Reasons Distributors Choose Cloud Based ERP Systems Like Acumatica

If you’re seeking a solution for managing your distribution organization; then Acumatica, a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software system for managing distribution businesses could be your ideal answer. An ERP’s worth is frequently outshined by the installation and implementation learning curve as well as user adoption, which allows decision makers to dismiss their countless constructive qualities. For distribution businesses considering Acumatica or attempting to increase the efficiency of their current ERP systems, this is the method an ERP can assist intensely streamlining processes, drive higher revenue, and reduce expenses all at the same time.

Cloud-Based ERP platforms can:

1. Integrate

The correct ERP solution is fully customizable and has multiple integration options for your business systems. You can manage your core distribution processes in the same program that manages your financial, accounting, and other solutions.

2. Reduce Paperwork

Requisition forms, inventory management paperwork, invoicing, and customer ordering, there is a multitude of paperwork involved in distribution. With a universal ERP system, your business can eliminate much of the paper out of your operational processes.

3. Automate Inventory Management

If you have an ERP for financial or other processes and controls and are not tracking or automating your inventory, you are losing substantial costs savings. Every distribution business has a system for inventory management; the right ERP solution will integrate with your current system and give you automation tools.

4. Maintain Multiple Users

Business value comes from relationships. Transformational aspects of cloud-based ERP software are the relationship management features. With cloud-based global user access, you can build your relationships with customers as well as vendors. These relationships simplify and streamline your distribution chain operations.

5. Expand with the Cloud

Increasing your customer base often takes sales reps out into the field. This is one area your business can scale up and out without adding costly infrastructure or locations. Why? Because cloud-based ERPs connect your sales reps with your home office – and with each other – using smartphones and other mobile media tools.

Would you like to manage users, simplify processes, automate your business systems, integrate solutions, grow through the cloud, and reduce paperwork? Contact Oates & Company for more information about getting an ERP system and doing all these things – in addition to increasing revenue, cutting costs, and improving efficiency.

Please contact John Shepperson at 800-320-0210, email or visit and a member of our ERP software consultant team will help answer any questions you have about this article or your ERP evaluation. For more information about Sage ERP X3, Sage 100 ERP, Sage 500 ERP, Sage CRM and Acumatica. We offer a free needs assessment to help you get started.

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Oates & Company helps businesses remain competitive in today’s market through the effective use of technology and processes. Oates & Company is a group of former accountants and technology professionals and we’ve walked in your shoes and conquered similar challenges. If you consider your critical business applications a strategic initiative, Oates & Company is here to help.

When it comes to business software, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are becoming increasingly essential for running a top performing business. Even long-established businesses are retiring their old software and implementing ERP systems despite the cost – the benefits of an ERP system can pay for themselves within 18 months.

Another version of this blog was posted on Oates & Company’s Blog by John Shepperson - Tips for Distributors Using a Cloud ERP System

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