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Avoiding Paralysis by Analysis: Four Things to Look for in an ERP Solution

When it comes to evaluating ERP, there are so many things that can go wrong. You could go in without a clear vision. You could go in without support from end users or executives. You could rely on false information from an unscrupulous vendor. You could forge into a decision…
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B2C Service in B2B Distribution

Delivering B2C Service in B2B Distribution: New Customer Expectations

Since Amazon entered the distribution space, they've changed the way the industry works. Now considered one of the five largest distributors in the world—less than a decade after launching their B2B distribution platform—the ecommerce, media, and cloud computing giant is coming for you. But what does this mean? More competition,…
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Strong Foundation

A Strong Foundation, a Seamless Connection, and a Single Source of Truth: Finding a Sweet Spot in the Hybrid Cloud

As more companies look to work faster, gain more control, and understand their business, they often seek out a core solution built to handle their needs. However, when seeking out a platform, they are often presented with a dichotomy—cloud OR on-premises. But as with all things in life, the reality…
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Flexible Strategy 2021

Planning to Rebound, Planning to Grow: Building out a Flexible Strategy for 2021

2020 has already shown us that nothing is certain. However, knowing where you stand, being ready and able to pivot, and keeping your eyes fixed on the future can put you on a path for success even in uncertainty. Bounce Back? Or Bounce Forward? Business will get back to normal,…
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Commoditization in Distribution

Understanding the Threat of Commoditization in Distribution

Distribution is a tough industry. Always competitive, always evolving, it’s no longer simply building relationships with customers and suppliers and reaping the rewards. Today’s distribution landscape is less relationship-driven and more results-driven than ever. Driven in part by the entrance of Amazon Business, in part by technological innovation, and in…
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New ERP Solution

What Should Manufacturers and Distributors Look for in a New ERP Solution?

Whether you've outgrown your current system, need new functionality, or are looking to facilitate collaboration, what are some of the most common things product-based firms like yours should expect when they're in the market for Next Generation ERP? What Can You Gain from Next Generation ERP? Following our last blogs…
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Planning Journey Cloud Pitfalls

The Power of Planning: Common Pitfalls of an Overzealous Cloud Push

“Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred.” One of the most well-known poems, “The Charge of the Light Brigade” is the story of a failed charge by the British Empire in the mid-19th century. A result of poor…
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Modern CFO KPI

Seeing the Bigger Picture and Presenting it in a Useful Way: How the Modern CFO Connects KPIs to Company Vision

Many things go into running a successful finance organization. As the person in charge of the department that has a hand in nearly every part of the organization, your role as a CFO has continued to evolve over the past two decades. While once responsible for simply being the monetary…
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Distribution Build Resilience

Lessons from the Most Volatile Quarter in Recent Memory: How Distributors Can Build Resilience

The distribution industry has faced unending disruption over the past five or so years, but the last quarter has shifted the changes into overdrive. Saying that the last few months have been a bit of a challenge is an understatement. But with every challenge comes a learning experience. Today, we…
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