Many distributors, as they start their operations, go out and get a software package – usually accounting software, to help administer the business. As time goes on, there is a need for a more robust inventory management system, or kitting, as well as inventory control. Maybe the distribution company lands a large customer, but they require a process called EDI for their transactions.
Now, instead of having the accounting software, over time this distribution company adds additional software for inventory, EDI, shipping, eCommerce, and the list could go on. While each piece of software probably does a good job on its own, it is better to have one system that will integrate with other software or processes. Here are 5 reasons why. [Read more...]