Distribution ERP software: a powerhouse for customer engagement and monitoring production-to-delivery

“An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.” Jack Welch, former CEO, General Electric.

What are businesses willing to pay for the kind of insight that drives customers to their door, or move product with ease—and profitability—through the distribution chain? To say it ‘depends’ is reason enough to consider the benefits—and insight—the Microsoft Dynamics suite provides businesses and industry.


Analytics for business: it’s more than getting the payroll out…

For example, if you are a manufacturer, building products from ordered material then a distribution erp software, like the Microsoft Dynamics suite, would be an insightful purchase: the powerful analytic capability, along with operational functions such as payroll processing to creating sales and billing invoices, elevates this suite to a cost-saving and profit-producing platform.


Global customers: better control of shipping and invoicing.

For instance, as a manufacturer with global customers, you may work with different price points and delivery schedules, never relying on a single vendor to supply you with materials to get your products built and delivered. What’s more, keeping track of currency conversions, foreign tax or duties may require a lot of separate manual entries, which only adds to the delayed invoicing and cash flows.


Add to ‘customer value’ through monitoring the line…

Tracking low-cost logistic options by following principals of “lean manufacturing” (eliminating wasteful materials to create customer value) and  can improve the owner’s ability to meet ever-changing market conditions, as well as customer’s demands.

Monitoring aspects in the production line such as ‘defect ratios,’ or lead times and planned vs actual costs provides invaluable intelligence to the overall manufacturing process.


Get to know your business operations…better.

Business who are still relying on legacy track methods, such as off-the-shelf software, or even Excel spreadsheets, do not get a clear picture of the inner-workings of their company.

For example, vendor information may reside on numerous files held on an array of desktop PCs. Each of these locations, then, remain isolated and cut-off from a productive flow of communications throughout all departments: decisions are made unilaterally, customers are not in the loop and ultimately production is impacted for a variety of reasons. All of which could be managed by using this collaborative suite.

Let our team of Microsoft Dynamic professionals help you determine which software package is right for your operations; contact us today.