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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Point 6 Runs Mission-Critical Business Processes with NetSuite Cloud

NetSuite, a provider of cloud-based financials, ERP, and omnichannel commerce software suites, recently announced that Point6, a manufacturer, distributor and retailer of performance-oriented socks for hiking, running, cycling, skiing and other outdoor activities, has successfully deployed NetSuite for supporting its fast-growing business.

The Colorado based company is utilizing NetSuite cloud to run its core business operations including financials, inventory management, order management, fulfillment and warehouse management. This result of this implementation is that Point6 has streamlined the order to cash business process, improving visibility and control over its fast-growing business, with products distributed across hundreds of retail locations in the U.S. and 17 countries worldwide.

Prior to implementing NetSuite cloud, Point6 was struggling with:
•Problems accessing and interpreting key business data.
•The rising costs for licensing and third-party IT consultants.
•Delays in financial and operational processes that hindered Point6's ability to react quickly to challenges and opportunities while impacting productivity.
•No real-time visibility into key business performance indicators.

With NetSuite in place, Point6 is realizing the following benefits:
•Accelerated monthly financial close time.
•Real-time analytics that has given Point6 new insights into financials.
•Configurations and customizations that carry forward automatically with no need for hardware.
•More efficient channel distribution.
•Better inventory and fulfillment.
•Improved capabilities with material sourcing and contract manufacturing.
•New CRM and marketing capabilities.

To read more about the Point 6 implementation of NetSuite cloud, visit the NetSuite Newsroom.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fence and Deck Connection Implements Mincron’s SmartDistributor ERP For Fabrication Business Management

Mincron Software Systems, a full-service provider of ERP software systems for wholesale distribution, recently announced the successful implementation by Fence and Deck Connection, a Maryland-based distribution businesses for fencing, decking, railing and fabrication, of Mincron’s SmartDistributor ERP System and Mincron’s FabSmart™ Complementary Application for Light Manufacturing Services.

Fence and Deck selected SmartDistributor for its multi-company processing and accounting capabilities and is also leveraging SmartDistributor enhancements for time-saving automation for enhanced consolidated project invoicing. Taking advantage of Mincron’s suite of Complementary Applications, Fence and Deck also implemented Mincron’s FabSmart for Light Manufacturing Services. FabSmart streamlines Fence and Deck’s in-house fabrication process with features for tracking raw materials and reporting the cost of finished goods.

“With Mincron’s ERP solutions, we’re automating our multi-company functions for transfers, invoicing and reporting to streamline our business management and operations,” said James Rubush, Co-Owner and President, Fence and Deck Connection. “These new capabilities are crucial to our plans for growth and expansion, and with the system’s integrated tracking and reporting tools, we’re able to maximize our margins while we offer great service and the best pricing to our customers.”

SmartDistributor is Mincron’s core solution for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) with tools for distribution business management, monitoring, and analysis. SmartDistributor offers a flexible Windows-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) with dynamic point-and-click navigation. A workbench-like design gives users a one-screen view of customer details, product information, inventory status, orders, contracts and bids.

To read more about the Fence and Deck implementation and Mincron's ERP solutions, visit the News Center.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Encompass Group Experiences Fast ROI With Demand Solutions

Encompass Group, a manufacturer of reusable textiles, professional apparel, therapeutic support surfaces and disposable medical products, needed a planning tool and selected Demand Solutions forecast management software.

In less than 30 days from the start of the implementation, Encompass Group began to experience the following:
  • Inventory reduction by 10%
  • Increase in inventory turns by 20%
  • Boost in global fill rates by 5%
  • Return on investment achieved within five months
Said Barry Hiett, Sr. Director of Inventory Planning, “We could no longer plan with an unsophisticated system as its lack of accuracy was beginning to cost us. We invested in Demand Solutions because of its trusted reputation of increasing forecast accuracy and profits.”

Demand Solutions has a single focus: to help businesses produce goods more efficiently and move beyond the traditional supply chain. They allow companies of all sizes - large and small - to build online social environments where expertise and information can be shared to keep inventory moving forward. Utilizing a "social supply chain" helps lower costs, enhance productivity and stimulate cash flow. As a result, a business can react more quickly to market changes from a position of strength.

To learn more about Demand Solutions supply chain software, and read additional implementation case studies within the distribution and manufacturing industry, visit the Demand Solutions newsroom.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Johnstone Supply Chooses DDI System’s Inform ERP Software

Johnstone Supply Corporate, a leader in the HVAC supply industry, recently announced it had selected DDI System’s Inform ERP software to manage the majority of their retail store locations throughout the United States. Johnstone reports over $1.3 billion in annual sales and has more than 370 independently owned store locations across America.

DDI System’s inform distribution management software was selected as it is an industry specific solution for wholesale distributors in North America with over 800 companies utilizing their ERP software solutions. The inform software combines everyday operational benefits in accounting, inventory, sales, purchasing and pricing with the latest sales driving tools such as CRM, direct marketing, real-time e-commerce and mobile apps.

“DDI’s Inform Software is truly built for a multi-location business." Remarked Harold Petit Jr., President and CEO of Johnstone New Orleans and San Antonio. "This software will dramatically improve our inventory tracking and process efficiency and provide the complex financial reporting needed for a business our size.” At Johnstone Supply of Bridgeton, MO inform will support over 50 users in 5 different locations. “DDI’s data collection, conversion and transition was spot on, and the entire transition was fully completed in 90 days.” Said Larry Wines, Owner of the Bridgeton Store Group. “DDI’s software will take us into the next generation with hundreds of key features to benefit our customers.”

To learn more about DDI System’s Inform ERP Software, and read additional implementation case studies in the distribution industry, visit the DDI System Newsroom.

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