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SaaS Buyer's Guide for Wholesale and Distribution
SaaS, despite its phenomenal popularity, is certainly not one-size-fits-all. You need to consider decision criteria such as fit, return on investment, and risk.

products business intelligence for wholesale and retail trade  nature of the electrical products business and the increasingly tough business environment. Finding and keeping that edge is a must, and Leppänen says that with IBS Enterprise, his company has found some crucial elements to gain and maintain the upper hand. A key feature in keeping us competitive is inventory management. Once upon a time it was a labor-intensive job. We've never had separate sales and purchasing staff. The fact that IBS Enterprise makes information available for someone handling both jo

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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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