As your distribution business expands and faces greater challenges in this global market, you may eventually need to re-evaluate your ERP system, or lack thereof, and decide if it is time to make a change. Microsoft distribution expert Joseph Carigliano has some practical advice that may help you safely navigate the waters of the distribution industry and "go the extra mile" in improving your business.
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According to Corigliano, distributors should strongly consider beefing up their ERP systems if they are expanding into a global market, distributing to multiple channels, and if they need to track their regulatory compliance. Microsoft partners, he explained, can assist distribution companies by introducing more industry-specific functionality to their ERP systems to ensure they get results that will work specifically for distribution.
Finally, Corigliano gives sound advice on choosing a good ERP vendor. Microsoft and Microsoft partners, for example, provide
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By Anya Ciecierski, CAL Business Solutions, Microsoft Dynamics GP Distribution Partner,