5 Pillars of Omnichannel Retail Strategy

Posted by Emily Warren on Thu, Apr 09, 2015 @ 11:40 AM

With retailers reporting multichannel initiatives being far more profitable than selling in a single channel, transitioning to an omnichannel strategy truly pays off. We’ve talked about how trading partners must work together to meet the “perfect order” needs of the omnichannel consumer but in order to fulfill a successful omnichannel strategy, you need the right business management software to align all areas of your company.  Here are the five core components of an omnichannel retail business plan and how SAP Business One helps you implement them:

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Topics: SAP Business One, ERP, Retail, Omnichannel, Supply Chain Management

‘Insanity Hot Sauce’ Creator, Dave’s Gourmet Keeps Customers Afire Through SAP Business One

Posted by Sarah Coish on Fri, Apr 03, 2015 @ 05:44 PM

Growing food manufacturers have a lot on their plates – changing food safety regulations, big retail competitors and changing customer demands just start the list. But with all these changes affecting even the biggest of brands, it’s interesting to see how smaller companies can keep pace. Entrepreneur Magazine recently reported that the most successful fast growing companies are ones that know more about their customers’ economic expectations than their own. The key is to keep growing ‘value’ to be sustainable.

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Topics: SAP Business One, ERP, Small Business, Customer Value

[Infographic] Top 3 Reasons Companies Leave QuickBooks

Posted by Jessica Penton on Wed, Apr 01, 2015 @ 02:06 PM

TradinginQuickBooksScreenShotCompanies of all industries and sizes are trading in QuickBooks for SAP Business One. These companies have identified it's time for a change and are typically experiencing profitable growth - but - they are still losing time, money, and resources due to lack of efficient processes and support. 

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Topics: SAP Business One, ERP, QuickBooks

Canadian Best Managed Company, Tundra Shows Customer Focus & Commitment with SAP

Posted by Sarah Coish on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 @ 02:49 PM

Deloitte recently released their annual list of Canada’s Best Managed companies. In describing what they felt most of the winners had in common – it came down to a few key areas. Vision33 was excited to see our own customer, Alberta based Tundra Process Solutions (a product/service provider for industrial and commercial process applications) on this elite list of growing Canadian businesses. That made me think about what Deloitte had said characterized the success of their ‘best managed’ honorees – and then apply that to our experience working with Tundra on their SAP Business One implementation. So what did we see?

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Topics: SAP Business One, Customer Value

4 Ways to Build a Competitive Advantage with your Produce Software

Posted by Kristen Hoppe on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 @ 08:57 PM

Coral Beach Farms, a global farm-direct cherry supplier for wholesale and retail partners, was looking for better technology to manage their fast growth and provide visibility into complex business processes. They lacked the real-time data necessary to streamline their business operations and set themselves apart from their competitors. Like most produce companies, they needed to capture detailed information about their supply chain through effective inventory management, quality control, and labels that are compliant with strict industry standards. Disconnected systems made tracking their products difficult and vulnerable to human error.

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Topics: Traceability Software, Customer Value

Delivering Value from the Cloud with SAP Business One

Posted by Sarah Coish on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 @ 02:57 PM

The battle wages on – cloud vs. on-premise – which is better for a business, especially when it comes to ERP? With so many competing ERP solutions on the home front, software vendors will press you on what your cloud strategy is and how your whole business should be there OR that no one can take better care of your data than you – and you should keep it within your four walls. Some of the more well-known ERP solutions even lead their messaging by what their deployment method is – cloud or on-premise.

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Topics: SAP Business One, ERP, Amazon Web Services

6 Components to a Perfect Retail Order

Posted by Emily Warren on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 @ 04:15 PM

Many companies have focused on enhancing front office and back office functions to support the industry’s omnichannel evolution. But optimizing the relationships between companies is a critical – and often overlooked – component of omnichannel success. How can retailers and their vendors, distributors and logistics providers work together more collaboratively to deliver a seamless omnichannel experience? 

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Topics: ERP, Retail

5 Benefits of an Integrated Shop Floor Management System

Posted by Emily Warren on Thu, Mar 19, 2015 @ 09:11 PM

If you identify with any of the pain points of your traditional manufacturing software, you should know that you can resolve these issues with the right technology. To improve operations and profit margins, making the best decision on an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system can make all the difference in your long-term success.

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Topics: Job Shop Manufacturing

7 Critical Functions Your Produce Software Must Do

Posted by Kristen Hoppe on Mon, Mar 16, 2015 @ 02:19 PM

The goal of the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) is to develop a standardized industry approach and increase the effectiveness of traceback procedures in the future. For a company to stay on top of these increasingly strict regulations and remain competitive, your produce software must employ best-practice procedures to ensure compliance, quality, and efficiency across your business operations.

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Topics: Traceability Software

Vision33 & zedSuite SPS Commerce In:Fluence 2015 Sponsorship Announcement

Posted by Emily Warren on Fri, Mar 13, 2015 @ 04:31 PM

Vision33 & zedSuite Invite You to the 2015 In:fluence Omnichannel Retail Conference by SPS Commerce

Today’s consumers demand a seamless shopping experience across all channels. Tomorrow’s retail industry winners will be those that move quickly to meet these elevated expectations. We invite you to join the retail industry with Vision33 and zedSuite as we gather together to transform retail and become more successful in a market dominated by the power of the consumer.   

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Topics: Retail

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