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TEC's Mid-market ERP-Distribution Buyer’s Guide
Midsize manufacturers and distributors now have access to an array of powerful software solutions that simply weren’t available before. But with so many choices

franchise businesses available  and managed sales to franchise locations through an un-integrated third-party product. This coupled with a further un-integrated Web store and manual processes in fulfillment were creating costly data entry errors. Internal and external databases with no clear links between them were rampant. The situation was unsustainable for a fast-growing global company trying to stay ahead of business challenges. The initial inventory deployment was done to avert the keyboard-heavy processes in order fulfillment,

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Compare Software Solutions

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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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