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The Cost of Poor Inventory Management

As a wholesaler and distributor, the inventory you sell flows through a vast network of businesses before getting to your warehouse.  The movement of inventory is a constant activity that requires input from multiple sources throughout the supply chain.[...]
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The Importance of Inventory Management and eCommerce in 2017

In the world of eCommerce today, customers expect the process of buying online to be as seamless – if not more – than purchasing the same item in a store. Online sales in 2017 as a percentage of total retail sales continues to increase over la[...]
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Your Old Inventory Software Could Be Costing You Money

When it comes to replacing old/legacy inventory software, many businesses abandon the search due to the fear and anxiety associated with making such a big business change and capital investment. While the adage “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” m[...]
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5 Fears of Replacing Existing Warehouse Inventory Software

We’ve all experienced fear at one point or another. Whether it’s fear of failure, fear of the unknown, fear of letting go of what’s familiar to us…these emotions can often cloud our judgment and can result in a lot of missed opportunities. It com[...]
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5 Tools for Wholesale Inventory Management

As a wholesale company, inventory is your livelihood. What inventory to buy, where to source product from and how to sell product to customers are all important factors to consider in managing your business for growth.  In order to sell inventory, you mu[...]
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5 Questions Small Business Owners Should Ask When Searching for New Inventory Management Accounting Software

As a new business, one important consideration to make is what (if any) business management software is required.  For most small wholesale and distribution businesses, this usually means acquiring software for managing accounting procedures and then usi[...]
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3 Points of Comparison for Selecting the Right Wholesale Distribution ERP Software

As with starting any business, when starting a wholesale distribution company one of the most important considerations is the choice of what software to implement in order to manage your inventory, accounting and sales.  When first starting out – w[...]
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Optimizing Inventory Beyond ERP: Spotlight Interview with EazyStock

Every wholesale distribution business knows the importance of proper inventory management.  Your company’s ability to efficiently buy and sell product is what dictates success.  This becomes even more important as wholesale distribution businesses beg[...]
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The Dangers of Using Excel for Inventory Management

We speak with many prospects who are using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets as a way to manage their inventory and other areas of their business, most often because they lack more sophisticated software systems.  This is not uncommon and can work for very s[...]
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How Negative Inventory Impacts Your Business

When having exploratory conversations with potential customers, the following often arises “We need to be able to maintain negative inventories in our accounting software, because we _______”.  Whatever reason fills in the blank, we often find that i[...]
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Blue Link ERP – Product Spotlight Video

News Release: Blue Link speaks with TechnologyAdvice.com about Blue Link’s Inventory and Accounting ERP software. The following summary post is from TechnologyAdvice.com, a website that provides reviews and rankings of business software, includi[...]
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Inventory Management Techniques: Cycle Counting

Cycle counting often comes up in discussions surrounding proper inventory management, but what does it mean and how do you incorporate it into your business processes? In this article I’ll attempt to demystify the term and further explain how regular[...]
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Inventory and Accounting Software: Additional Tools for Your Sales Team

We’ve all read a company’s “about” page on their website, claiming that their competitive advantage is their great customer service, and yet so many of these businesses are not taking advantage of software to better serve their customers[...]
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The Logic behind ERP Software Implementation Timeframes

As a general rule, there are differences in software implementation time-frames, dependent on the tier or type of software being implemented. When it comes to inventory and accounting ERP software, Tier 1 or Introductory Systems (such as QuickBooks), usu[...]
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5 Benefits of ERP Software

ERP software is designed to manage all aspects of a company’s operations, and includes tools for inventory management, order entry and processing, accounting, warehouse management and more.  ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning and is typically [...]
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