Industries We Serve

ERP for Electrical & Lighting Showrooms - View Data Sheet

DDI System’s Inform ERP distribution management solution is a fully integrated distribution software designed for electrical distributors & lighting showrooms. DDI’s Inform ERP (enterprise resource planning) software delivers the automation you need while delivering a quick ROI. Inform’s Windows based interface handles order and inventory management with ease. Achieve more with flexible pricing controls, showroom and customer relationship management (CRM) tools, and leading point-of-sale capabilities for busy showrooms.

Software Designed with Electrical Distributors & Lighting Showrooms in Mind:

  • Automated Pricing - Price matrix handles over 30 different combinations of product, customer and rebate contract pricing.
  • Streamlined Workflows - Better workflows save time and transform your business into a more efficient, smoother running operation.
  • Improved Customer Service - Integrated point of sale (POS) system provides the features and workflows you need to combine your wholesale distribution business with your profitable walk-up and retail trade.
  • Product Data - File Integration - Built-in data mapping utilizes manufacturer provided product data for economical distributor-driven content creation.

DDI System is proud to be a member of, or support members of these organizations:

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ERP for Fastener & Bearing Distributors - View Data Sheet

DDI System’s Inform software is the end-to-end software solution for fastener and bearing distributors. Inform combines everyday operations with fully integrated CRM, sales management, single-system B2B and B2C e-commerce, mobile sales and more. Advanced accounting, inventory management with advanced demand forecasting, wireless warehouse management, and flexible pricing will streamline workflows and immediately gain operational efficiencies. Inform Analytics takes business analysis to a whole new level with easy to understand dashboards and the key performance indicators (KPI's) you need to make faster, smarter business decisions.

Software Designed with Fastener & Bearing Distributors in Mind:

  • Automated Pricing - Market-specific models that are highly tuned to meet your unique pricing approaches.
  • Effectively Manage Your Inventory Investment - Automatically track product demand, demand trends, sales exceptions, and lead times.
  • Improved Customer Service - Use DDI’s Order Pad to pick customer sales history from a list.  Instantly create new orders while prompting customers with up-sell opportunities using DDI’s unique ‘Due-to-Buy’ customer purchase forecasting.
  • Advanced Demand Forecasting - Inform helps determine the best purchasing practices and guides you to higher profitability through lean operations while achieving top fill rates.
  • Discover and Ditch Dead Stock - Inform’s automatic inventory ranking system will rank your inventory according to industry leading business rules, providing a clear picture of what inventory items are important, not so important and truly dead stock.

DDI System is proud to be a member of, or support members of these organizations:

MWFA   NFDA     Sphere1   STAFDA  

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ERP for Industrial & Safety Suppliers - View Data Sheet

DDI System’s Inform ERP software is the end-to-end software solution for industrial and safety distributors. Inform combines everyday operations with fully integrated CRM (customer relationship management), complete sales management, system driven e-commerce, mobile apps and more.

ERP Technology Built for Industrial & Safety Distributors:

  • Automated Pricing - Market-specific pricing models that are highly tuned to meet the unique approaches used by industrial wholesalers.
  • Effectively Manage Your Inventory Investment - Automatically tracks product demand, demand trend, sales exceptions and lead times.
  • Advanced Demand Forecasting - Inform helps determine the best purchasing practices and guides you to higher profitability through lean operations while achieving top fill rates.
  • Improved Customer Service - Use DDI’s Order Pad to pick customer sales history from a list.  Instantly create new orders while prompting customers with up-sell opportunities using DDI’s unique ‘Due-to-Buy’ customer purchase forecasting.
  • Contact Management - Manage and execute professional, targeted, email and direct mail marketing campaigns with Inform’s CRM marketing automation. Track and turn prospects into long-term customers!

DDI System is proud to be a member of, or support members of these organizations:

affiliated_distributors DPA  ISA      NetPlus Alliance  STAFDA

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ERP for Janitorial & Sanitation Distributors - View Data Sheet

DDI System’s Inform software solution contains the industry-specific features necessary for jansan distributors. With remarkable scalability to grow with your company, Inform provides wholesalers with a powerful, highly configurable application that will streamline operations, save time and increase overall profitability.

Benefit with Tools Developed for Janitorial & Sanitary Distribution Companies:

  • Automated Pricing - 'Margin Manager' pricing system eliminates profit leaks throughout your operations and guarantees that selling prices are constantly updated to stay ahead of cost increases.
  • Improved Customer Service - Use DDI’s Order Pad to pick customer sales history from a list.  Instantly create new orders while prompting customers with up-sell opportunities using DDI’s unique ‘Due-to-Buy’ customer purchase forecasting.
  • Manage Vendor Rebates - Inform tracks rebates for you supporting fixed, deviated cost, and percentage rebates, with or without deviated selling price.
  • Effectively Manage Inventory - Automated triggers based on system calculated minimums ensure tightly controlled inventory levels and improved ROI.
  • Advanced Demand Forecasting - Inform helps determine the best purchasing practices and guides you to higher profitability through lean operations while achieving top fill rates.

DDI System is proud to be a member of, or support members of these organizations:

AFFLINK    DPA  ISSA   Network    NISSCO   NJSSA-logo   PRO-LINK-logo   SMA-logo   TRIPLES-logo   TUG-logo

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ERP for Paper & Packaging Suppliers - View Data Sheet

Paper and packaging distributors, like APAC Paper & Packaging and Sikes Paper Company, find an immediate competitive advantage using DDI’s complete Inform ERP software. You can expect profit margin improvements of at least 1 to 2 percent in the first year of use. You will immediately reduce operating costs with form-free, paperless, and real-time operations. Embedded CRM components thread throughout the system to provide the highest level of customer service possible. Mobile apps and e-commerce options help to increase sales and turn prospects into long-term customers.

Software that Drives Success for Paper & Packaging Distributors:

  • Automated Pricing - 'Margin Manager' pricing system eliminates ‘profit leaks’ throughout your operations and guarantees that selling prices are constantly updated to stay ahead of cost increases.
  • Improve Communications - Group calendaring, task and event management, and advanced CRM functions give your team a step up on company wide and customer communications.
  • Manage Vendor Rebates - Inform tracks rebates for you supporting fixed, deviated cost, and percentage rebates, with or without deviated selling price.
  • Accessibility to Business Performance - DDI’s Inform Analytics gives you and your management team a remarkable opportunity to delve into the strengths and weaknesses of your sales and inventory.

DDI System is proud to be a member of, or support members of these organizations:

AFFLINK    DPA  ISSA Network    NISSCO   NJSSA-logo   PRO-LINK-logo   SMA-logo   TRIPLES-logo   TUG-logo

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ERP for PHCP, HVAC & PVF Distributors - View Data Sheet 

DDI System’s Inform ERP is an industry specific distribution software solution for PHCP, HVAC and PVF wholesalers. Inform ERP delivers a streamlined, best-practices software system to streamline daily business operations, sales and customer management. With remarkable scalability to grow with your company, Inform provides wholesalers with a powerful, highly configurable application that will make your company realize greater efficiencies and higher profitability. With companies such as Johnstone Supply, Shearer Supply, and Bender Plumbing Inc. succeeding with Inform's latest tools for POS, mobile and online sales, and electronic signature capture, it's time to see what Inform can do for you!

Software Designed for PHCP, HVAC & PVF Distributors:

  • Raise Profit Margins - Eliminate manually driven pricing methods. Turn your selling prices to increase margins on slow selling products. Maximize opportunities on less price sensitive sales and product lines.
  • Reduce Overhead Costs - Eliminate paper based business processes, pre-printed and multi-part forms, and reduce manual filing.
  • Effectively Manage Your Inventory Investment - Automatically track product demand, demand trends, sales exceptions and lead times. Inform's demand forecasting creates lean stock levels while achieving top fill rates.
  • Discover & Ditch Dead Stock - Automatic inventory ranking system will rank your inventory according to industry leading business rules, providing a clear picture of what inventory items are important, not so important and truly dead stock.
  • Warranty Automation & Returned Goods Management - Easily walk customer returns through a well defined and controlled ERP process, ensuring that vendor returns are never overlooked and desired handling fees are charged. Warranty automation allows distributors to track and claim warranties based on vendor requirements with part specific information included on customer sales orders.

DDI System is proud to be a member of, or support members of these organizations:

Affiliated Distributors   ASA   Blue Hawk   Embassy    Equity   HARDI   OMNI   WD Armstrong   WIT   

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ERP for Stocking Manufacturer Reps - View Data Sheet 

DDI System’s Inform ERP is industry-specific distribution software for Stocking Manufacturers Representatives. With a strong foundation in distribution, DDI System provides Stocking Rep’s inventory management, including consigned, buy-sell, sell-buy and straight commission sales. Our Stocking Rep clients and their manufacturer’s have helped us design a streamlined, efficient system that handles their unique business flows.

Software designed for Stocking Manufacturers Representatives:

  • Raise Profit Margins - The flexibility to fine-tune prices and raise profitability is at your fingertips. Eliminate manually driven pricing methods. Quotes and consignment deliveries are accurately priced well before the manufacturer’s invoice arrives.
  • Commission Tracking - Buy-sell, consigned, and commission-only sales flow through the system, generating comprehensive sales analysis and commission statements.
  • Rep-Specific Inventory Management - DDI’s Inform ERP software handles four distinct rep inventory transactions including buy-sell, consignment, sell-buy, and public warehousing.
  • Improve Communications - Inform ERP ties together order status, sales history, credit history and customer contact history into one complete customer relationship management (CRM) system.

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ERP for Stocking Showrooms - View Data Sheet

DDI provides the automation you need and delivers a quick return on your software investment. Save your customers time at the counter with Inform ERP’s remarkably quick order fulfillment system. One screen reveals every aspect of the order, from inventory amounts and substitute products, to pricing details and customer sales history, resulting in higher productivity and happier customers.

Software with Streamlined Point-of-Sale (POS) and Showroom Sale Features:

  • Improve Customer Service - Outstanding showroom functions include deposit management, special order status, cash sale handling, delivery date and warehouse staging.
  • Effective "Partial" Management - Showroom distributors require unique functionality to support and improve business operations.  DDI System understands and has developed specifically for these needs.
  • Returned Goods Management - Walks customer returns through a well-defined and controlled process, ensuring that vendor returns are never overlooked, and desired handling fees are imposed.
  • Accessibility to Business Performance - DDI’s Inform Analytics gives you and your management team a remarkable opportunity to delve into the strengths and weaknesses of your sales and inventory.

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ERP for Wholesale, Hard Goods Distributors - View Data Sheet 

With remarkable scalability to grow with your company, Inform ERP distribution software provides wholesalers with a powerful, highly configurable application that will make your company run significantly better and achieve greater profitability. Compare DDI System’s Inform to any other ERP or as a step up from any accounting solution. As hundreds of our clients agree, Inform ERP’s interface, remarkable pricing options, order fulfillment, file-free workflow, purchasing and inventory management, and business analysis are easier to learn and more enjoyable to use.

Powerful Software for Wholesale Hard Goods Distributors:

  • Effectively Manage Inventory - Automated purchasing system keeps stock levels optimized. DDI automatically tracks product demand, demand trends, sales exceptions and lead times.
  • Advanced Demand Forecasting - Inform helps determine the best purchasing practices and guides you to higher profitability through lean operations while achieving top fill rates.
  • Automate Pricing - Market-specific models that are highly tuned to meet the unique pricing approaches of our selected distributor markets.
  • Improve Customer Service - Use DDI’s Order Pad to pick customer sales history from a list.  Instantly create new orders while prompting customers with up-sell opportunities using DDI’s unique ‘Due-to-Buy’ customer purchase forecasting.
  • Streamline Workflow - better workflows that transform your business into a more efficient, smoother running operation – eliminating paper based business processes and costly pre-printed forms.

 

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