Paper and Packaging

Inform ERP helps paper and packaging suppliers achieve growth

Dedicated to Inspiring Growth for Paper & Packaging Distributors

With well over 300 JanSan, Paper & Packaging and Foodservice distributors throughout North America, Inform ERP is interactively developed and improved with the active participation of our committed user base.

  • Achieve top-performing sales management and order fulfillment
  • Leverage embedded CRM and integrated eCommerce to grow
  • Experience best-in-class purchasing and inventory management
  • Transform your customer service model and exceed customer expectations

Driving Innovation for Leading Paper and Packaging Organizations:

Market-Specific Features for Paper & Packaging Distributors

  • 'Margin Manager' pricing system eliminates ‘profit leaks’ throughout your operations and guarantees that selling prices are constantly updated to stay ahead of cost increases
  • Group calendaring, task and event management, and advanced CRM functions
  • Inform tracks rebates for you supporting fixed, deviated cost, and percentage rebates, with or without deviated selling price
  • Inform's powerful analytics let users see the strengths and weaknesses of your sales and inventory for immediate action

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What DDI Clients Are Saying:

We know more about the customers than the customer knows about themselves. That component gives us the innovation we need to have. It’s the demand, the perfection, the day to day operation that customers need from us that allows us to be much more productive for them.

Jorge S. To Rise Supplies

We saw an opportunity to reach the next generation of buyers and companies, and one of the ways to do that is to have the eCommerce platform which allows customers the ability to order online. DDI’s Inform eCommerce gives us that capability, and allows us to cast a much larger shadow than we really are as a company and compete with much larger companies.

Todd T. Atlantic Paper & Supply

Inform is intuitive, very easy to use and easy to train. It enabled us to increase our efficiency just because of the fact that it’s so easy to use as well as user friendly. Our salespeople use it for mobile order entry to view the customer’s history or make suggestions to customers. It’s been a fantastic tool for us to be able to grow our sales significantly in the last 5-6 years without adding additional internal resources.

We’ve been able to improve our margins by utilizing Inform nearly 2%. We use customer price letters, customer price matrices, and also the margin enhancement features.

Greg T. Sikes Paper Company

DDI System is proud to support members of:

AFFLINK
DPA Buying Group
The United Group
Network
ISSA
NISSCO
Pro-Link
Triple S
SMA

Buying Group Integrations

AFFLINK

Web Catalog:
  • Customers and Ship-to's
  • Products
  • Pricing
  • Sales History
EC-Dox:
  • Outbound Purchase Orders
Reporting:
  • Trace Sales Report
  • Monthly 'House' Report
  • Monthly Purchases Report

NETWORK

  • Receive Sales Orders
  • Send Customer Invoices
  • Receivable Reporting
  • Supporting logic for product cross reference, quantity and UOM conversion, UPC updates

 

SMA

  • Custom Monthly Sales Report

TRIPLE-S

  • Send monthly premier account report (867 form) directly to the Triple S FTP Server
  • Send purchase orders (850 form) directly to the Triple S FTP Server

SOLVE THE PRODUCT CONTENT CHALLENGE

product-importInform helps distributors solve the product content challenge with integrations designed to seamlessly elevate your eCommerce presence using detailed descriptions and attributes.

  • Enhance every user's experience with images and spec sheets in sales order entry and reports
  • Organize images, descriptions, search categories, specification sheets and more, from nearly every source
  • Import product data spreadsheets from buying groups and chosen manufacturers
  • Automate updates using one of Inform's preferred content providers including Essendant, TradeService, Unilog, Schmitt's ProfitTools, and CPC.

Partner Focus for Paper and Packaging Distributors: essendant-logoEssendant's ECBD integration allows you to download and import information from the Essendant product database to update products and add new products. The Essendant ECBD integration allows you to download and import information from the Essendant product database to update existing products and add new products for use with Inform eCommerce & MobiOrder, field sales ordering tool. For each import, you can choose which categories and subcategories of Essendant products to import. Items will be added to the selected Product Line, Buy Line, and Price Group.