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A Rapidly Growing Client List Drives DDI System’s Introduction to the PRIDE Centric Resources Group

10/2/18 10:20 AM

NEWS RELEASE -- PRIDE Centric Resources introduces DDI System, a leader in ERP Software for Restaurant & Foodservice Equipment Distributors, to its elite group of forward-thinking Dealer members. The announcement serves as a means to elevate awareness of the robust operational features designed for PRIDE Dealers in preparation for the upcoming annual conference in Louisville October 8-12th.

In June, DDI System celebrated 25 years of innovation, serving the needs of wholesale distributors from coast-to-coast. Inform’s end-to-end solution for Restaurant & Foodservice Equipment distributors drives seamless business operations using ‘best-in-class’ customer intelligence for today’s modern distributor.

Owner and PRIDE Dealer Gary Thiakos implemented Inform’s intuitive workflows and dynamic forecasting tools for Zepole Supply in 2017. “We had used our previous system since 2002 and it was pretty outdated. It was time to take the next step to evolve our ERP and evolve our processes and tackle limitations that were eminent with the previous software,” said Thiakos. 

“There were two main things in our search we required when considering new software. First, the AutoQuotes import function—which made things very easy when connected to our ERP. The second was purchase forecasting. Our previous system just wasn’t very ‘intelligent’ and we felt as though there was a lot of opportunity for us to become more efficient and get a finer level of detail for our business,” adds Thiakos.

The announcement from PRIDE is a testament to the power and strength of advocacy from such a tight-knit group of Dealers. Zepole, along with Berlin’s Restaurant Supply, Fein Brothers, Inc., Crest Foodservice and L&M Foodservice, have been pushing for DDI’s broader introduction to the group for years, pointing to DDI’s growth and sustainability within the industry. In fact, it was at the request of several members, DDI was featured during a PEAK Business Webinar earlier this month.

“We really couldn’t be more elated to be working alongside this group with whom we share a commitment to innovation and distribution excellence,” says Barbara Jagoe, COO of DDI System. “We are delighted to be given the opportunity to display why so many Dealers in this group are selecting Inform and look forward to showcasing Inform’s robust capabilities at the show.”

DDI’s Chris DiNoto and Robbie LaRocca will be seated in the vendor area at the PRIDE Annual Conference beginning October 8th. In addition, PRIDE Dealers can visit ddisystem.com/fse or call 877-599-4334 to schedule a personalized demonstration.

Kate Fucci

Written by Kate Fucci