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Distributors Speak Out

By Lauren Verner on 5/26/16 10:30 AM

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Top 10 Indications You Need to Upgrade from QuickBooks to an ERP Software Solution

By Lauren Verner on 5/25/16 9:30 AM

Outgrown QuickBooks?Download the New Whitepaper: Is it time for your distribution business to upgrade from QuickBooks to a comprehensive ERP solution?

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APAC Paper & Packaging Corp. Selected DDI’s Inform ERP Software to Run Their Distribution Operations

By Alexandra Mendez on 5/24/16 1:30 PM

APAC Paper & Packaging Corporation has supplied the greater Detroit market for over 25 years. With over 300,000 feet of warehouse space and 20 delivery trucks, APAC is a significant market presence in the busy southern Michigan region.

With a robust sales force of more than 30 inside and outside field sales professionals. APAC was using WDS-II, a legacy system from Infor, and realized they needed to better streamline their entire operations and upgrade to a distribution management solution that would allow them to take advantage of today's technology advances.

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Congratulations to Top 40 Under 40

By Alexandra Mendez on 5/19/16 3:00 PM

DDI System would like to offer its sincere congratulations to the individuals featured in HARDI's Top 40 Under 40 list.  

The top 40 list includes a range of men and women from their early 20s to late 30s - all of which have shown hard work ethic, commitment to the business, and generally excelling at their field. Whether in sales, management, marketing or technology. These rising stars of the HVACR industry are making the future brighter!

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Sikes Paper Company Integrates Operations

By Lauren Verner on 5/18/16 1:00 PM

The multi-dimensional features of DDI System’s Inform software enable Sikes Paper Company to seamlessly integrate their total operations. This integration of multiple branches, delivery trucks, plus mobile and in-house order placement has sped up operations and delivered significant benefits company wide.

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Inform ERP Review: It's everything!

By Alexandra Mendez on 5/17/16 3:30 PM

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Staying Current on ERP Software Upgrades Leads to Best In Class Businesses

By Lauren Verner on 5/16/16 1:00 PM

We were intrigued by an Aberdeen Group study we recendly came across on the topic of ERP flexibility and the idea of upgrading current software versus buying into a new system and/or provider.

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Improve Order Processes with eCommerce

By Lauren Verner on 5/12/16 10:00 AM

As a successful wholesale distribution business owner, you want to be where your customers go. Right now, where are your customers looking? Unless 100% of your customers avoid technology, it’s online. Having an eCommerce website is integral to allow you to reach your customers, and your customers to reach you, in the online environment.

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Allegheny Tool and Supply Chooses Inform

By Adam Waller on 5/11/16 3:30 PM

Allegheny Tool and Supply had outgrown their Sage Peachtree system and was looking for a comprehensive solution that ran their inventory and accounting but also brought them up to speed with CRM, e-commerce and mobile sales. They also needed to streamline their UPS shipments and wanted a proof-of-delivery solution. DDI System's Inform ERP Software was the best solution for this industrial supplier!

With DDI's Inform, this growing distributor instantly met their main goals:

  • A streamlined UPS integration for ease of deliveries
  • Electronic signature capture that automatically populates a proof-of-delivery box on all invoices.
  • Readily available for advanced customer relationship managment including client and prospect information.
  • Inform eCommerce to generate an online storefront through Inform ERP without duplicate work! Inform eCommerce will wow their customers with a customer-specific portal to review all of their account information and present their customer-specific pricing instantly.
  • Inform's MobiOrder is allowing their sales team to link to Inform anywhere and with any device.

DDI System is happy to have Allegheny Tool and Supply join the list of industrial distributors choosing Inform ERP to run their complete operations with ease. 

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Be the Future of Warehouse Processes with Data Managing ERP Software

By Lauren Verner on 5/10/16 12:30 PM

A theme that continues to repeat in distribution and supply magazines refers to the need for distributors to embrace technology to simplify warehouse and business processes. The costs of not taking advantage of the capabilities available now and in the future are starting to add up.  If competitors are taking advantage of increased productivity, reduced process costs, improved control and better accuracy alongside real-time data, a distributor without an ERP system can be left behind before they realize it.

In Industrial Supply Magazine’s most recent issue, Howard Coleman emphasizes this need with his article, ‘The Future of DCs and Warehouses’. “Time after time, we see the need for better enterprise software and analytics utilization to support warehouse management.” states Coleman. "Fortunately, it’s not too late for wholesalers without an ERP system to begin the process of switching to an ERP.

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Inform ERP Implemented for Smith Electric Distributors

By Adam Waller on 5/5/16 10:00 AM

Smith Electric Distributors have joined the growing list of distribution companies choosing DDI System's Inform ERP solution. 

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Distributors Can Thrive by Changing their Inventory Game & Serving Customers Better

By Alexandra Mendez on 5/4/16 1:59 PM

If your demand management process isn’t helping you boost inventory turns and operational efficiency, you’re wasting a significant opportunity.

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DDI System Featured in Wholesale & Distribution International Magazine

By Lauren Verner on 5/3/16 12:02 PM

DDI System doesn’t approach ERP software from an abstract perspective – it was founded with a strong understanding of the day-to-day ins and outs of the distribution world. That understanding is key to the success of the company’s Inform ERP platform. President Adam Waller is the source of much of that understanding, having learned distribution while working for his grandfather’s distribution company, which continues to serve the plumbing and HVAC market to this day.

Waller started writing software for the company in the 1980s, and in 1994 he founded DDI System to provide distributors with effective ERP software solutions. 

Today, DDI System’s Inform ERP distribution software platform is used by more than 750 distributors in markets such as electrical and lighting, PHCP and HVAC, jansan, paper and packaging, and industrial and safety products. In 2014, DDI System acquired the software division of leading HVAC distributor and customer Johnstone Supply, which gave DDI System the capability to enhance its Inform ERP platform to become more sophisticated and capable of serving larger, multi-location HVAC distributors. 

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Shaw Supply's Experience with Inform ERP

By Alexandra Mendez on 5/2/16 2:30 PM

In a recent interview, Patrick Shaw of Shaw Supply was happy to share his experience with DDI System's Inform ERP:

Inform ERP has allowed us to capture significant cost savings by streamlining our basic paperwork flow and eliminating the need to buy and stock preprinted forms. Our customers receive their invoices and statements via either fax or email, recognizing cost savings in decreased postage and reduced time spent processing.

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