Keep Up With the Speed of Change by Investing in the Right Technology
Published: October 03, 2016
In this increasingly data-driven world, distributors need instant access to data, from anywhere and at any time. A cloud-based business management system for distributors can support a mobile workforce, strengthen collaboration with suppliers and business partners, and create a seamless shopping experience for your customers. Distributors can also take advantage of the Internet of Things (IOT) to streamline in-store shopping and improve the customer experience.
Aging legacy systems simply can’t keep up with the speed or agility distributors need in order to be competitive in this digital era. Flexibility, mobility and responsiveness are all critical to success and businesses need to adapt to changing conditions or risk losing traction in a highly competitive industry.
Cloud-Based Technology Offers Flexibility, Agility for Distributors
Why is a cloud-based ERP solution a better fit for distributors versus an on-premises solution?
- A cloud-based business management solution can be deployed quickly and provide instant access to the data needed to streamline internal operations, strengthen the supply chain, support multiple sales channels, and respond to changing customer behaviors.
- Routine maintenance and updates for cloud-based systems are performed behind-the-scenes, minimizing downtime and distractions.
- You can integrate business systems with your website to create a seamless experience for customers as they respond to promotional materials, interact with customer services, or make purchases online.
- A strong cloud-based management solution can also support other innovative technology, including Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices. Distributors and retailers can blur the lines between the digital and the physical and provide customers with an engaging omni-channel shopping experience. You can send personalized promotional materials or product information through mobile devices, for example, that can inspire in-store sales or reduce the friction with online orders.
To keep up with the speed of change, distributors need the agility and flexibility of a cloud-based solution, like Advanced Distribution.
Download our e-book “The Future of Distribution: 15 Ways to Thrive in the New Age of People, Integration and Speed of Change,” to learn how a cloud-based business management solution can strengthen operations and provide the data you need to thrive in a fast-paced marketplace.