A+ users are often looking for solutions that can give them additional functionality. Some of these solutions are from Infor, but more often lately they have been from third-parties.

To gain more insight into what third-party solutions A+ users are implementing Aktion Associates, in conjunction with TUG (TheUserGroup.org) developed and executed a survey polling many A+ customers.

Join Aktion’s A+ Practice Manager, Phil Maehr as he reviews and discusses the survey’s findings.

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Aktion is here to support your ERP choice – to upgrade and extend FACTS, or help you migrate to what is next.

Are you seeing signs that it is time to modernize your distribution solution? What would it mean to your business if your ERP could run on anything from anywhere in a web browser?

Meet Infor CloudSuite™ Distribution, a complete distribution solution that combines the benefits of the cloud with functionality that’s designed specifically for wholesale distributors – available on your servers or via cloud subscription.

Find out more. Register for the free, 30-minute webinar hosted by Aktion Associates and Infor. This is your opportunity to engage with Infor product experts, see a brief demo and ask questions.

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Aktion is here to support your ERP choice – to upgrade and extend A+, or help you migrate to what is next.

Are you seeing signs that it is time to modernize your distribution solution? What would it mean to your business if your ERP could run on anything from anywhere in a web browser?

Meet Infor CloudSuite™ Distribution, a complete distribution solution that combines the benefits of the cloud with functionality that’s designed specifically for wholesale distributors – available on your servers or via cloud subscription.

Find out more. Register for the free, 30-minute webinar hosted by Aktion Associates and Infor. This is your opportunity to engage with Infor product experts, see a brief demo and ask questions.

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Love using your Infor Distribution FACTS or CSD (SX.e), but need additional functionality? Just add StarShip Shipping Software.

You’ll manage shipments easily and efficiently with StarShip. The application seamlessly integrates with your Infor application giving you a modern shipping solution with minimal effort and expense.

Here’s why Distributors are choosing StarShip:

Register below to attend a 30-minute webinar hosted by Aktion Associates and V-Technologies. This is your opportunity to see the software in action and ask questions with a solution expert.

 

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Find out why Infor CloudSuite Distribution ERP is the most innovative, complete, and modern solution built specifically for the needs of the evolving distribution industry.

 

Register for a 30-minute webinar hosted by Aktion Associates and Infor. This interactive event is your opportunity to engage with Infor product experts, see a brief demo and ask questions about Infor CloudSuite Distribution.

 

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More and more wholesale distributors are moving to the cloud to meet the demands of an expanding mobile workforce. People don’t want to be restrained to a physical location or a desktop anymore.

By taking advantage of cloud technology critical business applications like Infor A+, Infor FACTS, and Infor SX.e can be accessed anywhere, anytime with an internet connection. Find out how general wholesalers and specialty wholesalers alike can increase productivity, improve team collaboration, and help drive business towards new levels of growth and competitiveness.

Register for this free half-hour webinar presented by Aktion Cloud & Managed Services and learn how you don’t have to replace your Infor Distribution ERP to start you’re cloud journey today.

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Give customers the power to interact with your business how they want, when they want, with a modern experience that integrates with Infor Distribution ERPs.

Optimizely (Episerver) B2B Commerce Cloud by Insite is a powerful all-in-one solution designed to modernize and improve your website including advanced search capabilities and SEO results.

Learn how Optimizely can optimize your customers online experience in this free 30-minute webinar presented by Scott Keske.

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Gain valuable insight into your business-critical data inside an easy to customize platform with Hookshot by White Cup (formerly MITS iReporting) now available for Infor Distribution A+, FACTS, and CloudSuite Distribution (SX.e) users.

Discover Hookshot’s rich BI and reporting features – join White Cup’s Business Development Vice President, Brian Friedle as he showcases the product in this Aktion exclusive session.

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Distribution Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Can Do More Than Just Provide a Financial Snapshot

When someone references the term KPI, most often we think about financial data – the good old bottom line of profitability. Are we making money and where? This is for good reason. Business leaders have to keep a close watch on the financial health of the company by looking back at past events and by attempting to predict and thus steer how the company performs in the future. It’s natural to prioritize the KPIs that give visibility into the health of the entire distribution operation.

But monitoring KPIs is no longer just for giving you financial data or only a good fit for giant distribution companies. In order to keep up and get ahead, small and medium sized distributors also need to think seriously about how to harness KPI data to move the company forward. Below you’ll see some very quick KPI definitions and then I’ll talk about how you can use this information to steer your organization more effectively towards success.

Historical Data: Looking backwards into past business performance is usually termed historical KPI data. Summaries of completed projects, viewing their profitability, and looking at past trends can help you formulate how you approach your forward-looking business plan.

Predictive Data: Looking into the future is typically called predictive KPI data. Your management team can set goals to guide how decisions are made. In distribution, this might mean analyzing demographics and understanding the profitability of certain products.

Ok, that’s good information, but how can you improve your KPI tracking as a distributor?

Many existing distribution ERP platforms, such as Acumatica, now come with a pre-defined set of KPIs to help you get started. You should expect your ERP to have interactive dashboards that are easy to set up, adjust and change by an employee’s role so each person has access to the information they need. This is something that Acumatica Distribution Edition does seamlessly. With the click of your mouse or even a tap on your mobile screen you can drill down into data for clarity and understanding.

While a great starting point, once you master those base KPI sets, you can move on to tailoring them for metrics specific to your distribution operations. Make this a transparent and group process to be sure your department heads are invested and able to obtain the data they need to streamline how they perform their jobs. The dashboards and views you set up will enable all your teams to become more effective and in turn, more profitable.

We have found that many of our distribution customers look at KPIs in relation to inventory. They need to be able to have real-time visibility into where their inventory is and the reorder costs. Determine profitability at the product and warehouse level to better control costs across the entire supply chain.

Other important areas that you will want to be sure you can track closely include:

Aktion Associates is a Gold Certified Acumatica Partner. Please reach out to me so we can either set up an Acumatica Distribution demo or to get the Distribution ERP discussion started.

 
Are you coming to Acumatica Summit 2021 in Las Vegas? 

If that’s a yes, please join us for an exclusive Aktion Customer Event at the La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway Terrace within the Wynn Las Vegas on Monday, July 19th during the Acumatica Summit 2021 (before the Attendee Celebration Party).

The La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway is located inside the Wynn Las Vegas along the Fairway Esplanade hallway behind the casino. 

With cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres, this is a great way to network with your Aktion friends and other Aktion customers in a relaxed setting.

*Note, the restaurant has a resort casual attire policy and requires appropriate footwear.

Click here for more information on the 2021 Acumatica Summit.
 

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