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NetSuite Shipping: The Basics of Shipping with your Cloud ERP

on Nov 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM By | FullQuota Editor | 0 Comments | NetSuite Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Blog Posts
If you use NetSuite to manage your sales online, over the phone, or both, you’ll likely need to manage how inventory travels from your warehouse/location to the customer. NetSuite offers an extremely diverse and capable shipping and receiving module to help you offer your customers various shipping methods with flat rates or constantly updating shipping rates from the carrier itself.
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5 Keys to a Successful ERP Implementation

on Oct 2, 2014 1:00:00 AM By | FullQuota Editor | 0 Comments | Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Blog Posts
As your organization grows, so does your need for more advanced systems. At some point in every organization’s growth, a change to a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is required. This can be a significant effort and investment for any business, and as a result, can have a major impact if the project is not successful. While the percentages change depending on who you talk to, it is commonly accepted that the failure rate of ERP implementation projects to be between 40% - 60% of all projects. A successful implementation is defined as one that is completed on time, on budget, and delivers the functionality expected. With failure rates like this it behooves anyone considering a system change to understand what supports a successful project. Here are five keys to a successful ERP Implementation:
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Are You Prepared for Your ERP Implementation?

on Sep 23, 2014 1:00:00 AM By | FullQuota Editor | 1 Comment | Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Blog Posts
Most firms, especially small and midsized companies, have a goal of growing their business. At some point in this growth you will need to implement an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. An ERP implementation can be an overwhelming project for those firms that are not prepared for it. It is precisely these firms that are at risk of experiencing an unsuccessful project. If you want to be prepared, consider the following steps.
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How can E-commerce Order Management Improve Customer Loyalty?

on Sep 18, 2014 1:00:00 AM By | FullQuota Editor | 0 Comments | Retail e-Commerce Blog Posts
Distribution companies today are increasingly adopting a new way of selling: e-commerce. By using an e-commerce order management system, a distribution company allows customers more access and control and allows itself to reap the benefits of a burgeoning online marketplace. Customers in the B2B and B2C realms are more tech-savvy than ever. Purchasing agents from the individual to the multi-national corporate level are logging into e-commerce web stores and customer portals to purchase their goods and services. It’s easier and faster than ever before.
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Is a Lack of Integration Holding Your Business Back?

on Sep 9, 2014 1:00:00 AM By | FullQuota Editor | 0 Comments | Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Blog Posts
Does your business use an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution? If you’re reading this, then the answer is probably yes. Or, at least, you’re interested in purchasing one. What about a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software? You know, so you can manage leads, customers, opportunities, quotes etc.? How do you sell your product? Maybe through a catalog or retail outlet? Maybe through a web store? If a web store, on what platform is your e-commerce site built? I’m throwing a lot of questions at you but here is the really important one: If you’re using two or more software systems to run your business, how are they talking to each other? How are they integrated with one another so you’re tracking sales, receivables, and payables? A proper system integration ensures you’re not duplicating data and effort by maintaining uniquely identifiable customer records, inventory counts and order data which are the same in each system.
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5 Most Important E-commerce Metrics to Monitor

on Sep 4, 2014 1:00:00 AM By | FullQuota Editor | 0 Comments | Retail e-Commerce Blog Posts
How do you know if you have a successful online business? There are certain e-commerce metrics that every online business must monitor and manage. These metrics track sales value, profitability, and the customer experience. Below are the five most important e-commerce metrics to monitor. Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC) In order to attract customers to your web store and complete a sales transaction with them you will incur many different costs along the way. What are the total costs associated with obtaining one customer?
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Are You Choosing the Right ERP Software for Your Business?

on Aug 27, 2014 1:00:45 AM By | FullQuota Editor | 0 Comments | Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Blog Posts
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions exist to help companies manage everything from assets to operations and future outlook. Choosing the right ERP software is an important decision in the life of every business and will have a long-lasting impact. Several considerations should be factored into the ultimate decision.
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3 Keys to a Comprehensive E-commerce Strategy

on Aug 19, 2014 1:00:18 AM By | FullQuota Editor | 0 Comments | Retail e-Commerce Blog Posts
By now we all know that ecommerce is an important sales channel for distributors, or any business for that matter. But knowing this is not enough. In order to deploy this channel successfully an ecommerce strategy is critical. This planning helps you to determine what your goals are, where you currently are with your ecommerce capabilities, and where you want to go.
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