Wholesale Distributors are challenged by ever-increasing costs, low margins, and increased competition, all while differentiating themselves with value-added services.
Savvy WD companies parlay these market forces with enterprise software to automate purchasing processes, leading to better discounts and more accurate inventory tracking. This leads to higher customer satisfaction because orders are received efficiently, processed, and fulfilled in a timely manner. Best-in-class distributors also layer on commerce software that allows them to sell anywhere their customers buy.
ERP Advisors Group will help you make the right level of investment in your software while ensuring you receive below-market prices for the overall best-fit package.
ERP Advisors Group will help your wholesale distribution business define requirements, set your software strategy, provide a roadmap, conduct a diligent vendor selection process, and manage the entire implementation.
We will define your needs, wants, and how you would ideally use new automated solutions across your wholesale distribution company, whether you are primarily brick and mortar, wholly or partly online, a merchant wholesaler, a co-op, agent, or broker.
After finalizing your Wholesale Distribution ERP software and services contracts, EAG stays with you to oversee your implementation until you successfully go live. We will oversee integrations, data migration, change management, budgets, design and configuration, walkthroughs, training, testing, and go-live cutover and will provide executive and project sponsor support throughout the duration of your project.
We assist with all components of data migration: extraction, cleansing, transformation, and loading into your new system to ensure you have complete confidence in the accuracy of your data at go live.
Surveys across all of our Wholesale Distribution clients reveal the most common reasons why they need new ERP to automate their business:
We are 100% independent ERP consultants, and we never take commissions or payments from any vendors. Combining our objectivity with our white-glove selection process, you will be absolutely certain that you are selecting the right software and implementation resources.
"EAG has remained committed to helping us through our organizational changes. They regularly went above and beyond without trying to nickel and dime us for extra hours." - David Dotts, Program Manager, KCD Brands / Sears
Our rapidly-growing wholesale distribution clients are already very busy with their day jobs and do not have time to become ERP experts. Though your key people still have to devote some time to an ERP initiative, hiring an ERP consultant frees them up to make the important ERP decisions while staying focused on their day job.
The more complex your business, the more likely for difficulty when selecting and implementing software. ERP Advisors Group will help you uncover your true needs and will only vet the most viable options for your size, requirements, resources, and strategy.
We will create your requirements document and demonstration script with wholesale distribution industry best practices in mind while retaining what is unique to your company, leaving out the manual workarounds.
Many clients hire us to help when they suspect they need a business case for new software. ERP Advisors Group helps stakeholders buy into what is best for the company by getting their input at multiple stages throughout the Needs Analysis, Selection, and Implementation.
A frequent complaint we hear from prospects who tried to select software on their own is feeling confused about the software's capabilities. We get vendors to show your requirements during their product demonstrations. This ensures you feel confident about selecting the best products that can meet your needs.
We negotiate tens of millions of dollars of deals every year for our clients. We provide contract reviews on all terms and conditions, including software, services, and every agreement embedded throughout the contract. Our clients receive price protection for many years to come on their purchases. While we don't guarantee it in writing, we normally save our fees on this step alone.
"If we had not worked with ERP Advisors Group, we wouldn’t have accomplished our goal of having ownership agree to update our software. We would not have found a partner and we would have never signed with the right vendor to get the right benefits"
ERP Advisors Group's Needs Analysis will uncover the benefits your company would realize with an ERP upgrade. Some of the most common benefits your Wholesale Distribution business will realize include:
ERP Advisors Group will help you not only define your requirements but more importantly, we will bake in the best practices for your Wholesale Distribution company into your Request for Information and Demonstration Script.
We conduct dozens of selections every year, equating to tens of millions of dollars in software and services sales. With our deep knowledge of Wholesale Distribution ERP, we will help you find the right ERP for your company, AND the right professional services company to implement it.