WHOLESALE AND DISTRIBUTION SOFTWARE with industry-focused solutions.

Transform your distribution tracking and delivery with ERP

Scale your wholesale and distribution business with confidence

As your wholesale distribution business grows, your cloud financials can adapt and grow with you – without adding IT resources. Add and report across multiple locations, warehouses, and entities – and consolidate those financials on demand. That lets you share information across your business, while efficiently managing multiple locations, warehouses, currencies, and international operations – with no added headcount.

Do you know the route to a profitable business?

Business growth and efficiency can be tough, especially for distribution companies that have to balance inventory, forecasting, and logistics processes with sales, customer service, and everything in between. Luckily, this is where a powerful, easy-to-use wholesale and distribution ERP software can help, implemented by a trusted Sage business partner, X3 Consulting.

How technology can drive quality

For a wholesale distributors, ensuring quality is maintained is all about keeping the customer happy through the on-time delivery of untainted products, while keeping costs down. 

However, pressures  include:

  • Keeping customers satisfied while reducing costs.

  • Increased product complexity.

  • Multi-echelon supply chains.

  • The need to work in a global environment.

  • Growing compliance and regulatory requirements.

  • Concerns about safety, traceability and auditing/reporting.

 

Download the Ebook and find out how you can overcome these challenges. 

Key challenges faced by wholesale and distribution

Improve customer service

Mobility, both in the warehouse and out on the road, is one of the major trends affecting your industry – without it, your team can end up being tied to a computer terminal or wasting a customer’s time in the field. Your business can’t afford to be left behind.

Improved stock control

No distribution business will make a profit, or survive, if customers are left waiting because products are out of stock. Inventory management is a constant balancing act to match demand to stock levels, which is where Sage comes in.

Siloed systems

For distributors still using disparate legacy systems like spreadsheets and homegrown databases, getting answers to these questions in an efficient and timely way can be much more difficult than if they were using ERP and accounting software. 

Which Sage solution is best suited to my business?

SAGE X3

– 50+ employees
– Turnover £20m+

Sage Business Cloud X3 manages your entire manufacturing operation faster and more effectively – from procurement and scheduling to shop floor, inventory, sales and financials – and provides better insight on quality and costs to promote strategic collaboration and improved operational efficiency.

KEY INDUSTRIES

Distribution, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing,  Chemicals, Food & Beverage and Services,

Sage Intacct

– 20+ employees
– Turnover £3m+

Sage Intacct Manufacturing provides a cloud native solution that helps manufacturers gain real time visibility into their entire chain of operations from purchasing, production, inventory to sales. By combining Sage Intacct Manufacturing with Sage Intacct you can comprehensively manage financials and accounting, manufacturing, and operations though a single solution.

KEY INDUSTRIES

Service based industries including Professional services, Finance, Distribution/Wholesale, Manufacturing

Still not sure?

Use our FREE online scoping tool to assess your needs

CHALLENGES FACED BY DISTRIBUTORS TODAY

CHALLENGES #1 Complexity
An unorganised or overly complicated back office can make life difficult, especially for finance and accounting teams.


SOLUTION

Businesses with multiple legacy systems, and no centralised location for these requirements, are already at a disadvantage when it comes to serving customers. Sage consolidates your work systems into one solution.
CHALLENGE #2 Teamwork
Teams who can’t collaborate effectively may be missing out on new opportunities.

SOLUTION
By making your data centralized, accessible and always up to date, departments and individual employees can work better together.
CHALLENGE #3 Division
A disconnect between processes, technologies, machinery, and the workforce slows everything down, which can leave you struggling to meet customer expectations and respond to changes in the market.

SOLUTION
The right system helps you manage purchasing processes from beginning to end, starting with management of Requests for Quotes (RFQs), input and follow-up of replies, and integration into the price list base. You can optimise your stock, keep up with demand and ensure efficiency through real-time monitoring of inventory status. Having effective scanning and bar-coding functionality, for example, helps ensure that your materials and products are properly tracked.
CHALLENGE #4 Productivity
Measuring the productivity of remote workers can be challenging. Scheduling their work can also be time-consuming—with many competing priorities, personal obligations, absences and other issues.

SOLUTION
The right business management solution will improve employees’ performance and reduce the logistical complexity of scheduling their work. Sage manages to compare the actual time employees spent on tasks and travels with the expected time budgeted. You can check efficiency and provide support where issues are identified.
CHALLENGE #5 Organisation
Every customer interaction is critical but can be difficult to manage.

SOLUTION
Remote sales teams can access info such as stock information, past orders, open quotes, etc., whenever they need it, for sales with their clients—whether they are working at home or visiting their offices.
CHALLENGE #6 Time wasting
Repetitive tasks can take time away from customer engagements.

SOLUTION
When your teams spend more than half of their days manually inputting data into Excel sheets or other mundane, error-prone manual tasks, productivity plummets. Sage reduces repetitive tasks through automation, saving them time and giving them the ability to create new orders while they are with the client.
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