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5 Ways to Leverage Sage ERP Distribution Software

Published on: Nov 12, 2014

Sage ERP wholesale distribution software provides a robust and scalable set of management tools to optimize inventories, reduce costs, and maintain the highest levels of customer service. Sage 300cloud (formerly known as Sage 300) provides companies with real-time access to information about suppliers, inventory levels, outstanding orders, and shipments that translates to cost control and rapid order turnaround. Sage ERP combines advanced distribution, warehousing, , and accounting functionality with features specifically designed for distribution companies, including:

Sales that enables you to issue customer quotations, book orders and transmit order acknowledgements, manage contracts, display and allocate goods from stock, and manage the dispatch and loan of goods prior to invoicing.

Inventory control helps ensures optimum coherence and is fully user-definable on each site with the application of the multisite, multiwarehouse and multilocation management. The module also incorporates quality control functions and traceability of inventory quantities.

Delivery Scheduling and Receiving provides the ability to schedule an order quantity for
multiple receipt points and delivery dates on one purchase order. Lot numbers and serial numbers can be recorded and subsequently tracked to their final destination, while expiration dates are calculated as required.

Shipping is simplified in Sage ERP. With features like rate-shopping, Web-based shipment tracking, and automated customer e-mail shipment notifications, distributors can better service customers and save money in shipping costs.

Inventory replenishment rules and data are maintained by product and site to help balance customer service and inventory levels, including; lead time, safety stock, reorder formulas, and firm and planning time horizons. Replenishment orders can be generated as part of materials requirement planning (MRP) or to reorder buy-for-stock items separately.

Sage Enterprise Management (formerly known as Sage X3) offers midsized distributors a feature-rich management system for their advanced, industry-specific business processes. Sage ERP solution supports all operations across the distribution channel, within one singular software design, that is affordable, effective and simple to manage.