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Blue Microphones Integrates Marketing And Engineering With NetSuite
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Founded in 1995 by an American jazz musician and a Latvian recording engineer, Blue Microphones of Westlake, CA underwent rapid growth when sales of its Snowball USB mic, built for use with Apple’s GarageBand, took off. With 30 to 35 percent annual growth, the company quickly outgrew its existing QuickBooks accounting system which couldn’t address the need for multi-currency transactions as well as integration with marketing and engineering systems.

Real-time visibility and cost savings:
Blue Microphones is saving two full-time employees by converting to NetSuite, an annual savings of $80,000; while its 3PL partners in Amsterdam and Hong Kong now have access to NetSuite through a portal to fulfill orders, which has helped improve accuracy and efficiency. Blue Microphones is now incorporating customer feedback directly into its back office software to improve its products and the company was awarded the prestigious 2016 Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Award in the “Enterprise Leadership” category from Frost and Sullivan’s ML Council.

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Creager Mercantile Increases Sales With Blue Link ERP
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Established in 1958, Creager Mercantile is a locally owned and family operated wholesale grocery distributor. Located in Denver, Colorado, the business provides customers nationwide with access to a variety of products including beverages, candy, grocery, Mexican candy and products, vaporizers, tobacco, automotive products, gift shop supply and more.

As a growing business, Creager was stuck trying to automate processes and reduce manual work. The company’s existing software was supported by a single individual, making it difficult to get work done and receive the support required. In addition, Creager was struggling to manage its warehouse operations and adhere to government requirements around selling Tobacco products. Lots of time was spent at the company on manual processes instead of on growing the business.

The solution for Creager Mercantile was to work with Blue Link ERP - not only to address existing inefficiencies, but to also provide new opportunities for company growth and automation.

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Jeff Gusdorf and Epicor Will Present "It's a Good Time to be in the Cloud Webinar"
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

This FREE webinar on May 22, 2 p.m. EST sponsored by Epicor will explain what you should consider before moving your data to the cloud.

While ERP software in the cloud has been around for more than a decade, adoption rates are increasing for distributors. This is largely driven by the need to provide exceptional customer service to remain competitive. This webinar will discuss the changing landscape and suggest things you should think about before moving to the cloud.

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Jeff Gusdorf Will Present "Artificial Intelligence for Distributors - Getting Started"
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Artificial Intelligence applications are raising the bar for business.

On March 16, 2019 at NFDA/MWFA/Pac-West Joint Conference in San Diego CA, Jeff from Brown Smith Wallace Advisory Services will present an overview of basic AI concepts, take a deeper dive into AI for salesforce automation and AI for Business Analytics and propose a plan for tackling a pilot AI project.

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How-Tos

 
  ERP Software 101:Back to Basics ERP Software 101: Back to Basics
 

ERP software is designed to help companies manage the key components of their business - from sales and marketing to planning and production to inventory and finance - in one seamless experience. Real-time visibility into the business is perhaps the greatest benefit of ERP. When implemented properly, the right ERP system can provide business clarity, flexibility and operational agility. Do you know how to determine which ERP system is the best fit for your organization? 

Brown Smith Wallace Advisory Manager Henry Struckel and Taft Law Firm Partner Marcus Harris hosted a webinar, "ERP Software 101: Back to Basics." Henry and Marcus examined what ERP software is and the importance of an effective ERP system for businesses of all sizes and in all industries. See Recorded Presentation at...

 
 

  Signavio Webinar: A Recipe for Process Improvement Success Signavio Webinar: A Recipe for Process Improvement Success
  In this webinar, we will take a look at the Recipe for Process Improvement Success. Todd Snover will take you through the ideal “ingredient list” for ongoing process improvement success, the mapping of current business processes, and objectively measuring performance, and much more. By the end, you’ll know the importance of a good recipe for success, and how to tell whether your company has the right materials that it needs to whip up your desired process improvements. Learn more...


Todd Snover, Supervisor at Brown Smith Wallace Advisory Services, Business Process & Systems Group

 

  9 Reasons to Retire Your "Homegrown" ERP Software Solution Before It's Too Late 9 Reasons to Retire Your "Homegrown" ERP Software Solution Before It's Too Late
  Why should a distributor consider an outside ERP over their homegrown system? This new white paper discusses a number of reasons, ranging from data and systems architecture limitations to cost and integration issues. Learn more...
9 Reasons to Retire Your "Homegrown" ERP Software Solution Before It's Too Late
 

  11 Criteria for Selecting The Best ERP System Replacement 11 Criteria for Selecting The Best ERP System Replacement
 
An ERP system is your information backbone and reaches into all areas of your business and value-chain. Replacing it can open unlimited business opportunities. Here are the 11 criteria that allow you to identify and select the solution that will meet these expectations. Learn more... 11 Criteria for Selecting The Best ERP System Replacement