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Neff Power Uses Tour de Force To Track And Analyze Sales Opportunities
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Founded in 1965, Neff Power, Inc. is an Industrial Automation Distributor located in St. Louis, Missouri. Their primary focus is Electrical Control, Motion Control, and Fluid Power. Neff Power currently has 24 employees using the Tour de Force solution. 

ERP INTEGRATION – BIGGEST BENEFIT 
In addition to the CRM and Sales Force Automation features in Tour de Force, Neff Power has found that they get the biggest benefit from the integration to their TrulinX ERP system. Kevin Hogarth, Operations Manager for Neff Power, explains that “I can go into Tour de Force, and I can see all bookings yesterday for a specific number of territories, then I can drill down into other information that I need, look at open orders, open items, sales history, inquiries, etc. We also look at who are our biggest losers, biggest winners, our accounts that are up, and our accounts that are down." 

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Filtrec Bharat Accelerates Growth With Infor
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Filtrec Bharat, a specialist in manufacturing filter elements for industrial and process filters, has recently announced that it has selected the Infor LN solution for its expertise in manufacturing planning and supply chain. Infor LN offers a comprehensive ERP solution that provides a consolidated view of complex global operations from design to delivery, including manufacturing, supply chain management, and after-market services.  

With business operations spread across India and Italy, Filtrec Bharat faces complex challenges. Among the key considerations are seamless production planning for product customization, shorter product lifecycles and effective traceability for transparent integration across multiple systems. Filtrec Bharat's existing legacy infrastructure was unable to meet the agility required by a modern discrete manufacturer. With Infor LN, Filtrec Bharat will benefit by streamlining operations and drive collaboration across business functions for informed decisions.

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Todd Snover is presenting Applying Business Process Management (BPM) to Improve Quality and Lower Costs
Monday, April 23, 2018

Todd Snover, Advisory Services Supervisor from Brown Smith Wallace Business Process and Systems Group will be presenting on April 26, 2018 at 4:30pm at the 15th Annual ASQ Lean-Sigma Conference at SIUC.

In his presentation, Business Process Management (BPM) is introduced as an area of expertise that leverages tools and techniques from a number of quality methodologies including Lean, Six Sigma, BPMN process mapping & simulation, metrics, benchmarking, VSM, and other process improvement activities.

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New 2017 Mid-Year Supplement Guides Available
Monday, October 23, 2017

The 2017 Mid-Year Supplement is now available. This guide provides everything you need to know when beginning your software selection and evaluation process.

Developed through a partnership with Industrial Distribution, Industrial Supply, Contractor Supply Magazine and Brown Smith Wallace Advisory Services, this 12-page Supplement Guide provides valuable, independently researched information.

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  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

 

 

  Infor And Brown Smith Wallace Team Up To Improve Your Business Processes With iMap Infor And Brown Smith Wallace Team Up To Improve Your Business Processes With iMap
  Drive your business forward with a process improvement evaluation. Learn more...

Infor And Brown Smith Wallace Team Up To Improve Your Business Processes With iMap
 

  Learn More About Business Process Improvement Services for Your Organization Infor, Learn More About Business Process Improvement Services for Your Organization
  As seen at Infor Town Hall Meeting
  Business process improvement can take many forms. We provide a full range of services that maximize the return on investment of your improvement projects. 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

  Distributors, are you ready to sell to, buy from and employ the next generation? Distributors, are you ready to sell to, buy from and employ the next generation?

 
Wholesale distribution is leapfrogging other industry sectors in its rapid adoption of mobile platforms. Although only 10% of wholesale distributors see themselves as mobility market leaders today, nearly 60% expect to fit that category by 2015. Although the distribution industry has a reputation as a tough audience for new technology options, Infor Distribution customers and partners are showing thought leadership on ways to filter and procure the data, all the way to actual application ideas. The experience points to three calls to action that mobile platforms can answer: empowering employees, engaging customers, and amplifying partnerships. Read the entire industry viewpoint article. Distributors, are you ready to sell to, buy from and employ the next generation?