ERP for Tile and Stone Distribution
For industries such as tile and stone distributors, an ERP system must be able to accommodate multiple client types as well as complex ordering and pricing structures complete with commissions and promotional pricing. This type of business may serve as a retail location in addition to being a distributor to construction, manufacturing and other retail businesses.
These types of businesses require an ERP system with a streamlined order entry process for quick service to retail customers as well as direct communication with suppliers in the event of a larger order being shipped directly from supplier to customer.
Exact Macola ERP offers many features that streamline the order entry process making it simple and flexible. Automated triggers and alerts can eliminate extra steps and time required to issue purchase orders at the time of order entry for orders that are shipped direct from supplier to customer. Orders from eCommerce websites can be integrated directly with the ERP system eliminating data entry and administrative costs.
Inventory can also be a complex aspect of a multi-faceted distributor such as a tile and stone wholesaler. The inventory management aspect of the ERP system must facilitate multiple units of measure, multi-currency as well as a variety of product attributes such as colour, dye lots, rolls and pallets. Exact ERP software is an item-centric application meaning that businesses can set up and track all inventory items in as much detail as required. Used in conjunction with barcoding and a warehouse management system, inventory is managed and accounted for very efficiently.
Regardless of the complexity of the business processes, Exact offers easy and flexible reporting and analysis for all aspects of the organization. Using functional workspaces as well as real-time analytics and reporting capabilities, data can be presented to each user within the company in a way that makes sense to them - on demand or created on-the-fly or even sent out at scheduled dates and times.
Some key functionality that Exact ERP addresses for construction material wholesalers include: