These next-generation ERP tools are adaptable solutions that invite greater coordination among departments, reduce staffing challenges, create new ways for companies to deliver products directly to the consumer and enable ongoing cost savings. This is a remarkable shift from years past, when wholesalers coveted physical access to their data storage hardware and made a point of handling IT needs internally.
Thanks to new functionalities and delivery models, ERP has shifted from a solely on-premise solution to a system that can be deployed through a “hybrid approach” across multiple environments, spanning internal (on-premise) and external (cloud-based) locations. As these integrated solutions are adopted, wholesale leaders are enjoying the ability to focus on business activities without worrying about their IT systems. Put simply, as one forward-thinking CIO said recently, “I’m running a food distribution center, not a data center.” While this new breed of solutions may seem like a major step to some, they offer immense value for wholesalers and distributors alike in today’s business environment.
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