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Three Ways Tour de Force Uses Tour de Force
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Tour de Force provides B2B solutions and tools for sales organizations. Their software solutions were created with sales teams in mind, keeping a heavy focus on SFA (sales force automation). Tour de Force not only helps salespeople at other businesses do their job more efficiently and more effectively, but it's also used within Tour de Force! Everyone in the company, from Accounting to Support, utilizes Tour de Force on a daily basis.

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Robertson Supply Gains Sales Insights With SMP
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Robertson Supply is headquartered in Nampa, Idaho, and has nine locations throughout Idaho and Oregon. Robertson Supply is a 60-year old, family-owned plumbing and industrial supplier, with a business base that includes residential and commercial plumbing sales, domestic and industrial pump supplies, agricultural supplies, HVAC and appliances.

Mark Michels, Vice President of Operations and Byron Morgan, Vice President of Sales, shared that SMP enables them to quickly pivot based on market conditions, and make sound decisions about where to focus their time and energy to ensure organic growth across the company. And it’s paying dividends -- the company is on track, targeting another year of double-digit growth.

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Industry News

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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  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...



VAI Enterprise Applications ROI Case Study


VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)

Imperial Bag & Paper leveraged VAI's unlimited user licensing to add hundreds of new users obtained during recent acquisitions. Nucleus found that S2K ERP enabled the company to migrate multiple software applications into one integrated ERP solution, providing a view of the entire business and providing real-time visibility throughout the organization. Learn more... VAI Enterprise Applications ROI Case Study


VAI and IBM: smarter enterprise management with mobile and social business


VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)

A personalized, web-based user experience that helps manufacturing, distribution and retail organizations remotely access VAI S2K ERP solutions to improve decision making and collaboration. Learn more... VAI and IBM: smarter enterprise management with mobile and social business