Powerful ERP Solutions for Wholesale Distribution

Wholesale distribution is about more than just having stock in your warehouse. You need the right product, at the right time, for the right customer. You can meet this challenge with our SAP Business One solution for distributors. It enables you to confidently predict demand and streamline your inventory management processes. As your business continues to grow, SAP Business One provides a platform that allows you to adapt to changing customer preferences, diversify your product mix and expand into new markets.

Wholesale Distribution Industries We Work With

We help distributors in many industry verticals maintain stability, drive growth and boldly compete using best-in-class ERP solutions.

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Building Materials

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Furniture

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Industrial Supplies

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Business Supplies & Equipment

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Agriculture

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Medical Devices

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Consumer Goods

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Veterinary Supplies

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Glass, Ceramics & Concrete

What Our Customers Say About SAP Business One for Distribution

SAP Business One allows us to track our inventory quickly, easily and efficiently. It allows us to receive inventory and track it right from coming in the door through to the sale. It is all readily available information.

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Geoff Keam, Canada Green

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The faster we can make that transaction, the better it is for the customer, the better it is for us. SAP Business One has allowed us to make it more efficient and streamlined.

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Brad Kennedy, Construction Fasteners & Tools

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SUNPAN is really grateful for the support that we’ve received from ProjectLine, as well as SAP Business One. It has become invaluable for our company.

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Katherine Kalen, SUNPAN Modern Home

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Optimize Your Inventory Investment to Fuel Growth

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Confidently manage your inventory based on real-time data

Use sophisticated tools to monitor your inventory levels, predict demand, and identify optimal re-order points and quantities.

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Enhance customer experience with streamlined order-to-cash

Accelerate the entire sales process – from quote to fulfillment – with automated order processing, invoicing and payment collection.

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Boost profits by investing in the right inventory

Easily identify slow moving items and reduce the frequency of backorders that add costs you can’t recover.

An ERP Solution Designed to Streamline Distribution

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Proven Benefits for Your Team

Business Leader

Finance Leader

Sales Leader

Purchasing Leader

IT Leader

Your title could be CEO, Owner, President, General Manager or similar. You’re responsible for all aspects of the business – from revenue and profit margins to ensuring product quality and customer satisfaction, the buck stops with you. You need to be confident that each department is functioning at peak performance and stay on top of small issues before they turn into major problems that impact the business.

  • Get up-to-date information on your distribution and supply channels
  • Get a complete view of your organization’s performance, including revenue, costs and margins
  • Identify your most profitable customers and maintain the relationship to maximize revenue opportunities
  • Increase efficiency across the organization by simplifying systems and processes
  • Reducing inventory investment and operating costs
  • Boosting cash flow
  • Identifying buying trends to stay ahead of your competition
  • Maintaining and increasing revenue per customer
  • Strategic and tactical planning to continue growing the business
  • Profit margin by product
  • Profitability by product and region
  • Revenue and percentage growth
  • Top selling items

Whether your title is CFO, VP of Finance, Controller or Accountant, you’re the money person. It’s up to you to make sure your vendors are paid, payroll is met, payment is collected from customers and financial statements are accurate.

  • Accurately forecast cash flow to align with purchases for upcoming demand
  • Complete period end close quickly and accurately
  • Closely manage the company’s finances, including cash flow, bank accounts, loans, etc.
  • Create budgets and financial forecasts based on accurate historical data
  • Ensure you’re compliant with all applicable audit and tax requirements
  • Get a clear picture of your financial performance at any point in time
  • Centralize accounting and financial controls
  • Effectively managing cash flow to feed resources back into inventory
  • Planning for future capital investments, like additional warehouses
  • Allowing your management team to make more informed decisions with timely, accurate reporting
  • Producing accurate and timely financial records
  • Inventory valuation
  • Days sales outstanding
  • Revenue and profitability goals
  • Time to complete period-end close

As the Director of Sales and Marketing, VP of Sales or Business Development Manager, you lead the company’s sales initiatives. Your focus is on generating new business to drive revenue. Speed and efficiency are critical to making the most of your team’s time and keeping them focused on the goal – selling.

  • Provide customers with product information, including quantity available, pricing and delivery dates
  • Easily maintain a database of your contacts and track all sales activities
  • Streamline the sales process by creating templates for sales orders
  • Enable your sales team to access live customer and stock details on the road
  • Easily report on sales performance and identify areas for improvement
  • Having real-time access to inventory levels, so you can answer customer inquiries and place orders on the spot
  • Knowing your prospects and customers inside out
  • Nurturing suspects and prospects into paying customers
  • Identifying new markets and areas for opportunity
  • Inventory available to promise
  • Revenue and profitability by customer, salesperson or territory
  • Average order value
  • Percent of sales quota achieved

Your title could be Purchasing Manager or Supply Chain Manager. You're in charge of sourcing and ordering products, managing vendor relationships and ensuring on-time delivery of stock.

  • Know exactly how much of each product you have on the shelves
  • Forecast demand based on seasonal and other cycles
  • Manage procurement costs through consolidated vendor purchasing
  • Optimizing stock levels and product mix
  • Negotiating pricing with vendors
  • Effectively managing multiple vendors
  • Ensuring on-time delivery
  • Inventory turnover
  • Fast moving items
  • Top selling items
  • Stale items
  • Time to fulfill orders
  • Available to promise

As the IT Director, VP of IT, CIO or CTO, you oversee the company’s information technology operations. You’re responsible for maintaining technical equipment, staying on top of the latest technology tools and trends, and evaluating changing technical requirements and solutions.

  • Target uptime of 99.9% per calendar month for hosted ERP solutions
  • Redundant, dual powered servers ensure your ERP systems available even in the event of a facility failure
  • Free up internal IT resources by offloading server performance monitoring, hardware maintenance and security updates to our experienced datacenter team
  • Get budgeting piece of mind with predictable quarterly invoicing based on simple per user pricing

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  • Minimizing ERP system downtime
  • Maintaining data security and back-ups
  • Managing user security
  • Providing the systems and tools necessary to maximize organizational efficiency
  • Maintaining lowest total cost of ownership for ERP systems
  • Total cost of ownership
  • Percent of downtime
  • Cost of hosting per month
  • IT staff productivity
  • 100% cyber security

Purchasing

Optimize your inventory costs by creating a systematic approach to managing your procurement process.

  • Create purchase requests, purchase orders and goods receipts

  • Link purchasing documents and view document trails for auditing

  • Manage returns, expenses and multiple currencies

  • Maintain detailed item purchasing information with price lists and tax information

  • Perform purchasing and item analyses to identify opportunities for improvement

  • Access up-to-date information on your distribution and supply channels

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Inventory Management

Achieve transparency in your inventory control and distribution processes.

  • Achieve real-time synchronization of goods receipts and inventory warehouse levels

  • Manage inventory using various costing models

  • Simplify item management with multiple units of measure and pricing

  • Manage stock in multiple warehouses, optimize stock movement and reduce picking times

  • Monitor stock levels and track transfers in real-time

  • Run real-time available to promise checks

  • Perform inventory and cycle counts

  • Enable consignment, drop-ship and other order methods

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Warehouse Management

Optimize freight, shipping and warehouse operations with embedded companion solutions for extended inventory and warehouse management.

  • Manage inbound and outbound shipping transactions

  • Keep your warehouse organized so your staff always knows just where to find what they’re looking for

  • Optimize order-to-cash processes with fast access to quotes, sales orders, deliveries and invoices

  • Reserve inventory to outbound quotes, sales orders or production orders to reduce time from order to shipment

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Finance & Accounting

Optimize your inventory investment and gain total control of your finances with accurate, real-time data in a single system.

  • Automate key accounting processes, like journal entries, accounts receivable and accounts payable

  • Closely manage your cash flow to ensure you have the resources needed for inventory investments

  • Create budgets and financial forecasts based on accurate historical data

  • Quickly process reconciliations, bank statements and payments

  • Get a clear picture of your organization’s financial performance at any point in time with standard or customized reports

  • Complete period end close quickly and accurately

  • Closely manage your company’s finances, including cash flow, bank accounts, loans, etc.

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Sales & Customer Relationship Management

Drive revenue by enhancing your customer experience – from first touch, to sale and throughout post-purchase engagement.

  • Effectively manage sales opportunities to turn more prospects into customers

  • Easily maintain a database of your contacts and track all sales activities, on your desktop or mobile device

  • Provide customers with accurate order delivery dates based on real-time inventory levels

  • Quickly create accurate quotes and sales orders using document templates and up-to-date pricing information

  • Capture additional sales opportunities with integrated eCommerce capability via integrated companion solutions

  • Identify top performing customers or products with comprehensive reporting at your fingertips

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Reporting & Analytics

Manage your business proactively with comprehensive reporting that considers all areas of your business collectively. With our SAP Business One solutions, you can answer questions like:

  • What’s our average gross margin per sale?

  • What are our top selling products (or categories) by territory, sales representative or customer group?

  • How long are suppliers taking to deliver goods?

  • Which suppliers are the top (or bottom) five performers, based on delivery time or fulfillment accuracy?

  • What’s the value of our stale inventory?

  • What’s our inventory turnover rate?

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Mobile System Accessibility

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Access your core business data anywhere, anytime, on any device.

Our SAP Business One mobile solutions allow you to:

  • Check on-hand inventory, item information and product available to promise on the fly

  • Manage customer and prospect relationships with easy contact updates and activity tracking

  • Easily check customer order status on the road

Are you ready to grow your distribution business with confidence?

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