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10 Characteristics of an LBM Grow Getter

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Jun 27, 2017
Lumber and building materials (LBM) supply businesses today are facing pressure from increased competition and the need to keep pace with digital transformation. Against this backdrop, some businesses struggle while others thrive. The difference is having people who understand what it takes to get set for growth—individuals with the vision and drive to take your business to the next level. We call these people the Grow Getters. Download our report to discover 10 characteristics that set the Grow Getters apart from their competitors in the LBM industry, like: • Investing in new technology and innovation • Focusing on the customer • Applying a positive mindset At Epicor, we have a suite of industry-specific solutions for LBM distributors, as well as an industry-leading service team to help you grow your business. Take a look at our report to see how you compare to the Grow Getters.
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lumber, building materials, lbm, erp, bistrack, building materials distributors, lumber distributors, lumber manufacturers
    
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How to Know When You’ve Outgrown Your Current LBM Software

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Jun 28, 2017
If you’ve started to think your lumber and building materials (LBM) business could be getting more from your software, it might be time for a change. Now is a great time to assess your current software, as recent technological innovations have offered up some very compelling reasons to take a look at the market. Epicor gives LBM businesses the tools they need to make the most informed software choices. This white paper provides 10 signs you’ve outgrown your current software, including: • You lack the resources and information to build strategic programs based on best practices • You have insufficient visibility and insight to tap into new opportunities • You spend a lot of time and money performing what should be routine tasks If any of these statements apply to your business, it’s probably time to make a switch. Read the white paper to see the other signs, and don’t let your software systems hold you back from taking your LBM business where you want it to go.
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lumber, building materials, lbm, erp, bistrack, building materials distributors, lumber distributors, lumber manufacturers
    
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How to Outperform in an Era of LBM Sales Growth

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Jun 30, 2017
With more and more homes and commercial buildings popping up all over North America, it’s clear that the construction industry is picking up. Collectively, this is good news, because expansion means prosperity. However, if everyone else is growing, then your lumber and building materials (LBM) business needs to as well. During this era of recovery and growth, it’s imperative for LBM dealers to keep asking themselves three questions: 1. Is my business’ growth keeping pace with my local market and my competitors? 2. Is my company able to do more with less during this era of growth? 3. Do I understand why my customers buy from me, and am I outperforming my competitors in those areas? For years, Epicor has helped LBM businesses reach their full potential by providing them with the tools they need to compete and grow. You want to outperform the competition. Read this white paper to learn how Epicor solutions can help.
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lumber, building materials, lbm, erp, bistrack, building materials distributors, lumber distributors, lumber manufacturers
    
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Deliver Distribution Growth

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Jul 06, 2017
Distribution is being transformed by digital innovations. More and more distributors are replacing manual, paper-driven processes with digital tools and automation that allow employees to work more efficiently and effectively in the warehouse and beyond. Efficiency doesn’t just benefit employees—modern technology can help keep customers and vendors happier with up-to-date information accessible anytime. Epicor Prophet 21 software was designed to meet the unique needs of distributors. It offers robust features including eCommerce, mobility tools, customer relationship management (CRM), wireless warehouse management, purchase management, and analytics to make more informed business decisions. With deep industry knowledge and best practices built into features throughout the solution, Prophet 21 can deliver the digital transformation your organization needs to grow.
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erp software, enterprise resource planning software, distribution software, prophet 21, p21, inventory management
    
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Getting Comfortable in the Cloud—10 Reasons Why Distributors Are Making The Move

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Jul 06, 2017
You rely on cloud technology more than you may realize—when you post to social media, download music, or view your bank balance online. These everyday uses are not so different from the opportunities the cloud affords your business. Cloud technology has proven to do several things very well—improve cash flow, increase business capabilities, and simplify processes across the organization—all in a platform that’s more accessible and reliable than on-premises hardware. Migrating to the cloud brings faster access to the data and processes your business needs to compete and grow in today’s marketplace. Download this white paper from Epicor Software to learn why moving to the cloud is easier than you might expect.
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erp software, enterprise resource planning software, saas, distribution
    
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Why You Can’t Afford to Sit on an ERP Software Decision

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Jul 06, 2017
When determining which investments to make in their technology infrastructure, organizations will often choose to make no changes at all. While this decision avoids short-term costs and business disruption, it often simply delays the inevitable—even making it worse. The cost of doing nothing is expensive in the long term. This report—from the independent researchers at Aberdeen Group—outlines the reasons distributors choose not to upgrade enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and cautions against this approach, supplying detailed research that illustrates the benefits of keeping your systems current. Epicor has a storied history of providing software solutions tailored specifically for the distribution industry. Check out the report, and see how upgrading to Epicor ERP can help grow your business.
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erp software, inventory management, distribution software
    
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Build Up Your LBM Business With Epicor BisTrack

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Jan 16, 2018
Brookside Lumber—a Pennsylvania-based lumber and building materials (LBM) dealer—needed a new business software system that was flexible, open, user-friendly, and easily enhanced. They wanted a solution that could get them the data they needed to accomplish their goals in a timely manner. That’s where Epicor BisTrack came in. BisTrack helps LBM dealers achieve operational efficiencies by: • Matching workflow needs of LBM contractor yards • Automatically notifying users of necessary information • Delivering seamless, hands-on implementation • Quickly getting information out of the solution for special request • Providing optional add-on applications for business growth • Adapting to the way you do business • Servicing customers faster Read this case study to learn more about how Epicor BisTrack was able to help Brookside Lumber, and discover how it can also help your LBM business. Download the case study now.
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lumber, building materials, lbm, erp, bistrack, lumber distributors, lumber manufacturers
    
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Seizing the Mobile Advantage—8 Ways Mobile Technologies Can Help Grow Your LBM Business

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Jan 16, 2018
By now, mobile technology has become an essential part of people’s lives. As both consumers and staff trend more toward a younger, digitally savvy demographic, lumber and building materials (LBM) businesses need to take advantage of mobile tools or risk losing to the competition. Mobile technologies can bring incredible benefits to LBM enterprises for delivery and dispatch, field sales, the selling floor, and the warehouse. To better help you seize the mobile advantage, Epicor has identified eight ways your LBM business can leverage mobile technologies to foster growth, including: • Serving your customers with the latest information • Serving your customers with timely, accurate deliveries • Driving revenue with increased efficiency • Streamlining operations Check out this Epicor tipsheet and discover how else your LBM business can benefit from mobile technologies.
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lumber, building materials, lbm, erp, bistrack, lumber distributors
    
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Taking Your Distributorship to the Cloud -- Benefits and Efficiencies From Cloud-Based ERP

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Mar 07, 2018
The cloud isn’t just for consumers anymore. Businesses have increasingly seen the benefits that can be gained by moving to the cloud for myriad applications, including their ERP. While many distributors have made the move and experienced the efficiencies that can be realized with cloud-based ERP, others are weighing the pros and cons of this shift in strategy. Download this white paper from Industrial Distribution, in conjunction with Epicor Software, to learn more about the many advantages cloud-based ERP provides, along with practical tips on selecting a provider.
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erp software, enterprise resource planning software, saas, distribution
    
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Boost Profitability in LBM through Customer Stratification

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Jun 11, 2018
Focus on your best customers and minimize time wasted on unprofitable partnerships to maximize LBM business growth through the benefits of the trending practice of customer stratification. Epicor BisTrack Software, an LBM-specific business software, provides all the tools and information you need to implement customer stratification and reap the benefits of knowing your customer’s buying habits and successes. Download the e-book from Epicor to: 1. Understand the Benefits of Stratification 2. Explore The Four Customer Types 3. Ask Yourself These Important Questions 4. Apply Strategies to Maximize Results 5. Sustain Success With a Focus on Customers
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lumber, building materials, lbm, erp, bistrack, lumber distributors, customer stratification, customer experience
    
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6 Ways Implementing Customer Stratification Brings Success to Your LBM Business

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Jun 11, 2018
Gain a competitive advantage in the LBM industry by understanding who your most and least profitable customers are with customer stratification. Download the tip sheet from Epicor BisTrack Software to learn the six ways implementing customer stratification brings success to your lumber and building materials business.
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lumber, building materials, lbm, erp, bistrack, lumber distributors, customer stratification, customer experience
    
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6 Ways Integrated Inventory Management Can Maximize Profitability For Your LBM Business

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Nov 19, 2018
Managing inventory efficiently is one of the challenges that lumber and building material businesses face. Evolving technologies, including mobile functionality and connected business, offer opportunities for LBM business growth. With a deep understanding of the challenges facing lumber and building materials dealers, Epicor has identified six ways integrated inventory management can have a positive impact on your LBM business, including: • Operational efficiencies • Data access and Insights • Mobile functionality Epicor has a proven history growing profits and increasing efficiencies for lumber and building material businesses. Read this Epicor Tip Sheet and discover how your LBM business can benefit from integrated inventory with BisTrack.
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lumber, building materials, lbm, erp, bistrack, lumber distributors
    
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Seizing the Mobile Advantage—8 Ways Mobile Technologies Can Help Grow Your LBM Business

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Nov 19, 2018
By now, mobile technology has become an essential part of people’s lives. As both consumers and staff trend more toward a younger, digitally savvy demographic, lumber and building materials (LBM) businesses need to take advantage of mobile tools or risk losing to the competition. Mobile technologies can bring incredible benefits to LBM enterprises for delivery and dispatch, field sales, the selling floor, and the warehouse. To better help you seize the mobile advantage, Epicor has identified eight ways your LBM business can leverage mobile technologies to foster growth, including: • Serving your customers with the latest information • Serving your customers with timely, accurate deliveries • Driving revenue with increased efficiency • Streamlining operations Read out this Epicor eBook and discover how else your LBM business can benefit from mobile technologies.
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lumber, building materials, lbm, erp, bistrack, lumber distributors
    
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OpenText in Manufacturing: Retailer/Distributor Engagement

Published By: OpenText     Published Date: Sep 27, 2017
Today’s fast-moving consumer market is putting pressure on manufacturers to be able to share digital product information seamlessly and quickly across retail and distribution channels. A centralized digital asset management platform helps to simplify the distribution of digital information across the extended enterprise.
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openttext, manufacturing, digital, retailer engagement, distributor engagement
    
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Distributors Seek Edge: Technology Investments Deliver Returns for Small and Midsize Companies

Published By: Sage     Published Date: Jul 08, 2015
Download this research survey to learn more about the returns of technology investments for small and midsize companies.
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technology investments, small company, midsize company, efficiency, technology integration, mobile technology, warehouse logistics
    
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Case Study: Building Supplies Distributor Shifts Web Security to Cloud MacArthur

Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Jun 16, 2014
A customer case study on MacArthur Corporation and how they Secured Internet Use in Cloud to Relieve Network Congestion without Adding Bandwidth
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cisco isr g2, cisco cloud web security, network performance, reducing outages, internet access, network security, integrated services routers, business continuity
    
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Case Study: Building Supplies Distributor Shifts Web Security to Cloud MacArthur

Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Jun 16, 2014
A customer case study on MacArthur Corporation and how they Secured Internet Use in Cloud to Relieve Network Congestion without Adding Bandwidth.
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cisco isr g2, cisco cloud web security, network performance, reducing outages, internet access, network security, integrated services routers, application security
    
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Customer Success: 1800Radiator

Published By: VMware Dell     Published Date: Jun 05, 2008
Radiator Express Warehouse (1800Radiator), a fast-growing automotive parts distributor, found that it was running at maximum power and its racks were full. Using VMware virtualization technology, the company was able to take 31 physical servers out of production, resulting in a 25 percent reduction in power and cooling costs.
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virtualization, vmware, virtual infrastructure, x86, server consolidation, server containment, business continuity, disaster recovery
    
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Foodservice Distributor Lifts Margin 50bps with Pricing Optimization

Published By: Zilliant     Published Date: Aug 29, 2018
With Zilliant as a partner, this foodservice distributor moved from manual re-pricing to actionable, real-time pricing optimization to address pricing complexity at scale.
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Leading Food Service Distributor Transforms Business with AI and eCommerce

Published By: Zilliant     Published Date: Aug 29, 2018
A recent global pricing and sales study showed that only 23% of surveyed companies have actually realized an ROI on investment in Digitalization of their business.
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food service distribution, zilliant, ecommerce, b2c
    
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Building Products Distributor Lifts Margin 120 Basis Points

Published By: Zilliant     Published Date: Sep 27, 2019
Building Products Distributors face changing costs often. How to strategically (and profitably) manage pricing.
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Retaining Share in Ambiguous Market Conditions: A Playbook for Building Products Distributors

Published By: Zilliant     Published Date: Oct 11, 2019
The building products / construction industry is more visibly representative of the health of the economy than any other. The avatar of the Great Recession may well be images of doomed projects on abandoned construction sites. As such, it’s unavoidable for leaders of building products distributors to experience market-induced anxiety as a matter of course. 2020 looms as the start of a new decade but many analysts fear it will also mark the end of the building boom. Recent indicators point to a slowdown at least. The existential question: what areas of building products distribution are ripe for reimagination, safeguarding against ambiguous market conditions now and in the future? This whitepaper provides the answers with a playbook that reveals where margins and revenue leak in most B2B distribution companies and provides reimagined strategies for retaining and growing share through price optimization, deal management and costing guidance.
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9 Reasons to Retire Your "Homegrown" ERP Software Solution Before It's Too Late

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Aug 03, 2012
Risk-averse distributors may feel that the safest and simplest IT strategy is to stay with their existing "homegrown" enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. But just as sticking your money under the mattress offers no protection against inflation, maintaining an outdated system can rob you of a distinct competitive advantage.
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immediacy, erp software, data duplication, data discrepancies, lack of testing, lack of vision, new advances, systems architecture
    
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5 Mistakes Distributors Make When Selecting an Enterprise Software Solution

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Aug 03, 2012
Do you cringe at the thought of having to replace your enterprise software solution? Does it seem like a monumental undertaking, with a high risk of failure?
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cloud computing, software solutions, distributors, marketing groups, rfp, planning, decision-making, buyers
    
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Aberdeen Group ERP in Wholesale Distribution 2011 Report

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Aug 03, 2012
The capabilities that enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems enable in wholesale and distribution have a wide umbrella of influence throughout an organization. Using ERP data to make better business decisions while cutting your costs is only one
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wholesalers, distributors, erp capabilities, cross functional teams, full visibility, operations, transactions, technology aids
    
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