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DDI System, an industry-aware distribution software leader for mid-market wholesalers, has announced the release of Inform ERP Software, Version 20. The release supports DDI's commitment to continually strengthen distribution technology that drives operational excellence. DDI's industry-specific workflows and customer engagement tools support more than 1,100 North American wholesale distributors competing in today's digitally enabled environment.
Inform ERP Version 20 offers ease of use with a new, modern user interface. "I am blown away at the new layout and much improved functionality and analytics of Inform," said DDI System client Brett Myer of Meyer Bag. New layout options include dashboard tiles for quick access to accounting, inventory, and sales KPIs. The dashboard becomes a personal home page view of Inform that appears during every new session. Dashboard tiles can be "dragged & dropped" easily, providing an optimal user experience that suits individual business needs.
With an emphasis on helping distributors to differentiate themselves from competition, this product release contains a Proposal Doc Creator. These customizable forms deliver professional looking quotes/bids and sales orders with line item groups and visually appealing content such as images, specs, web descriptions and more. The enhancement helps distributors save thousands of hours and ensures accuracy using Inform's multi-line 'Copy & Paste' to Sales Order function.
Newly added features in Inform Warehouse Management System streamline order fulfillment, help manage backorders, simplify sales order staging, and create efficiency with zone picking. The enhancements to the Inform Warehouse Management System help business owners and warehouse managers gain control over operations with insight into inventory location, staff allocation, order completion status, and more.
More than 100 improvements and new features round out DDI's latest software upgrade delivering advanced functionality in an unprecedented user-friendly experience. "DDI has always been laser-focused on developing a product that drives operational excellence for wholesale distributors," said Adam Waller, founder and CEO of DDI System. "There is something for everyone in this release, including industry driven workflow improvements, role specific dashboards and dozens of enhancements to speed up the sales order process. No other solution combines CRM, single screen sales order management, advanced demand planning and inventory control with today's demand for easy to use analytics and connected eCommerce."
Earlier this year, DDI also announced the availability of Inform eCommerce Pro, making the combination of Inform ERP Software and eCommerce Pro the most advanced, streamlined commerce technology workflow in the market. Inform eCommerce Pro's flexible platform ties directly into Inform, supporting a leading-edge experience for both B2B and B2C retail shoppers. The latest advancement gives distributors full control over the look, content, and functionality of business webstores. Direct connectivity with Inform ERP provides real-time, customer-specific pricing and branch-level inventory. Live order, invoice, and sales history inquiries provide a reliable self-service experience on any device.
DDI will be showcasing Inform's latest updates at several upcoming industry trade shows including FPDA, NetPlus Alliance, STAFDA, DPHA, ISSA North America, and the HARDI Annual Conference. In addition, the ERP provider is hosting an online demonstration on Oct. 24. To register for the live webinar, schedule a visit at a show or set up a personalized consultation to discuss business goals, visit www.ddisystem.com/erp-tour or call 877-599-4334.