Why Choose Acumatica for Distribution Management?
Acumatica single wholesale distribution solution manage the entire quote to cash business processes enabling distributors of any size to quickly respond to changes in customer demands relating to complex inventories and fluctuations in the supply chain.
The streamlining of sales ordering, pricing, shipping, sourcing and billing accurately and in real-time equip companies to beat the competition.
Distribution processes are real-time visible to supply chain ensuring that available inventory, goods in transit, reorder quantities and inventory costs are timeously responded to.
Multiple warehouses are effectively managed by defining rules regarding returns, credit limits, drop shipments which eliminate delays in the sales order business processes.
Distrubution Modules Include:
Gain real-time access to available inventory, inventory in transit, reorder quantities, and inventory costs. Efficiently manage your distribution process to improve customer satisfaction while maximizing profit. Manage multiple warehouses, lots, inventory sub-items, expiration dates, and bin locations.
Costs managed accurately
Inventory costs depends on the valuation methods used and is accurately tracked during inventory holding and good sold. Freight cost allocations is done automatically or manually during the sales, shipment or invoices process.
Warehouse management include location specific inventory quantities, allocations and costs. Central warehouse management provide redistribution to other warehouses of inventory on receipt.
Multiple Valuation Methods
Each inventory item can have a different valuation method which is either standard cost, moving average, FIFO and item-specific.
Reduce costs and improve vendor relationships by automating and centrally managing global purchasing processes. Acumatica’s online sourcing automates the entire procurement process from vendor quotes to paying invoices.
Automatic Creation of Purchase Orders
Pre-defined Inventory replenishment algorithms automatically generate purchase orders once stock levels are reached. Vendors are selected based on best price and delivery time required. Drop shipments are automatically generated from Sales Orders.
Release of purchase orders are managed with pre-set approval process considering order types, vendor information, order amount and other specific information.
Partial and Consolidated Receipts and Vouchers
Receipts are tracked for partially or completely filled purchase orders or multiple purchase orders. Multiple receipts can be consolidated to single or multiple invoices. Pricing differences during invoice matching updates the variances during posting to the general ledger. All documents in the ordering, receipting, return and updating are linked for drill down purposes.
Streamline distribution processes with advanced warehouse operations in receiving, inventory management and order fulfillment. Improve customer satisfaction and reduce costs with barcode scanners and mobile devices
Customised workflow eliminates skipping of procedures during the picking, packing, PO Receipting, transferring and physical count of inventory.
Third party EDI software works with Warehouse management to electronically communicate the contents of a shipment using 856 Advance Ship Notice identification.
Lot and Serial tracking
Mistakes are eliminated during the scanning of pick and packing from the printed pick list.
Scanners replace the above procedure which streamline the procedures. Audible and visual indicators provide immediate feedback during mistakes to ensure that the correct items are picked packed and distributed.
Optimize sales order entry and fulfillment. Split orders across multiple warehouses, allocate inventory, verify credit limits, issue replenishment orders, accept returns, and more. Improve processes and avoid delays through integrated workflow with notifications and alerts..
Unnecessary steps are eliminated with the automated order processing which configure the order status, status changes, actions and notification with alerts automatically triggered.
Configurable Order Types
Specific order types can be configured to allow for inventory allocation rules, workflow scenarios resulting in documents generated in accounts receivable in one click.
Discounts and Promotion pricing
Complex customer and vendor pricing policies can be setup to allow for quantity and volume discounts as percentage or amount. Multi discount rules and sequences offer best discount combination to customer. Price overrides is established by warehouse, units of measure and quantity.
Organize and simplify complex distribution processes involving multiple products and suppliers. Optimize the way requests are gathered, obtain bids, create quotes, approve quotes, manage purchases, and fulfil orders for internal or customer needs.
Setup up a catalogue from which a user can select specific items reduce time and eliminate paperwork during the automated requisition process. The supply chain process covers the order collection, supplier bidding, sending and approving quote, issue purchase orders and receiving goods.
Quotes can be created based on catalogue prices or cost-plus algorithms. The sales activities are completed once the sales and purchase orders are created and fulfilled.
Workflow and Approvals
Automated approval maps ensure that the right people are authorising and being alert when needed.
Vendor bidding process is streamlined with emailing requests and filing responses. Single or multiple vendors for specific items can be awarded the business.
Customer Management (also called Customer Relationship Management) was built into Acumatica from the very beginning. It is not a loosely integrated module like so many other midmarket ERP products. From marketing, quoting, and sales to delivery and post-sales support, customer information is always up to date and accurate.
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Service and Support Automation
Reduce response times, improve customer satisfaction, reduce support costs, and improve billing accuracy. Create a case from captured web form inquiries or manual entry. Assign cases, escalate per your set policies. Ensure accurate billing through financial module integration.
Customer Self-Service Portal
Furnish 24/7 customer access to account information, creation of new support cases, and the latest case updates through the on-line self-service portal.