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Purchasing Software for Distributors

Powerful, Flexible, Purchasing Capabilities

Purchasing Software to Manage Replenishment Decisions

The investment in Inventory is typically the single largest capital outlay for distributors. The right purchasing software that optimizes inventory levels will substantially improve financial performance. Accolent ERP purchasing software simplifies all aspects of inventory management and replenishment to improve the efficiency of a distribution business and optimize your ROI. Accolent ERP helps you make strategic purchasing decisions to ensure you maintain adequate stock levels, fulfill special orders, buy goods at the best price, and make informed decisions.

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Purchasing Software Tools

Accolent ERP’s powerful purchasing software includes purchasing automation options which take the guesswork out of when to re-order and how much to re-order. Use the Inventory Replenishment Report recommendations to stock accurately to meet anticipated demand based on: seasonality, past performance, vendor or manufacturer incentives and more, and automatically create the purchase orders. Accolent ERP allows the same product to be purchased, received, costed, priced and and sold in different units of measure providing maximum flexibility.

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Get Prices from Multiple Vendors

To get the best pricing get quotes from multiple vendors and compare. Accolent ERP automates the process of sending RFQs (Requests for Quotation) to multiple vendors and facilitates the comparison of different vendors’ prices and terms. Accolent ERP retains the Vendor Price History for all vendors for all products.

EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)

Many vendors are increasingly specifying that POs (Purchase Orders) have to be delivered as EDI forms. Accolent ERP offers an EDI module that can be configured to conform with vendors’ EDI requirements.

Industries

Optimized for wholesale distribution across a number of vertical industries: auto parts, building materials, chemicals, fasteners, food & beverage, industrial, jan/san, restaurant supply and more

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Accolent ERP Technology

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Implementation and Training

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Accolent ERP Purchasing System Features

Accolent ERP’s Purchasing system includes

  • Repurchase Min/Max Parameters – Allows specifying individual product parameters based on safety stock, lead time, sales volume and usage. Periodically, run reports to evaluate appropriateness of parameters entered
  • Recommended Inventory Replenishment Report – Generate recommended purchases that can be overridden and automatically create Purchase Orders
  • Request for Quotation – Manage and compare quotations from multiple vendors; automatically select best allocation among multiple vendors and automatically create POs
  • Track Sending and Receiving of POs – Record PO Sent date and dates of the PO Receipt(s) to track vendor performance
  • Automatically Consolidate POs – Automatically consolidate POs to achieve shipping and pricing discounts
  • Track POs in Transit – Record a configurable set of data including ex-Works Date, Container No, Shipping Carrier, Vessel No, Voyage No, Departure Port, Departure Date, Destination Port, Arrival Date, Insurance Carrier, etc.
  • Send and Receive PO Documents via EDI – Receipt of PO (form 850), PO Changes (form 860), PO Acknowledgement (form 997), Vendor Invoice (form 810)
  • Wireless Warehouse Management – Allows use of WMS scanner-based functionality to wirelessly receive POs and put-away
  • Landed Costs – Unlimited user-defined Landed Costs supported. Automatically allocate Landed Costs to the product cost based on Extended Cost, Weight or Cubes for each Landed Cost independently
  • Powerful Warehouse Transfer Functionality – Warehouse Transfers work like internal POs placed on the Sending Warehouse and internal Sales Orders to the Receiving Warehouse. Supports centralized purchasing models

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