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Why Choose Web-Architected Distribution Software?

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Selecting the right web-architected distribution software can be time-intensive, taking you away from other top priorities – or it can be a relatively straightforward task if you know what you are looking for. Knowing your company’s functional requirements and having a solid understanding of the technology that differentiates legacy software from true web-architected solutions can help narrow your choices. Follow these simple guidelines to choose the right ERP software.

Choose Distribution Software Built on Modern Technology

As more and more businesses are enjoying the stability, cost-savings, and convenience of browser-based, Cloud-hosted software, many distribution software vendors are delivering “Cloud look-alikes”: software that is not actually web architected, but that stores some component of its software or your data in the Cloud, allowing them to stretch the truth and label themselves as ‘web-architected’. In addition to Accolent ERP, there is only one other distribution software provider that it truly web-architected, and Accolent ERP is the only web-architected solution that was built with the singular focus to serve the wholesale distribution industry.

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Choose Web-Architected Browser-Based Software Because:

  • it’s less likely to become obsolete anytime soon
  • web-architected software will allow you to integrate with other solutions down the road that you will inevitably find useful
  • enterprise-level systems see improved business processes and more efficient work flow
  • it’s adaptable and easy to scale: Add users? Increase processor capacity? Need more storage? No problem!
  • easy installation and maintenance: no need to upgrade each client PC, and upgrades will be performed by experienced professional to a single server, yielding more predictable and reliable results
  • access your system anywhere, any time, from any device that has a standard web browser.

Limit Your Choice to Software Vendors with Deep Experience in Distribution

There are many terrific ERP companies, but only ADS Solutions has a singular focus on distribution. Why is that important? Well, your dentist wouldn’t choose a tool your doctor uses, would he? So why would you choose generic business software with a distribution snap-in module that doesn’t really match a distributor’s unique workflow?

ADS Solutions draws from 3 decades of experience serving wholesalers and distributors. We’ve taken feedback from our customers for over 30 years and poured them into product upgrades and new features that are important to today’s wholesalers and distributors.

Expect an ROI on Web-Architected Distribution Software

Look for distribution software that has business intelligence tools that can save you on:

Accolent ERP can help with all of that! And with its true web-architecture, Accolent can link to other software enhancements that provide even deeper functionality in some of these areas, for example:

  • ShippingEasy, which helps shippers secure the best possible shipping rates
  • Basware, for purchase to pay and automated e-Invoicing
  • Claritum, for enhanced procurement efficiencies and a dynamic, competitive RFQ process to help you source the best products at the best prices

So now that you’ve limited your ERP selection to one that is built on a modern web-architecture, one that was designed by distributors, for distributors, and one that is packed with business intelligence tools, your decision will be much easier, and you can get back to work, doing what you do best.

ADS Solutions and ShippingEasy Announce a Strategic Partnership Giving Distributors Competitive Shipping Rates

ShippingEasy and Accolent ERP Partnership Helps Distributors Lower Shipping Rates

NOVATO, CA and AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwired – November 29, 2016; see original release here)

ADS Solutions®, a leader in business management solutions for wholesale distribution, and ShippingEasy, a leader in shipping solutions for the SMB Market, today announced a partnership providing end-to-end shipping solutions.

ADS Solutions’ Accolent ERP® software is a fully integrated end-to-end ERP platform built on a web architecture that can be deployed in the Cloud or installed on-premises. Accolent ERP delivers the full suite of business functionality required by wholesale distributors.

Through ADS Solutions’ partnership with ShippingEasy, Accolent ERP customers will now be able to take advantage of ShippingEasy’s returns and insurance automation features, and see up to 46% savings on USPS rates. Accolent ERP customers will also be able to access ShippingEasy’s exclusive Flat Green Rate that prices shipments based on their order’s dimensions rather than weight, offering sizeable discounts on smaller, heavier packages.

ShippingEasy customers also can now easily expand beyond e-commerce into Accolent ERP’s full range of ERP functionality including purchasing, advanced inventory control, sales, CRM, customer service, billing, warehouse management, fulfillment and accounting.

“This partnership gives Accolent ERP customers access to preferred rates and more shipping options,” said Ann Grace, ADS Solutions Director of Marketing. “With ShippingEasy and Accolent ERP, distributors can automate their entire shipping process and save money doing it. It is especially helpful to those distributors who are selling on multiple platforms like Shopify, Amazon, and eBay.”

“Working with ADS Solutions, Accolent ERP will provide ShippingEasy customers a more comprehensive end-to-end, streamlined way of automating their shipping and inventory management needs,” said Katie May, ShippingEasy’s CEO. “Our number-one goal is to make shipping as easy as possible for our customers so they can concentrate on building their business. This new and exciting relationship helps us do just that.”

About ShippingEasy

ShippingEasy provides e-commerce retailers with the easiest cloud-based shipping and inventory management solutions, enabling order consolidation across multiple channels and multiple carriers, including USPS, FedEx, and UPS. ShippingEasy integrates with leading online marketplaces, such as Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Shopify, and many others, to allow automated order, tracking fulfillment data, and inventory levels to populate in real time across all systems. ShippingEasy saves time, money, and relieves e-commerce businesses of the many challenges often associated with the critical steps from when a purchase is made to where, when, and how it ships and is accounted for. ShippingEasy does for online merchants what a successful online shopping experience does for consumers — streamlines the steps in favor of an outcome. That means orders in a box and out the door the same day. ShippingEasy offers full automation with AutoShip and robust tools such as shipping rules, a product catalog, endless customization and enhanced reporting. ShippingEasy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of (STMP). For more information, visit

About ADS Solutions®

ADS Solutions is a leader in providing powerful, intuitive, and easy-to use Cloud ERP software to wholesale distributors. ADS Solutions’ Accolent ERP software delivers fully integrated, end-to-end functionality for wholesale distribution including sales, inventory control, pricing, warehouse management, fulfillment, purchasing, and e-commerce capabilities. Accolent ERP’s functionality is optimized for the Wholesale Distribution market across a broad range of vertical industries. ADS Solutions is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area in Novato, CA. For more information, visit