FALL 2019 EDITION

DDI System Launches Inform ERP Software, Version 2.0

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DDI System has released Inform ERP Software, Version 2.0. 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. 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.

For more information, visit ddisystem.com.

Colleen Ehrhardt Joins DDS as Director of Global Sales

Colleen-Ehrhardt.jpgColleen Ehrhardt has joined Distributor Data Solutions (DDS) as director of global sales. She will spearhead efforts to build relationships with DDS’ current and prospective customers in the wholesale distribution industry.

Prior to joining DDS, Ehrhardt was with Snap36, the market leader for interactive 360-degree photography, for nearly 10 years, where she served as director of global strategic accounts most recently, and director of sales prior to that. Ehrhardt played a key role in Snap36’s swift growth over the past decade, helping revolutionize the online interactive customer experience for manufacturers, distributors and retailers across multiple verticals. She was integral in launching the company’s offerings within the electrical industry for B2B e-commerce.

Ehrhardt will be based out of Chicago, giving Salt Lake Citybased DDS a presence farther east in the United States, and she will be instrumental in helping DDS expand and serve customers globally.

For more information, visit distributordatasolutions.com.

Strategic Pricing Associates Acquires Jigsaw Systems

Strategic Pricing Associates (SPA) and Jigsaw Systems recently announced the acquisition of Jigsaw to offer unified strategic pricing, strategic costing, point of sale (POS), inventory management, sales enablement and sales training solutions and platforms to the enterprise market.

SPA will acquire the Jigsaw assets, people and customer contracts and the merged business will operate under the SPA brand. Both Jigsaw and SPA will continue to function as they have previously and support their respective customers with their existing products and services. Longer-term plans will be developed to further integrate the offering of the two companies and leverage each other’s strengths.

“SPA’s acquisition of Jigsaw provides a major growth opportunity for both our businesses through an extended service offering for our clients,” Mark McGready, founder and CEO of Jigsaw Systems, said. “A shared philosophy behind the critical role of pricing (and many other diverse and complementary) analytics was the main driver that brought Jigsaw and SPA together.”

For more information, visit jigsawsystemsinc.com.