DDI System Enhances Inform ERP Software to Optimize Inventory

By CIOReview | Thursday, March 10, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: DDI System, a provider of ERP software for wholesale distributors, announces the release of Inform ERP version 21.0.15. The latest version enables distributors to gain a better understanding of their business performance, achieve better inventory control and empower sales teams with the CRM information.

The latest upgrade adds significant new features that include cycle count analysis, expanded inventory visibility, key performance indicator (KPI) dashboards and an intuitive CRM activity scheduler along with a full mobile selling suite.

Driven by Inform’s automated cycle count analysis, the Cycle Count Scheduler plans daily counts that focus on the fastest moving and most important products. The feature keeps inventory in check with rank-driven analysis and count scheduling for each warehouse. The Inventory Visibility feature determines where the products are throughout the entire receiving, picking, transferring and delivery workflow. The tool reduces the costs of tracking down misplaced stock or inventory in transit, regardless of the number.

KPI Dashboards are 20 new Key Performance Indicators that drive business decisions on sales, collections, and inventory. The tool helps in tracking these pivotal metrics down to the branch, customer, product, and salesperson level to make quick decisions.

The addition of Mobile Contacts & Activities feature allows sales teams to have mobile access to their quotes, orders, contacts, and CRM activities. The feature allows teams to monitor backorders, territory sales and profit performance. It also helps to identify and act on sales opportunities that are presented by Inform software’s Due-to-Buy sales history analysis.

“Our developers constantly optimize DDI’s Inform ERP software for vertical market success. As wholesale distribution evolves, we are quick to add new tools and enhance features that enable Inform users to be the customer service leader in their markets, “says Barbara Jagoe, COO,DDI System.