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Warehouse, Barcode & RFID

Barcode & RFID can help you take back control of your warehouse

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Warehouse management

Take control of warehouse management with RFID and barcodes

Some manufacturers are enjoying an 80% improvement in their warehouse management using shipping and packing accuracy through RFID and barcoding.

Is that you? Or are you one of the millions that doesn’t have a handle on your inventory?

One of the best ways to save money is to get control over your inventory and your warehouse. Learn more in the blog “RFID help manufacturers take back control of their warehouses” from our RFID partner, Element ID.

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Food Benefits

By | Compliance, ERP, Food and Beverage, FSMA, Inventory control, Process Manufacturing, Product recall management, Sage X3 | No Comments

Top benefits of ERP | CRM | BI Software
for food and beverage

Avoid delays caused by inventory shortages

Balancing stock levels is a major challenge. With ERP you can easily manage food and beverage warehouse inventory and stock levels. ERP allows you to optimize inventory levels and meet your needs without overstocking and tying up working capital.

Lower inventory costs and eliminate waste

Perishable products have a have a limited shelf life and waste is costly. ERP enables a faster, more efficient distribution process to improve quality and reduce waste.

Improve food safety, track inventory and initiate food recalls

Quality is critical in the food industry and recalls can be a major headache. Linking to your warehouse allows you to keep track of your products lots, dates, quantities and movement in your distribution supply chain in real-time. Food is fresher and if there is a recall you are quickly able to initiate the recall.

Take corrective action earlier and continuously improve processes

Access to real-time information improves your sourcing decisions, provides better control and increases visibility over your manufacturing or production process so you can provide consistent, superior quality.

Reduce labor and other costs

By automating operations, you can eliminate redundant tasks and enable your staff to focus on the most meaningful tasks. The ability to aggregate all your financial, production and other data, will give you the ability to understand what areas could benefit from increased efficiencies.

Comply with health codes and other government regulations

Track ingredient and raw materials origins so you can provide accurate food labeling, stay compliant with changing health codes, and create summarized reports that give you an overview into regulatory compliance.

Real-time intelligence to respond to customers and management

If management wants to know how a change will impact business you have answers at your fingertips. Customers expect a quick response — generate and deliver immediate quotes, make appointments, track customer cases in real-time and enable customer engagement on multiple channels, from web and mobile to chat and social.

NexTec Partners

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Preferred partners

Act-On

Act-On Software is the leader in adaptive marketing solutions that empower marketers to achieve the purposeful and personalized engagement that their business needs to thrive — all with the fastest time-to-value.

Akvelon

Akvelon Global Search displays your CRM records from multiple catergories through a single search inquiry. Akvelon has years of experience helping clients drive innovation, productivity and business performance.

American Payment Solutions

American Payment Solutions offers a certified, integrated credit card processing for Acumatica. Their solutions are made for businesses of any size and are PCI Compliant

Anthea

Anthea

Designed exclusively for cannabis operations, Anthea is a complete retail management system for online, offline and your back-office. It gives you the tools and insights you need to make business decisions with confidence.

Avalara

The market leader in sales tax automation, Avalara works within your own financial, billing, ecommerce, or point of sale system to deliver accurate tax calculations in real time via a secure Internet connection.

Binary Stream

With over 15 years of experience, Binary Stream provides unique and scalable software products, designed to be easy to manage and integrate seamlessly with Microsoft Dynamics GP.

ClickDimensions

ClickDimensions is a top-rated fully-embedded marketing solution for Dynamics 365. Create emails, forms, nurture campaigns and more with their intuitive drag-and-drop functionality.

DB Sync

DBSync is a complete on-demand integration and replication provider, empowering the customers to connect their applications without the burden of installing and maintaining software and hardware.

Dimo Maint

Effectively manage and schedule your maintenance tasks with Dimo Maint. Handle requests, send updates and automate scheduling with this complete maintenance management tool.

Element-ID

Element ID offers full turnkey RFID solutions and equipment for manufacturing and warehouse businesses. Together, we helped companies integrate RFID and barcoding into ERP systems, resulting in lower warehouse management costs, streamlined production, better inventory control and traceability.

e-One Solutions

eOne developes “no code” software for businesses, enabling them to fit their systems to their requirements. With eOne’s most popular add-on for Dynamics GP, SmartList Builder, you can create both new and modify exisiting SmartLists.

Infinity

Infinity provides complete solutions for benefits enrollment and administration and HR process management for small- to mid-sized businesses. They provide state-of-the-art security so the data loaded is never compromised.

InsideView

Embedded in Microsoft Dynamics CRM, InsideView supports sales and marketing by providing rich market intelligence.

Key2Act (WennSoft)

A construction and field service management technology leader, Key2Act (previously WennSoft) provides software solutions to keep your projects on time, on budget, and on task.

Lascom

Lascom has developed and deployed comprehensive software solutions to manage complex business processes and information. Their software is used across the globe in mid-sized and large organization in a variety of industries.

MaxQ

MaxQ specializes in providing business solutions to the consumer goods, manufacturing, distribution, and professional Services industries. Their commitment to innovation, industry expertise and exceptional service is one of many reasons why many have remained clients.

Mekorma Software

Mekorma’s best-selling enhancement for check printing and EFT security targets shortcomings and corrects them. Designed and built exclusively for Dynamics GP, it continually adapts to system improvements and gets better with every update.

Netstock

Netstock’s intuitive cloud-based inventory management system helps you place orders faster, minimize stock-outs and reduce excess stock. With an easy-to-use dashboard, you can see your orders at a click of a button and forecast with ease.

Nodus Technologies

Nodus is a leading provider of electronic payment, e-commerce and retail business solutions, focused on enhanced security and seamless integration with all of your account receivables.

Plumbline

From help desk to software development to implementation support, Plumbline is a premier resource with over 35 years of experience to help enhance and expand your service offerings.

Provenio Technology

Provenio focuses on specialty chemical manufacturers, providing software to help them compete in a fast changing industry, built to handle the unique requirements for industry.

Retail Control Systems

Retail Control Systems

Retail Control Systems offers retail POS solutions to help run your business effectively and efficiently. Founded in 1987, RCS has the experience and expertise to meet the unique needs of any business.

Sage

Sage offers business management solutions for small and midsize companies. NexTec has partnered with Sage for years and supports Sage X3 and Sage 500. We are proud to say we have the largest, most experienced Sage X3 consultants anywhere.

SalesPad

SalesPad has been helping businesses increase producivity and efficiency for over 10 years. They create software solutions for businesses everywhere – from statups to mom-and-pop shops to mid-sized and enterprise companies.

SAP Concur Partner

SAP Concur

The world’s leading provider of integrated travel and expense management services and solutions, SAP Concur helps organizations of all sizes, industries and locations run better. They offer cloud-based solutions to deliver an effortless experience for employees.

Scribe

Scribe’s cloud-based and on-prem data integration platforms offer pre-built integration into dozens of applications, databases and systems, making your integrations fast, flexible and future-proof.

SK Global

With over 10 years of experience, SK Global Software is known for bringing valuable enhancements to Microsoft Dynamics with a primary focus on banking, treasury and revenue automation.

Solver BI360

A leader in Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for mid-market companies, Solver is at the forefront of BI technology for cloud and on-premise ERPs. Solver’s BI360 solution is a powerful and intuitive suite of modules for reporting, consolidations, budgeting, dashboards and data warehousing.

SPS Commerce

SPS Commerce provides EDI services and retail-focused solutions for retailers, vendors, brand, distributors, grocers, and more. Their platform provides visibility, analytics, collaboration and communication so that you can thrive in the digital retail world.

The Portal Connector

With The Portal Connector for Dynamics CRM and Dynamics 365, you get a secure online mobile-friendly portal providing you with immediate connection to your customers, vendors and partners. The integration is seamless and with no need for complex technical requirements.

TrueCommerce

True Commerce provides EDI (Electronic Date Interchange) technology which allows one company to send information to another company electronically rather than with paper. Enjoy the peace of mind of a proven platform that reliably handles tens of millions of transactions annually.

V-Technologies StarShip

Work less, ship more with StarShip. NexTec and vTechnologies have built a StarShip integration with Sage X3 that simplifies the entire shipping process and improves accuracy. Ship parcel and freight shipments from one user interface that connects shipping with order entry, accounts receivable and customer service.

Wurk

Manage human resources, payroll, time keeping and tax compliance with Wurk’s all in one workforce management system. This intuitive system will help streamline your operations and minimize compliance risk.

ZAP

ZAP BI makes it easier for businesses to organize their data and comes pre-packaged with data-models, integrations and analytics. Reduce the time, complexity and cost of creating consistent and reliable information with ZAP BI.

How to kill off your zombie stock before All Hallows’ Eve

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Did even the Grim Reaper pass up on your dead stock? There are still ways to get rid of it without being buried in losses.

Did even the Grim Reaper pass up on your dead stock? There are still ways to get rid of it without being buried in losses.

Does the inside of your warehouse look like Night of the Living Dead? Is there dead stock cluttering the racks and shelves? Halloween can be more than just a holiday to play dress up. It can be the unofficial gateway to the dressing up your warehouse, cleaning out that dead stock and getting a handle on your inventory control software so that the space in your warehouse can serve its intended purpose: earning you revenue! Here are some great tips for offloading that zombie stock so that you can enter the warehouse safe from the monsters lurking in those dark shelves …

Incentivize your sales staff to offload the zombies

Before dead stock becomes zombified, it gets slow. When your inventory control software indicates that sales of a particular item are starting to grind to a halt, it’s time to incentivize your sales staff to get it sold before it eats your cash flow. Sales folks have a habit of wanting to talk only about the latest and greatest stuff. Incentivize them to offload slow-selling stock so that you move what you can before the sales completely stop.

Put together a hauntingly good bundle deal

Often, if your inventory control software alerts you that an item isn’t selling so well, you can bundle it with a hot seller and move it rather quickly. For instance, if you’ve got several crates of squeegees back there that won’t sell, bundle those with your top selling window wash for a spooky good deal. Alternately, you can lose less money per item to sell several of the poor-selling items together for a break in the price, as opposed to offloading each for a loss.

Send your zombie stock back from whence it came

Vendors will usually take back the zombie stock if you don’t wait too long. You might have to purchase an equal amount of new stock to achieve the vendor’s buyback, but having $5,000 worth of fast selling inventory is much better than being stuck with $5,000 worth of stock that you couldn’t sell to Dr. Frankenstein for monster parts. The key is to get it back to the vendor as soon as possible. They might not take stock that’s too terribly old, or they may want to charge you repackaging fees for damaged boxes or packaging that’s a foot deep in dust. Unless it’s Halloween decorations you’ve got, cobwebs aren’t great sellers. It’s essential to have inventory control software that can help you identify poor sellers before this becomes a problem.

Trick or Treat! You can turn your unsellable stock into someone’s treat by giving it to charity. Bonus! You get to take it off on your taxes.

Trick or Treat! You can turn your unsellable stock into someone’s treat by giving it to charity. Bonus! You get to take it off on your taxes.

Consider making a scary sweet charitable contribution

One option that many warehouse managers simply don’t think of is donating unsellable stock to charities. Depending on what kind of inventory you’re offloading, many items are tremendously useful to charities — such as building materials to Habitat for Humanity or pet products to a local animal shelter or electrical supplies to a mission working to help rebuild Haiti. Almost anything you might have to get rid of, there is someone somewhere who could use it. If you donate inventory to a 501(c) organization, your contribution is tax deductible.

Turn to the monsters at large

Another seldom-used option for offloading horrifyingly old stock is to offer it to the public. Depending on what kind of inventory you have, you can offer it via classified ads like Craigslist or even through auction. Alternately, you can allow an established liquidator or auction house to sell off your spooky old inventory items.

Create a zombie free zone

Optimally, you won’t end up with dead stock to begin with. That’s where good inventory control software comes in. This software helps identify poor selling stock before it sits on shelves and collects a decade’s worth of dust.

Are you in the market for inventory control software to help you steer clear of dead stock and nightmarish revenue losses? Contact us for the solutions you need today. Begin Media Shower Content Reporting code

Distribution / Supply Chain Management

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ERP | CRM | BI software for
distribution and supply chain management

Are you streamlining processes, controlling inventory levels and reducing labor and other costs while meeting set KPIs?

Among the distribution challenges faced by B2B and B2C organizations, including retail, wholesale, and transport and logistics industries, is the complexity of streamlining operations across multiple locations, as well as the constant pressure from changing regulations. It has become critical to the success of your business to maintain an efficient workflow and automate labor-intensive activities such as reporting, managing inventory and coordinating logistics. An efficient operation requires real-time visibility into all aspects of your business, so that your company can win new markets, satisfy customers and consistently deliver high-quality products.

Today’s competitive, global business environment requires companies in supply chain management / distribution to be nimble and flexible in order to respond to market demand and to grow. Does your company have the software tools to efficiently plan and manage your supply chain, order management, and inventory, provide high customer satisfaction and avoid costly errors — all while maintaining the bottom line?

To solve these challenges, distribution companies are adopting new tools that combine multiple data points, in real time, into one integrated platform. These tools — Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Resource Management (CRM) and Business Intelligence (BI) software — help increase profits and foster growth by streamlining operations, saving costs and managing regulatory demands.

NexTec partners with world-class technology partners, like Sage, Microsoft, and Acumatica, and has a nationwide network of consultants with deep expertise in the distribution industry. As an award-winning business with a track record of more than two decades, NexTec offers innovative, affordable and personalized software solutions that are tailored to your needs and will help move your business to the next level.

Contact us to learn more.

2018 BP Pulse

2018 BP Pulse: A Distribution and Manufacturing SurveyA Distribution & Manufacturing Survey

The BP Pulse Distribution and Manufacturing Survey is compiled every year by Berntson Porter and CAMPS to help you understand the trends impacting the industry. This year, NexTec Group also had a hand in developing the survey.

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Warehouse Management

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RFID and Barcoding

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Traceability

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Warehouse, Barcode & RFID

Inventory Control

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